Vacancy: Senior Teacher (Early Years)

Castle Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
22 June 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
Full time
Mascroft Road, Trowbridge BA14 6GD
Role overview
Due to continued growth, and with a need to provide strong leadership within the key Early Years provision at the school, Castle Mead School has a vacancy for a Senior Teacher (Early Years). As Early Years Lead for the school, this person will already be an outstanding classroom teacher, with a passion for developing children’s knowledge within the Early Years. This person will be a cheerleader for Early Years within the school, and within the Trust Early Years team, inspiring children’s learning and celebrating their achievements at every opportunity.

This post is only open to existing members of staff at Castle Mead School. As well as being a current member of the Castle Mead team, applicants should be:
• Dedicated to, and have high expectations of, children with a belief that all children can succeed
• Aspiring to the challenge of a position within the school leadership team
• Keen to develop leadership skills and expertise with responsibility for developing the provision across the Early Years
• Confident to work with colleagues to ensure that all learners make good progress, and are advantaged by your leadership
• Able to motivate and inspire others
• Prepared to support others, and hold people to account
• Strong communicators, with excellent interpersonal skills
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to their own professional development and learning
• Able to work effectively within our hardworking, talented and friendly team, on whole school issues
• Skilled in modelling and sharing good practice
• Able to undertake a teaching role with identified release time
• Excited to develop strong engagement with the local community

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 what skills are needed to be an excellent Senior Teacher (Early Years), and how you know you've got them
Other information
This role is only open to existing members of staff at Castle Mead School

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 whenever they need it