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Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is integral to effective management in our school.  This school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in line with safer recruitment procedures along with other relevant employment checks.

Parents and carers send their children to this school each day with the expectation that we will provide a secure environment in which their children can flourish. The governors and staff at Curridge Primary School will aim to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place through the implementation of safeguarding policies, including the school’s Child Protection Policy, which is in line with West Berkshire Council’s Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, available under the ‘policies’ tab . At least one member of our recruitment panels are trained in safer recruitment to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with our children. We recognise that all matters relating to safeguarding suitability checks are confidential. It is vital that we identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and take appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Vacancies

CLASS TEACHER to COVER PPA

Part Time 0.6FTE

Fixed Term Contract Sep 24 to Dec 24


Come and join our fabulous village school. We are a supportive and dedicated team, working with amazing children, in a beautiful woodland environment. We provide engaging experiences inside and outside of the classroom and are committed to making sure that everyone in school, adults and children, are lifelong learners.

Our Wellbeing Policy states that staff…

  • Can arrive and leave school at a time that best suits them and their home life
  • Can have their allocated PPA time at home
  • Can design their own planning template, to plan their lessons in a way that works for them
  • Enjoy wellbeing days
  • Are able to relax in a calm and comfortable staff room
  • Can attend social events outside of the school day
  • Can reach out to anyone if they need support
  • Are not expected to read or respond to emails outside of their working hours
  • Know that their own family should be a priority and every effort will be made to accommodate this

Interested?

We would love to meet you and we welcome visits to our school. If you would like to visit, or apply, please contact the school office by phone on 01635 200486 or e-mail at finance@curridge.w-berks.sch.uk You can find all details on our website www.curridge.w-berks.sch.uk

Closing Date:  31st May 2024
Interviews: w/c 3rd June 2024

 The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Clerk to the Governors
4.5 hours per week, term time only
Salary Band E £24,294 - £26,421 pro rata
Start Date asap


Curridge School are looking for a Clerk to the Governors. 

This is a key role providing administrative support to the Board of Governors at Curridge Primary School. This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the Governors by meeting administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the Board to fulfil its statutory responsibilities. 

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors, taking and writing up the minutes at Governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the Board of Governors. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Clerking Competency Framework, the Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary. 

Currently, meetings are held once or twice a term on a Wednesday evening, so some evening work is essential. However, most of the administrative duties can be undertaken in the Clerk’s own home during daytime hours. 

The successful candidate will be expected to attend induction training and undertake training to gain a professional Clerking qualification. 

We require someone with good listening/communication skills, together with the ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team. Good English, maths and computing skills are also essential. 

Please contact the school office for an application form and detailed job description.  

Please contact the school office by phone on 01635 200486
or e-mail finance@curridge.w-berks.sch.uk

Closing Date: 31st May 2024 - We reserve the right to close this vacancy early
if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Curridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure application along with other relevant employment checks.

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