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TLG North Birmingham Teaching Assistant

TLG North Birmingham Teaching Assistant


Starting Salary: £14,820 - £18,471 (FTE)

Hours: 37.5 (term-time only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 2nd July 2018

Location: TLG North Birmingham


Working as part of the TLG centre team in North Birmingham in partnership with Elim Life Church Kingstanding, the Teaching Assistant post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.


TLG is an Independent School delivering alternative education provision that delivers tailored social and educational interventions for young people. The Teaching Assistant will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes, and working with the Head Teacher to ensure that the education centre achieves success.


You will be part of a dedicated team committed to helping young people progress. The role involves providing one-to-one and group support to students in the morning lessons; ideally planning or teaching either English or Maths; assistance with the planning and delivery of lessons as a crucial member of the team; leading sessions as timetabled; bringing excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.


We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and compassionate Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 


To find out more and download an application pack, please visit . For further information email or phone 01274 900380.


Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th July 2018.



TLG Reading Classroom Teacher

TLG Reading Classroom Teacher


Starting Salary: £23,089 - £26,245 (FTE) Hours:37.5 (term-time only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 1st July 2018

Location: TLG Reading


Working as part of the TLG centre team in Reading, the Classroom Teacher post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.


TLG Reading is a centre for alternative education provision delivering tailored social and educational interventions for young people. Working in partnership with The Gate church, the Classroom Teacher will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes, and working with the Centre Manager to ensure that the education centre achieves success.


The role involves leading the planning and delivery of lessons, delivering high quality lessons, leading sessions as timetabled and providing one-to-one support as appropriate to bring excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.


We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 


To find out more and download an application pack, please visit . For further information email or phone 01274 900380.



Interviews will take place on Monday 9th July 2018.


Head Teacher Vacancy Wiggonby Church of England School.

Application pack

for the post of



Wiggonby Church of England

Primary School







  • Advertisment
  • Letter from the Governors
  • Job Description
  • Person Specification
  • Application form (attached separately)
  • Guidance notes (attached separately)


FULL TIME HEADTEACHER (with a teaching commitment)

Wiggonby Church of England Primary School

Start date:                  Spring Term 1st January 2019

Salary:                         Group 1 Leadership Range L6-L12 £44,544 - £51,639 depending on experience

Age Range:                 2-11 years old

NoR:                            64 (inc. 12 in Nursery)


With grace and love, we dream and achieve

Do you share our vision?

Following the promotion of our current Headteacher, the governors of our well-supported and close-knit rural Church of England primary school want to appoint an aspirational and caring Headteacher who will build on our secure foundations.

Wiggonby has a great view of the north lakes hills, and borders the Solway Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south west of Carlisle.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Headteacher to continue to promote high standards of learning within our distinctively Christian ethos of mutual care, and an aspirational, creative curriculum that emphasises nurturing the whole child.  We benefit from an active and supportive local community, including strong partnerships with the local church, Parents group (PAWS), and the Margaret Hodgson Trust, which enriches the educational experiences offered to our young people.

Wiggonby Church of England School is proud of its extended provision, out-of-school activities and active parents’ association. In 2014 we were rated ‘good’ by OFSTED (with ‘outstanding’ leadership & management, and pupil behaviour & welfare) and ‘outstanding’ in our SIAMS report.

We would like to hear from you if, with wise humility, you will:

  • Lead our school ‘family’ by example in pursuing our distinctive Christian ethos of caring aspiration;
  • Seek to develop a genuine love for the children & school and build strong community relationships;
  • Be an approachable, collaborative, inspirational, mentoring visionary for our strong staff team;
  • Keep children at the heart of the holistic learning process so that they can flourish and excel.

In return we can offer delicious puddings and:

  • A dedicated, skilled, mutually supportive staff team committed to care for and develop each child;
  • Children who say they would like you to be: kind, thoughtful, inspiring and ‘yourself’;
  • Our support in your continued professional development.

Visits to the school by prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to experience our friendly school community first hand.  Please contact Mrs Nicky Corfield (Headteacher) on 016973 42752 or email: to arrange a visit.

Wiggonby School is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include references, health, right to work in UK, DBS and, a declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the childcare (disqualification) Regulations 2009

To apply, please visit the school website to download the application form.  All completed forms are to be returned to   

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 15th June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th June 2018.  

