Current Vacancies

Remote/Hybrid Governance Professional to work across schools within The Keys Academy Trust
HOURS: Hours to be confirmed
Operations Manager, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School
HOURS: 30 hours per week
Teaching Assistant, The Coombes CE Primary School
HOURS: 30.41 hours per week
Finance Assistant, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School
HOURS: 28 Hours per week
Community Engagement and Support Officer
HOURS: 18.75 hours per week
School Tutor, The Coombes CoE Primary School
HOURS: 16.5 hours per week
Reception Class Teacher, Sonning CoE Primary School
HOURS: Full-time
School Receptionist and Administrator, The Coombes CoE Primary School
HOURS: 32.5 hours per week
Admin Assistant, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School
HOURS: 20 hours per week
Part-time Year 6 Teacher, St Nicholas CE Primary School
HOURS: 0.4 hours per week
Classroom Teacher, The Coombes CoE Primary School
HOURS: Full and Part-time opportunities considered

Remote/Hybrid Governance Professional to work across schools within The Keys Academy Trust

HOURS: Hours to be confirmed DEADLINE EXPIRED

Remote/Hybrid Governance Professional
required to work across schools within The Keys Academy Trust

Required as soon as possible
Grade 5 SP12-17 depending on level of experience FTE £24,496-£26,845 (£12.70 - £13.91 per hour)
Term time only + 2weeks Permanent

We are looking to appoint an experienced Governance Professional to our Local Governing Bodies to work across several schools within The Keys Academy Trust.  This role can be a fully remote working position, or hybrid depending on preference.

This role will involve some evening commitments.

The successful candidate(s) will have:

  • Good general communication skills
  • Excellent, accurate, and concise writing skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft 365
  • Good organisational skills – able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent record keeping, information retrieval and dissemination of governing body data/documentation
  • Tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Ability to use appropriate IT equipment as required by the governing body
  • Experience of setting up virtual meetings via MS Teams
  • An ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary.
     

We are able to offer:

  • Fully remote working schedule
  • An agreed amount of travelling expenses, where travel is required
  • Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Well organised schools and Governing Bodies with strong links to other schools within The Keys Academy Trust
  • Training to develop personal skills and expertise and access to regular clerk briefings

We welcome and encourage visits to our schools, to arrange a visit or to find out further information, including time commitments for this role, and the locations, please contact hr@keysacademytrust.org

Job descriptions, person specifications and application forms can be found on the Trust website at www.keysacademytrust.org.  Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org

Job shares will be considered. 

Applications will be considered as they are received so early applications are encouraged. The Trust reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

No CVs will be accepted.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Operations Manager, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School

HOURS: 30 hours per week DEADLINE EXPIRED

Earley St Peter’s Church of England Primary School
Church Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG6 1EY

Operations Manager

Permanent to start as soon as possible

Grade 6 £27,344-£31,099/Grade 7 £32,020 - £35,411 (depending on experience)

30 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

38 weeks per year plus 2 weeks

Earley St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is a large primary school in Wokingham with 542 pupils on roll. We are an established and successful school at the heart of a diverse community. This is an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager for Earley St Peter’s Primary School, part of The Keys Academy Trust. 

The role involves:

  • Providing leadership and guidance on all HR matters
  • Taking responsibility for the premises management in the school
  • Managing the Health and Safety requirements within the school
  • Managing the procurement of services to the school ensuring best value
  • Generating additional income for the school

The successful applicant should have:

  • A good understanding of the education sector and up to date knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and as a team leader
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and work to tight deadlines
  • Experience of implementing change in a rapidly moving environment

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.  Please contact the school office to arrange to discuss the post with the Executive Headteacher.  If you wish to become a member of our talented team at Earley St Peter’s, a job description/person specification and the Support Staff application form is available from the school office or to download from the school website. Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org  
No CVs will be accepted.

 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Teaching Assistant, The Coombes CE Primary School

HOURS: 30.41 hours per week DEADLINE 12 Dec 2022

The Coombes CE Primary School
School Road, Arborfield Cross, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9NX

Teaching Assistant

This is a part time, permanent, term time only role.
Starting date: As soon as possible
30.41 hours per week (job share considered)

Monday to Friday – 8:45am to 3:20pm
Grade 3 SCP 5-6 FTE £21,575-£21,968 (subject to pay body review)
(Actual Annual Salary £14,711-£14,979)

A love of learning grows here

The Coombes Church of England Primary School are looking for exceptional staff to take up this exciting opportunity within The Keys Academy Trust.

Main purpose:

The TA will be deployed across the school to support the child or class in line with the National Curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.

