Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, job share
Contract type

Job summary

St John’s is looking to welcome a new teacher to our school team who truly loves teaching and is passionate about making a difference for every single child.

We are a friendly, professional team who value the importance of getting on well together so that our school community lives and learns well in a positive, mutually respectful way.

In order for our children to do the best they can we work together to create a caring, nurturing environment where it is safe for children to make marvellous mistakes and encourage an understanding that there is learning in every situation. Our Ofsted inspection in 2020 recognised many aspects of our children’s behaviour and attitudes as exceptional.

Alongside this we are ambitious for what our children can achieve and expect all of our staff to have high expectations for every child in all areas of teaching and learning, no matter what their starting points might be. Our school vision and values underpin everything that we do and we love to celebrate seeing our school values in action.

If you feel that we are what you are looking for to start or progress your teaching career further and a teacher who truly cares about providing the best learning for children, we would love to hear from you.

Applying for the job

When you have enough information to make your decision to apply, please complete all sections of the application form which can be found on our website (Please see Parents tab>vacancies). Please state clearly which position you are applying for, your reasons for applying and your areas of interest and expertise. It is important that you write your application based upon the person specification.

Please send completed application forms to Mrs Amanda Aze (Headteacher) St John’s CE Primary School, Coombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TP or email

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
233 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01305 785711

About St John's Church of England Primary School

We are a small school with big expectations for our pupils. At St John’s Church of England Primary School we provide a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment where the focus of everything we do is the children. We value and respect families from all faith or non-faith backgrounds and enjoy building relationships to ensure that all children achieve the very best they can be during their time at the school.

Our aim is to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning of faith and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all our pupils.
Looking forward to school every day We believe that in order for children to do well and make great progress they need to feel safe and happy at school. We place a premium on ensuring that children are cared for and supported if necessary so that they can look forward to coming to school, make friends and enjoy their learning.

We encourage everyone at school to live out our school values. We believe this helps us to be the best we can be, help each other to feel valued and encouraged and recognise where we need to learn from our mistakes in a safe and caring way.

Our school values are:

Respect: We are fair and value each other’s ideas and opinions.
Friendship: We are kind and encourage one another.
Truthfulness: We tell the truth and own up to mistakes.
Compassion: We look after each other and share.
Courage: We try new things and do our best.
Forgiveness: We give people a chance to start again.
Achieving our best and having fun!

St John’s teaches a broad and creative curriculum that engages children so they look forward to lessons, enjoy their learning, make good progress and have fun.
We have high expectations for achievement in reading, writing and maths and strongly believe that memorable learning happens when lessons are practical and engaging. A thematic approach to lessons mean that children will enjoy learning in a cross-curricular way where links are made to other subjects. Opportunities to take part in sporting events and competitions, performing a Shakespeare play on a professional stage, learning to sail, conducting exciting science investigations, playing a musical instrument, designing, creating and using technology are some of the ways we ensure that children gain a wealth of experience during their time with us. A broad range of extra-curricular clubs are also offered.
Our curriculum offers many opportunities for educational visits to enhance learning, including residential trips for our older children.

We promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of all our pupils. Therefore children become confident and comfortable in sharing their views on matters of faith and beliefs and listen with respect to the opinions of others.

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

If you are interested in this position and would like to have a more detailed conversation before making the decision to apply for the post, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you with as much detail as possible to support this process. We encourage visits to our academies, and these can be arranged between yourself and the school. As our usual school visits are not possible at this time, I would like to offer candidates the opportunity to meet with me and visit the school at the end of the day in a fully COVID-secure way. Please contact the school office to make an appointment should you wish to do so.

School location

Coombe Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7TP

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