Supply Teachers

Hexham Priory School uses Supply Teachers and would expect any supply teachers that we use to be on the Northumberland County Council supply teaching data base. To find out more details about joining the Teaching Supply scheme, please ring Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400. We like to invite possible supply Teachers into school on a voluntary basis to spend some time with our pupils before they cover a staff member. We have found that this benefits both the pupils and the supply teacher, especially if they have little special needs teaching experience.

Supply Teaching Assistants

We are always looking to increase our bank of supply Teaching Assistants who are available to work in school. Work may be on an ad hoc basis to cover for absent staff or regular work to cover in a class when a child from our school attends a teaching session in their local mainstream school supported by their own Teaching Assistant.

We would be interested in hearing from anyone that has a Child Care qualification equivalent to NVQ Level Two or higher, with good levels of literacy and numeracy. Experience will also be taken into account.  Application forms along with the Health Declaration forms can be downloaded below and should be returned to school via email.  All Supply Teaching Assistants must have a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)clearance, which can be facilitated by school.  We would recommend joining the DBS update service.


The school welcomes and greatly values the help given by volunteers working in school. Their help is welcomed in the classrooms, supporting Rebound Therapy, Swimming sessions etc. All volunteers must be DBS checked and we ask that this cost is met by the volunteer- again we recommend that volunteers join the DBS update service (at no additional cost to them).

Work placements

We welcome students on work placements in school, whether from High Schools, Colleges or Universities.

Work Placement & Volunteer Handbook  |   Fire Strategy Plan

Hexham Priory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Staff, (including Supply Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Volunteers and Work Experience Students) to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosures are required for working or volunteering in school along with proof of identity and proof of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

All enquiries relating to any of the above should be made in writing, preferably by email, giving your full contact details to


Application Form       Guidance Form        Health Declaration