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Full Time TEACHER KEY STAGE 1 to cover maternity leave


Required from September 2021

Salary Range – MPR


This is an exciting opportunity to join our lively small school in the heart of the Lake District!


The governors and headteacher of Borrowdale C of E Primary School wish to appoint a passionate and talented teacher to join our staff team from 1st September for the academic year 2021-22. We are looking for a Key Stage 1 class teacher to deliver inspiring learning in Key Stage 1 and support EYFS. This position has become available due to the maternity leave of one of our teachers and is therefore fixed term until 20th July 2022.


Borrowdale School is a small, friendly school with a very hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of everyone in the school as we are committed to giving our pupils the best possible educational experiences, using the outdoor environment whenever possible.


The successful candidate will:

  • share our vision ‘Educating for life in all its fullness’

  • be an excellent teacher with enthusiasm, passion and drive to inspire children

  • be creative in finding opportunities to use the outdoor environment for learning

  • be dedicated and driven to raise standards by engaging, motivating and supporting all pupils in dynamic, thoughtful ways

  • have patience and a caring and understanding nature

  • be a team player with high expectations of themselves and others

  • be forward thinking

  • be able to teach a class with mixed ages and abilities

  • have experience of supporting children with additional needs

  • be willing to uphold the values and ethos of our Church of England school


We offer:

  • a culture that encourages teachers to be bold and creative

  • small teaching groups

  • happy, confident children and a friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking staff team

  • a commitment to support your professional development

  • strong links to the church and the community

  • a friendly, caring and popular rural school with superb grounds in spectacular surroundings

Borrowdale CE School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, which will include references, Right to Work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check for regulated activity (to include a children’s barred list check).


There are many ways to find out more about the school. In addition to exploring our website, visits by appointment are warmly welcomed but due to Covid-19 restrictions will have to take place outside school hours or at the weekend. Mr Smits, our headteacher, is also available for an informal chat via zoom or phone. Please phone the school on 017687 77686 or contact Mr Smits by email: to organise a time.

Completed applications forms with a covering letter should be returned via email only to


Closing date:  12 noon on Tuesday 4th May 2021

Interviews will be held in accordance with current government guidance in the week commencing 10th May 2021