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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - One Year

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £30,000 and £41,333 depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ludwell Primary School would like to appoint an enthusiastic and high quality teacher with vision and creativity, who enjoys working within a dynamic and committed staff. We believe that children only get one chance to experience childhood, and that they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education.

We are seeking applicants who are:

  • Confident teachers who demonstrate high expectations of both pupil achievement and behaviour for all
  • Energetic, warm and caring
  • Passionate about learning and demonstrate a desire to research and find out more in order to improve their own practice
  • Can work creatively using our outstanding curriculum as a starting point
  • Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
  • Have great organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Keen to share and develop professionally as an outstanding, skilled teacher who demonstrates a potential for future leadership

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • The chance to make a big difference to our school and the people in it
  • Generous contributory pension provision
  • Family friendly policies
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • Generous terms and conditions, and transparent policies with staff consulted directly on all key HR policies
  • Access to Employee Wellbeing support and counselling telephone support for all staff
  • Strong central team committed to and providing high level of support for staff at all levels
  • A People Strategy setting out the Trust’s commitments and initiatives to support staff
  • A real family and togetherness feel, where everyone is included and listened to, and ensures no one feels isolated
  • Free eye tests (for those assessed as regular Display Equipment Users, and glasses if needed specifically for particular roles)
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Partnership with the Motor Source Group, enabling staff to benefit from discounts on new and used cars (average £4k saving on a standard new car)
  • Wiltshire Rewards (LA scheme enabling discounts across a range of retail outlets - available to Wiltshire schools)
  • Emergency Salary Advance Scheme

Further details about the role

JOB TITLE: Class Teacher

SCHOOL(s): Ludwell Primary School


DUTIES: All duties carried out by Qualified Teachers at this school


1. The professional duties should include:

(i) planning and preparing learning materials for their class

(ii) planning in partnership with the year group colleagues that encompass the requirements of the school’s Curriculum Framework and National Curriculum.

2. To maintain the school’s agreed records.

3. To promote general progress and well-being of individuals with reference to:

(i) equal opportunities and special needs

(ii) classroom discipline and organisation

(iii) good relationships with parents/children

4. To conform to Health and Safety Regulations and to have a caring approach to the well-being of all children both in the classroom and in the public areas of the school.

5. To participate in playground supervision according to the timetable.

6. To keep accurate registers of attendance.

7. To participate in meetings which relate to the curriculum, administration, organisation and pastoral arrangements of the school.

8. To display children’s work both in the classrooms and general areas within the school.

9. To use the weekly 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time effectively.

10. To attend school assembly when required.

11. To support wholeheartedly the school ethos of a caring, supporting community.

12. To be a subject leader (not ECTs) and promote the subject across the school.

13. To monitor your own work-life balance and workload carefully. To raise any issues or concerns directly with your line manager.

14. To carry out any other relevant duties related to the general welfare of the children and organisation of the school as requested by the Headteacher.

15. To include any other duties as outlined in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document 2019. Attention is drawn to Section 2 (School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document 2019), Part 1 to Part 3 and any future updates. Attention is particularly drawn to Section 46 (Professional responsibilities). Also Section 51 (Working time).

Curriculum Responsibility: Dependent on experience


The nature of the work requires the jobholder to have undergone checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service and has the relevant level of Disclosure.

The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The jobholder has a responsibility to understand and abide by the obligations laid down in the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

The jobholder has a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their own omissions.

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties periodically within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the post holder.

The job holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Trust’s Health and Safety policies and procedures, working to and within School policies and procedures, including operational, financial, safeguarding, child protection as well as professional standards.

It is a feature of employment by The Academy Trust, that we may request you to work from an alternative location, this may include travelling to other Pickwick Academy Trust schools, as may reasonably be required for the performance of your duties in line with operational requirements. You also agree to travel on school/Trust business as required for the performance of your duties. This will require business travel on your personal car insurance.

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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 Ludwell Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01747 828519

Ludwell Primary School is located near Shaftsbury in South Wiltshire and provides education to approximately 100 children. The school prides itself on being a friendly, vibrant school with an energetic and creative staff team. The school is committed to providing the best primary education for all its pupils and is proud of the vibrant and exciting school environment it creates. Pupil’s achievements are recognised and celebrated, with the aim to develop a love of learning and build self-esteem, confidence and independence. The school has fantastic outdoor facilities, which are used well to provide outdoor learning experiences. There are high expectations of all children in their learning, and the school promotes and achieves high standards of behaviour.

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