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Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  For all vacancies in school each applicant will need to complete and sign an application form, we will not accept CVs as an alternative. 


Successful candidates  for all posts will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, Disclosure and Barring Service checks.  In addition, some roles in school will also require a declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.  Online search will also be completed as part of the safer recruitment process.  The school will follow its Safer Recruitment and Appointments Policy for all vacancies which aligns with the regulations outlined in the Department for Education's document "Keeping Children Safe in Education". 


Candidates should be aware that information gathered during the recruitment process will be subject to the school's Privacy Notices. 


All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and the successful applicant will be required to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.  However, amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020)) provide those certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be considered.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.


Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a criminal record self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, to be returned to the school prior to the date of the interview.  You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this criminal record self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. 

In addition to the above, the school reserves the right to carry out an online search on short-listed candidates.  This will only include a search for information which is publicly available online.


Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


The costs incurred by candidates at any stage of the recruitment process for any roles within the school are the candidates' own responsibility.  The school will not cover any associated costs including travel.

We are now recruiting staff for our new Holiday Club venture which is launcing in summer 2024.


We currently have the following vacancies in school:

Holiday Club Play Leader

Holiday Club Play Workers


Information including how to apply is included in the documents below: