We use the Local Authority Jobs Bulletin to advertise teaching, teaching assistant, lunchtime supervisor and other staff posts. Please see any posts here: https://www.stockton.gov.uk/job-vacancies
We always welcome offers of voluntary work within our school. Voluntary work can come in many forms, from relatively ‘official’ posts such as school Governors, to more ‘informal’ positions like helping young children with reading or general classroom support on an ad hoc basis. While there is no payment, it can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to become a paid learning support assistant.
Anyone that works with children on a regular basis is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), check. Of course, the vast majority of people that are required to complete this check are more than happy to comply with such an important regulation. The DBS check determines you have not had any criminal charges against you, especially those which relate to children, and is a Government programme to support agencies and businesses that are there for the benefit of children and young people. You can read about DBS checks here: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
If you are interested in being a school governor, please contact school or talk to one of our governors. You could also contact the School & Governor Support Team on 01642 527687.
There is more information about being a governor available on https://www.stockton.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/information-for-school-governors/how-to-become-a-school-governor/ or www.dfes.gov.uk and on our website at http://layfield.azurewebsites.net/governors/
Being a member of the Parent Teacher Association at your children’s school is a great way to meet other parents and understand more about the philosophy of the school. There are usually meetings each term and additional requirements for assisting at functions or school events. You will also be expected to attend the AGM. Many people that move to a new area with their children find that joining the PTA helps them to get to know the area and other families far better than simply attending the school, with many stay at home mums and dad eager to utilise their previous experience in marketing, accounting, management or whatever.
Our PTS is called ‘Friends of Layfield Primary School’. Please click here to find out more about them.
SCITT or Teacher Training
If you are interested in training to be a teacher, there are lots of options that you can take. School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a great way to learn whilst in the classroom.
Please take a look at the information sheet here if you would like to find out more information.