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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full-time class teacher required but part-time applications for job share will be considered.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

31350 to 46179

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Ponsbourne St Mary’s Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring person with high expectations to join our team as a Class Teacher from September 2024. This is offered as a permanent post. We are a popular small school with four mixed-age classes. We can offer flexibility on which class the successful candidate will teach. We are able to consider applications from people looking for full-time or part-time (job share) roles.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Brings enthusiasm, energy and love for teaching;
  • Can support our Christian ethos and values;
  • Can establish and maintain good relationships and work well as part of a small team;
  • Is a good classroom practitioner who has high expectations as a teacher;
  • Is flexible and ready to embrace the unique rewards and challenges of working in a small school;
  • Could take responsibility as a subject leader;
  • Has high standards of professional conduct and personal integrity.

If you are interested in the role, we would love to hear from you and strongly encourage visits to our school. Please contact our Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Bridgmanhead@ponsbourne.herts.sch.uk01707 872395.

At Ponsbourne St Mary’s, we are committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A friendly team with excellent support staff in every class and motivated children;
  • A commitment to your CPD. We invest well in staff development using links to the Diocese of St Albans, HfL Education, NPQ programmes and coaching;
  • An opportunity to be part of the Diocesan group of church schools with strong links to our local parish and community;
  • An experienced, supportive Governing Board;
  • A forward thinking and outward looking school with good links to other settings. We work in formal collaboration with two other small schools.
  • The 'best of both worlds' in our collaboration of schools. We enjoy the ‘family feel’ of a small setting where we get to know each child really well, along with the benefits and security that comes from working as part of a larger organisation;
  • Opportunities to make a difference in refining our curriculum further as a subject leader in a subject that suits your interests and experience;
  • A well-resourced school in a beautiful village with a popular deli that does great take aways next door!

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ponsbourne St Mary's Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01707 872395

Ponsbourne St Mary's is a small, friendly school in the village of Newgate Street. We have four, mixed-age classes.

Arranging a visit to Ponsbourne St Mary's Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@ponsbourne.herts.sch.uk.

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