Valley Road Academy

Success for All

Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 553 7750

0191 553 7748

Success for All

Current Vacancies  







Fordfield Road, Sunderland SR4 0DA

Tel: 0191 553 7655

Headteacher: Melanie Davies

Vacancy for Early Years Teacher and Key Stage 2 Teacher

Full Time – fixed term for 1 year

Start date – September 2018


Highfield Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.  Candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate background checks and vetting.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Highfield Community Primary School are in the process of converting to a Multi Academy Trust with Valley Road Community Primary School. The school will become part of the Iris Learning Trust.


Governors are seeking to appoint talented, enthusiastic and hard-working class teachers, ready for September 2018. It is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and aspirational team.

We are looking forward to great partnership working across the trust and these posts would suit both experienced and newly qualified teachers.


Governors are looking for candidates with appropriate classroom experience and the following essential requirements:


  • Excellent, up to date, knowledge of the Curriculum
  • Experience of using assessment and observations to inform effective planning
  • A track record of good/outstanding practice
  • An understanding of how the learning environment contributes to learning
  • An understanding of how to improve outcomes and raise achievement for all Highfield children
  • An effective communicator and team member who can work in an environment of collective accountability.
  • An understanding and empathy with children with any additional need
  • A commitment to working in close partnership with staff, trustees, parents and the wider community in order to transform Highfield Community Primary school into a great provider of education for its community
  • A commitment to your own professional development


Visits are welcome to the school, please contact Mrs Annie Jennings. 0191 5537655


Applications forms are available from

Completed forms to be returned by Noon Wednesday 9th May 2018

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 14th May 2018


 Please find additional documents below to download


Job Description

Teacher personal Spec

Application Form


Learning Support Assistant

Highfield Primary School

Fordfield Road, Sunderland. 



Grade 2 Scale Point – 15 - 17

£17072 - 17772 pro rata

Term Time only

37 hours per week

1 Year fixed Term Contract

To start September 2018


Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced Learning Support Assistant to work within the Reception Classes at Highfield Primary School.  Highfield Primary School are in the process of converting to an Academy Trust.  The ideal candidate will already have experience as an LSA.   You must have a qualification in teaching and learning to at least NVQ Level 2.  


As an LSA at Highfield you will be working within the school Reception Classes.  The ideal candidate must have a commitment to their own professional development and the best interests of the academy in mind at all times.


For an application pack please contact Annie Jennings on 01915537655 or via e mail –  Hard copies only must be returned to Annie Jennings at the above address by 12 noon Wednesday 9th May 2018.   Please ensure the correct postage is used when returning completed application forms.  This post is subject to a successful DBS check and suitable references.


Highfield Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Closing Date – Wednesday 9th May 2018 – 12 noon


Interviews – week commencing 14th May 2018


Job Description

LSA personal Spec

Application Form