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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full time post

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

To be successful and thrive in our community, you will need to be a qualified teacher who is:

  • Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children within a creative and inspiring curriculum
  • Dedicated to our children, with a belief that all children can succeed
  • An excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic, innovative, creative and caring
  • Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
  • Able to work effectively within a talented and friendly team on whole school issues
  • A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding classroom practice and high expectations of achievement and behaviour

What the school offers its staff

The Mead Trust is inclusive, passionate, and principled. We collaborate decisively and learn together. We work with mutual respect, honesty and humility, and we expect every member of our community to be kind, curious, courageous. With three schools across four sites in Trowbridge and Melksham, our mission is to launch interests and ignite passions through inspirational learning for all. We ensure our schools are places where:

  • All children are happy and safe, motivated to reach their full potential and equipped to become resilient, independent learners
  • Children are prepared to live responsibly and peacefully in the spirit of understanding, tolerance, equality and friendship
  • Everyone’s achievements are maximised and celebrated
  • Excellence is the expectation
  • All individuals are valued

Our children benefit from an exciting and engaging curriculum which has been developed to ensure that learning is sequenced in a logical and progressive way and is built upon a range of high-quality children’s texts.

Further details about the role

We would like to invite Class Teachers who share our values and ethos to apply to join our teaching team from September 2023. We welcome applications from those seeking their first teaching post, as well as those with teaching experience who are ready for a new challenge. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive induction process and delivering meaningful, ongoing professional development to all our staff. We will invest in, and support, the teachers that are the right fit for our schools and children, as we believe strongly that it’s much more about attitude and approach than it is about experience.

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it
  • Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Castle Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
379 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01225 768641

Castle Mead school is a vibrant, growing primary school in the heart of East Trowbridge. Rated ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection, the school continues to go from strength to strength under the new leadership of Mrs Emma Larkham, with two form entry, an onsite Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base.

Arranging a visit to Castle Mead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hello@themeadtrust.org.

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