Duties include:

  • Establishing positive relationships with pupils
  • Supporting pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills
  • Promoting positive behaviour and helping keep pupils on tack
  • Assisting with displaying and presenting pupils’ work
  • Assisting with taking pupils on educations visits

General requirements:

  • An awareness of commitment to equality
  • Basic understanding of health and safety
  • Understanding and implementing child protection procedures

We welcome and encourage visits to our school, to arrange a visit please email the Operations Manager, Joanna Hardy, on operations@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk

Application forms can be found on the Trust website: https://www.keysacademytrust.org  Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org (No CVs will be accepted)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Closing Date: Applications considered upon receipt
Interviews:   To be agreed

Please note applications will be considered on receipt so please get your application in early.

Finance Assistant, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School

HOURS: 28 Hours per week DEADLINE EXPIRED
Finance Assistant

Permanent, part-time, term time only

The school are looking to appoint an experienced Finance Assistant to join the Earley St Peter’s Church of England Primary School.  Earley St Peter’s is a large 515-place primary school in Earley and is part of The Keys Academy Trust. 

This is a permanent, part time, term time only role.

Starting date: as soon as possible

28 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Grade 4 7–11 FTE £22,369-£24,054 (subject to pay review)

Actual Annual Salary £14,044-£15,102

The role includes:

  • Monitoring the collection, reconciliation and banking of any monies received by the school from the local authority, pupils and parents
  • Processing purchase and sales invoices
  • Preparing timesheets and inputting timesheets on to the payroll system and preparing absence returns.
  • Training and support from the Central Team

The successful applicant should have:

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of accounting packages
  • Knowledge of SIMS personnel packages
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing packages
  • Good general communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills – able to prioritise workload
  • Tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and sensitivity are paramount to this post
  • Previous school experience desired

Application forms can be found on the Trust website at www.keysacademytrust.org. Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org, no CVs will be accepted.

Earley St Peter’s Primary School is part of The Keys Academy Trust. The Keys Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

No Agencies please

Community Engagement and Support Officer

HOURS: 18.75 hours per week DEADLINE EXPIRED

Community Engagement and Support Officer

Required:  As soon as possible
Salary: Grade 5 Scale Point 12–17 £24,496-£26,845 FTE (Actual salary £10,389-£11,385)
Hours: 18.75 hours a week: Monday – Friday: 08:15am – 12:00pm
Contract type: Permanent – Term time only

A love of learning grows here

The Coombes Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint an approachable, empathetic and proactive Community Engagement and Support Officer to join their staff team. 

This role is a unique opportunity to get involved within a thriving school community, actively engaging with and supporting pupils and families within our school community. As a Church of England School, we have a strong Christian ethos which permeates all we do.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of supporting children and families.
  • Have a proven track record of building effective relationships.
  • Have highly effective communication skills.
  • Be able to oversee the planning and delivery of pastoral interventions for children.
  • Actively engage with and support our school community to ensure regular school attendance.
  • Monitor and evaluate school attendance, working with stakeholders to support families.
  • Be able to deliver workshops and other training for parents.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and diplomacy and values diversity.
  • Take responsibility for their own effective time management and contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

We can offer you:

  • A large well-resourced primary school with strong links with the wider community
  • An experienced and dedicated team of staff
  • Active and supportive parents and governors
  • Relevant training opportunities

A happy school with strong links with the church and other schools within The Keys Academy Trust
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit, please email Joanna Hardy, Operations Manager on operations@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk

Application forms can be found on the school web site. Please send completed application forms to hr@keysacademytrust.org

The Coombes Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment checks and DBS checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to celebrating the diversity and continued professional development of all our staff.

School Tutor, The Coombes CoE Primary School

HOURS: 16.5 hours per week DEADLINE EXPIRED
In-School Tutor – Learning Support

Required:  December 2022
Salary: Grade 5 SCP 12-17 FTE £24,496 - £26,845 (Actual minimum salary £9,063 - £9,932)
Hours: 16.5 hours a week: Monday – Friday: 08:30am – 12:00pm
Contract type: 1 year fixed-term (initially)  

A love of learning grows here

The Coombes Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint a Tutor to work within our school to support the education of our pupils. The role is a part-time position, starting December 2022, working between the hours of Monday – Friday 08:30-12:00.

The Tutor will be carrying out the School-led Tutoring Programme within school, working on a 1:2 – 1:6 basis with children across various year groups. The tutor will be expected to focus primarily on Literacy and Mathematics and improving pupils understanding of core concepts, whilst giving the pupils the additional support they need in the classroom.  Previous experience of supporting learning within a primary school is preferred for this role, however training and support will be provided to suitable candidates. We can also be flexible with days you wish to work if required.

This role is a unique opportunity to support children’s learning within a thriving school community, actively engaging with and supporting pupils within our school community. It will certainly be a rewarding role.

