9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Leave commencing September 2021 to Easter 2022)
TMR 1 - 6 depending on experience

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional class teacher for a mixed Year 1/2 class in our small federation of Church schools located near Hungerford, West Berkshire. The right candidate may also be offered the opportunity to lead a curriculum area, based on the successful candidate’s skills.

Our schools can offer:
Our schools can offer:
 A dynamic learning climate
 Friendly and supportive colleagues
 Small class sizes
 Extensive outdoor learning space including Forest School
 A programme of bespoke professional development
 Support and challenge by leaders at all levels

The schools are looking for a teacher who is:
 Innovative, passionate about teaching and will ‘go the extra mile’
 A consistently Good and Outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of accelerated progress
 A team player with energy, stamina and plenty of creativity and fresh ideas
 Resilient and able to work collaboratively

Our schools have dedicated, supportive staff who are always striving for excellence.

We have a talented Senior Leadership Team and planning is available for sharing across previous and current year groups. The staff are committed to every child making accelerated progress in a happy and safe environment. The children are well behaved and enjoy coming to school as this is where children and staff feel valued.

If you are considering relocation, the school is able to signpost you to rental accommodation on request.

Applying for the job

All applications must be submitted on the West Berkshire application form attached.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
44 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01488 648657

About Shefford C.E. Primary School

Chaddleworth St Andrew’s and Shefford C.of E. Primary Schools are two federated schools, set in an idyllic location in rural Berkshire. Our caring and welcoming environment, based on our vision of 'Going the extra mile' is led by our Christian Values of Courage, Compassion, Trust, Friendship, Wisdom and Endurance. The children learn primarily at the Great Shefford site in mixed year classes. The Chaddleworth site is used for focussed learning and activities such as drama workshops, music and dance.

We safeguard and promote the wellbeing of all and aim to provide the highest quality education that develops resilient, independent and curious learners who are prepared for their future and the world around them.

The school has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a strong team spirit. We have a fabulous family of children who are friendly, caring young people and we are very proud of our active PTFA and links with the local community.

We work in partnership with parents and the wider community to fulfil our commitment to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. We do this through developing a love of learning within a creative environment, where everyone aspires towards excellence. We aim to:
• Provide an education of the highest quality for each and every child in a safe environment
• Ensure learners are respectful of others and the world they live in and strive to live by our Christian Values
• Foster a life-long love of learning by providing a curriculum that progressively builds on and deepens their knowledge, understanding and skills
• Value and respect all members of the school and wider community and celebrate their efforts and achievements
• Foster a successful partnership with parents, carers, the Church and the wider community.

Ofsted Our most recent Ofsted inspection (2017) judged the school as Good.

Highlights from the reports include:

 The headteacher sets the highest expectations for all. Leaders and staff are determined to achieve the best for all pupils.

 The attention given to pupils’ welfare and personal development is a strength of the school. Parents and families value the wraparound care that school staff provide.

 Teachers provide tailored support for disadvantaged pupils. As a result, this small group of pupils achieve well.

 Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities receive high-quality additional teaching. This ensures that they make good progress from their starting points.

 Leaders provide good opportunities for pupils to develop a growing appreciation of British values and develop effective social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding.

 Parents hold the school in high regard. They particularly appreciate the increased range of sporting activities, the nurturing environment, and the close and caring attention of the staff. As one stated, ‘The school is bursting with life, love and laughter.’


Our most recent SIAMS reports in 2016 judged the schools to be Good.
The Inspections found that amongst the many positive aspects of school life, that

 School development and improvement is founded on strong Christian values which are practised by all in its community

 A vibrant Christian ethos which is at the heart of all aspects of the school’s life and development enables all pupils to progress spiritually, socially and academically.

 A firm and beneficial partnership with the parish church and its clergy strongly promotes the Anglican character of the school within the local community.

The full reports can be found via the school website: https://www.csfschools.org/siams

Arranging a visit to Shefford C.E. Primary School

Please contact the school to arrange a virtual visit. 01488 648657 or headteacher@csf.w-berks.sch.uk

School location

Wantage Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7DB

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