Vacancy: PSHE Lead (May 2022)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
Applications will be considered on receipt, and the vacancy will close when successful appointments have been made
Interview date
Interviews will be arranged on receipt of shortlisted applications
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
MPS / UPS depending on experience
Full time
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
We are seeking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic, talented and appropriately experienced/qualified class teacher to work at The Mead Primary School, leading all aspects of the PSHE / RSE curriculum for the whole eschool to ensure our children grow happily, safely and responsibly.

The Mead is a happy, vibrant school where children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate. It is situated across two sites in Trowbridge – Hilperton is the larger site and has 14 classes and a Nursery. The friendly, energetic and professional staff work together to maintain the happy, popular school community. They take pride in offering a rich and vibrant curriculum with specialist teachers in music and PE, as well as early language learning for all years. With particular strengths in the arts, music and personal development, the school takes great pride in its wider curriculum and the range of enrichment opportunities on offer to children. We are looking for qualified teachers who are:
• 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

This is a class teacher role with the subject leadership responsibilities of leading the PSHE and RSE curricula across all areas of school, working closely with senior leaders – an ideal post for an aspirant future leader. A subject lead at this level will be expected to:
• Plan, develop and communicate the PSHE/RSHE curriculum effectively at both classroom and whole school level, including events and assemblies that enhance the subject and children’s learning and development through it
• Lead training
• Monitor, evaluate and review implementation and impact of the curriculum
• Keep up to date and lead communication on evidence based research into the effective delivery of the subject
• Communicate the curriculum with parents and governors in line with best practice and statutory requirements for parental information re: RSHE

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 Mead's office on 01225 759273 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