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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 8.30-3.30

Contract type


Pay scale

Main scale point 1-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will hold QTS and be:

  • willing to support the strong Catholic ethos of our school;
  • an outstanding classroom practitioner with an innate love of teaching;
  • committed to promoting excellent standards of attainment, progress and behaviour;
  • a strong team player;
  • committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children;
  • inspirational, creative and fun;
  • excited to be involved in the organisation and leadership of the school;
  • full of energy, determination and self-motivation;
  • excellent at organisation and communication skills;
  • experienced in teaching Year 6;
  • able to demonstrate success at leading a core subject;
  • able to maintain a good sense of humour!

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • a strong Catholic vision and ethos;
  • a warm, friendly and welcoming team of staff;
  • happy and excellently behaved children who enjoy learning and are a pleasure to teach;
  • a strong commitment to continuous professional development;
  • a supportive and welcoming Senior Leadership Team.

Commitment to safeguarding

Holy Cross wants to work with children, parents/carers and the community to ensure the safety of children at all times. We know that it can be difficult to speak to somebody when things are not going well at home, or there are concerns, but please do be assured that we are here to help and support in any way without judgement.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all and therefore all staff know the policies and procedures related to safeguarding. Our prime concern is always the well-being of our pupils and if we act, it is to protect the individual.

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About Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
388 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

At Holy Cross, our Catholic faith is central to all that we do. Our curriculum, our moral values and our relationships stem from gospel values so that our children are reminded of God's loving presence in all that we do. We welcome all staff and students from all religions and denominations.

Our School serves the parishes of Holy Rood, St. Peter’s, West Swindon, St. Joseph’s, Wroughton and Royal Wootton Basset.

We are extremely proud to be a Catholic school in which both children and adults are supported and encouraged to develop their own faith and spirituality.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive and vibrant learning community which highly values it’s cultural diversity. Students at Holy Cross are taught by an experienced and dedicated team of individuals with an aspiration of ensuring that learning is fun, and teaching is creative.

Children are taught in a happy and well-disciplined environment and are inspired to see learning as a life long experience.

We want the children to “work hard and to be happy”.


Holy Cross Primary School is a Catholic School. We seek to provide a broad, balanced Christian education which aims to help each child develop their full potential.

We are a worshipping community which recognises the uniqueness of the individual and aims to promote the Gospel values of love and respect for God and one another. We open ourselves to others and respect their ways of thinking and living.

The school encourages effective communication and good relationships with home, parish and the wider community.

Our Aims
To provide a safe caring Christian environment within which each child may develop his/her full potential as a person.
To teach Christian values and a knowledge of the Catholic faith.
To help the pupils to effectively develop basic skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT and to equip them with the skills relevant to their future lives.
To help pupils develop the skills of investigation, hypothesis and rational argument along with the ability to make critical appraisal.
To help pupils appreciate the wonders of the universe and man’s role in investigating and exploring them.
To help pupils develop an understanding of the world in which we live and, in particular, an awareness of the environment and their own community.
To help pupils to acquire knowledge of the Arts and an appreciation of aesthetic qualities alongside the development of their own skills.
To help pupils develop physical skills necessary for an active involvement in society.
To show children the interdependence of the various fields of knowledge.
To help pupils become aware of the need for people to live together in harmony and give them an understanding and respect for the rules of society.

Working For Us
If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!

Arranging a visit to Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mmercer@holycross.swindon.sch.uk.

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