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Working at St James

Equality and Diversity Notice for Applicants

St James C of E Primary School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We want St James to be a great place to work and an organisation that we all have pride in, where every member of our community feels valued, safe and included. Applications are invited from all members of the community, the aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and this includes promoting equality and diversity for all irrespective of age; disability; ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality); gender; gender reassignment; religion or belief; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity.

Let Your Light Shine

Our School Motto 'Let Your Light Shine', is taken from Matthew 5 v 16 and encapsulates our belief in the unique qualities and capabilities of every learner that joins us. As staff members to nurture, encourage, develop, and celebrate the talents and strengths of our young people. 

Staff Community 

Relationships between staff are based on mutual respect and developmental feedback. Senior leaders empower staff through clear leadership and meaningful vision for the school, recognising and rewarding the potential and commitment of staff. 

Employee Benefits

Continuous Professional Development

St James is committed to providing our staff with high-quality professional learning and development opportunities throughout their career. Our staff work together in partnership, sharing expertise and supporting one another, to ensure excellence within our school, as well as reducing workload and actively supporting staff well-being. 

Employee Assistance Programme

All employees have access to our Employee Assistance Programme for free and confidential advisory and counselling services.

Pension 

Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.

Networking and Development Opportunities

Staff have the opportunity to work collaboratively to share best practice and expertise across the neighbouring schools and the diocese.

Health and Wellbeing

St James Primary School views mental health equally important to physical health. Our Mental Health First Aider is a point of contact to provide support and signpost staff to appropriate help.