Thomas Walling Primary Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 3PL.

Lead Practitioner - Thomas Walling Primary Academy (External to Council)

Full time

£42,402 - £64,461 per annum (dependent upon experience)

External to Council - The Laidlaw Schools Trust is an External Company, you will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council.

Thomas Walling Primary Academy

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 3PL.

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Lead Practitioner for Thomas Walling Primary Academy. This post would commence in September 2021.

Thomas Walling Primary Academy, part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, is a two-form entry school with 405 pupils on roll. We offer a Nursery and a very successful provision for 2 year olds. Our children are happy and motivated to learn and are supported by a very dedicated team of staff. We are looking to grow this team from September 2021 and appoint an inspirational Lead Practitioner to be part of our rapid school improvement.

This exciting career opportunity is for an enthusiastic and hard-working practitioner to who is committed to raising standards and who will be able to contribute to the future success of our school. The role is a demanding one, but will give the successful candidate the opportunity to enhance and develop the skills and expertise of our teaching teams across the school, by demonstrating consistently good practice in class.

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Vacancies section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school by appointment, please contact the Academy office on 0191 2860333 for more information.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday 20th May 2021

Candidates who have not been contacted by Monday 24th May 2021 can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will take place: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Applications should be returned to: or in person to the school office.

We are an equal opportunities employer 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 DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.


Closing date:

20 May 2021

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