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Primary Teacher - Carn Gwaval Base (St Mary's)

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
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
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and
all posts are subject to DBS check.
The application form should be completed and returned by post to
Rebecca Littlejohn, HR Assistant, or emailed to
Closing date for applications: June 4th 2018
Skype pre-interviews to take place: Week beginning Monday 18th June 2018
Interviews to take place week commencing: Monday 25th June 2018
The Head of School or one of our Primary Leaders would be happy to be contacted
to discuss the post. Please contact Rebecca Littlejohn on 01720 424872 to make a
telephone appointment.
We are committed to equality of opportunities and actively encourage applications
from all sectors of society.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our
students and all posts are subject to DBS check.