Monthly Archive: April 2019

School Direct Jobs Fair

I would like to invite you to meet with our current trainees at our Jobs Fair event on Wednesday, 1st May, 2019, 4.30-5.30pm at:

The St.Helens Hotel, 

Linkway West, 

WA10 1NG. 

We are often contacted by Heads making enquiries about our trainees. This academic year, we also had Heads contact us in September/October, regarding maternity cover. We have therefore put this event on so that you are given opportunity to meet and have informal chats with the trainees, with regards to you considering if they would make a valuable contribution to your school and possible employment in the future. Therefore, I hope that this will be time well spent for all concerned.

We hope that either yourself or one of your senior management team will be able to attend. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

National Professional Qualifications in School Leadership for the Autumn 2019 Intake

I am writing to advise that the registration window is now open, for all of the DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications in school leadership, for the Autumn 2019 intake.

The St Helens TSA in association with Best Practice Network and the Outstanding Leaders Partnership are pleased to offer the following qualifications:

  • NPQ for Middle Leadership
  • NPQ for Senior Leadership
  • NPQ for Headship
  • NPQ for Executive Leadership

Funding opportunities: Funding may be available for candidates in eligible regions (category 5 & 6 areas), but at this time cannot be guaranteed.

Candidates can now apply via the following link:

PLEASE NOTE: the registration deadline for the Autumn 2019 intake, is Friday 26th July 2019.

I hope you will find this information useful and should you have any enquiries about these training opportunities, please email:

Applicants completing their programme application are asked to identify whether they have been recommended by one of our delivery partners. You will be asked to identify the partner from a drop down list, and then to enter that partner’s ‘partner allocation code’.

If you wish to complete your face to face sessions with the St Helens TSA the information is as follows:

The partner allocation code is: STHN-TSA

The partner name is listed as St Helens TSA

Green Screen Film Making

As a result of feedback from last term. The St Helens TSA in association with Mako Education would like to offer the following training session:

Green Screen Film Making

Do you want to make the most of your schools green screen? Do you want to create a short film using a green screen? This is a technique that is used in many big-budget feature films to achieve spectacular effects. You will be shown that we can make people fly, disappear, visit the bottom of the sea….. anything is possible!

During the day we will cover:

  • Character creation
  • Storyboarding
  • Story development
  • Green Screen film making
  • Green Screen photography
  • Green Screen arts and crafts
  • Compositing and video editing
  • Importing Green Screen content to different apps and software

The session will take place on: Thursday 2nd May 2019, 9.00am – 3.00pm at St Helens TSA POD, St Mary & St Thomas’ CE Primary School, Barton Close, St Helens,

WA10 2HS.

For further information including cost please see the flyer.

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email/call:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator TSA):

Paula Foster (Administrator):

Spinney Avenue CE Primary Assistant Head Post

Job Title:               Assistant Head Teacher

Grade:                   Teachers Leadership Scale (L4-L8)

Contract Hours:     Full time

Contract:               Permanent

Salary:                   Assistant Head Teacher – Leadership Scale

Start date:             1st September 2019

Full details:

Assistant Head Advert KS2 2019
Assistant Head Job Description KS2
Person Specification Assistant Headteacher KS2