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Job Vacancy


Job: Part-Time Class Teacher (Key Stage 2)

Pay:   Main Scale – up to M4: M1 = 26,00 ~ M2 = 27,820 ~ M3 = 29,767 ~ M4 = 31,851

This post is also suitable of newly qualified teachers

Closing Date:  Friday 22nd May 2020

Interviews:  Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Start Date: September 1st 2020


Are you an excellent teacher, ready to make a difference?

The Staff and Governors of Ruardean C of E Primary are seeking to appoint an intelligent, enthusiastic and creative teacher with the very highest of standards and expectations.


The post is for a Key Stage 2 Class Teacher, the successful applicant will be expected to be able to adapt to working across Key Stage 2 and work closely with the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 class teachers. It would be advantageous for a candidate to have recent Key Stage 2 experience and be willing to lead a subject area.


The post is fixed term for 1 year, starting date 1st September 2020 – 31 August 2021 but may be extended for the right candidate. It is important that in your application you state how you will make a positive contribution to our school community.


We need somebody to work within our highly committed and inspirational team in our quest to model and instill a life-long love of learning.


We will offer you:

  •   The opportunity to excel within your class, and across the school.
  •   A genuine commitment to your own career development.
  •   An exciting, vibrant learning environment.
  •   An excellent, caring, fun-loving staff, who work hard and make a difference.
  •   Children who love their school and are proud of their success.


Ruardean C of E is a village school in a superb rural location yet within easy reach of Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Cinderford. Our school has a Communication and Interaction Centre attached for children on the Autistic Spectrum and it is our privilege to work towards integrating these children into mainstream education. We have motivated children, engaged parents and governors and a wonderful family atmosphere linked to our Christian ethos.

All applications must be completed using the standard GCC application form and returned to the Head Teacher by 5pm on Friday  22nd May 2020


Visits are not possible at the moment but an online session can be arranged for any questions you may have. Should the lockdown ease over the coming weeks we may be in a position to offer school visits whilst observing social distancing protocols. In the meantime please feel free to look at our school website.  Please contact the School Office to arrange an online appointment via email:


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Person Specification

  • An enthusiasm for children and teaching
  • A commitment to striving for quality education
  • An ability to manage the range of classroom activities
  • An ability to deliver the curriculum in an imaginative and interesting way
  • To be able to work in sympathy with the school’s Christian ethos
  • An ability to deliver high quality teaching and learning, and some understanding of recent research on what makes effective learning
  • A sense of humour
  • A capacity for self-evaluation and to work in a constructive way with colleagues in order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
  • An ability to express coherently what makes successful learning in terms of their own experience
  • A commitment to partnership with parents and an understanding of the importance of that relationship
  • An understanding of the role of assessment
  • An ability to maintain fair but firm classroom discipline with an emphasis on positive behaviour management
  • An understanding of how children learn to read and how this needs to be organised in the classroom
  • An understanding of the importance of community links
  • The ability to be a valuable member of a team
  • To demonstrate an expertise in certain Foundation subjects
  • Flexibility in terms of joint planning, teaching and working
  • An understanding of the needs of SEN children and some knowledge of the range of activities suitable to their learning needs
  • A commitment to integration with the Communication & Interaction Centre
  • A commitment to equal opportunities


Completed application forms should be sent FAO: Headteacher to: 


For a full copy of the job description, please see below, alternatively, telephone: 01594 542461 or email


Please be advised that all applications will need to be supported by two referees and be made using the Gloucestershire County Council application form below – we will not accept C.V’s. If you have not heard from us by 29/05/2020 please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Do you want to make a positive contribution to your community?


We are looking for a special person to be a


Co-opted Governor


You don't need to be a parent, have a child at the school or know about education matters to become a school governor.   Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. If you enjoy being part of a team, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a school governor may be for you.


As part of our Governing Body, you will help to make sure the school provides a good quality education.  Together with the headteacher, we set the school aims and policies and oversee pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development.


You would be required to attend committee and governing body meetings six times per year. Appointments usually last for 2 years.  Training and support will be provided. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check.


Want to find out more?


Contact Mrs Kealey Broddle (Clerk to the Governors) on

01594 542461 or email: