Teacher – Swaffham Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Tuesday 24 October 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Swaffham Church of England Primary Academy, Brandon Road, Swaffham, PE37 7EA

We are looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic teacher to join our wonderful committed and friendly team of staff.

Vacancy Job Title:  Teacher:  Initially Year 5/ Upper Key Stage 2

Pay Scale:  MPS/ UPS

Full Time/Part Time:   Full time

Hours per week:   1FTE

Term Time:   38 weeks  +   1 weeks per year (required for inset days or other (if applicable)

Start Date:  Required from January 2024 but flexible on start date to secure the best candidate


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Ofsted GOOD school as we continue on our journey to give every pupil the opportunities, experiences and high- quality education to enable them to SHINE, LEARN, BELIEVE and BELONG.

Ofsted visited our school in June 2023 and recognised the following:

 “Staff enjoy working at the school… feel well supported by leaders… leaders are considerate of their workload and well-being.”

“[Swaffham Primary Academy] brings learning to life and broadens pupils’ horizons.”

“…pupils understand the SPA Way and the school’s values of being ready, respectful and safe.”

“Provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is effective.”

“Skilled adults deliver support effectively.”

 Swaffham Church of England Primary Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich Educational and Academies Trust (DNEAT).   We are a friendly one form entry school situated in the growing market town of Swaffham and have recently converted from a Junior School to a Primary with classes from Reception through to Year 6.  Our values are rooted in enabling every child to flourish through our fantastic curriculum and supporting our wonderful team of staff through our focus on staff well- being and mental health as well as our CPD offer which includes a suite of professional development provided by our Trust:  DNEAT.

We are a forward- thinking school and with the support of the Local Authority and our Trust, we have invested in our SEND provision for the long term with the launch of bespoke provision for SEMH and ASD on our site.  These provisions are pioneering within Norfolk and we are very excited and proud to have taken this step to support our high needs pupils who need this specialist approach outside of a mainstream classroom.  We are a Thrive School with two Thrive practitioners and a newly launched Forest Schools provision.

We will continue to refine and develop our curriculum and are looking for someone who shares our values to lead teaching initially in Year 5 this academic year.

We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers across the primary range.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hard- working and enthusiastic teacher who:

  • is passionate about learning
  • puts the well-being, happiness and progress of our children first
  • has the highest expectations of all the pupils and themselves
  • has a positive outlook and enables children to believe they can achieve
  • is inspirational, innovative and a creative practitioner
  • is enthusiastic and willing to work with us to improve our academy including leading a subject area within our curriculum
  • enjoys working collaboratively and being part of an outstanding team
  • is flexible and willing to contribute to all aspects of academy life
  • has a good sense of humour

We can offer:

  • a friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic and committed staff team
  • fantastic children who are keen to learn
  • embedded systems for supporting SEND learners recognised by Ofsted June 2023 to be effective including a large team of teaching support staff, 2 Thrive Practitioners and staff with specialist training in communication and language support
  • Opportunities for professional development through our emerging bespoke SEND provision
  • We are a PIXL school
  • commitment to CPD and professional development with opportunities across the Trust
  • the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment both within the academy and also as part of the DNEAT family of schools which includes 36 other primary schools
  • A Student and Family Support Team of staff who are non- teaching and able to support families and children- reducing barriers to learning and on hand to support building effective relationships with families
  • a happy and positive working environment- PPA at home

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher on 01760 721831.

Applications will be subject to the Academy’s Safe Recruitment procedures including an enhanced DBS check.  This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Closing date: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Interviews: Monday 4 December 2023

How to apply

Applications and further details are available from our website:  https://www.swaffhamprimary.dneat.org

Please return completed applications along with your supporting letter detailing how you meet the person specification to Mrs Nicola Kaye, Headteacher via the office email;  office@swaffham.primary.norfolk.sch.uk

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.


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