This job expired on 16 October 2023

  • Earliest start date

    19 February 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 March 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    2 October 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32.43 hours per week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 Year - in the first instance

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic Classroom Teacher who have the flexibility to teach a range of curriculum subjects across the school. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, creative, fun and inspirational teachers who have a desire to build meaningful and positive relationships with all the young people they encounter. They will need to approach curriculum subjects in a purposeful, age appropriate and exciting way, engaging young people through first hand experiences. They will have high aspirations for our students and will be committed to, and passionate about, preparing them for successful, independent and happy futures in adulthood.

This is a temporary position covering a maternity absence - The successful candidates will join our committed, passionate and dedicated staff team and play an integral role in building an exhilarating future for our school community.

What the school offers its staff

This is a temporary position covering a maternity absence - The successful candidate will join our committed, passionate and dedicated staff team and play an integral role in building an exhilarating future for our school community.

  • Successful candidates will benefit from:
  • Joining a strong and committed staff team with a bright future.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Outstanding opportunities for pedagogical development, working with specialist practitioners and experienced leaders.
  • The opportunity to make life-defining differences for an amazing group of young people.

Further details about the role

Full details (Job Description, Person Specification and application form) can be obtained from www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers, or the school website www.fairmeadschool.com

or by email to SPhipps@fairmeadschool.com

Closing Date: Monday 16th October Interview Date: Wednesday 18th October

Fairmead School is committed to safeguarding the school community. All job applications must contain the disclosure of any spent convictions and cautions. The school will carry out pre-employment vetting procedures, which include an online search for shortlisted candidates and the successful outcome of an enhanced DBS

Commitment to safeguarding

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children and young people receive effective support, protection and justice.

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About Fairmead School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
150 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01935 421295


Fairmead School is situated on the North Eastern outskirts of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset. It has a very wide catchment area taking in students from across South Somerset and into parts of Dorset. The school, which currently has 140+ students on role, caters for students with MLD and ASD, aged between four and sixteen years.

At Fairmead we seek to provide a friendly, caring environment for all our students to reach their potential through high quality teaching and learning that supports the development of life-long learning skills, self-esteem and which celebrates individual success. The school is committed to the philosophy of equal access to educational opportunities through an adapted National Curriculum that focuses on acquiring the most important knowledge and skills for life beyond Fairmead. The teaching and learning styles reflect the ethos expected by the Governors and staff in promoting a calm and co-operative atmosphere for work.

As a staff team and as a school community our core responsibility is to prepare all young people for aspirational, successful and independent futures. It is upon this solid foundation that we have constructed a curriculum that enables young people to take responsibility, show empathy and respect, develop confidence, and empowers them to realise a strong vision for their own futures. Fairmead School seeks to create a happy and supporting environment for all students and staff that encourages everyone to recognise and strive to achieve their full potential.

As a community, we promote mutual respect and consideration of everyone and therefore have high and consistent expectations of all who belong to, or are connected with the school. We celebrate difference and encourage young people to explore and embrace their own identity as they prepare for their future adult lives within a diverse community.

Arranging a visit to Fairmead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sphipps@fairmeadschool.com.

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