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Our People Values:


  • Love, Learn, Live - Our aim is that our staff will love learning for life.  Our family of schools love, learn and live together.


  • Our STARS values - Empowering staff to make a difference to children’s outcomes: Sharing; Trust; Achievement; Respect and Safety


  • We expect our staff to: deliver high quality performance for our children, have a positive and proactive approach, be passionate about learning and CPD; listen to and work collaboratively with others and engage in school and Trust life






Class Teacher (Maternity Cover until Easter 2025 in the first instance, but may extend to full academic year)

Scale-M1-M6 (dependent on experience)

Hours- 2.5 days each week (0.5 FTE)

Contract Type-Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)


Cranham Primary school is a thriving, happy primary school with a strong nurturing ethos where children make strong progress and enjoy a rich curriculum. We are part of the highly successful Rivers Academy Trust which offers continued professional development for the staff team. Cranham is a large two form entry primary school with extensive grounds; we have our own nursery and an onsite speech and language centre. The school also boasts two Learning Support Bases.


We offer a varied curriculum which puts sustainability at its heart and is designed to challenge all abilities, giving our pupils the right tools to prepare them for the next stage of their life. Our school has a friendly atmosphere, which is reflected in happy children who thrive in a safe and positive learning environment. The Rivers C of E Academy Trust is a dynamic trust of sixteen primaries, first and nursery schools and a thriving teaching alliance with a strong educational reputation. As a member of our 800+ staff community, you will have access to a collaborative network of colleagues who work together to drive high standards and benefit from a contributing pension scheme, access to continued professional development and opportunities for internal talent management.


We are seeking a highly committed and experienced Class Teacher who will be able ‘to hit the ground running’ in September.


We are looking for a teacher who can demonstrate and deliver:

  • High quality teaching and learning experiences every day
  • High quality indoor and outdoor learning opportunities
  • A clear understanding of early phonics (Read, Write, Ink would be beneficial)
  • Is enthusiastic and determined to make a difference to ensure that every pupil reaches their potential
  • Has incredibly high expectations and will inspire all pupils to do their best


You will have :

  • Previous experience of teaching and a proven track record of raising standards
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to make pupils and parents feel valued
  • A very clear understanding of how children learn and develop
  • Be incredibly well organised and proactive to children’s needs
  • A sense of humour and be able to make each and every pupils feel special
  • Be able to step seamlessly into a large and established team
  • Qualification in Forest School would be advantageous


Cranham Primary School can offer:

  • A happy, exciting and friendly environment
  • An environment where pupils are exceptionally well behaved and supportive parents are proud to send their children to our school.
  • A commitment to high quality CPD
  • An exciting position in the highly successful Rivers C of E Academy Trust


Cranham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged and will take place on 13th and 14th May 2024(afternoons).

Closing date: 16th May 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on 16th May 2024

Interview dates: 20th May 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Please note that if you have not been contacted by 16th May 2024, then you have not been successfully shortlisted, we thank you for your application and wish you all the best for your career.

For enquiries and application forms please contact the Office Manager, Jemma Bailey via email: or visit our school website.

The school and Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful application will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.


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