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  • Job Title

    Finance Assistant

  • Location

    Woodbridge, Suffolk

  • Posted

    24th November 2023

  • Salary

    £8,194 to £22,233

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Finance Assistant (Two posts available) POST ONE SALARY: Grade 3, SCP 4 - £22,233.30 per annum (Fte - £23,114) HOURS: 37 hours per week, 44 weeks per year CONTRACT: Permanent POST ...



Farlingaye High School is a popular and successful school, located in Woodbridge, a pleasant market town situated on the River Deben in Suffolk and just 7 miles from Ipswich. We are a creative school with excellent resources, lovely students and great results. Our most recent Ofsted report graded us Good with Outstanding features.

We are part of East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST) alongside Kesgrave High School, Bungay High School and Castle East School. We are a Teaching School Hub partner, which allows us to improve teaching and learning on a continuous basis. We are committed to providing excellent staff opportunities through developing and promoting our staff and offering an excellent CPD and support programme for new staff.  We are also extremely pleased to have launched our own teacher training provider: EAST SCITT. This allows us to award QTS and also QTS + PGCE Programmes within both Primary and Secondary schools.



Our vision at Farlingaye is very clear. We want our students to be taught by brilliant teachers, to learn to love different subjects, and to develop a sense that they are part of a wider community where their actions matter and their contribution is valued.

We want our students to excel here, to gain the skills and develop the qualities needed to go on and succeed in their future roles and careers beyond Farlingaye. We also want to foster the passions and interests that our students hold in the future, by offering a chance for our students to involve themselves in a broad range of extra-curricular provision that enables them to participate in activities that develop resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride. We are hugely proud of what’s on offer at Farlingaye, from the range of sporting opportunity through to the music, art and drama that so many participate in. Our aim therefore is to ensure that Farlingaye is a beacon of excellence in all it does. As a staff we strive to ensure that every area of our school is the best it can be, and are committed to being restless in order to achieve this goal. We are humble, keen to learn from others and aim to keep developing. We believe that all our key stakeholders - students, parents, staff and governors - have a key role in helping us further improve.

A student’s time at school should leave a lasting legacy on shaping the person they become – all our staff play a part in making that happen. Work with us as part of the Farlingaye community in an environment that helps you develop and progress in your career.

Mr Peter Smith, Headteacher

Staff Benefits

Work at Farlingaye

  • Due to our size and as part of East Anglian Schools Trust, we have had several opportunities each year for teaching staff to take on additional paid activities or research projects which give staff the opportunity to add to their CV and help their professional development.
  • We run an outstanding CPD programme to ensure all staff have access to developing both their professional and personal skills.
  • As a large school, we have great opportunities for internal staff promotion. Some jobs are only advertised within the school.
  • The maximum any of our staff teach is 84%.
  • ECTs have a special package to give them a lighter teaching load than other staff.
  • In accordance with our Admissions policy, children of staff employed by the school are given priority where they have been employed for two or more years or if they are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a skill shortage.
  • We are members of a Well Being Scheme and our staff benefit from telephone access for guidance and personal support, counselling and physiotherapy, as well as personal and some private medical support if needed.
  • We are understanding of staff needing time for personal reasons.
  • Generous family leave policies are in place and we do all we can to support parents of young children returning to work as well as those with caring responsibilities.
  • Ufford Park Health Club offer all Farlingaye staff discounts on their health club memberships.
  • The school pays into the National Teachers’ Pension scheme for teaching staff and Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.

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In March 2022 the school was visited by a team of Ofsted inspectors who looked into every aspects of the school. The report is available directly from Ofsted or from the school website.

Farlingaye was graded Outstanding in two areas: Personal Development and Sixth-Form Provision

Here are a few quotes:

  • "Pupils feel safe and say they are happy”
  • “Sixth form is ‘one big happy family’”
  • “Everyone feels accepted and welcomed”
  • “Pupils behave positively. They are lively, confident, enthusiastic and kind”
  • “Pupils know that teachers are very proud of them and their achievements”
  • “Leaders have constructed a broad and ambitious curriculum for all pupils”
  • “Leaders make sure that pupils' needs are identified quickly”
  • “Teaching in sixth form is highly effective”
  • “Leaders work to promote pupils' personal development is exceptional”
  • “Pupils, including those with SEND participate in a range of clubs and out of school activities involving the arts, drama and sport”
  • “Sixth form students are wonderful ambassadors for the school”
  • “Teachers provide high quality advice around carers and next steps"
  • “Teachers say they feel well led and supported by leaders. Leaders have very high expectations”

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