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Class Teacher EY / KS1 0.5  Permanent FTE

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 teacher to join our EY/KS1 team. The ideal candidate will be able to evidence recent relevant teaching experience in a Reception class, and may also have experience of teaching at KS1.  You will be skilled at creating a stimulating environment that allows every child to achieve.  The successful candidate 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. The successful candidate will aspire to become a confident and  innovative curriculum leader of PSHE across the school.

Applications are invited from individuals who

  • Can demonstrate consistently good teaching practice and a deep understanding of the EYFSP
  • Understand the mastery approach to mathematics teaching
  • Use on-going Assessment for Learning to shape meaningful lessons
  • 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 support the Christian ethos of the school

In return we offer

  • An exceptionally happy and ambitious school community
  • Delightful pupils
  • Very pleasant school buildings and grounds
  • A high level of support for your professional development
  • Committed and supportive governors, church community and parents

Hours of work: 0.5 FTE Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday       

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date (and time): Wednesday 13th October 2021 (12 noon) latest

Interview date: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Commencement date: 1st January 2022

Additional information:   Visits to the school are highly encouraged. Please contact Mrs Andrea McCall, School Business Manager on 01373 832367 or email to discuss arrangements for visiting the school.

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 for Employment Form

2. Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

3. Person Specification

4. Job Description

5. Letter to Applicant