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  • Job Title

    Class Teacher

  • Location

    Midsomer Norton, Bath and NE Somerset

  • Posted

    16th May 2024

  • School

    Peasedown St John Primary School

  • Salary

    MPS1 to MPS6

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Are you an exceptional and inspirational teacher who believes in the potential of every child? Then join our team! Following an internal promotion of one of our teachers , we are ...

About Us


Peasedown St John Primary School was built in 1913. It is a large, lively, vibrant school for approximately 450 children aged 2 - 11 years. Our aim is "achieving excellence for ourselves and others" and this vision permeates all that we do.

Children who come to our school receive good teaching and make good progress, but there is much more to it. We provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their musical, sporting and language abilities, as well as many other irresistible learning experiences - all designed to enable children to enjoy their primary school years in an atmosphere where every child can flourish.

During their time with us children are nurtured as individuals. We work hard to develop in them lifelong learning skills and behaviours, as well as self-respect and respect for others. The best way to judge our success in achieving this is by visiting the school and meeting the children.

We are proud to be a part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership trust, which we joined in April 2019. This not only supports the day-to-day running of our school; it also provides exciting opportunities to develop new ways of meeting the needs of all our children across primary, secondary and special schools in our area.


Cleaners at PSJ

Peasedown St John Primary School are looking to recruit cleaners

Permanent, Part Time Term Time Only Plus inset days and 1 Week deep clean in the summer

12.5 hours per week (2.5 hours per day) starting at 3:30pm/4:00pm

Salary £10.79 per hour (Salary is paid 12 months of the year and includes holiday pay)

Can you keep our schools clean and tidy for our students?

Benefits include access to a local government pension scheme, a sick pay scheme, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and an Employee Assistance Freephone Helpline.

Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS with a check against the Barred list is required for the successful candidate.

please call the school on 01761 432311 for further information and how to apply


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Volunteering at PSJ Primary

Becoming a school volunteer gives you the opportunity to share in school-related experiences. It gives you more in common. It also allows you to be a fly on the wall and see your children in a different environment. It's rewarding to watch them as they put all the skills you've taught them into action

If you're thinking about a career in education, Volunteering at a school will provide: the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced teachers. knowledge of the national curriculum/education system of the region you're applying to work in.

Volunteers  are required to complete a number of safeguarding checks prior to coming into school. 

There are 3 types of volunteer depending on the type and frequency of help:

Tier 3 : Working in school but not directly with children and supervised at all time and irregularly (2 or 3 times a year), e.g parents helping with the school disco, parents helping with the school garden.

Tier 2: Working directly with children with constant supervision by a regulated person e.g readers in a classroom.  

Tier 1: Working directly with children without constant supervision from a regulated person – one day trips leading a group, readers on their own with children etc. 

Please contact the school office  for more details and an application pack



The Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership was founded in 2009 following the hard federation between Norton Hill and Somervale Secondary Schools. Since this point the Trust has grown to include other secondary schools and a large number of primary schools, which are all located in the Southwest of England: Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and North Somerset. The full list of schools that are members of the Trust are shown above.

Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership provides support and challenge to all of our schools so that our entire community of children and young people can achieve their best. The unique character of each school is celebrated and nurtured to ensure choice and variety in educational provision. The Trust is committed to providing a broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum in all of its schools, so that all children and young people develop the character and qualifications needed to open doors to their future success. A strong focus on developing and providing inspirational teaching and leadership in all schools, through school-to-school improvement, ensures outstanding progress and educational enjoyment for all members of our partnership’s community.

To view our Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership career site, please click here.





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Contractor and Volunteer Safeguarding Verification Process

Due to increased litigation around safeguarding in schools, the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Trust follows strict procedures on safeguarding best practice for all adults working with children, volunteers included.

Our safeguarding procedures stipulate that each volunteer (whether for one school trip or weekly reading in school), completes a number of checks.  This might seem like an onerous task, but I am sure you can understand the reasons behind this request.

Each Volunteer is requested to:

1. complete a short volunteer application form, providing 2 character references

2. complete the Employees & Volunteers statutory documents declaration  - this is a checklist that various documents have been read and understood by the employee or volunteer. The documents to be read are: 

4. Complete a DBS application form - instructions below, and bring into school 3 forms of ID - this is usually a passport or birth certificate, council tax bill and driver's licence or other utility bill. 

5. Read through a short safeguarding training presentation for contractors and volunteers. There is a declaration document to sign and return to the school office.

As you can imagine, these processes can take a while to go through, so it's better to start the process as soon as possible.

We appreciate that this is a lot to take on board, so if you have any questions please contact the school office.

Again, we very much appreciate your support and would not be able to do these activities without you.