5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed term until 31.08.2024

Pay scale

Main Pay Range Teachers Pay – M1-M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Teacher who has a love for working with young people to work in one of our KS2 classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who

  • Has a passion for education and making a difference to children’s lives
  • Is passionate about providing a caring, nurturing environment, sympathetic to our Christian values
  • Is or has the potential to be an excellent classroom practitioner.
  • Has an interest in the curriculum including keen to lead subject area(s).
  • Is able to inspire and motivate our learners.
  • Has high expectations and a drive to enable pupils to be the best that they can be.
  • Is able to promote high standards of behaviour.
  • Has the desire to grow, learn and lead.
  • Has a positive and optimistic approach; are proactive and confident
  • Uses resources, intellect, creativity, and innovation to be successful
  • Be committed to partnership, collaboration and sharing

What the school offers its staff

We can provide you:

  • A wonderful location and school to begin or develop your education career
  • Values and experience of high-quality education
  • The chance to make a difference and contribute to the school’s further improvement
  • Support, training, and leadership development
  • The opportunity to work within SAST, a forward-thinking and growing multi-academy trust
  • The expertise available from a national Teaching School

Our values and ethos focus on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

Further details about the role

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

Applications should be sent by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact Jamie Paul, Office Manager at jamie.paul@shaftesburyprimary.co.uk or on 01747 852901.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This will be part of safer recruitment check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.


Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role may include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to-day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@sast.org.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
Download an application form - 130 KB

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
354 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01747 852901

Shaftesbury CE Primary School is an exciting and innovative school. We are perched 215 metres above sea-level, riddled with history and a beautiful place to be! Our school is very much part of the local community - we have strong links with the Church; we have wonderful support from the Governing Body, parents, a band of volunteers from the community and our PTA. We are committed to excellence in education and aim to INSPIRE children’s imaginations through a range of engaging and challenging learning experiences within a Christian environment.

At Shaftesbury we truly believe in educating the whole child and giving the children as many opportunities and learning experiences as we possibly can in all subjects, whether they are creative, practical or sports as well as academic, so that we can equip them for life in our modern world.

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jamie.paul@shaftesburyprimary.co.uk.

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