Jobs At Courtney
Expectations for all applicants
Courtney Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All positions are subject to DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance and two satisfactory references.  Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.
The school also has high expectations of its pupils and is committed to improving its outcomes for all children.  Successful applicants will make a significant contribution to the education and well-being of the children they are supporting.
We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
How to apply
Applications can be made either via the links to the Eteach website below or via the application form below sent to
We currently have the following vacancies:


Start date:  1st January 2021

Pay range L13 – L19 (£55,735 - £64,615)

Closing date: 3rd September 2020

Shortlisting:   8th September 2020

Interview Days: 21st and 22nd September 2020

Our valued and respected Headteacher is retiring at the end of December (having generously postponed her original retirement date of July due to the corona virus)  She has energetically led the school through several years of self-improvement, culminating in a strong good judgement by OFSTED in May 2019.   The Governors are seeking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and inspiring leader to steer the school on the next stage of its journey.

The school is at an exciting point in its journey. Our “Nurture, Inspire, Flourish” motto permeates all that we do. Excellent processes and structures are established ensuring outstanding behaviour and opportunities for learning. The priority is now to translate these structures into outstanding results throughout the school.   This is an excellent prospect for an ambitious and visionary leader. Whilst being extremely well supported, there is scope for making a personal impact.

You will lead a committed, hardworking and close-knit workforce, supported by an active Governing Body and strong Senior Leadership Team.   Courtney Primary School has beautiful, well-kept modern buildings and stunning views. We pride ourselves on our outstanding display boards and library which act both as a stimuli for learning and also as a statement of intent for the high standards we ask of our pupils and our staff.   The school is one form entry and, as a result, has a wonderful family feel. Community ties run deep and staff are exceptionally committed to providing the best for each pupil and member of staff.

We welcoming virtual visits to the school.  Although more limited, potential candidates will have the opportunity to talk to at least 2 members of the SLT and be taken on a virtual tour of the building.  To organise a visit please contact the school office.   Visit dates and times to be arranged on request.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This is embedded in all our recruitment and selection practices. All appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting including enhanced DBS disclosure checks along with relevant employment checks   We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Applicants are welcome to download our recruitment pack, prospectus and application form.  Applications must be made on our application form and emailed to the school office: by 12 pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020. 

2 Teaching Assistant Positions.

 We are looking to appoint 2 teaching assistants;  1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant and 1 SEN TA initially to support children in Year 1.

For the right candidate, the 2 posts can be combined. 

Both posts are fixed term due to budgetary uncertainty.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant position

Start date: 1st September 2020

Hours: 9 hours 50 minutes per week, term time only (working pattern to be agreed at interview)

Salary: Hay 8 (£5,755 - £6,348 per annum)

This is a fixed term role until 31st August 2021 pending budgetary considerations

We are looking for an HLTA to provide a combination of class cover and PPA. 


TA position

Start date: 1st September 2020

Hours: 18 ½ hours per week, term time only (working pattern to be agreed at interview)

Salary: Hay 10 (£8,539 - £9,062 per annum)

This is a fixed term role until 31st August 2021 pending budgetary considerations.

Due to the retirement of one of our highly skilled teaching assistants, we are looking to appoint a teaching assistant initially to support children in Year 1 from September.


In both posts, we are looking for somebody who has all or many of the following skills and attributes:

• is a champion for each and every child

• has energy and enthusiasm

• is a good team player

• has a good subject knowledge of Key Stage 1

• has knowledge of KS1 SATs

• has knowledge of EYFS

• is self-motivated

• is eager to build on own professional learning

• is adaptable and can find solutions to barriers to learning for individuals

• is aware of the transition needs for Year 1 children

• is confident to lead the whole class if needed

• is determined to foster a ‘can do’ attitude within the children • has high-standards for themselves and the children they teach

• has teaching assistant training

We can offer:

• children who behave well and are keen to learn

• a supportive, inclusive team with a wealth of experience to share

• an environment which is open to change and embracing new ideas

• beautiful grounds and building with plenty of opportunity for outdoor learning and play