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Staff and Vacancies


Visitors often remark on the caring, smiley and child focused nature of the adults at Willow Lane from the front of house team in the office, to adults in the classrooms and those giving additional experiences at clubs and fairs. If you have any questions or worries about anything to do with school then feel free to speak to one of our team.

Headteacher: Mel MacKinnon

Deputy Headteacher: Sarah Fish

Teachers: Claire Clarke (Y6), Louisa Nichols (Y5), Marc Miller (Y4), Robbie Piper (Y3), Kirsty Riley (SENDCo) & Sarah Fish (Y2), Laura Hillyer (Y1), Sophie Smalley (Rec – on maternity leave) and Jessica Fish (Rec).

Support Staff: Lorraine Benefer, Helen Powell, Maria Noakes, Paul Shipton, Richard Higgins, Lee Cooper (SEN), Corrina Morgan, Sue Shepherd, Sarah Phillips, Tamar Newton, Judy Miller, Amy Pearson and Anna Shewring.

Pastoral Team: Kirsty Banks (Learning Mentor) and Helen Holden.

Office Team: Alison Brennan (Bursar) and Suzanna Corbridge.

Premises Team: Dan Rawes (Site Supervisor) Sue Dobson, Claire Marsland and Karen Rawes.

WOOSH Team: Debbie Hoyle and Claire Marsland.

Gardener: Jo Gadsden

Kitchen Team (run by LCC): Agata Kaminska and Petra Sutherland.

As well as our brilliant team of staff, the children are also supported by external coaches, the PTFA, governors, trainee teachers and volunteers.

Current Vacancies to join our team of committed staff are identified below:

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Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers:

How will I get my robot to move? Which of our grown beans would Jack choose to climb? How much sugar is contained in different cereals? Can you prove the maths problem in multiple ways? When will the chicks hatch? How many shoes fit in a T-Rex footprint? Where will your time traveller story take the heroes?

These are just some of the questions our well behaved children have explored recently as part of our curriculum which `teaches to the heart¿. If you believe in engaging children with their learning, teaching creatively and promoting good outcomes then read on. If you believe in working closely with the community and that education changes lives then we could be the school for you.

Key Stage 1: We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative teacher to join our brilliant hard working team on the next stage of the school’s journey. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of Key Stage 1 teaching which leads to excellent progress and outcomes. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone looking for the next stage in their career. Why not visit our website and school to see if you want to be part of the team…

This is a full time post on a 2 year fixed term contract, or until the Deputy Head returns to their substantive class.

Interview Date: w/c 30/04/2018

Key Stage 2: We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative teacher to join our brilliant hard working team on the next stage of the school’s journey. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of Key Stage 2 teaching which leads to outstanding progress and outcomes. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone looking for the next stage in their career. Why not visit our website and school to see if you want to be part of the team…

This is a permanent position.

Interview date – w/c 30/04/2018

Please visit the Lancashire Vacancies site at http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/education/teacher_vacancies/searchResults.asp for further information on how to apply.

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Welfare Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic member of staff to join our committed Welfare Team. The role involves supervising children during their lunch hour both in the dining hall and in the playground. The role involves helping children with their lunch, encouraging healthy choices, organising games, ensuring children are safe in their play and maintaining the high level of expected behaviour.

1hr 10 mins per day 12:05 to 1:15pm Monday to Friday in term time only (38 weeks). To start ASAP.

Rate of pay is £8.45/hour, payable for 43.89 weeks per year, paid monthly. 8.45 x 5.83hrs/wk x 43.89 wks/yr = £2162.18/12 = £180.18/month (gross)

Collect an application form from the School Office and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 8th September 2017.

We are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be conducted in connection with this post.