Class Teacher EYFS 0.5 FTE

Chapmanslade CE VA Primary School is a unique, small village primary school set in beautiful countryside between Westbury and Frome. Our little school has a wonderful community feel which we pride ourselves on. We are well-resourced, with a highly committed staff and a dedicated governing body. Our pupils are charming, charismatic and well-motivated.

It’s a very exciting time at Chapmanslade! Recruitment is currently underway for a new Head Teacher to lead our well-established team following the retirement of the previous Head. We are on a journey in re-igniting our vision and values, making sure we have a shared purpose in celebrating what makes Chapmanslade School truly special. The school was judged Good at its last Ofsted in November 2016, and we are awaiting an inspection.

All about the role:

We are seeking a kind, ambitious, talented and enthusiastic teacher to join our EY/KS1 team. At present, the class consists of just reception (17 pupils). We hope to keep this model for the upcoming academic year, too. Our chosen SSP is ‘Sounds-write’, which we began this academic year.

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence recent relevant teaching experience in a Reception class, and may also have experience of teaching at EYFS. 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 EYFS leader. This post is not suitable for ECTs.

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

Find out more and apply:

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.

Closing date and time: Friday 24th March 2023, 12 noon latest

Interview date: Thursday 30th March 2023

Commencement date:   5th June 2023, or sooner if possible

This 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 Form
  2. Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
  3. Person Specification 
  4. Job Description
  5. Letter to Applicants