Year 3/4 Class Teacher

St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6RH

24 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    12 September 2022 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    15 July 2022

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Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (November 2022 - August 2023)


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Year 3/4 Class Teacher job summary

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Teacher or ECT with energy and enthusiasm and a love of teaching to teach a Year 3/4 class from November 2022 on a fixed-term basis to cover maternity leave. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a successful school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further. This post is suitable for an ECT teacher.

SAST is a strong and ambitious Trust of both primary and secondary schools seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset. The Trust now consists of 5000 children and over 850 staff working in our 17 schools and shared services teams

We are looking for an outstanding individual who

  • Has a passion for education and making a difference to children’s lives
  • Is passionate about providing a caring, nurturing environment, sympathetic to our Christian values
  • Is or has the potential to be an excellent classroom practitioner.
  • Is able to inspire and motivate our learners.
  • Has high expectations and a drive to enable pupils to be the best that they can be.
  • Is able to promote high standards of behaviour.
  • Has the desire to grow, learn and lead.
  • Has a positive and optimistic approach; are proactive and confident
  • Uses resources, intellect, creativity, and innovation to be successful
  • Be committed to partnership, collaboration and sharing

We can provide you:

  • A wonderful location and school to begin or develop your education career
  • Values and experience of high-quality education
  • The chance to make a difference and contribute to the school’s further improvement
  • Support, training, and leadership development
  • The opportunity to work within SAST, a forward-thinking and growing multi-academy trust
  • The expertise available from a national Teaching School

To arrange a visit to view the school, please contact Karen Britton, School Administrator on 01935 476515 or by email on

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About St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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Our school is situated in the centre of Bradford Abbas, a thriving village community around St Mary’s Church, the Rose & Crown Pub, the Village Hall and the Sports & Social Club. With currently 103 pupils on the school roll, our children learn to value the experience of being part of the wonderful community of Bradford Abbas.

The oldest of our school buildings was opened as the village school on Easter Monday in 1856. What we call "the new building" was opened in July 1966. We had a new modular classroom built next to the main school in 2016 replacing the ancient 54 year old timber framed classroom. In 2007, members of the PTA built an outdoor classroom for the school and this is a very popular place when the weather is good. In Summer 2011, the new library was built off the main hall with a quiet reflection/storytelling area added to the external orchard area. Finally, in 2016, the spiritual garden was designed and built using a legacy given to the school from a former Headteacher of the area.

There is a strong relationship between the school and the Church. The school benefits by making use of the Church for religious events and the Vicar is actively involved in Assemblies. Our most recent inspection by Salisbury Diocese found us to be outstanding in every area!

St Mary's is part of two successful and effective educational partnerships: the small schools' cluster and the Sherborne Area Schools' Trust. The schools work together closely for the benefit of all our children in Sherborne and the surrounding areas.

At St Mary's, we offer outstanding teaching and learning, excellent behaviour and a warm, safe and friendly Christian ethos where every individual is valued. We emphasise the importance of positive relationships and reward.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas

To arrange a visit to view the school, please contact Karen Britton, School Administrator on 01935 476515 or by email on in the new school year.

Please be aware, our schools will be closed for summer until September 2022, if you need further assistance, please contact

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