Requirements:

  • Have previous experience of supporting child development
  • Be able to work in close partnership with teachers and support staff
  • Be able to offer tailored support and differentiated activities
  • Have excellent knowledge of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Curriculum
  • Be able to confidently interpret planning and deliver high quality learning in line with planned provision
  • Take responsibility for their own effective time management and contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

We can offer you:

  • A large well-resourced primary school with strong links with the wider community
  • An experienced and dedicated team of staff
  • Active and supportive parents and governors
  • Relevant training opportunities

A happy school with strong links with the church and other schools within The Keys Academy Trust
For an application form please visit the school website. Please send completed application forms to hr@keysacademytrust.org

Closing date: Friday 25th November 2022
Interview date: W/C 28th November 2022*

*Interviews may be arranged upon receipt of application

The Coombes Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment checks and DBS checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to celebrating the diversity and continued professional development of all our staff.

Reception Class Teacher, Sonning CoE Primary School

HOURS: Full-time DEADLINE 07 Dec 2022
VACANCY FOR RECEPTION CLASS TEACHER

MPS scale, depending on experience
Full time ideally; would discuss 0.8 FTE for the right candidate

Permanent role
Required for April 2023 or September 2023, depending on the candidate
Closing date: Wednesday 07 December 2022, 09:30

Sonning Church of England Primary School is a highly-regarded, high-performing one form-entry primary school within the community-driven and idyllic village of Sonning. At Sonning Church of England Primary School, our vision is to provide strong foundations for the years ahead for all pupils. We are looking for a driven, passionate and skilled person to take up this exciting opportunity within The Keys Academy Trust.

As a member of The Keys Academy Trust, the successful applicant will have access to high-quality professional development, leadership training and career progression. This is a full-time role that will be based at Sonning Church of England Primary School.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be experienced in, or can demonstrate a desire to develop and understanding of, the Curiosity Approach ethos within Early Years.
  • Have a clear vision for the Early Years provision and a drive to see developments through to completion.
  • Be an outstanding teacher who motivates and inspires children to learn.
  • Deliver innovative and creative learning opportunities.
  • Have high expectations for standards of achievement and behaviour.
  • Be able to work collaboratively as well as independently, and be a strong and supportive team player
  • Be an excellent communicator, committed to working in partnership with staff, parents and governors
  • Promote our Christian ethos, vision and values.
  • Be a strong and supportive team player

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across our family of schools as part of The Keys Academy Trust’s CPD programme and networking opportunities. The supportive, collaborative group of schools within The Keys Academy Trust provides a unique and high-quality network of professionals with whom to engage, and we are all committed to helping each other to develop and build our own strong foundations for professional practice and innovation.

An application pack is available on the school website or by sending an application to our Operations Manager via email (operations@sonning.wokingham.sch.uk).

Closing date: Wednesday 07 December 2022; Interviews held on Friday 16 December

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

No agencies please.

School Receptionist and Administrator, The Coombes CoE Primary School

HOURS: 32.5 hours per week DEADLINE 09 Dec 2022

The Coombes CE Primary School
School Road, Arborfield Cross, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9NX

School Receptionist & Administrator

This is a permanent, term time only role.
Starting date: As soon as possible
32.5 hours per week
Monday to Friday – 8:15am to 3:45pm
Grade 3 SCP 5-6 FTE £21,575 - £21,968 (subject to pay body review)
(Actual Annual Salary £15,723 - £16,009)

A love of learning grows here

The Coombes Church of England Primary School is currently within an exciting period of change and development. To support with the introduction of new administration, communication and coordination processes within the school, we are seeking a proactive, creative and friendly school Receptionist/Administrator.

The role is a unique opportunity, with the chance to have input into new systems and processes, work within a diverse and committed team and provide administrative support that enables children and school community to experience a range of exciting and memorable school events.

The role involves:

  • Undertaking day to day administration/receptionist tasks that ensure smooth operation of the school
  • Meeting all visitors to the school and ensuring appropriate safeguarding arrangements
  • Administer and coordinate a range of school events and activities
  • Managing staff, parent and staff communications
  • Management and Production of our fortnightly newsletter
  • Administration/Management of the school website
  • Development and Coordination of extra-curricular events and activities
  • Administering First Aid
  • Collating and recording dinner numbers

The successful applicant should have:

  • Good communication skills with an ability to communicate in various ways
  • A friendly, positive and proactive approach to work
  • The ability to works as part of a team
  • A commitment to providing high quality administrative support that enables children to flourish
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills – able to prioritise workload
  • Tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to set up and maintain record and filing systems

We welcome and encourage visits to our school, to arrange a visit please email the Operations Manager, Joanna Hardy, on operations@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk

Application forms can be found on the Trust website: https://www.keysacademytrust.org  Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org. No CVs will be accepted.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Closing Date: 12:00pm Friday 9th December
Interviews:   Week commencing 12th December

Please note applications may be considered on receipt so please get your application in early.

