Thank you for your support of the WeST staff survey – 784 colleagues responded!
We will begin to analyse the results in depth, and share this with you, but there are some early messages for us to consider.
I wish to take this opportunity to share with you how WeST has funded certain recent activities. WeST engaged in a bid process to secure additional funding to support the development of the trust and further strengthen our offer of professional development. This means that the full cost of several activities has been met by external additional funds, which is great news.
Likewise, WeST was able to submit a bid for curriculum training development which, again, was successful. This has meant that the recent professional training events held at the Crowne Plaza have been fully funded from external monies.
I am pleased to share that the respective ‘Due Diligence’ processes around the Beacon Federation joining WeST are underway. We continue to remain hopeful of a 1st January 2022 merger and welcoming new colleagues to the WeST family.
Rob Haring, CEO
Final Vouchers - WeST Winter Flu Jabs
Have you requested your voucher and booked your jab?
The Trust are proud to confirm we have partnered with Boots pharmacy to deliver a limited number of flu vaccinations to staff who do not already meet the NHS free vaccine eligibility. We encourage all staff to take up the offer of a flu jab via one of these pathways. We still have a VERY LIMITED number of vouchers remaining!
You are eligible if:
· Aged 50 or over
· Have certain health conditions.
· You are pregnant
· You live with someone who is at high risk of coronavirus
· You receive a carer's allowance for an older or disabled person who is at risk.
· Have a weakened immune system due HIV, AIDS, Steroid Treatments or Chemotherapy
· Being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
· Neurological conditions, such as MS, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinsons.
We are delighted to inform you of the following exciting career opportunities within our Trust:-
Plymstock School are looking for the following vacancies:
Operations Manager with strong organisational and people management skills. The successful candidate will be efficient at prioritising and managing their own workload and that of their teams. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the Premises Manager, Network Manager, HR Manager, Community Sports Centre Manager, Catering Manager, Office Manager, Administration and Mealtime Assistant Teams. This post is permanent, full-time and all year round (52 weeks per year) Salary – Grade H - Plymouth SCP 30 - 34 £33,782 - £37,890. Closing Date: 9am – Monday 22 November 2021.
Library Assistant – required from January 2022. Due to internal promotion, Plymstock are seeking an Assistant to join their dedicated and friendly Library team who are fully committed to the promotion of reading, literacy and information skills across the school. Plymstock aim to support students to become independent lifelong learners. You will possess a genuine love of literature, partnered with the zeal, creativity and drive to inspire a reading culture that develops impassioned life-long readers. Closing Date: 9am – Monday 29 November 2021.
For more information on the above roles, please go here.
Holbeton Primary School are looking for aClass Teacher for January 2022 for their Year1/2 class. This would also be an ideal opportunity for an NQT or early career teacher who will work in an established team with the support of the Headteacher. You will need to be inspirational and reflective, show initiative, creativity and demonstrate the aptitude to work as part of a successful team of practitioners to improve the life chances of our pupils and make every child feel ‘special’. We expect you to liaise with parents, stakeholders and the community. For more information on this role, please go here.Closing date: : Monday 29th November 2021 at 9.30am.
Oreston Community Academy are looking for the following vacancies:
EYFS Team Leader to join their friendly and supportive school team for a January or April start 2022. Oreston Community Academy is a two-form entry good school within Plymstock that includes an onsite Nursery. The experienced staff and children work hard to achieve their very best and support each other with strong teamwork across phases. You would be leading the EYFS team, which includes their Nursery setting and two Foundation classes, and you would play a key role in continuing to raise achievement for all. Closing date: Friday 26th November at 9am.
Part time School Administrator for December 2021 until 31st August 2022. Oreston Community Academy are looking to appoint a highly dedicated and enthusiastic person who can liaise well with children, parents and visitors to join their friendly and supportive school team. This is a significant role within their school setting, and you would play a key role in ensuring that the school runs as efficiently as it can. Closing date: Friday 26th November at 9am.
Eggbuckland Communinity College are looking for the following vacancies:
ICT Support Technician. Grade C, actual starting salary £17,947 per annum. The ICT Support Technician will help the ICT Support Team to maintain the College network and provide support to ECCTS customers. The ICT Support Technician will be under the direction of the ICT Support Manager but will also be able to use their own initiative. The successful candidate will be someone willing to learn new technologies. Closing date: 9am, Thursday 25th November 2021.
Casual Invigilators. Grade B £9.62 per hour. Various hours. Eggbuckland are urgently looking for reliable individuals to ensure the fair and proper conduct of examinations in an environment that enables our students to perform at their best. Successful candidates will support the exams administrators with the day-to-day operation of examination venues. Duties may include reading and/or scribing for students with special needs.
Please go to the website here for further details and to apply.
Hele's School are looking forthe following vacancies:
2 x Permanent Science Technicians. Hele's are looking for exceptional candidates, who possesses energy and creativity, to join their forward thinking and innovative Science Department. Hele’s is a supportive, friendly and oversubscribed learning community with a very good reputation. For more information, please go here.Closing date:9am, Friday 19th November 2021.
A Cleaner to commence at Hele’s on 4th January 2022. Further information can be found here or please call on 01752 337193. Closing date: Midnight, Monday, 6th December 2021.
Coombe Dean School are looking for Behaviour Support. Applications are invited from suitably experienced staff to work alongside the Behaviour Support Manager, to manage the learning environment in our Reflection Room. Although candidates do not need to have specific Behaviour intervention training, they must articulate a strategic vision for the future development of our provision; have a firm commitment to inclusion; and confidence in their ability to relate to, and work effectively with, teaching and support staff in all areas of the school. For more information on this role, please go here.Closing date: 22nd November 2021 09:00am.
Ivybridge Community College is looking for a Teacher of English. Ivybridge Community College is committed to providing an excellent education for ages 11-18 years old and is looking forward to appointing an exceptional, inspirational teacher of English to join a successful English Department which is highly valued by the Governors and Leadership Team. Students enjoy their English and consequently Post-16 uptake is very strong. For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Becky Smith, Director of English, on 01752 691000. For more information on this role, please go here.Closing date: 9am, on Tuesday, 23 November 2021.