Wiggonby Church of England Primary School


016973 42752

Dear Applicant,

Welcome from the Governing Body. We are delighted that you are interested in the position of Headteacher at Wiggonby Church of England Primary School. Our present Headteacher has been appointed to lead a significantly larger school. We are looking for someone to further develop our school to achieve our mission and build on our recent developments and successes.

We are a small, financially secure rural school, located in Wiggonby village, a few miles south west of Carlisle, with pupils from our surrounding villages and the town of Wigton. We enjoy a strong partnership with St Andrew’s church, and are grateful for the strong support of parents and the Margaret Hodgson Trust. We currently have 64 pupils (including 12 in the nursery) which will rise in September as our intake exceeds those leaving.

Copies of our current OFSTED report (‘Good’ - with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership & Management, and Pupil Behaviour & Safety) and ‘Outstanding’ Church Schools’ Inspection report (SIAMS) and all other information regarding the school are available on the school website.

As well as our achievements and community relations, we are also proud of:

  • Our enthusiastic children who particularly love dressing up for World Book Day;
  • Our musical collaboration with Carlisle Cathedral’s “Sing Up” initiative;
  • Our vibrant school environment – both building and atmosphere - and prayer garden;
  • Our friendly & skilled staff team who put the needs of each individual at the heart of all they do;
  • Our varied curriculum (including outdoor teaching and ‘Forest School’ curriculum) with a focus on engagement, early intervention, high aspirations and expectations;
  • Strong and effective links with the Solway and Wigton Cluster, LASL and Diocese;
  • Our delicious puddings!

In small schools, a ‘hands on’ approach by the Headteacher is critical to success, and so the post will include a teaching commitment. With small schools being complex organisations, the governors recognise that the job of Headteacher is multifaceted, and are committed to provide additional support to our new Headteacher in the initial stage of their appointment.

We very much look forward to receiving your completed application form and covering letter by noon on Friday 15th June, and would value any visit you may be able to make to see us beforehand. Applications should be emailed to or posted to the Clerk to the Governors at the address shown above. Please ensure that the ‘Additional information section’ and covering letter combined do not exceed 4 sides of typed A4. We will inform all applicants by 21st June whether you have been shortlisted for interviews on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June.

Yours faithfully,


Rev Tudor Boddam-Whetham,

Chair of the recruitment panel


Wiggonby Church of England School



The job description encompasses:


Adapted from the National standards of excellence for Headteachers(2015) (non-statutory requirement)

The Headteacher will:


Qualities and knowledge

  1. Hold and articulate clear values and moral purpose, showing a commitment to our Christian vision and Christian values, and be focused on providing a world-class education.


  1. Drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel; and demonstrate our vision and values in everyday work and practice.


  1. Demonstrate optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards pupils and staff, and towards parents, governors and members of the local community modelled on the values that underpin the life of the school.  Invite  members of those groups into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its  value to the wider community.


  1. Lead by example - with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity - drawing on their own scholarship, expertise, and skills, and that of those around them.


  1. Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education and school systems, including church school systems, locally, nationally and globally and pursue continuous professional development.


  1. Work with political and financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles centred on the school’s vision and values, ably translating local and national policy into the school’s context.


  1. Provide for the daily act of collective worship in accordance with Wiggonby Church of England School’s Christian ethos, in consultation with the governing body, and enable it to be central to the life of the school.


Pupils and Staff

  1. Create a distinctively Christian ethos underpinned by the school’s vision and values within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and subject knowledge, and support each other.


  1. Demand ambitious standards for all pupils, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupils’ outcomes.


  1. Secure excellent teaching through an analytical understanding of how pupils learn and of the core features of successful classroom practice and curriculum design, leading to rich curriculum opportunities and pupils’ well-being.


  1. Establish an educational culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice within and between schools, drawing on and conducting relevant research and robust data analysis.


  1. Identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders in a climate where excellence is the standard, leading to clear succession planning.


  1. Hold all staff to account for their professional conduct and practice.


  1. Promote and champion extra-curricular activities (including but not limited to lunch/after school clubs) to provide additional opportunities for pupils. Obtain support and commitment from staff and parents to deliver these effectively.


Systems and process

  1. Welcome strong governance and actively support the governing body to understand its role and deliver its functions effectively – in particular its functions to set school strategy, to hold the Headteacher to account for pupil, staff and financial performance, and to maintain its distinctive Christian character.


