We are seeking a committed and experienced caretaker to join our premises and administration team. We are a welcoming, inclusive school community rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted, and are part of the highly regarded Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

  • Working arrangements: 7:00am-8:30am and 4:00-6:00pm, 5 days per week (average 17.5 hours per week during term time, with flexible working hours during school closure periods)

  • Salary: £8.36-£9.03 per hour (grade 3, below the mid-point bar)

  • Appointment: Permanent contract, 52 weeks per year (annual leave must be taken in school closure periods and booked in advance)

  • Closing date: Thursday 4th January 2018

  • Interviews: Wednesday 9th January 2018

  • Start date: Monday 19th February 2018

You will be required to:

  • Maintain the school premises, including site security and routine repairs and maintenance;

  • Perform a wide range of caretaking duties, working closely with the Senior Administrator;

  • Undertake cleaning tasks as agreed and required;

  • Support the Headteacher to ensure that the school is compliant with health and safety requirements on a day to day basis.


In return, we can offer:

  • A dedicated, supportive team of professional colleagues and governors;

  • Friendly, energetic pupils who respect the learning environment and the people who help them;

  • A school that values your commitment to our pupils and will support your professional development.

Laureate Community Academy is a partner within the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance and the CASSA Teaching School Alliance. We work closely with our partner schools to provide outstanding professional development and opportunities for both new and experienced staff.

Visits to the school are encouraged - please contact the school office for further details:

For more information about the school, visit the school website ( or find us on Facebook (Laureate Primary School). Please return completed application forms by email to the above email address, or by post to: Laureate Community Academy, Exning Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0AN.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts.

Samuel Ward Academy Trust – welcoming diversity.


VACANCIES (September 2016)


 Midday Supervisory Assistants (grade 1)

* 1 hour per day (12:00-1:00pm, 12:15-1:15pm or 12:30-1:30pm, rota basis, plus additional hours as required)

* Casual contract

* As soon as available


 Breakfast Club Activities Workers (grade 2)

* 1 hour per morning (8:00-9:00am, rota basis)

* Casual contract

* As soon as available 


 LAST Leaders (grade 3 or higher)

* 2 hours per afternoon (3:30-5:30pm, rota basis)

* Additional hours on existing contract (current staff) or casual contract (new staff)

* From September (earlier if required/available)


Please see Job descriptions and application forms below

Midday Supervisory Assistants
If you are interested in becoming a Midday Supervisory Assistant (regular or relief), please contact the school office. You can also find a copy of the job description and application form below. 
Breakfast Club Assistants
If you are interested in becoming a Breakfast Club Assistant (regular or relief), please contact the school office. You can also find a copy of the job description and application form below. 
Voluntary Work Experience
If you are interested in taking up some voluntary work experience, please fill in the attached application form and return in person or by post to Laureate Community Academy, Exning Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0AN. Alternatively, applications can be emailed to