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Current Opportunities at The Cornerstone Academy Trust.

Cornerstone Academy Trust have regular job opportunities in a wide range of roles within their schools, from teaching and learning, finance and administration to cuisine, grounds and maintenance. Current vacancies are detailed below. Accompanying forms differ for each position and therefore are provided alongside each description. Please can all forms be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leadership

Currently no vacancies available

Support Staff

Early Years Practitioners
Teaching Assistant
Librarian

Catering

Currently no vacancies available

Meal Time Assistants

Meal Time Assistants

Administration

Data Protection Officer
Finance Assistant

Bus Drivers

Mini Bus Driver

Maintainance

Caretaker

 

 

 

 

teaching

 

 

 

 

Year 3 teacher- WCPS

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools and will be opening another new school in the Monkerton area of Exeter in 2020. It utilises its Academy freedoms to deliver an enriched and exciting project-based, problem-solving curriculum.

Broadclyst & Westclyst have been rated outstanding by Ofsted, and in addition, Broadclyst is a Microsoft Showcase School. The Trust also runs a Teaching School, an English Hub, Science Hub and Computing Hub and is an approved Academy Sponsor.

Now is an exciting time to join this growing academy trust, which is internationally recognised for its use of ICT as a tool for both teaching and learning.

• At Westclyst Community Primary School in Exeter we are seeking a Year 3 teacher to teach a brand-new class made necessary by the continued growth of the school. In the first instance, the post is temporary until July 2020.

We are looking for inspiring and professionally thoughtful teachers who must be able to use a range of teaching styles and appropriate strategies to meet the needs of all children. To be one of the successful candidates you will need to be both creative and passionate about learning. You must be able to teach using a multi-disciplinary approach, using ICT in a fully integrated way as a tool for both teaching and learning, which the school is internationally recognised for. 

Our employees have access to a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties.

Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date:   Thursday 31st October 2019

Interview dates:  Monday 18th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 


 

 

 

reception & early years teacher Maternity cover- yVps

 

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools and will be opening another new school in the Monkerton area of Exeter in 2020. It utilises its Academy freedoms to deliver an enriched and exciting project-based, problem-solving curriculum.

Broadclyst & Westclyst have been rated outstanding by Ofsted, and in addition, Broadclyst is a Microsoft Showcase School. The Trust also runs a Teaching School, an English Hub, Science Hub and Computing Hub and is an approved Academy Sponsor.

Now is an exciting time to join this growing academy trust, which is internationally recognised for its use of ICT as a tool for both teaching and learning.

• At Yeo Valley Primary School in Barnstaple we are seeking a two-term maternity cover teacher to work in the Foundation Stage leading the Nursery and Reception Classes. The post will end upon the return of the substantive teacher.

We are looking for inspiring and professionally thoughtful teachers who must be able to use a range of teaching styles and appropriate strategies to meet the needs of all children. To be one of the successful candidates you will need to be both creative and passionate about learning. You must be able to teach using a multi-disciplinary approach, using ICT in a fully integrated way as a tool for both teaching and learning, which the school is internationally recognised for. 

Our employees have access to a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties.

Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date:   Thursday 31st October 2019

Interview dates:  Monday 11th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

support Staff 

 
 
 

 

 

Early Years Practitioner- BcPS & wCPS

 

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools. With the existing Broadclyst Nursery going from strength to strength, and the brand-new Nursery at Westclyst Primary School, this is an exciting time to join the Trust.

We are recruiting an extended team to help deliver outstanding early years provision at both locations. Initially opening as a 40-place setting, the Westclyst Nursery will eventually grow to accommodate 60 children per session. We offer wrap around provision from 8am until 6pm at both Nurseries. We also have ambitions to offer an all year-round service, not just term time only. Both settings offer education from 2 years old.

Therefore, we are seeking to recruit dedicated and professional Early Years Practitioners to work alongside our Early Years Teachers and the deputy leaders in each Nursery, to support children in all areas of the curriculum. You will also assist in the preparation of the learning environment, liaising with parents, maintaining pupil records and carrying out a range of administrative tasks. Relevant experience of working with early years children and relevant qualifications are required (e.g. NVQ level 3 or equivalent or higher). You will be a key worker for a group of children and use software to track children’s progress against the Early Learning Goals.

The positions are permanent and will commence as soon as possible. Core working hours are 32.5 per week, starting at 8.30am, finishing at 3.30pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. However, there are opportunities to work an extended day in the before school session and/or after school session from 8am until 9am and 3pm until 6pm. The core role is term time only plus an additional two weeks including the five non-pupil days, but we are keen to know if you would also be interested in any all-year round work should we be able to expand the Nursery provision to operate out of term time during the school holidays. We would like to employ flexible people who could easily work at both Nurseries, but this is not mandatory.

The full-time equivalent salary will be between £14,856 and £19,979. The actual salary will be adjusted to reflect the hours per week and the weeks per year. The pay scale allows for progression within the role in line with our appraisal and professional development processes. Starting salary will depend of experience. There is an option of joining the local government pension scheme, benefitting from a cycle to work scheme and a health benefits package.

Visits to Broadclyst and Westclyst are welcome by prior arrangement.

Closing Date:  Thursday 7th November 2019

Interview Date: Monday 18th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

Teaching assistant- YVPS

 

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools. With a further school opening in Monkerton, this is an exciting time to join a growing team within the academy trust.

Initially based in KS2, you will work alongside the class teacher to support children in all areas of the curriculum. You will also assist in the preparation of the learning environment, liaising with parents, maintaining pupil records and carrying out a range of administrative tasks. Relevant experience of working with children and qualifications are desirable (e.g. NVQ level 2 or equivalent or higher).

The working hours are typically 30 per week, starting at 9.00am, finishing at 3.30pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. The position is term time only and is fixed term until the end of July 2020 in the first instance.

The salary will be between £14,856 and £17,228 pro rata. This allows for progression within the role in line with our appraisal and professional development processes. The actual salary will be lower to reflect the hours per week and the weeks per year.

Our employees have access to a health scheme, and a cycle to work scheme. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties as well as PE kit. 

Visits to Yeo Valley are welcome by prior arrangement.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date:  Thursday 31st October 2019
Interview Date: Monday 11th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

 

Librarian

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools. The Trust utilises its Academy freedoms to deliver an enriched and exciting project-based, problem-solving curriculum.

Based across Broadclyst and Westclyst, we are seeking to recruit a dedicated and professional Librarian who will work alongside two other librarians with children of all ages across our schools. Initially to cover a period of maternity, the post will then be retained as we open up a new library in a brand-new school in the Monkerton area of Exeter.

We are looking for someone who loves books and reading, has a good knowledge of children’s literature, and has a desire to assist children progress in their reading skills throughout their time at primary school. The postholder will use an online resource management system so must be proficient in the use of IT.

Required as soon as possible, the post is permanent. It is 40 hours per week, for 40 weeks a year (term time plus 5 non-pupil days plus one week in the summer holiday). Normal hours of work will be Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with an hour for breaks during the day.

The salary will be between £14,856 and £17,228 pro rata. This allows for progression within the role in line with our appraisal and professional development processes.

You will have access to a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme, the Academy Café which provides at cost food and be part of a team of librarians where support and professional development is a key aspect of the role. Visits are welcome by prior arrangement. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date:   Wednesday 6th November 2019
 
Interview dates:  Wednesday 13th November 2019
 

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 


 

 

 

 

meal time assistants

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools.

We currently have vacancies at Broadclyst and Westclyst Schools for Mealtime Assistants with the recent opening of Westclyst new buildings and the “family dining” approach with table service. This style of service encourages older children to serve the younger children freshly cooked, wholesome meals.

We need hardworking and dedicated staff to aid in the smooth running of lunchtimes. You will be responsible for setting up the dining hall, helping the children with the lunch service and clearing up the dining hall after the lunch hour.

The working hours are from 11.30am to 1.45pm, weekdays in school term time. This is 11.25 hours per week.

These are permanent positions, subject to references, a DBS check and a probationary period. We require assistants at both schools as soon as possible.

The hourly rate is £8.29 if you are over 25 years old.

Closing Date:   Thursday 7th November 2019

Interview date:  Friday 15th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form 

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

 

 

administration 

 

  

Data Protection Officer

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools. The Trust utilises its Academy freedoms to deliver an enriched and exciting project-based, problem-solving curriculum.

We are looking to recruit a permanent, part time Data Protection Officer (DPO).
The DPO will sit at the heart of the Multi Academy Trust, requiring excellent subject knowledge together with a proven track record of professional expertise in this area. 
 
The DPO will be the subject matter expert in the handling of personal data, and lead on a mixture of policy and compliance activities to ensure the Trust’s processes and practices comply with data protection laws.

The role will act as the DPO for the Trust, be the focal point for data protection and privacy activities and foster a good data protection and privacy culture within the Trust.

The DPO will have the authority to act independently of senior management in carrying out their responsibilities and will report to the highest management level of the Trust.

The DPO is a key role and will provide guidance and advice to the Trust, its managers and employees and help to ensure that the Trust and its academies meet their obligations to protect personal data in line with legislation.

In return you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting and forward-thinking organisation which places high value on supporting, rewarding and developing its workforce.
 
We anticipate that this role will need an average of 5 hours per week, and we can be somewhat flexible how those hours will be delivered. The hourly rate is £10 plus an element of holiday pay.
Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS and Child Protection Checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description  .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form

A job description and an application form can be obtained at www.tcat.education/vacancies

Please email completed documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

 

 

Finance assistant

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools.

