Primary Teacher, Isles of Scilly

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The Five Islands SchoolIsles of Scilly

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Start date: January 2019, or earlier if available.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent

Primary Teacher

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Primary Teacher for St Mary’s Base. The Base has mixed provision for EYFS and 4 primary classes across Key Stages 1 and 2. We are looking for a flexible team player who is able to teach effectively in both key stages. The successful candidate will have high expectations for all children, provide quality first teaching, develop an exciting and engaging curriculum and work in partnership with the primary team across the islands and our partner primary schools on the mainland. The successful candidate will be working with our adventurous and committed learners to build on our developing culture of high attainment and progress.

At the Five Islands Academy we have high aspirations for our students and expect them to achieve great success. Following a section 5 Ofsted report in September 2016, we have made very positive changes to ensure that our Five Islands children, parents and staff can be proud of their school. Through our LEAP partnership, we are creating strong professional learning links and opportunities for career development, building our enthusiastic, outward-looking staff team.

There are around 280 students on roll across 4 school sites. Secondary students and the majority of primary students are based on the Carn Gwaval multi age site on St Mary’s. This new building was opened in 2011 and provides a bright, open, well-resourced learning environment for the students. There are bases on St Agnes, St Martin’s and Tresco, educating children from Reception to Year 6 in very small mixed-age classes. Key Stage 2 children spend every Friday at Carn Gwaval, mixing with a wider group of peers, preparing for transition and making the most of the extended facilities. Secondary students from the off islands board at Mundesley House Monday to Thursday, returning home at the weekends.

The successful candidate would be supported in finding suitable accommodation on St Mary’s. They (and any partner or family) need to be suited to the challenges of living in a remote, close island community, as well as the opportunities offered by the outdoor environment. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Carn Gwaval, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1720 424850