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Job Vacancy


POST: Midday Supervisor/Play Leader (Temporary - Maternity Cover)


GRADE: 2 - (Pts 2-3) £17711 – £18065 pa pro rata, term time only.(pay award pending)


HOURS: 7.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday, 12.00pm-1.30pm


Closing Date: 28/09/20         Interview Date: W/C 05/10/20        Start Date:  19/10/20


We wish to appoint a Midday Supervisor/Play Leader to join our supportive, committed and talented staff team. (This is to cover maternity leave and will be initially until the end of the academic year, but may be extended).


The role will include setting up tables for lunch and cleaning up afterwards, helping pupils with their meals, supervising and engaging with other pupils during the midday break. There is no food preparation or cooking involved in this position.  You will also be required to work with all pupils at playtime encouraging play/games with others and social skills.


We can offer a supportive working environment and an enthusiastic team. You will need to have the ability to work under direction and on your own to provide general lunchtime supervisory support and be a good role model for our students. Previous experience is not essential, but the successful applicant must be prepared to undertake suitable training as required, be able to think on their feet and interact well with children.


We welcome applications from people who are committed to making a difference to children's education, can work as part of a team and also use their own initiative.


Socially distanced visits to the school are welcome by prior appointment.


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.


Please apply using the GCC application form. Completed application forms should be sent FAO: The Headteacher to


A full copy of the job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded below, alternatively, telephone 01594 542461 opt 0 or email


Please be advised that applications will need to be supported by two referees and be made using the Gloucestershire County Council application form – we will not accept C.V’s. If you have not heard from us by 05/10/2020, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Class Teacher  - Vacancy


Job: Full Time – Permanent - Class Teacher (Key Stage 2)

Pay:   Main Scale/UPS

This post is not suitable newly qualified teachers

Closing Date:  Friday 25th September 2020

Interviews:  W/C - 5th October 2020

Start Date:  Spring Term 1 – Jan 2021  

(Please Note: An immediate start will be available -To be discussed).


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 the whole of Key Stage 2, but in the first instance this role is to work in our Year 5/6 class.


It would be advantageous for a candidate to have recent Key Stage 2 experience and be willing to lead a subject area.

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.


It is important that in your application you state how you will make a positive contribution to our school community.


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  Primary 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 Headteacher by 5pm on Friday 25th September 2020. 


A full copy of the Job Description and a GCC Application Form is available below 


Visits should be possible at the beginning of next term and an online session or phone appointment can be arranged for any questions you may have.


Please contact the school to arrange a visit or virtual meeting or for further information contact:


In the meantime, please feel free to look around our school website


(Please note: The school office will be closed for the summer holidays and re-opens on 1st September 2020 – but the email account will be regularly monitored).


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 SEND 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


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: