Job Vacancies at Newton Poppleford

Teaching Assistant Level 2

Newton Poppleford Primary is a friendly and welcoming school that values its staff. We have a fantastic team, and well-being is hugely important to us.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated individual to join our school. 

This post is for a 1:1 TA, working with a year 1 child.  

You will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as the ability to motivate children to do their best. You will be patient, understanding, and responsive, and able to build positive relationships with children, while establishing consistent boundaries. A willingness to work as part of a team, as well as taking your own initiative when required, is essential. Recent training in and an understanding of supporting children’s social and emotional development and Autism would be beneficial, as would experience of working in a school environment. 

The post is fixed term commencing on the 20th February and is based on current funding. The post is for 30 hours per week.There could possibly be additional hours for a suitably qualified candidate in our After School/Breakfast Club.  

Please email completed application forms to the school office at or send by post to Newton Poppleford Primary School, School Lane, Newton Poppleford. EX10 0EL. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.  
Clerk to Governors 
Please see full job description and application form below. 
Closing date 12:00pm on 12th January 2023

Governor positions

We are looking for two co-opted and one local authority governors to join our governing board and would love to attract individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to the success of our school. We currently have enough parent governors, but grandparents and other community members would be welcome to get in touch, please spread the word! 

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role where you can make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board level environment. 

We would especially like to hear from you if you have: 

  • Experience of school governance 
  • Experience working in education 
  • Knowledge and understanding of SEND   
  • The ability to look at issues objectively 
  • The confidence to ask questions and join in debates 
  • A willingness to listen and make informed judgements 
  • The ability to work well with others 
  • Willingness to dedicate your time and undertake training. 

    We play an important part in raising school standards through our three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. As a board, we actively engage with the school, to enable us to effectively provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and the leadership team. 

    Access to training and information to build on existing skills or to develop new ones will be available, as well as support from the Clerk and other members of the board. If you are interested in applying to be a Newton Poppleford School governor, please contact Nicola Dowsing 
Exeter Supply Partnership are recruiting EYFS, KS1 and KS2 qualified teachers. If you are interested then download the pdf for more information.