7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    14 March 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Key stage
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Maternity or parental leave cover (14/03/2022 - 13/03/2022 (Or earlier if post holder returns))
Main Scale 1-6, £25,714 - £36,961

Job summary

Year 4 Class Teacher Maternity Contract from 14.3.22
(Mainscale 1- 6)
St Peter’s is a 630 place primary with beautiful buildings set in lovely green surroundings.
It is an exciting, and dynamic place to work and is a lead school for professional
development, National English Hub and part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership MAT.
St Peter’s is a welcoming inclusive school with a strong Christian ethos. We were judged to
be ‘Excellent’ in our last SIAMs (church school) inspection in February 2020. We have a
well-embedded vision, pedagogy and curriculum and are seeking to appoint an excellent
class teacher to join our team. We have high expectations of all members of our school
community and seek to ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest quality by
providing an exceptional programme of CPD and a supportive environment in which all
practitioners can reflect, develop and flourish.
This post is to cover a maternity leave from 14th March 2022 until 14th March 2023 or sooner
if the post holder returns.
We are looking a teacher who:
 Is able to build strong and positive relationships with children, staff and
 Is passionate about making a difference to all children and keen to support us
in embedding our vision for excellence;
 Is an effective team member who is able to work closely with colleagues to
implement our school vision, values and curriculum;
 Is able to create exceptional, challenging learning experiences for our
children so that we ensure the best provision for all;
 Is enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated with a commitment to progress
their career in teaching;
 Is positive and resilient and enjoys celebrating success amongst children and
 Has some experience of KS2 practice.
St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children
and expects all staff to share this commitment. All candidates will need to satisfy the
requirements of a DBS and disqualification check, two satisfactory references and
qualifications check.
The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from
underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability,
sexual orientation or religion.

Applying for the job

Please complete the application and send with covering letter to enquiries@sppschool.uk

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
618 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01275 843142

About St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Re: Class Teacher Year 4 (Maternity Cover)
Thank you for expressing your interest in the fixed term year 4 class teacher post at St Peter’s Primary
School. This is a maternity cover from 14th March 2022 until 14th March 2023, or sooner if the post holder
returns. We are keen to appoint an excellent primary practitioner to join our large and vibrant staff. We
have a track record of developing excellent classroom practitioners and we support each other to be
reflective expert teachers through our own CPD programme, Excellence as Standard Pedagogy and
expectations for effective teaching. We welcome applications from ECTs and will be offering all the
benefits of the Early Career Framework provision.
We are proud of the values, standards and facilities that we are able to offer to children and families in
the Portishead area. St Peter’s is the oldest school in Portishead and has been serving the local community
for over two hundred years. As such, we offer experience and tradition as well as a commitment to provide
a primary education that is fit for children growing up in the twenty-first century.
At St Peter’s, we base everything we do on cutting edge practice and foster an ethos of continuous
learning for both children and staff. We were designated a teaching school in 2017 and lead on professional
development across the Lighthouse Schools’ MAT. We aim for all of our teaching staff to keep on
improving, because we know each of us can do this and we recognise the impact that this has on the
children we teach. In October 2018, we were also designated one of 32 English Hubs in England and, since
then, have worked with hundreds of others schools, in the region, to improve pupil attainment in phonics
and early reading. Being aspirational for every child in our care is a key driver for us at St Peter’s.
St Peter’s has a deservedly high reputation for academic, creative and sporting excellence. Pupil
attainment in all phases is also high. The school is set in a beautiful quiet location, with plenty of space to
learn and play. As well as our large playgrounds, we have a wonderful field, large conservation area with
woodland, pond, orchard and outdoor classroom. Inside, the environment is filled with displays of
children’s work and the quiet buzz of learning. If appointed, you would be joining a fantastic team of
teachers and support staff who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our children achieve and that, as
practitioners, we are the best we can be.
Please look at our website where you will be able to get a flavour of what it is like at St Peter’s.
We warmly welcome, and encourage, visits to the school. If you would like to arrange a visit, please
contact our welcome desk on 01275 843142 to make an appointment.
We hope that you will feel encouraged to submit an application to us and may we thank you in advance for
the thought and effort that this will inevitably entail.

School location

Hallett's Way, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 6BT

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