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Primary Teacher - Tresco & Bryher Base

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Primary Teacher for our Key Stage 2 children on
Tresco & Bryher Base. The Base has a Reception/KS1 class and a KS2 class with currently
10 pupils that boat from Bryher daily and 8 pupils that come from Tresco. We are looking
for someone who will relish this opportunity to join a creative team with high expectations
for all children to provide quality first teaching, develop an exciting and engaging
curriculum and work in partnership with the Base Leader, the primary team across the
islands and our partner primary schools on the mainland. The successful candidate will be
working with a small class of adventurous and committed learners to build on our
developing culture of high attainment and progress at KS2.
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
Tresco. 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 11th June 2018
Interviews to take place week commencing: Monday 18th June 2018
The Head of School or Base Leader would be happy to be contacted to discuss the
post. Please contact Rebecca Littlejohn on 01720 424872 to make a telephone
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.