The postholder will assist the Finance Manager with many aspects of the Trust’s financial management. They will have responsibility for sales and purchase ledger data input into PS Financials, our nominated accounting system. This includes purchase orders, invoice entry and sales invoice creation, as well as weekly banking and assistance with periodic reporting. Assisting with parental accounts and the finances linked to our Teaching School will also form part of the tasks.

We are looking for someone who is personable with excellent communication skills both on the telephone and face to face. We need an inspiring and dedicated colleague who will bring flair and efficiency to our highly regarded office team.

Many of our systems and processes rely heavily on the use of Excel. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in spreadsheets as well as other Microsoft products, including Teams and OneNote.  Training on all systems, including PS Financials, will be provided.

The post is a permanent position. The salary banding for this post is between £14,856 and £19,979 although this will be pro-rated down to reflect the part week working pattern. The pay will depend on experience and allows for progression in line with the Trust’s performance and appraisal scheme. There is an option of joining the local government pension scheme, benefitting from a cycle to work scheme and a health benefits package, and a performance related bonus system.

The working day begins at 8:30am and finishes at 5:00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. This position is an all year-round role with 4 weeks’ annual leave.

We require a minimum of 2 days a week, although for the right person we may be able to offer up to the full 5 days per week. PLEASE CLEARLY STATE ON YOUR APPLICATION YOUR AVAILABILITY AND DESIRED WORKING DAYS. Working one or both of Mondays and/or Fridays is desirable due to physical desk space, but this is not essential.

As the Trust grows further, there will be scope to increase the days worked per week. We are open to discussion at interview around the number of days worked.

Visits to the school welcome by prior arrangement.

Closing Date:   Wednesday 6th November 2019

Interview date:  Wednesday 13th November 2019

Job Description .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form  Personal Specification

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for these posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

bus drivers

 

School Minibus Drivers

Required as soon as possible is a School Minibus Driver to be employed on a part time/casual basis. The role will include transporting pupils and staff on educational visits or sporting fixtures and other similar activities. You will be required to drive one of the school's four 17-seater minibuses or our 7-seater car.

You should possess a clean driving licence, and be willing to undertake any necessary training, dependant on the types of vehicle your licence permits you to drive. Any training costs will be funded by the school.

We operate bus runs to and from the Pinhoe, Westclyst and Bradninch areas early in the morning (commencing about 7:30am) and at the end of the school day. Availability at these times would be desirable but not essential. We also use our bus drivers for school trips and sporting activities during the school day.

The post is a zero hours contract where hours of work will be agreed on a mutually acceptable basis as and when the need for work arises, although we have distinct hours of work available every morning (say 7:30 to 9:15) and every afternoon (say 3:15 to 4:30).  The hourly rate for this position is £8.21 plus an element of holiday pay.

For more information please contact Graham Newbery, Trust Business Manager on 01392 463861
A JD and application form can be found at: www.tcat.education/vacancies

Visits to the school are welcome by prior arrangement.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Interview date: Various appointments available

Job Description  .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (police check) is required for this post. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

Maintenance

Caretaker- Westclyst Primary School

 

 

caretaker- Wcps

The Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools. With a brand-new building opening at Westclyst in September, and a further school opening in Monkerton, this is an exciting time to join a growing team within the academy trust.

We are seeking to recruit a flexible, hardworking and reliable person to support the general running and maintenance of the school and its site, under the direction of our Facilities Manager but working as part of a wider team across the Trust. You will also need to work at Broadclyst and on occasions at Yeo Valley when required to do so.

Responsibilities will include general site maintenance and tidiness, supporting the preparation for school activities such as lunchtimes, clubs, meetings and conferences. The role will include an element of cleaning. Working alongside the Facilities Manager, you will help to ensure all contractors are working appropriately on site. You will open up the site first thing each morning, and there will be the occasional need to be flexible in your working hours to accommodate out of hours events. At times you will support building projects with some painting, minor repairs and improvements, grounds maintenance and other similar tasks. We would also like to ensure the successful candidate receives accredited training to enable them to drive the school minibuses, van or car.

We wish to employ someone for 6½ hours a day for 40 weeks a year (term time plus 2 weeks during school holidays), with the potential for additional hours during holiday periods.

Hours of work will be from 12pm to 7pm, with a 30-minute unpaid break to be taken within these times. There will also be the requirement to work some evenings to facilitate meetings or lettings. These hours will be paid as overtime. Note that we already have a morning caretaker based at Westclyst working until 2:30pm.

The full-time equivalent salary for this position is £15,998 which is equivalent to £8.29 per hour.

Closing date:  Thursday 7th November 2019

Interview date: Friday 15th November 2019

Job Description  .  Application Form  .  Equal Opportunities Form

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (police check) is required for this post. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


 

 

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