Class Teacher – for September 2020

Class Teacher

Applications from NQTs and Teachers seeking a job-share are welcomed.

The Vine Inter-Church Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the prevention of discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all and expects all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

“The school was not the best in Cambourne, not the best in Cambridge . . . but the best in the universe” – how pupils feel about the school, as quoted in our recent OFSTED report May 2018

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher to join our happy, hard-working team. The Vine is in Cambourne, a growing community situated just 9 miles south-west from Cambridge. We are two-form entry with places for 420 pupils. The school opened in 2005 and our building is modern and well designed. The grounds offer plenty of opportunities for learning outside including an amphitheatre, an outdoor music area and a wood that is perfect for den building. There are 68 members of staff so we are a large community and this is reflected in the vibrancy of the school – there is always something going on! As a team-teaching school (both year group teachers share responsibility for the whole year group) there is always someone to plan with, to learn with and to share the high and lows of classroom life.

The best way to find out more is to come along and see for yourself so please contact the school office on 01954 719630 or if you would like to arrange a visit to the school.
Application packs are available from the school office. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher, Lee Faris, on

CLOSING DATE: Noon on Monday 3rd February 2020
INTERVIEW DATE: w/c 10th February 2020

At The Vine we appreciate that working in a school is deeply rewarding, but at times can be challenging too. We do our best to make sure staff are supported by:

- 2 weeks half term in May/June to enable cheaper holidays for staff and pupils
- 24/7 advice line for staff (work, finances, stress, legal)
- “Wellbeing Wednesday” promoted to ensure staff leave “early” midweek
- Qualified in-house mental health workers available to staff
- Paid for weekly fitness classes for staff
- Team teaching approach to support each other
- Websites / resources subscriptions available for staff
- Reduction in marking by using “on the spot” marking system
- Having a TA to support teacher workload
- Staff not expected to email parents directly
- Staff events / parties to ensure good team spirit
- Discounted gym/sports centre membership
- Cycle to work schemes
- Childcare vouchers
- SLT coach available to all staff to support and develop teaching
- Golden Time For Grownups (funded activities to promote staff morale: quizzes, craft lessons, sporting events, cinema trips)
- Clear policies to protect staff from complaints
- CPD funding requests available (eg to finance a Masters Degree etc)
- Open door policies for staff to talk to leaders
- Snapshot CPD to increase confidence and ongoing development (little and often)
- Staff room treats provided as much as possible
- Looking ahead survey etc - genuinely taking into account staff views
- Empathetic ‘Special Leave of Absence’ policy (to see own children’s plays, care for a relative etc)
- Paid ‘Emergency Days’ to support family and friends
- Teachers at all levels given time out of class, to aid subject coordination time
- Clear school diary
- Flexible working / part time requests always considered as reasonably as possible
- International exchange opportunities for staff
- Twilights ending before 3:50pm to reduce the number of late nights
- Team meeting times provided for admin based jobs
- Reduction in reporting burden – consultation forms removed and paperwork limited
- School environment is nice, cared for and modern
- “Planning for planning’s” sake not asked for
- Parents provided Family Workers to ensure teachers can teach
- SLT on school gates each day to take initial questions away from teachers
- Parent workshops provided to help reduce stress at home for parents
- Home visits to alleviate early stress for new parents
- Pupils given: worry box, circle time, peer mediator, lots of MDA staff, PHSE interventions, Rainbow Room, counsellor, regular PE and exercise and extra-curricular clubs. LOTC / ecotheroapy. Broad curriculum and showing diversity, Academic Mentor to stretch HA/GT children. Strong transitions between year groups.
- Catch Up Club & Rainbow Room manned so teachers can keep pupils behind without it impacting on their own break/lunch times

School website:
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Staff category
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Closing date
Monday 03 February 2020
School name
The Vine Inter-Church Primary School
Mr Lee Faris
DfE school no.
The Vines Upper Cambourne Cambourne Cambridgeshire
CB23 6DY
01954 719630
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