Assistant Leader of Music and Performance

Part Time 0.6 FTE

(days negotiable)

1 year fixed term contract initially

Salary – £30,000 per annum FTE (actual salary £18,000 per annum)


A rare opportunity has arisen at Thomas Walling Primary Academy and other Laidlaw Schools Trust schools to appoint a talented and experienced practitioner, with a proven track record of delivering good to outstanding provision, to support the teaching of Music across our schools.

Since 2015, Thomas Walling Primary Academy has been piloting a large-scale Music Project, using music across the school to support, encourage and inspire pupils and their learning. The project is now expanding, and we are looking to appoint an inspirational practitioner to work closely with the Director of Music and Performance and the University of Durham to support the delivery of outstanding quality music tuition and other musical experiences.

The ability to play both the piano and another instrument confidently and competently is essential.

Thomas Walling Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks including DBS clearance, two satisfactory references, proof of qualifications and an occupational health check will be required before appointment.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Vacancies section on our website Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school and should contact the school office on 0191 286 0333 to arrange a visit. Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the Director of Music and Performance for further information about this position. Please note, the school will be closed from Monday 29th May and will reopen on Monday 5th June.

Applications returned by email will not be considered. Please return in person to the School Office or by post.


Closing date: 15th June 2017

Interview date: week beginning 26th June 2017

Music Person Specification

Music Job Description

LST Application Form



Teacher of English – Full Time (Excelsior Academy)

Excelsior Academy, part of Laidlaw Schools Trust is Newcastle’s first ‘All through’ Academy which provides education for children from aged 3 to 19 years.

The Academy has recently been recognised as one of the top 200 most improved schools nationally for GSCE results, specifically 5+ A* – C including English. Successful candidates will play an important role in our continuous drive for further improvement and will have the potential to work in Key Stages three, four and five.

The Trust is interested in applications from suitably qualified and experienced

Laidlaw Schools Trust is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Pre‐employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure and two satisfactory employment references will be carried out in relation to the successful candidate.

To apply, please complete an application form and return it to; ;  or to Vicky Kirtley (HR Administrator) at the main school address.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th June 2017

Interview date:  Wednesday 7th June 2017

Please refer to the vacancies section of our website for further details; or

We would like to thank you for your application for this role. However, please note that if you have not had a response by 5pm on Monday 5th June, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Excelsior Academy and Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; it expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Teacher Person Specification

EA Teacher Job Description

LST Guidance Notes

LST Application Form