Admin Assistant, Earley St Peter's CoE Primary School

HOURS: 20 hours per week DEADLINE 12 Dec 2022

Earley St Peter’s Church of England Primary School

Admin Assistant

20 hours per week, Monday to Friday – mornings only
Grade 3, SCP 5 to 6, (FTE) £21,575-£21,968
(Actual salary: £9,675-£9,852)

Permanent, term time only

As part of the Admin team, the Admin Assistant role is an interesting, busy and varied one which involves a wide range of tasks and activities to ensure school compliance and assist in the efficient running of the school office and the school in general. The post requires excellent office and IT skills, excellent personal, communication and teamwork skills and a flexible approach.

Experience in school office procedures would be an advantage together with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and confident use of other operating systems.

Earley St Peter’s is part of The Keys Academy Trust, a primary specialist MAT, committed to providing the very best educational experiences for our pupils and staff, so that our schools are recognised as centres of academic and pastoral excellence at the heart of the communities they serve.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have high levels of IT skills
  • Have tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and sensitivity as these are paramount to this post
  • Be able to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Have previous school experience
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills – able to prioritise workload
  • Promote our Christian ethos, vision and values

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across our family of schools as part of the Trust’s CPD programme and networking opportunities.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange this by emailing admin@earley-st-peters.wokingham.sch.uk. An application pack is available on the school website www.earley-st-peters.wokingham.sch.uk or by contacting the school.

Closing date: Monday 12th December 2022
Interview date: Friday 16th December 2022

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

No agencies please

Part-time Year 6 Teacher, St Nicholas CE Primary School

HOURS: 0.4 hours per week DEADLINE 09 Dec 2022
Part time Year 6 TEACHER 0.4 

(Required for Spring and Summer Term 2023) 
(Fixed Term Contract)
MPS/UPS

‘Laying firm foundations to believe and achieve’  

"Pupils are happy to come to school .. and describe their school as ‘amazing’, ‘great’ and ‘caring’. They are proud of their school" – OFSTED 2019 

Our small and friendly school at the heart of Hurst village is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Year 6 teacher for January 2023.  

We are looking for someone who is: 

  • An experienced KS2 teacher
  • Passionate about teaching and learning 
  • A creative, resourceful and reflective practitioner 
  • Consistently demonstrating high standards of personal and professional conduct  
  • Keen to promote high expectations of behaviour and achievement of all children 
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and share good practice 
  • An excellent communicator who has good interpersonal skills  
     

We can offer: 

  • Small class size of 20 enthusiastic children 
  • Welcoming staff and a friendly working environment 
  • Kind children who are eager to learn  
  • Supportive parents  
  • A wonderful sense of community  

As part of the Trust’s CPD programme, the successful applicant will have access to a broad range of high-quality professional development and access to future career opportunities within The Trust. 

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school. For further information, please visit our school website and to download an application form please visit https://www.st-nicholas.wokingham.sch.uk/page/?title=Vacancies&pid=22

St Nicholas CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Closing Date: 9 December 2022 (Applications will be reviewed as they are received)
Interview Date: To be agreed

 

Classroom Teacher, The Coombes CoE Primary School

HOURS: Full and Part-time opportunities considered DEADLINE 16 Dec 2022

The Coombes Church of England Primary School
Arborfield Cross, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9NX

Tel: 0118 9760 751, Email: hr@keysacademytrust.org

CLASSROOM TEACHER

MPS/UPS
Full-time and Part-time Opportunities
Permanent Contract

The Coombes Church of England Primary School are looking for exceptional staff to take up this exciting opportunity within The Keys Academy Trust. 

As a member of The Keys Academy Trust, the successful applicant will have access to high quality professional development, leadership training and career progression.  This is a full-time role that will be based at The Coombes Church of England Primary School.

  • Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for our young people?
  • Do you want to work in a forward thinking and aspirational multi-academy trust that places learning at the heart of everything it does?

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding teacher who motivates and inspires children to learn
  • Deliver innovative and creative learning opportunities
  • Be committed to delivering a knowledge-led curriculum
  • Have high expectations for standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Be able to work collaboratively and independently
  • Be an excellent communicator committed to working in partnership with staff, parents and governors
  • Promote our Christian ethos, vision and values
  • Be a strong and supportive team player

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across our family of schools as part of the Trust’s CPD programme and networking opportunities.

We welcome and encourage visits to our school, to arrange a visit please email the Operations Manager, Joanna Hardy, on operations@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application to hr@keysacademytrust.org. No CVs will be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 16 December 2022 at noon
Interviews: Upon receipt of application

Applications considered upon receipt

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

No agencies please