36 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ECT - Paid from July or September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale and Upper Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to our dedicated school team.

The successful candidate will be presented with the opportunity to progress within the school if demonstrating the right impact.

We are keen to receive applications from experienced and new-to-role teachers - as we recognise the impact that both can have on school improvement.

What the school offers its staff

What makes us different?

Our people. Whilst some schools fixate on finding and appointing candidates with impressive qualifications, we choose new entrants based on their attitude and disposition. It is this, derived from their background and personal grit and determination, that enables children under them to truly thrive.

Our investment in the future - EDTech. We spend every penny possible on improving the Quality of Education for our young people. In the last year, all schools in the Partnership have bought and use VR headsets. Virtual reality helps us to level the playing field. It enables children to experience trips that aren't otherwise possible: a walk around Machu Picchu or to travel to 1835 and understand what living conditions were like during the Industrial Revolution. Recently, we have begun to embrace and grapple with AI - teachers utilise it when creating models for learning and reports for children.

Our commitment to continued professional development. Leaders at our school do not sit around in offices distant from the children we serve. Every minute counts and to that end, you will notice coaching and development alive and a core tenet of what we do. If teachers are to thrive - they need a champion too!

Curriculum Delivery

We utilise a curriculum called 'Lion Pathways'. A sequenced learning pathway created and curated for teachers from some of the most talented and excellent subject teaching experts in their field. Over 800 lessons across all of the non-core are planned and ready for delivery. Teachers are asked to innovate and amend for classes to suit individual needs. The pathways curriculum began with our Executive Headteacher when he worked for a Trust in London. This is not an off the shelf model.

  • We set children for Reading and Writing and Maths from Year 1 to Year 6. This reduces workload for teachers and ensures that they can concentrate on developing and supporting outcomes at the ability-band a child has. It also creates experts in fields - such as SEND teachers and Greater Depth specialists.
  • We teach children in mixed ability for non-core in the afternoon. Ensuring that teachers have that breadth and knowledge of a range of children within their year group.
  • We plan exciting, brilliant trips. Every child goes to London, every year! We offer Arts and Music based visits as often as we see them and all children benefit from local field trips for History and Geography. Learning is connected schematically to widen children's horizons.
  • Everybody is a teacher of every child. Since September 2023, we have begun 'Vertical tutoring' twice weekly. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 mix for a 1 hour session where they learn about mindfulness, vote within the Smart School Council and develop relationships and friendships with peers across the school.

Further details about the role

Investing in PEOPLE

Whilst you've scrolled down, and hopefully liked what you have read, we are by no means perfect. We continue to evolve, develop and curate what we do to support every single person within our team.

Since February 2024, we've invested in the CALM app. Every staff member employed has the opportunity to download the full-subscription for free (and to share this with up to 5 people in their household). We recognise that there is NO one-size-fits-all approach to mental health and, since the pandemic, we all need to look after ourselves in different ways. The app isn't a golden bullet, but it does offer a mix of things to support staff in their home lives - sleeping, meditation, daily affirmations, music and more.

We encourage you to be the teacher you want to be. Whether that's through NPQ courses, Maths development you are interested in, Masters study or more! We can only be as successful as the people we have in our team.

Information about your application:

1. We encourage tours and for you to come and see the school and how we do things. Call Dani (School Business Manager) or email on: info@stmaryspri.org.uk

2. Your interview shouldn't be a stressful experience. All shortlisted candidates receive our questions, ahead of interview, so that you can bring with you the notes and information you wish to share.

3. Applications can only be received from those living in UK or with a right to work in the UK. We are a local authority maintained school and cannot support those with visa applications.

4. We follow Safer Recruitment Guidance as well as Keeping Children Safe in Education updates.

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.

Applying for the job

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About St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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

A Nursery and Primary School, 3-form-entry in the City Centre of Southampton. Just 10 minutes from the station and 5 minutes walk from the Centre of Town.

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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacher@stmaryspri.org.uk.

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