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We want the best for and the best from everyone in our learning community


Swallownest Primary currently has a vacancy for:


Class teacher (KS1 or KS2, depending on the skillset of the teacher) to start September 2018


Salary:  MPS/UPS


At Swallownest Primary we are looking to appoint an excellent teacher with a passion for learning. You may be an aspiring school leader that has ambition to progress into extended leadership or an excellent practitioner looking for a fresh challenge. We want the right person for our school.


We have an opportunity for a permanent teacher to join our existing team. We are a school committed to developing our staff, our school and our children. We welcome applications from all.


We want you to work in a school with a Headteacher and Governing Body who set out a crystal-clear direction for the school. Join us on our journey, building our school and helping achieve our commitment of wanting, ‘The best for and the best from everyone in our learning community’.


We are looking for:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • An ability to use initiative and complete work to a high standard
  • An ambitious and driven person who will add value to our school
  • A person who is resilient, who perseveres and embraces challenge
  • Someone with a good sense of humour who is willing to fully engage in the life of the school community including working with parents and truly embraces ‘Investment in GOLD standard’.

We can offer you:

  • Pupils with good attitudes to learning and who understand ‘GOLD standard’ learning behaviour – (Ofsted Good Sept 2016)
  •  Staff with an unwavering commitment to school improvement
  • Pastoral systems to support vulnerable children
  • A hugely supportive and vibrant school team
  • Close collaboration with other agencies including local community schools and beacon schools across the authority
  • Investment in your development

We promote diversity and wish to reflect the population of Rotherham within our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our pupils and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We encourage all candidates to contact school to organise a visit prior to the closing date.  We would encourage applicants to book on to one of the following sessions: Tuesday 10th April at 9.30am or 3.30pm or Thursday 12th April  at 9.30am or 4.00pm.  Please contact Joanne Mathieson, School Business Manager to book on to an available session on 0114 2872484. 


Closing date: Friday 20th April 2018 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Friday  20th April 2018

Pre- interview teaching observation: Week commencing 23rd April 2017

Interview : 3rd May 2018


Please note handwritten applications will not be accepted.


This post involves working with vulnerable children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level.  Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at  Appointments at least two references,  including one from your present employer.


Application forms and further details are available on the school website  or by requesting a pack by email: or by sending a large stamped addressed envelope to Mrs J Mathieson, Swallownest Primary School, Swallownest, Sheffield, S26 4UR or Telephone No. 01142872484