Welcome to West Jesmond Primary School

A huge welcome to our very special children, parents, carers and interested visitors. It is a real pleasure and absolute privilege as the Head Teacher of West Jesmond Primary School to welcome you to our school website.

West Jesmond is a truly unique school with a long history of successfully providing the highest quality education in Jesmond since 1901. In that time there have been many changes to education and indeed our wonderful school building but throughout the past 111 years we have always prided ourselves in making our children feel special and nurtured their talents in all areas of the curriculum.

I look forward to hearing your views through future consultation events of how we can continually try to improve the education we provide for your children. Please do contact the school office if you would like an appointment to see me at any time and I will endeavour to see you as soon as possible.

I am passionate that we create a truly outstanding school built on secure foundations of excellent teaching, a daring, memorable, creative curriculum and consistently high academic attainment and progress for all learners.

It is my vision that the children of West Jesmond leave us in Year 6 as happy, successful, articulate, aspirational and empathetic young people, eager for the next stage of learning in their lives and respectful towards the exciting differences of cultures in modern British society.

It is also crucial that in our school we foster a whole family atmosphere where children feel confident to express their individuality, their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated. We currently have children from 27 countries around the world and have children fluent in up to 21 languages – something very few primary schools can boast about. This adds to our unique nature where children work, play and learn together harmoniously.

Together we will make West Jesmond Primary an exciting place for your children in which to learn, grow and flourish in the centre of our vibrant Jesmond community and also as a beacon of excellence across our great city.

Yours Sincerely
Gary Wallis-Clarke
Head Teacher



Administration Assistant Level 3
Ouseburn Learning Trust

Person Specification Admin N4 post

Application Form

Part time 15.00 hours p/week: Monday to Friday (flexible hours, term time only, occasional early morning and early evening work may be required and in these instances, time off will be given in lieu)

Grade N4 Salary: (Level 3) £16,572 - £18,376 per annum pro rata
(actual £5,572 –  £6,178 per annum)

 Based at Cragside Primary School, Cragside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7EL
Required - Monday 5th September 2016

A unique opportunity has become available for a hardworking and committed individual to join the Ouseburn Learning Trust (OLT) team.  The Trust is a group of seven Primary Schools and one Secondary School in the East of Newcastle upon Tyne working together to empower young people to excel as individuals and contribute to society.

This post will primarily provide admin/secretarial support to the OLT Trust Manager and the various Trust Committees.  The successful candidate must be able to prioritise their own workload to meet the needs of the OLT.  Strong ICT skills are essential to produce letters, standard reports, newsletters, presentations, update our OLT website and carry out basic analysis of data. Note or minute taking skills are also essential for this role.

The successful candidate will be qualified to GCSE level and have relevant office experience, as well as a RSA typing qualification or equivalent.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential for this role, as well as familiarity with Microsoft Word/Excel/publisher, email, internet and other software packages. 

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Please download an application pack (including the safer recruitment form) from the OLT website www.ouseburnlearningtrust.org. Email applications are preferable and can be forwarded to Andrew.Gaskell@ouseburnlearningtrust.org.  However, hard copies of applications can be returned to: main reception desk, Heaton Manor Secondary School, NE7 7DP

Any queries can be directed to Andy Gaskell, Trust Manager, Ouseburn Learning Trust, 07837 232969, Andrew.Gaskell@ouseburnlearningtrust.org

Selection will be by interview / assessment.
Closing date:   5 pm, Thursday 2nd June 2016
Interviews and Assessments take place week commencing: Monday 13th June 2016
(If you have not been contacted by Tuesday 7th June 2016 please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.)


Ousburn Learning Trust

West Jesmond Primary School is part of the Ousburn Learning Trust. To learn more please see the trust information page.