• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are delighted to invite applications for a talented class teacher to join our dynamic and creative staff team. Swimbridge C of E Primary School is a rural, village school, with a Christian ethos, where emphasis is placed on supporting the whole child through every aspect of development. At Swimbridge school we have a rich, diverse curriculum which enables pupils to excel across all areas. This is an opportunity for a teacher with a specific subject interest to further extend and share their expertise within a supportive and thriving school community. Whilst not essential, an interest in taking on responsibility for English across the school would be a distinct advantage.

High expectations and the capacity to enthuse and motivate children of all abilities are essential requirements for this post. The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher keen to play an active part in the further development of the School. The successful applicant will be a committed, but reflective practitioner.

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
108 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01271 830 437

About Swimbridge Church of England Primary School

Swimbridge is a small village four miles from the market town of Barnstaple in North Devon.  We are a small school set back off the roadside, just a         two-minute walk to the village centre, with views of the surrounding hills. Our original building dates back to 1866, but this had expanded over the years to provide new learning spaces and facilities for our children. Our on-site grounds are compact, providing three playgrounds and a woodland garden/Forest School area. Opposite our school building we have a large playing field, nature area, and the new village play park.

What makes Swimbridge School so special: we pride ourselves on our Christian Vision which aims to inspire, enable and educate for 'Life in all its Fullness' by teaching a   topic-based curriculum that contains high quality content, delivered through creative, rich and practical experiences; underpinned with the development of core academic skills in literacy and numeracy. We incorporate outdoor learning, visits, and visitors, together with hands on experience as much as possible in order to develop the whole child.
At Swimbridge School, we focus on our values – wisdom, hope, community, dignity and love, linking these to key learning behaviours, with the firm belief that a positive attitude to learning can make a huge difference to the progress of each child. When children have hope and aspire to do something well, they have the correct attitude to a learning activity and therefore grow in knowledge, wisdom and self-belief.

The children are encouraged to understand their thinking and to develop a growth mindset – never saying, ‘I can’t do this’… but always saying, ‘I can’t do this YET’ and we embed the importance of having the right attitude and focus on developing our learning behaviours in all that we do to ensure cohesion throughout the school.
In every class, at the beginning of each week, the children spend valuable curriculum time focussing on their personal learning goals. At the end of each week, they then have a dedicated session to evaluate and reflect on their progress. Throughout the school, the children are given age-appropriate Learning Behaviour Targets (linked to our school values) to work on. 

We are part of the thriving Swimbridge Community, working closely with Swimbridge Pre-School,  St James’ Church, Swimbridge Nursing Home and the local village Green Team. Our community has the privilege of a wonderfully refurbished Village Hall, where many events take place.

School location

Barnstaple Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0PJ

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