Vacancy: Class Teacher

Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 6 March 2023
Interview date
23 March 2023
Start date
1 September 2023
Contract type
MPS / UPS dependent upon qualifications and experience
Full time
Castle Mead School: Mascroft Road, Trowbridge BA14 6GD
Role overview
River Mead: Lowbourne, Melksham SN12 7ED
How to apply
The Mead (Hilperton): Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Other information
The Mead at Wingfield: Church Lane, Wingfield BA14 9LW
The Mead Trust is inclusive, passionate, and principled. We collaborate decisively and learn together. We work with mutual respect, honesty and humility, and we expect every member of our community to be kind, curious, courageous. With three schools across four sites in Trowbridge and Melksham, our mission is to launch interests and ignite passions through inspirational learning for all. We ensure our schools are places where:
• All children are happy and safe, motivated to reach their full potential and equipped to become resilient, independent learners
• Children are prepared to live responsibly and peacefully in the spirit of understanding, tolerance, equality and friendship
• Everyone’s achievements are maximised and celebrated
• Excellence is the expectation
• All individuals are valued

Our children benefit from an exciting and engaging curriculum which has been developed to ensure that learning is sequenced in a logical and progressive way and is built upon a range of high-quality children’s texts.

We would like to invite Class Teachers who share our values and ethos to apply to join our teaching team from September 2023. We welcome applications from those seeking their first teaching post, as well as those with teaching experience who are ready for a new challenge. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive induction process and delivering meaningful, ongoing professional development to all our staff. We will invest in, and support, the teachers that are the right fit for our schools and children, as we believe strongly that it’s much more about attitude and approach than it is about experience.

To be successful and thrive in our community, you will need to be a qualified teacher who is:
• Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children within a creative and inspiring curriculum
• Dedicated to our children, with a belief that all children can succeed
• An excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal skills
• Enthusiastic, innovative, creative and caring
• Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
• Able to work effectively within a talented and friendly team on whole school issues
• A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding classroom practice and high expectations of achievement and behaviour

The Mead School has two sites on either side of Trowbridge - one in Hilperton and one in Wingfield. Castle Mead School is also in Trowbridge, and River Mead School is in Melksham. All of our schools are graded as Good by Ofsted and each are individual learning communities, their differences valued. Visits to our schools are warmly welcomed, and please let us know on your application if you would prefer to work at a particular school.
Please refer to the candidate brief for details on how to apply for this role.
We warmly welcome visits to our schools - if you would like to visit us please email so that we can arrange this.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it
  • Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >
Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

Child Protection Policy >
Code of Conduct >