Job Opportunities

We currently have vacancies within the trust at Normanby Primary School & Riverdale Primary School.

Normanby Primary School – Lunchtime Supervisor

Grade/Salary:  Grade B SCP 2 (approx. £2828 pro rata)

Hours: 5.5 hours per week –  TT0 – 1.05 hours per day (12.00pm – 1.05pm)

Job Reference LSA/AUT23

Required for as soon as possible.

The Trustees of Ironstone Academy Trust wish to appoint a Lunchtime Supervisor to join our dedicated staff.

The successful applicant will join a team of lunchtime supervisors.  Responsibilities to include supervising children in the dining hall, helping with packed lunches and playground duty.  The post holder will be flexible, have good communication skills and relate well to children.  A basic knowledge of health and safety is essential. 

Please note that applications must be made on the recommended forms (along with the two associated forms) which are available to download below; we would welcome these to be delivered with a handwritten or personalised covering letter to the address at the bottom of this advert.  Application packs can be downloaded directly from the Trust’s website,  Alternatively you can telephone for one to be posted out or call into Normanby Primary School to collect one. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding and awareness of Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and other relevant procedures and systems including the Local Safeguarding Board arrangements

Ironstone Academy Trust actively encourages the professional development of its staff and is a happy and caring place to work. A job description is attached to this advert.  Application packs can be downloaded directly from the Trust’s website.  Alternatively you can telephone for one to be sent out or call into Normanby Primary to collect one. 

Closing Date – ongoing

Interviews tbc.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Mrs K Pentney

Head Teacher

Normanby Primary School of Ironstone Academy Trust

Flatts Lane




Riverdale Primary School – Level 3 Administrator

Level 3 Administrator  

NJC Scale 5-6  £21575-£21968  (Pro rata to the hours and weeks worked) 

(Actual £17280 – £17595)

Contract – Permanent

34 hours Monday – Friday.  Term Time plus 5 PD Days

Riverdale Primary School – (197 on roll)

Due to the promotion of our existing administrator,  Riverdale Primary is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic  and reliable Level 3 administrator to join our busy and friendly office team.

As school administrator your day to day responsibilities will include but not be limited to

·         Being the first point of call for communication with parents

·         Monitor attendance and liaise with our trust attendance office

·         Organise school trips

·         Create and send letters to parents

·         Answering phones and taking messages

·         Administering first aid and medicines to pupils

The successful candidate will

·         Be a reliable and trustworthy person with excellent time-management skills

·         Be self- motivated and an industrious person

·         Show attention to detail

·         Someone with experience of currently or previously working in a school environment

·          Have excellent ICT skills

·         Have superb ‘customer care’ and  excellent communication

·         Be an effective team player.

·       Be able to multi task

·       Be outgoing and have a friendly personality

If this is you we would love to hear from you.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought, along with other relevant employment checks.

Visits are encouraged and welcomed to the school

Please call 01642 471298 if you would like to book a visit. Visits are strictly by appointment only.

Application forms and information packs are available on our school website  on our Job Vacancies Page

Closing date: Friday 17th November 10.00am , with interviews being in the week commencing 20th November

Application forms to be returned to Mrs. K Reilly  (Head Teacher) Riverdale Primary School, Hambleton Avenue, Redcar, TS10 4HH or FAO Mrs K Reilly


Why work for us? 

The Ironstone Academy Trust is a Trust based in The Northeast of England; our family of 6 primary schools, including a Specially resourced provision supporting pupils Speech and Language development, promotes the dignity, self-esteem and development of every one of our pupils and staff. 

The ironstone that was mined from beneath our schools went to produce the steel that powered an industrial revolution and transformed the world; our belief is that with the right support our children will do the same, to the benefit of generations to come.  

Our schools offer a supportive network of colleagues who work together to deliver high-quality education, with a curriculum that meets requirements of our young people and gives them every opportunity to succeed in adult life. 

We are dedicated to academic excellence and the spiritual, physical, and moral development of all our 1,800 pupils, as well as the ongoing development and fulfilment of every one of our 250 plus staff.  

Our schools provide modern facilities and a safe and secure environment that reflects and supports family values, where standards of behaviour are excellent and parental engagement and collaboration is central to our success. 

We are inclusive and are respectful, encouraging a culture of tolerance where people of diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected, and cherished. 

We seek to make a difference to the lives of all groups of children, working to ensure especially that the most vulnerable in our society are not disadvantaged.  

Each school aspires for excellence and is on a journey of continual year-on-year improvement. The Trust promotes strong working relationships: our staff have positive links with colleagues, and have clear strategic aims built on our mission and values. 


  • Celebrate and share the practice of our outstanding schools, leaders and teachers 
  • Are committed to excellent governance that challenges, supports and holds to account 
  • Have strong leadership at all levels 
  • Ensure our pupils receive outstanding teaching  
  • Offer a wide range of curricular and extracurricular experiences  
  • Develop parents and carers as active partners in their child’s progress. 

We are building a Trust where children are at the heart of everything decision we make, every child is valued, and every family is supported.  

Employee Benefits and Wellbeing 

Ironstone Academy Trust recognises the importance of staff welfare and a managed workload, and this is reflected in the way we treat our people. 

As a responsible and caring employer, we appreciate and value each of our staff. Their holistic health and wellbeing are vital to enabling all of us to maintain the optimum work-life balance.  

We see exceptional staff welfare as an essential element towards enabling us to develop a rich, nurturing climate for learning across all our schools. 

We offer a broad package of emotional and practical support to our colleagues.  

We are clear about our expectations of employees and offer a positive, transparent and supportive working culture in return. 

We offer: 

  • Competitive pay 
  • Defined benefit pensions 
  • Performance-related pay progression and recognition of additional responsibilities 
  • Annual cost of living adjustment 
  • On-site parking at our school premises 

Additional benefits include access to: 

  • Access to support services for all staff 
  • Cycle2Work and IT purchase scheme 

IAT is committed to equality of opportunity and will not tolerate any harassment, intimidation, discrimination, or victimisation. 

We encourage staff to undertake training and development and to explore new challenges within the Trust wherever appropriate.  

Please note that we do not accept CVs.


Do you want to train to be a Teacher?  Please click on the link NESTA for more information.


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