  1. Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose and uphold the principles of transparency, integrity and probity and the school’s values.


  1. Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing exemplary Christian behaviour in school and in the wider society.


  1. Establish rigorous, fair and transparent systems and measures for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any under-performance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice, in the context of the school’s identity.


  1. Exercise strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure the equitable deployment of budgets and resources, in the best interests of pupils’ achievements, and the school’s sustainability.


  1. Distribute leadership throughout the organisation, forging teams of colleagues who have distinct roles and responsibilities and hold each other to account for their decision making.


  1. Develop strategies and implement initiatives to ensure the future sustainability of the nursery and school.


The self-improving school system

  1. Create an outward-facing school which works with other schools and organisations - in a climate of mutual challenge - to champion best practice and secure excellent achievements for all pupils.


  1. Develop effective relationships with fellow professionals and colleagues in other public services to improve academic and social outcomes for all pupils, including building a creative partnership with the church that fosters the spiritual development of the children.


  1. Challenge educational orthodoxies, including from a church school perspective, in the best interests of achieving excellence, harnessing the findings of well evidenced research to frame self-regulating and self-improving schools.


  1. Shape the current and future quality of the teaching profession, for church and non-church schools, through high quality training and sustained professional development for all staff.


  1. Model entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to school improvement, leadership and governance, confident of the vital contribution of internal and external accountability, and of church school values.


  1. Inspire and influence others - within and beyond the school - to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the essential quality of value based education.


  1. Set ambitious targets and deliver continuous improvements to meet the objectives set with the Governing Body. Obtain full support and commitment from all stakeholders to achieve these objectives.


NB: On appointment, the job description will be reviewed to take account of the strengths of the successful candidate and the specific needs of the school.


Wiggonby Church of England School (HEADTEACHER) - PERSON SPECIFICATION








1.   Professional Qualifications

  1.   Qualified Teacher   Status.
  2.   Evidence of continuing professional development relating to school   leadership and curriculum development.
  •   Attainment of a relevant qualification (e.g. C of   E PQH, the Christian Leadership Course) or the willingness to undertake a   relevant leadership qualification.
  •   Training relating to Budget and Education Management.
  •   SENCO qualification.

Application Form



2.   Experience Recent and successful experience of:

  1.   Leadership and management in a primary school.
  2. Teaching at a   primary school (for a minimum of 5   years).
  3. Having a   significant positive impact on standards and pupil progress.
  •   Teaching in more than one key stage/subject.
  •   Working with other agencies for   the well- being of all pupils and their families.
  •   Managing a delegated budget.

Application   Form Interview References



3. Knowledge Understanding of:

  1.   The school’s distinctive Christian character, and   the requirement of Collective Worship and RE to be central to the life of the   school.
  2.   Strategies for raising standards of achievement for all groups of pupils.
  3.   Principles of school self-evaluation and   developing effective teaching practice.
  4.   Strategies to develop partnership with parents and enhance community links.
  5. The range of   data available for the evaluation and improvement of school performance and   how to share this in an accessible way with staff, governors and parents.
  •   The legislative framework for the school’s work, including governance of a   VA school.
    •   Personnel issues and strategic financial planning.
    •   Strategies to develop   collaborative work with other schools.
    •   Current educational developments and their implications for leading schools.
    •   Good practice in EYFS provision.

Application   Form Interview References



4. Professional Skills

Ability to:

  1. Promote and   develop the distinctive Christian character   and ethos of the school.
  2.   Promote and model a healthy work/life balance   reflecting the Christian identity of the school.
  3.   Monitor and evaluate the performance of people and policies.
  4. Demonstrate a   commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of children.
  5. Maintain   positive relationships with the Governing   Body, external agencies, the LA, Diocese, the local church, other schools   & parents.
  •   Demonstrate exemplary teaching practice.
    •   Foster links with other schools; locally, nationally and internationally   in a Christian context.
    •   Use relevant experience of   personnel issues and performance management   in the life of the school.
    •   Use new and emerging technology to enhance learning and effectiveness.

Application   Form Interview References


5. Personal Qualities Evidence of:

  1. Creative   thinking and a vision for the future.
  2. The ability to   relate to and communicate constructively with a variety of stakeholders.
  3. Leadership with   the strength to challenge and manage under-performance.
  4. Commitment to our Christian vision.
  •   A personal Christian commitment and involvement in   a local church.
  •   Commitment to best practice and current trends   & initiatives in education.
  •   Providing leadership in collective worship.

Application   Form Interview References


6.  School

specific needs

Evidence of:

  1. Understanding   the need to develop and promote flourishing leadership qualities in staff   members to inspire, motivate and challenge, pupils and others within the context of a changing educational   environment.
  2. Developing   strategies and implementing initiatives to promote the school in the wider   community ensuring the future sustainability of the school.
  •   Promoting opportunities to involve parents, the church and community in   the life of the school.
  •   Developing our ‘unique selling points’ to become the school of choice.

Application   Form Interview References











Exciting job opportunity Kampumpe Christian Primary School.

Click below for details:



Kapumpe Teacher Volunteer Opportunity (1).pdf





Volunteer vacancies in Sierra Leone and UK.

2 Senior Volunteer teachers urgently needed

Home Leone needs your help.  Are you wondering how you can enjoyably use your teaching experience to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest children? Now retired or taking a break, this is an amazing opportunity.

Home Leone is a Christian NGO with a vision to move the first 2,000 people to its new pilot “Destiny” village out of the horrific slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

This unique social enterprise is offering slum solutions that can transform a nation. We have nearly built the first 32 homes and 4 school classrooms.  We have 8 business units and a health centre.  The water and power plans are all on track.

We are looking for 2 key people, one to live in Sierra Leone and the other in the UK.

1                     In Sierra Leone we need a head teacher who is up for the challenge to start a school. Sierra Leone education is largely broken, where less than 50% of children progress beyond primary school. The Head will live in Sierra Leone, recruit and train the teachers, determine the curriculum, with the Director of education and manage the school (with wider Home Leone support).  Here we would like an initial commitment of 2 years to get the school functioning effectively.


2                     We want a UK based Director of Education that can help us find materials, equipment and curriculum.  Also to connect us with schools to twin and build relationship across the nations.  Also to help us fund raise for additional buildings and school support.


Our website is  If you would like to talk about either roles, please ring Nigel Hyde on 07961 576769 or e mail at  This is a great chance to implement your best ideas in a green field environment.

Assistant Director (Education) - Catholic Education Service.

Assistant Director (Education) CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station, London SW1 £60k and benefits


Do you support the Church’s provision of high quality education for children across the country? Are you interested in supporting teachers, schools and colleges to achieve this mission? If so, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director (Education) for the Catholic Education Service (CES).

The CES represents and promotes the national education policy of the Bishops in relation to the 2,300 Catholic schools, colleges and universities which the Church is responsible for across England and Wales.

We are looking for an experienced education professional with strong management experience, who is sympathetic to the teachings of the Catholic Church and supportive of Church schools. The successful candidate will have an understanding of education policy, including knowledge of leadership, governance, religious education and inspections.

The CES is a family friendly charity that encourages a good work life balance. We offer a range of benefits including a matched pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a TOIL policy.

Key Responsibilities: • Be a key part of the leadership of the CES, supporting and promoting the education policies of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. • Line management of the education advisers team. • Overall management of education policy priorities. • Deputise for the Director as required.

Full job decription is attached below.

Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you wish to be considered for this role to Paul Barber, Director:
. For an informal chat about the role please call Paul Barber on 020 7901 1900.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 4th May 2018.

Christian International School Guatemala - Vacancies.


We have number of positions including; Math, Science, Bible Studies, Elementary Principal, History, English Literature, PE, Counsellors, Music / Drama, Aid / Development and a number of Primary positions. Minimum requirement is a degree in the field i.e., Maths, Physics. Candidates need not have teaching experience although it is preferable.


$600 per month

School profile

Non-denominational Christian Mission School affiliated with AdvancEd and ASCI. The ratio of student to teacher is 15:1.


Candidate profile:

-As this is a Christian mission school, only applicants of a Christian faith will be accepted.

-Candidates will be expected to provide a Statement of Faith.

-Native level of spoken English.

-Degree in relevant field.

-Teacher certification desirable but not required.

-Teaching experience desirable but not required.




-Teachers can become a certified teacher through ASCI.

-The school provides accommodation with host families at $225 per month (including bills and meals). However, teachers are at liberty to find their own accommodation or move out at any time.

-$750 is put towards Professional Development each year.

