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Job Advert: Class Teacher to cover Maternity Leave


Date Posted:                 1st April 2021

Address:                       Lechlade Road, Langford, Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3LA


Web site:            

Telephone:                   01367 860318


Post:                            Class Teacher Main Pay Scale 1-3, suitable for NQTs  

Contract:                      Full Time, Maternity Cover from 1/9/21 to 31/8/22

Closing Date:                Midday on 26th April 2021

Interview Date:             Friday 30th April 2021

Start date:                    1st September 2021


We are an extremely welcoming and supportive village primary school based in rural Oxfordshire surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our vision strives for all children to SHINE and be the best they can be and need someone who can shine with us. We are looking for a class teacher to join our team to cover maternity leave from 1st September 21 to 31st August 2022.


What St Christopher’s can offer:

  • Enthusiastic children who want to learn.

  • A strong, happy and motivated staff team.

  • Excellent support for early-career teachers from highly-experienced colleagues

  • Broad range of CPD opportunities.

  • Large grounds with provision for outdoor learning and forest school.

  • A supportive and forward thinking Governing Body.

  • Part of a very successful Multi Academy Trust with strong links with other local schools.

  • Well-resourced School.  


What we are looking for:

•     Enthusiasm and dedication

•     Commitment to ensuring every child does his/ her best

•     Creativity

•     A sense of humour and fun

•     Someone who is supportive and keen to work as a part of a dedicated team and be involved in school life

•     Will support and enhance the values of our Church of England School.


To apply online, please click on ‘view current vacancies’ on the ODST website at   (work for us/ view current vacancies) and then click ‘search’ to find this vacancy. Copies of the job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from our website:    Applications can also be emailed to the school via    


To arrange a visit or an informal chat with the head teacher Rachel Veeder, please contact the office on 01367 860 8318 or email . You are welcome to phone or email with any questions you may have.


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Are you interested in being a Community Governor?


Being a Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of local young people. Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests. They live or work in the community served by the school and have a keen interest in the schools’ success.


What are Governors?

Governing Bodies are strategic leaders in schools. Governors meet a minimum of twice a term and include parents, staff at the school, local council representatives, and community representatives.

The Head Teacher is accountable to the Governing Body whose role is to set the aims & objectives of the school (together with the Head Teacher) in line with national guidelines and to monitor progress.

Have you got?

  • An interest in our children’s future
  • Time, energy and enthusiasm
  • A desire to make a difference
  •  Readiness to accept responsibility
  • An ability to work as a team
  • Are you happy to ask questions, listen and learn?


Please contact the school office if you are interested