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Latest Vacancies

Details of current vacancies can be found in this section. We have a number of vacancies for Teachers, admin and support roles throughout our schools.


Visits to the school are warmly encouraged - please telephone to arrange.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore all posts are  subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Applications should be made using the Spiral Application form. It is our policy to consider applications as they arrive, we therefore recommend that applicants submit applications as soon as possible as a post may be filled before the closing date.

Training to be a Teacher with Spiral

We are now recruiting our 2020 cohort of trainees who will begin training in September 2020, qualify as teachers in June 2021 and be ready to teach their first class in  September 2021.  If you are interested in training to be a teacher find out more on our training and apprenticeship page.


We are particularly keen to recruit new teaching assistants who would like to train to be teachers at some time in the future.  If you have a degree, and would like to be a teacher, a teaching assistant job could be the first step towards your new career.

NQT vacancies 2020

If you are interested in joining our NQT programme in September 2020 please register your interest using  the 'contact us' menu option.  Tell us what you are doing now, what opportunities you are looking for and leave your contact details - we'll contact you as soon as we have an appropriate opportunity for you.

Inclusion Teaching Assistant

Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School

Are you passionate about supporting children?  We are looking for a calm, enthusiastic and resilient person to support a pupil at our school on Monday to Wednesday from 8:45am to 3:05pm (including a half hour unpaid lunch break), term time (Spiral 40 weeks).  This is a temporary contract linked to a child and the contract will terminate when the child leaves the school or funding ceases, whichever is the sooner. 


You will be welcomed into an excellent team of caring, professional people and would be given all necessary guidance and support.  You will have a good standard of literacy and numeracy (GCSEs in English and maths at grade 4/grade C or above).  


Salary £17,214 - £18,373
Spiral Support Staff Pay Scale 1-4 pro rata

Employment type Part time

Pro-rata salary £7,120 - £7,599

Contract type Temporary

Closing date 24th Jan 2020 4:00 PM

Interview date 27th Jan 2020

Start date ASAP


Fleetville Junior School


We are looking to appoint a Caretaker to join our friendly team at Fleetville Junior School. If you are a proactive teamplayer looking for an interesting and varied job supporting our school community we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer you a valued role in a vibrant, forward thinking school within a warm and supportive school office team. Any training that you need will be provided.  Please see the job description for full details of the role.  Please note this job will at times involve some physical and manual work.


We pride ourselves on being a caring and nurturing school that has high expectations and aspirations for all our children and staff. We aim to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment and strongly believe that a positive start to a child’s education impacts significantly on their engagement and attitudes to learning.


The hours are 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, term time only but this is negotiable for the right candidate. There is the possibility of additional lettings hours.


Employment type Part time

Pro-rata salary £8,872

Contract type Permanent

Closing date 24th Jan 2020 5:00 PM

Interview date TBA

Start date ASAP

Midday Supervisory Assistants (Play Leaders)

Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and caring person who relates well to children to work as a playleader/midday supervisory assistant (MSA) during the lunchtime period at our school. 


You will be working as part of a team, using your own initiative to engage with children.  

Salary £18,155 - £18,518
SSPS1-SSPS2 pro-rated, term time only

Employment type Part time

Pro-rata salary £3,218 - £3,282

Contract type Permanent

Closing date 24th Jan 2020 4:00 PM

Interview date to be arranged

Start date as soon as possible

Class Teacher - Key Stage 2

Fleetville Junior School


We are seeking to appoint a full time teacher to start after Easter or in September 2020 for the right candidate.


We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who is committed to caring for children and raising standards. We would welcome applications from newly qualified teachers. In return we can offer you a supportive, dedicated and forward thinking team to work with and will actively encourage and support your professional development. Our Trust provides exciting opportunities for teachers to develop their careers and it could lead to new opportunities within the Trust in the future.


Salary £27,076 - £39,381

Employment type Full time

Contract type Permanent

Closing date 27th Jan 2020 5:00 PM

Interview date Week Commencing 3 February 2020

Start date 20th Apr 2020

1:1 Sen Teaching Assistant

Mandeville Primary School


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our successful team, to work on a 1:1 basis supporting two children with special educational needs.  The candidate should use their specialist curricular knowledge and experience to support their learning whilst ensuring that they get the best start to their education possible. This post is temporary and is linked to two specific children whilst they attend the school.  We are looking for a candidate who has a positive attitude and a passion for working with children along with the ability to work successfully as part of a team.


As part of our innovative approach we offer generous new terms and conditions of employment to our support staff. This includes a 45.6 week paid contract, flexible leave options and excellent CPD opportunities. We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset and reflect that in the way we reward and invest in our staff. You will work term time (38 weeks) plus five inset days and a minimum of two days to be worked during school holidays. 


Salary £12,873 - £12,873
£18,851, pro ratad to £12,873 Spiral Support 3

Employment type Part time

Pro-rata salary £12,873.00 - £12,873.00

Contract type Fixed Term Contract

Closing date 27th Jan 2020 5:00 PM

Interview date TBC

Start date February 2020

After School Club Manager

Spiral Faces - Fleetville Schools


Fleetville Junior & Fleetville Infant & Nursery School are part of the Spiral Partnership Trust and each school has Breakfast and After School Provision as well as Holiday Clubs.  An opportunity has arisen for the position of Manager across the out of school care clubs at both Schools (FACES).


We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and experienced Manager to lead this provision. Good communication and organisational skills are essential, as this post is primarily administrative, although some participation in working with the children in setting will be necessary. The Manager of the clubs will ensure a safe and stimulating environment for all children.


Salary£27,134 - £29,784

Spiral Partnership Support Staff Pay Scale

Employment type Part time

Pro-rata salary £14,666.00 - £16,098.00

Contract type Permanent

Closing date 30th Jan 2020 5:00 PM

Interview date TBC

Start date ASAP

Business Support Apprentice - Level 3 Advanced



We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Apprentice to become a key part of our friendly Central Office Function of a Multi-academy Trust of six primary schools in Hertfordshire. You will be reporting to the CFO and will be working closely with our current Apprentice and Human Resources Manager to run key aspects within both the Finance and Human Resources function. The role will provide a wide range of learning opportunities across a number of Financial, Business and HR disciplines allowing the role holder to gain a wealth of transferrable skills and experience.


Job Description


The role holder will work with the Finance and HR team (including another apprentice) in the following areas:

•Learning to use a finance system (Sage) to record transactions and building up to running your own accounts ledger (i.e. doing bank recs, preparing month end etc.)

•Assisting with day to day queries from the school finance teams to help resolves their problems.

•Provide administrative support to the Trust’s Executive Heads to include helping with setting up meetings, taking phone calls, agendas, minutes and action logs.

•To provide relief support and assistance for the Trust’s schools’ administrative and finance functions on an ad hoc or emergency basis as required.

•Working with the Trusts’ HR manager to support and deliver the roll out of Access (HR system). This will involve answering day to day queries, providing advice for users, writing and designing system manuals and generating reports.

•Helping with the recruitment and data control for our teacher training programme within the Trust.

•Helping the HR manager with recruitment using social media channels, recruitment websites, Facebook and Twitter.


The position will mainly be based at both Fleetville Junior School and Mandeville Primary School, St Albans but occasionally the candidate may be required to work at other schools within the Trust.


For more information or to apply for this apprenticeship, please visit:



Do you have a skill or interest you would like to share with primary school children?

We deliver a wide range of exciting after-school activities and need leaders who want to share their passion with children, anything from

crosswords to cupcakes

sudoku to science experiments

music to maths


Latin, sports, maths, English, science and media skills are particularly welcome.

Short and long term opportunities available.

Further details and rates of pay are available on our website.