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Elmley Castle C.E. First School

A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

Staff Vacancies

We have two current vacancies for September 2020

Lunchtime Supervisor 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Salary Scale 1, point 1  

1 ½ hours per day- 3 days a week 

Contract: Term time only,  part time and Temporary  

We are seeking an enthusiastic, Lunchtime Supervisor to become part of our supportive, friendly and committed team.  The post holder will assist with lunchtimes; setting up the hall, supporting children while they are eating their lunch and supervising the children at play. 

We are looking for someone who; 

  • Enjoys working with children 
  • Is polite and able to develop positive relationships with children 
  • Is  able to speak to children sensitively 
  • Is  able to work as part of a team – listening to others, sharing ideas, being helpful to one another 
  • Is sensible and able to use their initiative 


The post will involve setting up and putting away tables and chairs, sweeping and mopping floors - so anyone applying will need to be reasonably fit and strong – and have a certain amount of stamina. They will also need to be mindful of the specific needs of children on our SEND register or those that have medical needs. Full training will be given.  

 No qualifications are necessary but a Food Hygiene Certificate would be useful. 

 Closing date for applications: 7/9/2020 

 Interviews to take place : 9/9/2020 

1:1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Start date: as soon as possible

Salary:  Scale 1

Hours: Full time Mon-Friday (27.5 hours per week)

Contract: Fixed term, term time only & TED days

The Governing Body of Elmley Castle C of E First School is seeking to appoint a teaching assistant to work 1:1 with a child who has educational and medical needs and is supported by an EHCP.  We are seeking an individual who is caring and at the same time conscientious in making sure that they nurture and support a child’s educational experience to the best it can be. 
This post is to support a pupil in Key Stage One and is fixed term for the duration of the child’s EHCP funding, as they grow through our school. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following: 

  • Experience as a qualified teaching assistant (level 1 or equivalent)
  • Experience in working with lead professionals and SENDCo
  • The confidence to understand and give appropriate medical care when needed (full training will be provided)
  • Show empathy & kindness
  • Adaptability - Using their initiative to enhance a child’s experience and learning at school. 
  • Have a positive, cheerful attitude
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be able to reflect the values of our Church School

 Closing date for applications: 13/9/2020

 Interviews to take place : 16/9/2020

We aim for Elmley Castle CE First School to be ‘A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth.’ It is described by our families as a ’real gem’, with idyllic grounds, situated between Pershore and Evesham at the foot of Bredon Hill. We are a warm, fun and compassionate team who deliver a challenging, exciting and broad education within a happy, nurturing environment.  Our small class sizes and commitment to excellent teaching have enabled us to achieve the highest academic standards in the county. We are dedicated to understanding our wonderful children wholly so they can thrive spiritually, academically and socially. The success of our school is dependent upon the strength of the partnerships we build with everybody in our school community. Our school forms an important part of the local community and we work hard to maintain our very positive links. Our work is supported and monitored carefully by an effective Governing Body. The school is currently acknowledged by OFSTED and SIAMS as ‘Good’.

Elmley Castle Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, two positive references, medical clearance and evidence of appropriate qualifications. 


For further details of the posts available, please see the attached files below. 

Normally, visits to our school would be encouraged but this is not possible in the current circumstances during the school day. Should you wish to e-mail our Head of School, Nadia Underwood on: [email protected], she will be happy to talk with you further. 


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Current Staff Structure

Elmley Castle CE First School currently employs approximately 12 staff in both teaching and support staff positions.

Elmley Castle is a rewarding place to work, whether you join us in a teaching or support staff role. The school is situated on the outskirts of Pershore and Evesham, at the foot of Bredon Hill.

We have three classes catering for Preschool and Reception , Years 1 and 2, and Years 3, 4 and 5 children and we currently have 56 pupils on our register as well and part-time preschool children. Ours is a friendly school, with excellent support from Governors and parents - and a positive and caring ethos.  We are committed to a child-centred education and to ensuring that every child in our community has access to the highest possible standard of education.

As Executive Headteacher, I want to appoint staff who share my very high expectations of everyone in our community; staff who enjoy working as a member of a team and who take a solution-focused approach.  Our challenge, as an amazing school, is to remain amazing – and we take our commitment to our children’s learning extremely seriously. We are also fully committed to a comprehensive programme of Professional Development for staff at all levels and to ensuring that Elmley Castle CE First School is a great school to work in.

Teachers here are hardworking, gifted individuals who inspire pupils with their enthusiasm and subject knowledge. The support staff at Elmley Castle CE First School are an integral part of the school community, providing additional support for our pupils or in ensuring the smooth running of each working day.

Please be aware that this school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained via the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken up prior to interview.