-$150 is available to go towards learning Spanish.

-There is a teacher bus which drops teachers off at the school every day.

-A ticket back to closest home of record is provided at the end of the year.

-IAS is a 501C3 employer (loan deferment and loan forgiveness). Income contingent $0 payments may be made against outstanding student loans whilst working at the school.

-There are many opportunities to go Hiking / Scuba Diving etc in the vicinity.



For further correspondence please contact




Teach Beyond - Vacancies.


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Personal Support needed. Some roles may have benefits and/or salary.

Starting date September 2018 (or earlier by request)


Work with the global organisation TeachBeyond to provide high quality teaching to children all around the world.

We work in partner and self-owned schools serving national and ex- patriate children in over 50 countries.

We need teachers in all subjects and at all grades so whatever your subject we have a role for you.

Our teachers must have a strong and personal faith. All our schools are Christian schools.

 All our schools teach in English but some language learning would be useful for living in the country.


To find out more visit for current opportunities and contact the UK office at for application packs and more information.



TeachBeyond Support Staff


Personal Support needed. Some roles may have benefits and/or salary.

Starting date September 2018 (or earlier by request)


We work in partner and self-owned schools serving national and ex- patriate children in over 50 countries.

All of these schools need support staff to help them provide a high quality Christian education to all children.

Are you in





If you are a Teaching Assistant, Support Worker, Counsellor or Chaplain, we need you too!


Our staff must have a strong and personal faith. All our schools are Christian schools.

All our schools teach and work in English but some language learning would be useful for living in the country.


To find out more visit for current opportunities and contact the UK office at for application packs and more information.


Trinity Christian School Reading - Vacancies

Trinity Christian School

11 Glebe Road, Reading. RG2 7AG. 07583 883417


Teaching Vacancies


Trinity Christian School is a rapidly growing, friendly, independent Christian primary school seeking to be distinctively Christian in its approach to teaching and learning.


We are looking for experienced teachers who have a desire to take on the opportunities of teaching a curriculum with a biblical overview.


We can offer:

  • Happy and enthusiastic children
  • A school seeking to be Christ centered in its teaching and values
  • Opportunity to teach an exciting newly developed curriculum
  • Supportive school community of engaged parents and friendly and experienced colleagues
  • Leadership role for the right individual


To arrange a visit or for further information please contact the Head Teacher, Naomi Mobbs by email: or by phone: 07583 883417.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.


Trinity Christian School is an independent Christian primary school established in September 2013 by Christians from churches in Reading.  The school community is made up of pupils from a diverse range of family faith backgrounds.  The school offers an education based on a biblical worldview curriculum referencing the National Curriculum, with the aim that all pupils, regardless of their family background, have a sound understanding of the world and are equipped to live productive lives in modern society.

As a school with a particular focus on values and a commitment to a curriculum based on a biblical worldview, we are looking for an individual who shares the school’s vision.  We are looking for an inspirational teacher with high expectations of progress, both in academic performance but also character and personal development and an ambition to take the opportunities of a Christian school to transform lives.  The role can be flexible to fit the experience and requirements of the right individual. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

Bookeeper The Zong Project.

Bookkeeper – The Zong Project.

Role Purpose:

To keep accurate financial records and accounts of the preparations for and the 2019 voyages of the slave ship Zong.

Line Manager:

Named Trustee

Hours of work:

2 days a month (14.8 hours) Start date anticipated 1st May 2018 ongoing contract

Rate of pay:

£12 an hour


Annual Leave 25 days plus Bank Holidays pro rata.

Place of work:

Home based.

Planning and development:

  • Update Line Manager Weekly on a regular basis.
  • Advise the trustees on all issues at Trustee Meeting.
  • Attend parts of MJR Trustee meetings that are relevant.

Service delivery:

  • Keep details of all financial transactions and update to bank account statement on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare report for each trustees meeting referencing to budget.
  • Ensure petty cash receipts are all accompanied by documentation.
  • Provide financial information in a format suitable for each funder.
  • Keep central books in a format acceptable to the auditor.
  • Ensure any expenditure over £500 has been agreed by the Board.
  • Alert Line Manager immediately if there are any concerns of expenditure related to budget.


Application Procedure and Closing Date.

CV and Covering Letter to be received by 12 noon Friday 16th March

All correspondence should be via email to Clive Ireson


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