School image

Class Teacher

Gorse Hill Primary SchoolSwindon

Are you a qualified teacher who believes in the unlimited potential of every child - that every child can?

Do you hold a deep passion for developing children’s knowledge; opening doors to their academic and social capabilities?

Are you passionate about the notion that education is our most powerful vehicle to achieve social mobility for all, built on creating a culture of the very highest standards and aspirations?

Are you innovative, creative and forward thinking; with the desire to expand and progress in your own continued professional development?

Yes? Read on...

Now is an exciting time to join Gorse Hill School and be a part of our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals.

Gorse Hill School, located in the centre of Swindon, is committed to creating a culture of excellence where our pupils and staff thrive! We believe in the unlimited potential of every child and are excited to welcome talented individuals to join our team - a team of professionals committed to providing the very best educational experiences for our pupils. 

Our school is a special place to work because of the diversity of our community, which enriches our school. We encourage our pupils to develop early life skills and unlock their full academic potential under an excellent, structured curriculum plan.

This is an exciting time to join Gorse Hill School as we embark on our next chapter with a newly appointed Principal. You could be part of a ?values-based school and a valued member of a values-led Trust, which is moving from strength to strength. The White Horse Federation provides you with access to a network of like-minded professionals across five neighbouring geographical counties. Our aim is to invest in the professional development of our staff, whether you have just started your career or are an experienced teacher.

We are looking for a positive, driven and inspirational teacher to join our team at Gorse Hill School and we will give you access to:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

Well-resourced classrooms;

A group of children with a passion for learning;

Varied links and involvement with the local community;

Fantastic CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme;

Recognition of previous school continuous service;

A leadership team committed to valuing your contribution, development and work-life balance.

Visits to the school to meet with the Principal are strongly encouraged and very welcome, safely of course, following Covid19 Government guidelines. To arrange a visit, please contact 01793 523800 to make an appointment.

More information about the school can be found on our school website:


Work/life balance for all our employees is important to us and so we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why work with us?

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values while ensuring that fun and happiness are key attributes of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils, and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training, and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions of all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.