"I am always happy to work at The Spinney - the children are enthusiastic, hardworking and well mannered. The school is warm and welcoming with lovely children and supportive staff. From my very first visit I was made to feel included and welcomed by everyone." - Supply teacher
The Spinney is a happy and welcoming Group 2 village school on the South East outskirts of Cambridge, age range 4-11, described in its last Ofsted report as 'an outstanding school where pupils thrive in both their academic and personal development' where 'the children's positive behaviour is exceptional' (OFSTED 2008/9).
The Spinney is an Ashoka Changemaker School, one of just 15 in the United Kingdom, we are a Whole Education Partner School and we achieved the Arts Council England's Arts Mark Platinum Award in 2018. We are committed to ensuring a full and supportive induction.
The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Values and Ethos
"It's lovely to work here!"
The Spinney is a warm, happy and successful school committed to excellence in everything we do.
Teamwork and Community is the second of our seven values and we recognise that our colleagues are one of the most important elements in our organisation which help us to secure success. In recruiting new colleagues to join our team we are looking for people who share in and will contribute to our values.
Ours school mission statement is Teaching and Learning Together.
To ensure the optimal opportunities and outcomes for our children, we look to appoint people who see themselves as learners too, they are likely to be well-motivated, innovative, creative, open, flexible, kind, warm-hearted and determined to make a positive difference within our community.
"There's a great balance at the Spinney, very professional standards and high expectations, balanced with a warm, friendly supportive
and collegiate atmosphere"
We want the Spinney to be a great place to work and to learn together. We recognise that supportive trusting relationships are key; we embrace innovation and we respect and value each other.
At The Spinney we believe it is important that we all manage a good work-life/home-life balance and we have introduced a number of practices to minimise unnecessary bureaucracy.
For many years we’ve been committed to offering and supporting flexible working practices where they can be reasonably accommodated in the organisation and dependent on the role.
Any requests for flexible working are balanced with the needs of the organisation, however we are committed to the principle of flexible working where it will mutually benefit the employee and the school. Please mention your preferences in your application and these will be considered.
If you are thinking of applying for a job in our school – please come and meet us!