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Teaching Staff Vacancies

Teacher of Science – Maternity Cover


To commence November 2020

Are you an individual with outstanding teaching qualities who is committed to helping young people achieve? If the answer is yes, you will be the ideal person to join an enthusiastic, innovative, committed and forward thinking team.

Strong teamwork skills, dedication and the desire to contribute fully to the successful Science department are essential. You should have an ambitious outlook and a firm commitment to collaborative working within a supportive team.  You will also have a strong student-focused outlook, and will be a forward thinker and passionate practitioner.

Please return your completed application, electronically, to

Closing date: 9am, Monday 28 September 2020.

Interviews to be held Monday 5 October 2020.

Ralph Allen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: the successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. 


Support Staff Vacancies

Learning Mentors

Starting salary £12,859 within Grade 3 points 5-6

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:15pm (30 hours per week), term time only.  Factor 44.

Fixed Term until 31 August 2021

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant to join our school working alongside a highly skilled Additional Educational Needs team.

Ideally (but not essentially) you will have previous experience working with children, young people or adults with specific additional learning needs.

Your role will involve working closely with class teachers to ensure students are able to fully participate in the mainstream classroom curriculum.  You will be required to assist with school break and/or lunchtime duties.

Full training will be given.

Our school belongs to the Palladian Academy Trust, which is passionate about providing opportunities for its pupils and staff.  This is an exciting time to join the developing trust and to further your own career in education.  You will be joining a lively community of schools that offers professional development and a supportive work environment as well as a generous local government pension scheme.

Please return your completed application form to the Ralph Allen Recruitment Office by 9am on Thursday 17 September 2020.  If you have not heard from us by 1 October 2020 then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. 



Food & Textiles Technician & Lunchtime Assistant

2 days per week, Term time only - 12 hours 9:00am-3.30pm Thursday and Friday including half an hour lunch break unpaid. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our support team at Ralph Allen in this dual role. 

Working as a Food Technology & Textiles Technician within the Design & Technology Department, duties will include preparing materials and equipment for all lessons and providing technical and general assistance to teachers and pupils.  Experience of working in a school environment; food technology/textiles environment would be an advantage.

This role also includes lunchtime assistant duties.  Lunchtime is a really important part of the day so we want to appoint somebody who is keen to make a difference to a child’s experience at school. 

You should enjoy working with children and understand how to provide for their needs in a positive and caring manner. 

Reliability, flexibility and confidentiality are crucial qualities required for this dual position.

Full training will be given.

Working a total of 12 hours per week over 2 days.  5 hours per day will be worked as Food & Textiles Technician (£9.74 per hour) and 1 hour per day as Lunchtime Assistant (£9.36 per hour).

Closing Date is 9am Thursday 17 September 2020.  If you haven’t heard anything from us by 1 October, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


The Palladian 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.  A satisfactory DBS check is required for this post prior to commencement.  The postholder will be expected to contribute to the protection of children as appropriate, in accordance with any agreed policies and/or guidelines, reporting any issues or concerns to their immediate line manager.

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