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Orford CEVA Primary School


CEVA Primary School

New Vacancies - Teacher at Bawdsey School

Bawdsey Primary is a thriving rural Church of England school with a family atmosphere. The             beautiful school and grounds are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest - close to the coast, the River Deben and the market town of Woodbridge. We are in a collaboration with Orford CEVAP School which is another small primary school, again in another beautiful and historic area of Suffolk.

Bawdsey has small mixed aged classes, and as a result we can give each child the attention they need to succeed. We have high expectations for the children and aim for the pupils to have a wide variety of opportunities while they are with us. The school has ‘a strong and positive ethos within which pupils are nurtured and extremely well supported’ (‘Good’ Ofsted 2018 and ‘Good’ SIAMs 2020). All staff enrich the experiences of the children with the extras they do for them, and they are an incredibly supportive team. We hope you can join us, ECTs are also welcome to apply.

At Bawdsey CEVCP School we will offer you:

  • an amazing small school with a family feel, where you can make a real difference to the pupils.
  • brilliant children with real enthusiasm for learning and excellent behaviour and attitude
  • a happy, caring, and supportive staff team with very supportive parents, local advisors and trustees
  • collaboration and support from our partner school Orford CEVAP School and other local schools and SLIN partners
  • chances to develop skills, relationships and your role across two schools
  • a lovely school environment with a wealth of resources.
  • development professionally for your present role and your future ones

To find out more:

We welcome visits to the school. For an informal conversation about the role please contact Katie Butler on 01394411365, or email: if you have any further questions.

How to apply:

Please fill in an application form, accompanied by a letter of application and send this to the school office by:

Closing date: Initially 25th May 2022. We reserve the right to remove the advert when the post is filled.

Interview date: Depends on when applications are received

Bawdsey CEVCP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and all relevant pre-employment checks.

Bawdsey CEVCP School

Teacher – Full time, Fixed term initially

Job Description


Person Specification

Job Title: Teacher. Main Pay Scale can be negotiated.

Job Purpose:

· To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils

· To support a designated curriculum area as appropriate

· To monitor and support the overall progress and development of pupils

· To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential

· To contribute to raising standards of pupil attainment and achievement

· To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal growth and enjoyment

· To support the ethos, aims and vision of the school in accordance with the five outcomes of Every Child Matters

· To carry out duties as assigned by the Headteacher.

Line Management:

· The teacher will be responsible to the Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher in all matters.

Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Post:

· Implement agreed school policies and guidelines

· Support initiatives agreed by the Headteacher and staff

· Contribute to the school’s development plan and its implementation

· Plan and prepare lessons to meet the needs of all pupils based on the national curriculum

· Provide a stimulating classroom environment

· Report to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils

· Communicate and co-operate with outside agencies

· Organise and direct the work of support staff within the classroom

· Participate in the performance management system for the appraisal of their own performance

  •  Promote and develop the school
  •  Contribute to whole school activities including after school clubs

Curriculum Coordinator Responsibilities (To be agreed):

· Develop own expertise in the agreed subject area

· To keep abreast of the agreed subject area through research, continuous professional development etc.

· To produce written policies and guidance and communicate with staff

· To oversee the effective use of curriculum resources in the agreed subject area

· Ensure ‘best value’ in the procurement of resources in the agreed subject area

· Ensure legal compliance with statutory curriculum guidance

· Coach colleagues to ensure good practice

· Monitor and assist in the evaluation of the subject area

· Network and liaise with colleagues in other schools

General duties:

You are required to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as set out in the latest Schoolteachers' Pay and Conditions Document. In addition, the post is subject to compliance with:

· School policies and guidelines on the curriculum and school organisation including Health and Safety and e-safety

· National Professional Standards for Teachers

· National Standards for Subject Leaders

· The Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales and with locally agreed conditions of employment

All teachers have a responsibility for providing and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with.

This job description will be reviewed at the beginning of the next financial year and at other times if required. Any amendments will follow consultation with you and will be consistent with your conditions of employment. The Local Authority grievance procedure applies in relation to any dispute arising in connection with this job description and any amendment.

The appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service/Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure Form.















Qualified Teacher Status


An enhanced DSB/CRB check will be required for this appointment


Evidence of continuous professional development and commitment to further professional development



Experience of successful teaching.


Experience of using the curriculum.


Evidence of a high level of competence teacher.


An interest in further developing a curriculum area within the school


Leadership of curriculum areas in school


Involvement in SEND/Inclusion


Knowledge & Understanding

Every teacher should have an excellent knowledge and understanding of:


· A range of frameworks that support the education, development and wellbeing of children in Key Stage 1/ 2 - Curriculum, National Strategies and assessment, school improvement, Ofsted Framework etc.


· Child protection, Health and Safety procedures and their application in a school setting


· A creative and connected curriculum


· The importance of developing positive relationships with parents


· The importance of developing positive links between school and all its stakeholders


· The importance of developing close links between the school and the wider community


· Effective teaching and learning styles


· How the curriculum supports the ethos and values of the school



Skills & Attitudes

The teacher will be able to demonstrate:


· An understanding of child-centred learning


· An excellent understanding and working knowledge of the curriculum


· A commitment to accelerating pupil progress and reaching challenging targets


· An ability to motivate and inspire children


· An ability to foster excellent relationships with parents and carers


· An ability to prepare and present induction meetings, parenting classes and workshops


· An ability to encourage independent learning


· An ability to create an effective, stimulating and visual learning environment


· Excellent personal relationships within a team


· Effective communication (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences


· An ability to use ICT confidently to enhance children’s learning and embed cross curricular learning


· A commitment to be involved in the whole life of the school

In addition, the teacher might also be able to demonstrate:


· A commitment to providing extra-curricular activities


· A willingness to lead and coordinate areas of the school



The teacher will be able to demonstrate:


· An understanding of the school’s role in the community and the importance of home school liaison


· An ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with parents


In addition, the teacher might also be able to demonstrate:


· Experience of working with governors and the wider community


Personal characteristics

Personal characteristics. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:


· A love of learning and a commitment to providing an inclusive educational experience for all pupils


· An ability to integrate children with special needs into the life of the class, planning for their progress and creating opportunities for them to thrive


· Commitment and a hard-working ethos


· An ability to work as part of a team


· Good organisational skills and the capacity to work under pressure


  • Flexibility to adapt to different situations


  • A willingness to contribute to duties, helping the school on a day to day basis


  • A positive, welcoming and cheery disposition


  • A sense of humour


  • Open to change and fresh ideas


In addition, the successful applicant might also be able to demonstrate: