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Longwood Primary Academy


  • Expiring soon
£15700 Full Time Equivalent (pro rata 7.5 hours a week for 35.4 weeks, term time only)
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Apply by:
3 November 2017

Job description

At Longwood we offer:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Fast tracked teacher training scheme (for graduates)

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment 

· High expectations and outstanding behaviour

What the DfE said about our team:

On 14th June 2016, they praised our:

· Quality specialist teaching

· Relentless focus on high expectation

· Staff positivity about the support they receive

On the 28th March 2017 a DfE Educational advisor commented on our:

· Calm, productive working atmosphere across the school.

· Children were polite and eager to explain what they were learning and were attentive in class. 

Longwood Primary Academy are looking for Catering Assistant to work 7.5 hours a week term time only from 12.30-2pm. This is a busy kitchen and the post holder will be required to work as part of a committed team preparing fresh home cooked food for our pupils and staff.

The successful candidate will be able to:

· Assist with the preparation and serving of school meals

· Undertake all aspects of cleaning equipment, floors, fixtures and fittings, cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware etc. as directed.

· Maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory school regulations. 

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. 

Due to the high level of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the vacancy closing date please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

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About Longwood Primary Academy

Welcome to Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery – a school that provides children with an inspirational learning experience.

Since opening in January 2015, we have developed a thriving, successful community where children's voices are heard and their interests nurtured. We are proud of our academic results and our achievements. The challenging curriculum we provide for all pupils is unique and, as you will see, something that builds lifelong character and resilience - in preparation for the workplace.

The recent Ofsted inspection verified that we are a Good School with outstanding 'Leadership and Management' AND 'Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare'. They reported the following in November 2017:

“The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils’ well-being is excellent.”

“Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it. The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing.”

“The school’s work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary.”

“There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the beginning and end of the school day, contributing to the school’s ‘the mind, body and soul experience’.” 

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

“The school strongly promotes pupils’ physical well-being. Pupils understand how to stay healthy.” 

Our building, constantly evolving like our learners, provides an exceptional learning environment.  Our pupils, taking pride in all they do and displaying excellent behaviour and attitudes to their learning, are a credit to our outstanding and committed staff.

I am proud of the school and the consistent efforts and initiative used to provide the very best opportunities for the children of our school. Our 50 things at Longwood is designed to give your child not only an education to scaffold their future but experiences that shape them as a strong person, belonging to something special.

Our wellbeing system, coupled with high quality teaching in pursuit of academic excellence, provides children with a place in which they can thrive as individuals – feeling safe and secure.

We know that providing a child with the building blocks very early on is fundamental to their success. Our outstanding Early Years facilities are designed to ensure the best possible outcomes before starting Year 1.

Visits to the school are encouraged - our door is always open. I look forward to meeting you and working with you, together enabling your child to look towards bright future.

James Hollinsley

Head of School, Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery

Recent Highlights at Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery 

Longwood Primary Academy received the TES award for 'Employer of the Year 2018' and they were also shortlisted for 'Healthy School of the Year 2018'.

Longwood  Primary Academy and Nursery has been recognised for its commitment to wellbeing for all. In March 2018, Longwood  Primary Academy and Nursery received its Enhanced Healthy Schools status and for the second consecutive year awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Emotional Health and Wellbeing’.

In addition, the WHAM! (Wellbeing Health Attendance Mentality) 2018 workshop, led by Miss Ewers, for ‘Practical Wellbeing Strategies’ was sold out with feedback such as:

‘Practical, informative and creative.’

‘Interesting, relevant and thought provoking.’

‘Refreshing, inspiring and reassuring.’

‘Wonderful, eye-opening and brilliant.’

Mr. Hollinsley (Head of School) was also invited to the House of Commons to take part in an expert panel ‘What next for Mental Health in Schools?’. Mr. Hollinsley spoke at Westminster regarding ‘The Way Forward for Primary Assessment’ and has been invited to speak about ‘Delivering Outstanding Children and Young People's Mental Health Services' in June 2018. In addition, he is visiting St Mary’s University to talk about ‘Staff Wellbeing’ and will be hosting Robert Halfon MP, for Place 2 Be in discussing school-based mental health support and the impact of Place2Be – this includes the opportunity for some of our pupils to present to Robert, the Director of The Art Room and the Head of Service, Sarah Kendrick.

Benefits of working at Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery

  • An additional 13 days holiday per year
  • PPA time, collaborating with other year group teachers from our cluster 
  • Lead practioner planning and support in English and Maths 
  • Contract starting 1st August for NQTs and graduates
  • Subsidised accomodation
  • Opportunities for overseas school visits as part of our international programme 
  • Free parking 

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