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PPA Teacher (Maternity Cover) Vacancy

Chapmanslade is an exceptional, well-resourced small village school set in beautiful  countryside between Westbury and Frome, with a highly committed staff and a dedicated governing body. Our pupils are charming, well motivated and achieve high standards in all areas of school life.  The School was judged Good at its last Ofsted inspection.

We are seeking a kind, ambitious, talented and enthusiastic class teacher, with at least one year’s recent relevant teaching experience, to cover the maternity leave of our PPA teacher. The successful candidate will be committed to creating a stimulating environment that allows every child to achieve. They will be a genuine team player, working closely with colleagues including our TAs, and will recognise the importance of developing a strong partnership with parents.

Applications are invited from individuals who

  • Can evidence the extent to which they meet the criteria in the person specification
  • Demonstrate consistently good teaching practice
  • Can teach the full range of primary subjects, particularly PE and RE from YR to Y6
  • Have excellent behaviour management strategies and organisational skills
  • Believe that every child can progress and achieve
  • Have high levels of resilience, energy and enthusiasm, and have a sense of humour
  • Can protect and promote the Christian ethos of the school

In return we offer

  • An exceptionally happy and supportive school community
  • Delightful pupils
  • Very pleasant school buildings and grounds
  • Ambitious school development plans focused on the quality of education we provide
  • A high level of mentoring and professional development
  • Committed and supportive governors, church community and parents

Hours of work: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Contract type: Maternity Cover

Closing date (and time): Wednesday 9th June 2021 (12 noon) latest

Interview date: Thursday 24th June 2021

Commencement date: 1st September 2021

Additional information:   Visits to the school are highly encouraged. Please contact Mrs Andrea McCall, School Business Manager on 01373 832367 or email to book a tour of the school. The following dates are available:

  • Wednesday 19th May at 9:30am
  • Tuesday 25th May at 1:30pm
  • Tuesday 8th June at 4:00pm

Chapmanslade school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

  1. Application of Employment Form
  2. Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form
  3. Person Specification
  4. Job Description
  5. Letter to Applicants