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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 November 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 0.4 contract

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed-Term until 31.08.2024

Pay scale

Teachers’ Pay Scales

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Teacher or ECT with energy and enthusiasm and a love of teaching who will teach classes and groups of wonderful children across the school. 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

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

Completed applications should be returned by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school office at office@stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. 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 will 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 will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS 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.

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About St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
245 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

We are part of SAST and are proud to be part of a trust where there is considerable support and collaboration with the other schools and leaders across these schools.

You are warmly encouraged to visit us in advance of applying. When you visit the school, you will notice the:
• Strong Christian ethos
• Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
• Children that are thriving and enjoying learning
• High expectations of all
• Breadth of experiences and opportunities
• Hard working, committed and caring staff
• Strong local community

There are 240 children on roll. The School has a Church of England foundation within the Diocese of Salisbury. The school was judged to be Good when last inspected by Ofsted in February 2023 and Excellent when inspected as a Church School in June 2019. We are an innovative school and continue to strive for the very best for all in our community.

We are excited to be part of SAST. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years. We believe in preserving schools in their local community. This means that there will be considerable local expertise to support the school and staff with the chance to make a contribution to wider developments.

At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further.

We are looking for someone with high expectations, a love of learning, able to inspire and laugh and enjoy the challenges of this role. You need to be a team player; you will go the extra mile to support children and want to continually develop and pick up the best ideas from around the world in education. In return, you will join a School and Trust that is full of activity, opportunity, and optimism.

Arranging a visit to St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk.

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