Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”


Teacher Vacancy - September 2021

Dear Applicant,


Thank you for expressing an interest in our teaching positions.

We are looking to appoint two teachers

      One to lead KS2 English with the possibility of a TLR2a  dependent on experience.

      One teaching position which would be suitable for an NQT or a teacher looking for a change of role.            We would be prepared to pay an NQT from August 1st.


I became the head teacher of Corpus Christi in September 2020 and have been impressed with the staff’s commitment and positive attitudes, the exemplary behaviour of the children and the support we have received from parents, carers and governors.

I am seeking to appoint  fantastic and enthusiastic teachers to join our popular and friendly school, where staff are valued and supported in our nurturing environment. Excellent classroom teachers, particularly those in the early stages of their career, are welcome to apply.


Our children are looking for a teacher who:

 Takes an interest in them and helps them do the best they can.

 Is passionate about children’s learning and committed to instilling a love of learning in every child.

 Ensures their classroom provides a loving and caring environment where children thrive.

 Is firm but fair.

 Helps them develop their relationship with God.


In return, we can offer the successful candidate:

 Children who are a delight to teach, keen to learn and always aim to their best.

 A calm, positive environment where children care for each other and staff are friendly and supportive.

 Coaching and mentoring to reflect on and develop teaching and learning.

 A wide range of CPD opportunities including support to take on leadership roles.

 Commitment to teach a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.

 Highly motivated and professional staff team, led by experienced senior leaders.

 Close links with the parish community and support from our Parish Priest.

  Parents who trust the teachers and are also supportive and keen for their child to achieve their potential.

 An active and highly committed Governing Body,  who have high expectations of all staff but are committed to their well-being.


This is an exciting time for anyone who joins us,  as they will be part of our improvement journey.  Our school had a disappointing Ofsted in June 2019; since then the school has made good progress in addressing the identified issues and we can see the positive changes that have already had impact and have a clear vision and plan for future success. We aspire to be judged as an outstanding school in the next few years.

As the old adage goes, we ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ So I am inviting and encouraging you to visit our school; to see us in action and meet our wonderful children and staff. We hope we have provided you with enough information for you to picture yourself teaching at our school and welcome you to visit our school and your application.

Yours sincerely,

Miss U. M. Clark



Job Details

We currently have a vacancies for a full-time teachers; ideally who would prefer to teach in KS2 but we would consider a preference for KS1 for the right candidate. We welcome applications from experienced teachers as well as NQTS and  are looking for a flexible, dedicated outstanding teachers who are able to support the school’s Catholic ethos.  The teachers will be part of a phase team of 3 teachers who work closely together in planning and delivery of the curriculum for their classes.

We are prepared to start paying an NQT from 1st August 2021.

We are also looking for an experienced teacher to work with our English Lead Practitioner to develop and lead English in KS2.


School Support

The staff at the school are incredibly supportive of each other and experienced leaders offer coaching and support to teachers and support staff. One of our newly appointed staff recently commented that she "felt more supported and part of a team since she's been here than in 5 years at her previous school."

The school works with Local Authority Advisors and SLEs on improvement areas and new initiatives. We are a RWInc school and use the programme to teach early reading and phonics and have recently introduced Destination Reader in KS2 to promote high quality reading skills.

The school is fortunate to be well supported by the Governing Body, parents and the local community.  Parental support at the school is high. They are actively involved in school life and are keen to help their children succeed. We are well resourced and actively encourage innovative practice. The Parish Priest is a frequent visitor offering pastoral support and leads worships and celebrations.


Continuing Professional Development

We are able to offer a full induction programme for all staff and as a school we are committed to offering a wide and varied CPD programme. This will be tailored to meets the needs of each individual and will include specific training to support our safeguarding procedures.


All new staff are offered a “buddy” who answers any questions and provides on-going support about school policies and procedures.  Our Lead Practitioners co-ordinates a coaching programme that is agreed with each teacher and is designed to meet the development needs of the teacher. 


All our staff are welcoming and provide informal help and support for new staff.  Our Senior Leadership team includes teachers who started at the school as NQTs and have been supported  to develop their careers undertaking a wide variety of interesting challenges and leadership roles.


We are committed to making sure all members of our school community are safe from harm. All employees and volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check in the form of a DBS check. Staff will be informed of the schools child protection and safeguarding policies at their induction. These policies  follows the guidance issued by Portsmouth City Council and the DFE. Staff are expected to follow a code of conduct and should act in a professional manner at all times.


Application and Interview


Applicants are very welcome to visit the school, but please telephone first for an appointment.


Applicants must apply on a CES application form which is available to download from:   The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 20th April


Applications should be addressed to Miss Ursula Clark, Headteacher at the school address, or e-mailed to


All applicants are required to fully complete the enclosed CES application form, enclosing details of at least two references.  Usually one will be a current employer who can comment on your suitability to work with children. If this is not possible this can be a previous employer. Applicants who are Catholic should also provide a Priest’s reference.


Shortlisting will be based on the applicants suitability for the post linked to the job description and person specification. Please ensure your application answers these two important documents.


Candidates will need to bring proof of identity and evidence of qualifications and skills cited in the application form. Catholic Candidates will also be asked to bring a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. 


Candidates will be expected to teach a group of children. Those with good teaching skills will be taken through to interview.  Interviews will be conducted by a panel comprising members of staff and the governing body. The interview will include questions about the roles and responsibilities as well as more personal questions linked to information contained within the application form.


In your application statement please tell us why you would like to work at St Swithun Wells outlining:

· Why you see teaching as your chosen career/vocation.

· The contribution you would make to the school.

· Your approach to teaching and learning.

· How you motivate children to strive for excellence.

· Your particular strengths and areas of interests related to the curriculum

· The statement should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.