Vacancy: Class Teacher (March 2022)

Castle Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
22 March 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
31 March / 1 April 2022
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
MPS / UPS depending on experience
Full time
Mascroft Road, Trowbridge BA14 6GD
Role overview
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic Class Teacher to join our wonderful team at Castle Mead School from September 2022. Castle Mead School was built in 2014 to serve a new housing developing in East Trowbridge.The school continues to grow and when full there will be two classes in each year group, with over 400 children on roll. There is a Resource Base providing specialist support for children with a range of complex needs, and a Nursery providing childcare to 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Children grow their own fruit and vegetables and have chickens as part of the school environment. The school was delighted to be judged Good in all areas by Ofsted in its first inspection in June 2017.

In order for the school to continue to grow and flourish, we are looking for a qualified teacher who is:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children within a creative and inspiring curriculum
• Dedicated to, and has high expectations of, children with a belief that all children can succeed
• An excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal skills
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to their own professional development and learning
• Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
• Able to work effectively within a talented and friendly team on whole school issues
• Looking to become part of an inclusive and collaborative Trust
• A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding classroom practice and high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Enthusiastic, energetic, warm and caring

We welcome applications from newly-qualified teachers embarking on their ECT year in September, as well as more experienced teachers who are ready for a new challenge.

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation (no more than 500 words) describing why you would like to work for The Mead Trust
Other information
We’d love to show you around our lovely school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 768641 to make an appointment.

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.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >

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:

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • Dedicated weekly planning time which Teaching Assistants are paid to attend
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including A National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance when they need it most