Support Staff Vacancies

Job title: Clerk to the Local Governing Body

Start date: ASAP

Time Commitment: 

Approximately 40-50 hours per term for the MAT and 40-50 hours per term for the Primaries 


Knowledge Schools Trust and associated schools are looking for talented individual(s) to assist with clerking responsibilities. There are a range of opportunities which include clerking to the Local Governing Body of the West London Free School Primaries and the MAT Board.

The successful candidate(s) will support the ethos of the Trust, be highly organized, an excellent communicator, IT literate, experienced in clerking and be able to write in clear, simple English that is grammatically and syntactically correct and conforms to the Trust’s house style.

This is comprised of two evening meetings per term of up to three hours for the Trust and three meetings per term for the Primaries (1 at 8.15am and two at 6.15pm), additional committee meetings as requested, and the clerk’s responsibilities include pulling together and dispatching the papers before the meeting and circulating the minutes afterwards. The clerk will also be required to take minutes for exclusion panels when needed, flexibility towards the end of the school day would be helpful.

The meetings will take place at one of the school sites, which are based in Hammersmith and Kensington.

£25 per hour, this is negotiable subject to experience, flexible contract, largely home-based working.

The ability to maintain confidentiality at all times is key.

For more information about Knowledge Schools Trust and the associated schools please visit

For a more detailed role description or to apply for the position, please email Cheryl Toolan and send your CV to:

The application deadline is Monday 18th November 2019.

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding

The Knowledge Schools Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding children. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check and other employment checks.


Job title: Learning Support Officer for EYFS/KS1

Start date: January 2020

Contract: Permanent, full-time Salary: £18,000+ per annum (depending on experience)

Working Hours: 8am-5pm term time including INSET 

Location: Kensington, London W14 8PU

The closing date is 12pm Friday 29th November 2019 and interviews will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019

Kensington Primary Academy, which opened in September 2016, requires an excellent Learning Support Officers for Reception/KS1. Kensington Primary Academy is part of the Knowledge Schools Trust which include Earls Court Free School Primary and West London Free School Primary and our staff work closely together, utilising their skills and experience across all schools. Our schools are inclusive, with the highest academic standards; we take children from all backgrounds and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to flourish. Our core belief is that every child is entitled to a classical liberal education, which we deliver by implementing the cutting-edge Core Knowledge Curriculum. The happiness, well-being and success of our pupils is at the centre of everything we do.

This could be the ideal role for a graduate seeking teaching experience prior to teacher training or an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for further career development in a growing organisation.  This role will include supporting a child 1:1 as well as classroom support.

You will:

* Believe that every child can, and will, succeed * Be organised, flexible, collaborative and resilient, and prepared to tackle all challenges that arise as we establish our schools * Have the highest ambitions for our pupils, the school and yourself * Have a calm and professional manner with our pupils * Be prepared to lead and support small groups of pupils independently * Organise and deliver extra-curricular activities after school * Have excellent numeracy and ICT skills and demonstrate an exemplary standard of written and spoken English

We will offer you:

* A unique opportunity to be a founding member of staff and help build our schools * A happy and highly professional working environment, with high expectations and standards * A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from, and a supportive headteacher and governing body * Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. Our LSOs will be expected to attend and actively participate in staff training each week and on INSET days. * Competitive salaries and, unlike most school support staff roles, this role is not pro-rata as the salary reflects our high expectations of our staff and our working hours (8am-5pm during      term-time and some staff training before and after term-time)

Application forms should be addressed to Helen Barnes and sent to or sent in hard copy to the West London Free School Primary, Cambridge Grove, London W6 0LB. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Please see the role outline here for more details.

The Knowledge Schools Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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