Classteacher KS1/KS2

ClassTeacher  KS1/KS2 Full Time

Fixed Term for one year initially with the option of a permanent offer for suitable candidates. 

West Jesmond Primary School

Tankerville Terrace


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 3AJ.

This is a Foundation School which is part of the Ouseburn Learning Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

Required from 1 September 2022.

The Governors, staff and children of West Jesmond Primary School wish to appoint an outstanding teacher to join our popular, happy and very successful school and our West Jesmond Family.

We are looking for someone who:

  •   Is passionate about teaching and learning
  •   Believes in the power of education to inspire, motivate and enthuse every child
  •   Can build strong and positive relationships with all of our school community
  •   Has an innovative and creative approach to the curriculum that ensures pupil engagement
  •   Has outstanding classroom management creating a positive learning environment in which all children can succeed

 We can offer you:

  •   A school built on collaboration, creativity, innovation and community
  •   Over 600 friendly and engaged children with a thirst for learning
  •   A talented, committed and supportive staff
  •   The opportunity to build and develop your career in a dynamic learning environment.
  •   Creative learning opportunities throughout the Ouseburn Learning Trust

If you feel you have the enthusiasm and skills required, we would like to hear from you.

Applications from early career and experienced teachers who have the above qualities are welcome.

West Jesmond Primary School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a range of other recruitment checks. 

Please refer to our school website to download an application form, job description, person specification and safer recruitment form

Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and safer recruitment forms and addressed FAO the headteacher Mr Matt Ward

School visits are welcome from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th at 4 pm. Please contact the school office 0191 2810000 or to arrange a visit.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th May 4pm.

Shortlisting: Friday 6th May

Lesson observations of successful applicants will take place in their own setting between Monday 9th and Thursday 12th of May.

Interviews: Monday 16th or Wednesday 18th May                                   


Catering Assistant and Cleaning roles

Are you looking for a job which helps you earn money and still be able to look after your children? We have opportunities for you to work in schools across Newcastle. Newcastle City Council value our staff and we pay an hourly rate of £9.90, this includes the Newcastle Living Wage.

Our Catering Assistant roles are term time only so you work 39 weeks during term time so you don’t have to think about child care during the school holidays. The Catering Assistant roles vary from 10 to 20 hours per week. There are career progression opportunities too, many of our Catering Assistants have moved to Assistant Chef posts then to Chef posts and on to Management roles.

Our Cleaner roles are either 39 or 52 week contracts and range in hours from 10 to 30 hours per week. The cleaning roles are either early morning or late afternoon in schools and we have opportunities in our public buildings too. There are also career opportunities here too, many of our Cleaners move to Chargehand Cleaner or Caretaker roles and on to Management roles.

If you would like to discuss the roles you can contact: -

Catering Assistant roles -  Gillian Battista on 0191 278 3291 or  

Cleaner roles – Shirley Youern on 0191 278 3296 or

The link to apply for these roles are: -

Cleaner applications

Catering Assistant applications