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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Do you want to have a positive impact on the future aspirations and potential of young learners? Do you desire a role where every day is different? Would you like to be one of the contributing reasons that a child engages in their learning or makes a positive decision about their future? If so, we have a rare but exciting opportunity to join our wonderful staff family as a highly valued member of our teaching team.

Stretham Community Primary School has strong, purposeful, reciprocal links with our children, teachers, parents and our local community. The children at our school sit front and centre of all we do and we aspire to create a nurturing, inclusive and safe environment for each member of our school family we are a successful village school with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are situated just off the A10 south of Ely and with easy access to and from Cambridge.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to join our happy and supportive teaching team from May 2024

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Matt Sweeney at

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Closing Date 6th March

Interview week commencing: 11th March

What will you be doing?

Please contact the headteacher, Matt Sweeney, to arrange a visit to the school; to discuss the post further; or for an application pack on 01353 649271 or email .

Closing date and short listing for application is noon on 6th March 2024
Interviews will be held in the following week.

Stretham Community 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 candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About you

It is likely that this post will run until February 2025. It is likely that the position will be in lower Key Stage 2. We will, however, take into account the expertise and preferences of the successful candidate.

The successful applicant will need:

• To be an excellent classroom practitioner with motivation and creativity.
• The ability to work well in a team and form positive relationships with pupils, parents and staff.
• Dedication and high expectations of themselves and the children they teach.

In return, we offer:

• Happy, enthusiastic children who are keen to learn.
• Friendly, supportive and dedicated staff, governors and parents.
• An ethos which places well-being for all (including staff) at its heart.
• A good school (Ofsted 2019).

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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