Howletch Lane Primary School

Howletch Lane Primary School

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Vacancies in school

We are currently looking for new parent governors to join our Board of Governors.  If you are interested or would like more information about the role of a school governor, please contact the office on 0191 5862765 to arrange to speak with Mrs Karen Stevens, our Chair of Governors

We are keen to appoint a School Crossing Patrol as soon as possible to a vacancy on Burnhope Way/ junction with Willerby Grove in Peterlee.



Times of operation:

·   7.50am – 8.50am

·   2.50pm – 3:50pm

2 hours daily

10 hours weekly


Pay rate

£9.62 per hour



Use the uniform and sign provided to stop traffic.


Cross all pedestrians wishing to use your crossing patrol point during specified times.

You must:

Be punctual and honest.


Have good communication skills.


Have good road sense and be confident around traffic.


Completion of an application form and attend interview


If appointed a full DBS is required.


Uniform provided and full training is given.


Although the Council regards the provision of a school crossing patrol service as an important contribution to the safety of children in County Durham, this provision is a permissive function rather than a statutory obligation of the council and it must be appreciated that parental responsibility is in no way diminished by the exercise of this service.


Therefore, until a new permanent patrol is appointed, we continue remind parents & carers to exercise care when sending their children to school, remembering that some children may not be capable of assessing traffic speed and distance, and may experience difficulty crossing on their own.


If you are interested, or know of anyone else who would be interested in carrying out this worthwhile duty, please contact the Road Safety Team for an informal discussion on 07384 232720  or apply directly via the Council website: [closing date 15.10.2020]




Angela Redmond

Acting Road Safety Manager

Durham County Council

County Hall




Office – 07384 232720

Email –


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