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Job Vacancies

Welcome to the Vacancies page. We currently have one position on offer:

1. Year 1 Class Teacher - maternity cover


Position 1 Year 1 Class Teacher - maternity cover
Scale: Main
Start date: September 2017
  • Class share/part time considered
  • Applications from NQTs welcome
  • Full mentoring, induction and support provided

We wish to appoint dynamic, creative and outstanding practitioner/s with Key Stage 1 experience from September 2017 to teach our friendly and hardworking Year 1 children, and be part of our welcoming and talented team.

The successful applicant will have high expectations of themselves and their pupils, be committed to securing high standards in their own and the children's learning, will be creative and conscientious, an effective communicator and able to work well with others.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about teaching and learning, curriculum, culture and pedagogy and can work successfully as part of a strong, dedicated and dynamic team of children, educators, parents/carers and the community.
  • Has a commitment to securing excellent learning outcomes and opportunities for children.
  • Is conscientious, creative, flexible and optimistic!
  • Will take an active part in the life of the school and contribute to the rich academic and creative curriculum we offer that develops the whole child.
  • Is an innovative, creative and research-focused practitioner who is thoughtful about proven strategies as well as open minded to new ideas.
  • Is committed to creating caring, beautiful learning environments that promote prosocial skills, positive well-being, kindness and enthusiasm.

We can offer you:

  • A forward-looking, outward-reaching school with great opportunities to learn alongside others and share good practice.
  • The opportunity to work in and contribute to the ongoing success of a dynamic and outstanding school.
  • A friendly, supportive team of children, parents, colleagues and governors.
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a National Teaching School The Kite Teaching School Alliance with a range of partners from across the vibrant city of Cambridge and beyond.

Please look at this website to find out more about our vision and values and consider how you could make a positive contribution to The Spinney. Visits to the school to meet the children, the staff and Rachel Snape Headteacher are positively encouraged, we guarantee a warm welcome!

Come and visit us in the first instance for a tour of the school and an informal chat! We guarantee a warm welcome!

Please contact Sarah Jelliman, the School Business Manager, at the school office to make an appointment 01223 568836. We look forward to meeting you.


Closing date: Friday 21 July 2017 at 12pm
Interviews: To be arranged
Attachments: Job description
Application form (pdf)
Application form (Word)

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Working at The Spinney

"I am always happy to work at The Spinney - the children are enthusiastic, hardworking and well mannered. From my very first visit I was made to feel very welcome by all the staff and pupils." Supply teacher

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, we guarantee a friendly welcome!

Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter and should be addressed to the headteacher Mrs R Snape. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The Spinney is a happy and welcoming Group 2 village school on the South East outskirts of Cambridge, age range 4-11, described in its last Ofsted report as 'an outstanding school where pupils thrive in both their academic and personal development' where 'the children's positive behaviour is exceptional' (OFSTED 2008/9).

Achievements include the Active Mark, the National Healthy Schools standard, and participation in the Safer Routes to School project. We are committed to ensuring a full and supportive induction.

The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.