About our Academy

Freebrough Academy was established in September 2010 and was graded as Good by Ofsted in 2015. No longer requiring a sponsor, Freebrough Academy was fundamental in establishing Teesside Learning Trust, a newly formed Multi Academy Trust which was established on 01 September 2016, comprising of two Primary Academies in Redcar and Cleveland, and two Secondary Academies, Thornaby Academy in Stockton and Freebrough Academy in Redcar and Cleveland, we are at an exciting point in our development as a Trust.

Led by a strong and effective Board of Trustees, Teesside Learning Trust is ambitious for all of our students and is keen to establish itself as a centre of excellence in the North East region. Students benefit from the resources and expertise across the four schools within the Trust and we are in a great position to develop a smooth and seamless transition between primary and secondary schools for our students.  Being part of a much bigger entity also brings opportunities for the development of staff and succession planning opportunities

Our aim is to be recognised as an outstanding provider of education and we are committed to appointing outstanding practitioners to join us on this exciting journey.

Recruitment Pack and Important Documents

Freebrough Academy Recruitment Pack

Application Form (PDF Format)

Current Vacancies

Clerk to the Trust and PA to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Please note – The successful candidate will be based at Thornaby Academy Baysdale Road, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9DB.

Teesside Learning Trust are looking to appoint an experienced professional who will provide high level advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and arrange and coordinate training and induction packages for Trustees. The post also includes providing an effective, efficient and professional PA service to the CEO which involves arranging meetings, taking minutes, keeping records and advising the CEO and Board of Trustees on local and national developments that will impact on the Trust.

We are looking for an extremely professional individual who has a strong working knowledge of Governance, preferably within Schools and Academies. Flexibility in terms of working hours is required as the successful candidate will be required to clerk a number of Trustees meetings which may take place on an evening (typically 6pm-9pm). Attendance at events and functions may also be required.

This post will be based at Thornaby Academy, travel within the working day may be required within the Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland areas. Further travel may be required on an ad hoc basis.

The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of our pre-employment checks.

Salary: SCP 30 – 32 £26,556 – £28,203 per annum Gross) £23,753 – £25,226 per annum pro rata

Start Date: Monday 24 April 2017

Contract Type: 37 Hours per week, ‘Term Time only’ plus 2 weeks

Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 2 March 2017

Interviews: w/c 13 March or 20 March 2017

Location of work: Thornaby Academy, Baysdale Road, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9DB.

Thornaby Academy Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Job Description Clerk to the Trust and PA to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Person Specification Clerk to the Trust and PA to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Other vacancies in the Teesside Learning Trust

The Teesside Learning Trust may have other vacancies open at our other academies. To find out more please click the links below to be taken to their dedicated vacancy webpages.


Click here for Thornaby Academy Vacancies


Candidate Feedback

“Lovely warm welcome from students and staff, very approachable.”

“Very informative evening.  Really positive and encouraging to hear about the progress over the time the Academy has been open.”

“Wow! Such an amazing school!”

“Thank you for this evening,  you have a wonderful establishment.”

“Thanks to everyone for their time, your energy and enthusiasm shone through.”

“Great warm welcome from staff and pupils, a great feel throughout the school.”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit and am excited to apply for the post.  Your Head Girl was fantastic at describing the Academy’s journey.”

“Freebrough is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through concerted team work focussed on a common goal – the students.”


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