Vacancy: Foundation Stage Teacher

River Mead
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 02 May 2023
Interview date
18-19 May 2023
Start date
1 September 2023
Contract type
MPS / UPS dependent upon qualifications and experience
Full time
River Mead: Lowbourne, Melksham SN12 7ED
Role overview
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Foundation Stage teacher at River Mead School, to teach our Reception class and liaise closely with the nursery to ensure continuity. To be effective in this role, 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 take overall responsibility for the quality and standards of teaching and learning in YR, with a determination to work collaboratively to ensure quality across the Foundation Stage
• An excellent classroom practitioner, with experience of teaching pupils across the Early Years Foundation Stage

We are interested in hearing from anybody who believes they could make a real and sustained difference to the youngest children in the school, no matter their current level of experience. o the candidate brief for details on how to apply for this role.

How to apply
Please refer to the Candidate Brief for information on how to apply
Other information
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 >