Teaching Staff Vacancies

We currently have one Teaching Staff vacancy

Start Date: January 2023

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th January 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews: Monday 9th January 2023

Details of Post: Fixed term until July 2023 - Full time Class Teacher for KS2

MPS M3 - M6 Contract

NQTs Considered: Not on this occasion

A founding member of the Palladian Academy Trust, Combe Down Primary School is a popular fourteen class community school that serves Combe Down and the surrounding suburbs of Bath. Combe Down was deemed as ‘Good’ in its recent OFSTED inspection and currently has 409 children on roll. Our Christian values of love, respect, trust, compassion, honesty and forgiveness underpin everything we do.

Combe Down Church of England Primary School is seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and well-motivated full-time teacher. excellent knowledge of the curriculum; significant experience of teaching children including those with SEND; possess high quality teaching skills, along with good communication and teamwork skills and demonstrate a desire to support continuous school improvement and their own professional development.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who are supportive of the aims and vision of our school and who have a proven ability as a good or outstanding teacher.

Our vision at Combe Down Primary is to provide a safe, happy environment, which encourages each child to aim high in all they do. We want them to be responsible, resourceful and resilient, confident, open, friendly, happy, polite, enthusiastic about learning and life, and to become a responsible and enriching member of society.

At Combe Down we can offer:

  • An inclusive, values-driven community
  • Delightful, enthusiastic and motivated learners
  • Excitement, challenge and an opportunity to shine
  • A friendly, supportive and committed staff determined to raise standards further
  • Access to exciting professional development through our school and the wider Palladian Academy Trust
  • A leadership team who are committed to improving our school further.

We seek:

  • An outstanding teacher who is able to commit to our vision and values and will inspire our children
  • A person with passion and enthusiasm who loves working with children, their families and the wider school community
  • Able to work collaboratively, plan and deliver consistently great lessons, can assess learning effectively and is committed to seeing all children thrive
  • Flexible, hardworking and able to enjoy the fun and challenges of school life
  • Highly motivated and well organised.

The ideal candidate:

  • will share our vision and ethos of high ambitions and nurture to include promoting Church School ethos
  • have a passion for education and willingness to challenge themselves to be an excellent practitioner
  • have high expectations and work to ensure that all children can succeed in their learning
  • enjoy taking an active role as part of the whole school and community
  • have the potential and capability to develop their career
  • have a great sense of humour!

Do you fit the bill? If you feel that you do and have the energy, drive and enthusiasm then we would like to hear from you!

Please telephone Jane Gascoigne (Head Teacher) on 01225 840324 if you would like further information.

Applications: Please return the application form electronically to:

Completed application form should also include a letter of application demonstrating how you meet the person specification and the areas of the curriculum you would be able to develop.

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment anyone working in a post with children or vulnerable groups will be expected to undertake an Enhanced DBS check with/without barred list checks. As this post involves working within one of these groups, we will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and/or subscription to the DBS online service. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.


Support Staff Vacancies

We currently have one Teaching Assistant vacancy

SEN Teaching Assistant, SCP Grade 5 – 6, £19,650 - £20,043 (pro-rata), 15.75 hours – Wed and Thurs 8.45am-3.15pm and Fri 8.45-12.15pm

Closing date: Wednesday 7th December 2022, 9am

Interview date: Thursday 8th December 2022

Combe Down Primary School are looking to recruit a SEND Teaching Assistant to support a child in Year 4 with an Education, Health Care Plan. We are looking for a warm, caring individual who can offer an exceptional level of care and foster the child’s independence. Experience of working with children who have had the following needs would be beneficial:

  • Self-Care and Independence
  • Gross and Fine Motor difficulties
  • Emotional Well-being
  • Access to learning, social and play activities

We are looking for someone to motivate, support and encourage the pupil to fully access the curriculum and school life.

This role is dependent on individual pupil funding and therefore is a temporary position and will continue until such time as the funding ceases and/or the child leaves the school if this is earlier.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Be a team player
  • Inspire and motivate children
  • Have high expectations and excellent classroom practice
  • Have a desire to improve their own practice further
  • Be willing to embrace, support and develop the Christian ethos of our school.

In return, we are proud to offer you:

  • Enthusiastic children
  • Willing, hardworking staff team
  • Supportive parents who are keen to be involved
  • A strong team of governors
  • CPD across the Trust

Applications: Please return the completed application form to the SENDCO, Mrs. Hayley Ashton, electronically -

Safeguarding Statement:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Combe Down CofE Primary School 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.

Application form - WordApplication form - PDF


Other Opportunities

There are no other opportunities at this time 

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