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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified (ECT) or experienced teacher to join our staff team.

We are looking for someone who –

  • has qualified teacher status
  • has a commitment to promoting high standards and helping children to be the best that they can be
  • has the potential to be a consistently good/outstanding role model in all aspects of school life
  • has excellent behaviour and relationship management skills
  • is able to prioritise their workload and school day effectively
  • has the ability to communicate with the whole school community in a variety of situations
  • has a sense of fun!

We are a very happy aspirational academy with high expectations and a strong commitment to improving children’s learning. The school has a dedicated and welcoming staff team. Our children are enthusiastic, creative and respond to challenge. We offer a friendly family orientated atmosphere in a village school. We are also part of St Matthew's Federation with Middleton CE VC Primary Academy leading to further opportunities to share good practice and expertise.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time. Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

What the school offers its staff

There is a lot St Matthew’s Federation can offer!

  • Fantastic pupils who have great attitudes to learning and thrive in our warm, calm and ambitious learning environment
  • Committed teachers who go the extra mile and form excellent relationships with every child in their class
  • A well-sequenced and engaging curriculum that offers exciting learning opportunities to every child
  • A community that is second to none in its support of our school.
  • A well-planned professional development offer for all our staff team through the Trust. We strongly encourage and support colleagues to access training opportunities which motivate them and support our school's ongoing journey of improvement. We also have a commitment to provide good support for ECT’s.
  • Workload and wellbeing are taken seriously at St Matthew’s. We believe that working in a school is the best job in the world and we want our staff to feel that every day too.
  • Skilled, intelligent and friendly support teams. From TAs to our admin team, everyone at St Matthew’s pulls in the same direction to get the best for our children.
  • Easy access to/from Norfolk's beautiful coastline and the Sandringham Estate. Our community is rural but benefits from living in close proximity to the beautiful Norfolk coast and countryside.

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 Gayton Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
159 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

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