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Staff vacancies

All applications should be made using the ODST Application Form and emailed to [email protected]

Floating Teacher

Temporary (until the end of the school year), part-time (2 days a week – Thursday and Friday)

“This school is a very strong community where every staff member is considered part of the team and strives to do their absolute best for all children and their families”  (Ofsted).  Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, so you can see for yourself what makes our school such a special place to work.

Are you looking for:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and well-behaved children who want to learn?
  • An inclusive, happy school with a clear vision for our continued improvement and a commitment to the professional development of all staff?
  • Talented and supportive staff who are committed to working collaboratively?

We are looking for a fantastic teacher who has:

  • A passion for teaching and learning
  • The ability to work across the primary age range
  • The ability to work closely with other teachers

Applications are welcomed from NQTs.

Please contact our school secretary Mrs Helen Cliff to make an appointment to come and see us; we hope what you see will encourage you to join us in our mission to nurture excellence throughout our school community.


Job Description

Introduction Letter Teacher September 2019

Closing Date: 11th October, 12pm

Interview Date:  18th October TBC


Lunchtime Supervisor

We are looking for someone to help make our lunchtimes even happier.  Are you able to:

Are you able to:

  • build excellent relationships with children and staff
  • encourage quality play between our pupils
  • expect and reinforce the highest standards of behaviour

Hours of work are 11:30 – 12:30pm each day, and a daily lunch is provided. Please get in touch with Mrs Helen Cliff if you are interested in finding out more information; application forms are available on the school website.


Why teach in Didcot?

Didcot is a thriving, rapidly expanding town and a great place to work as a teacher.  As well as having access to professional development opportunities co-ordinated through the unique county-wide teaching school alliance (OTSA), staff at Northbourne are able to take advantage of training, mentoring and peer support within the growing Didcot partnership of schools.  This school year, these have included an NQT group, a network for Early Career teachers, and a tailored programme to support subject leaders.  Links between our schools are strong and well-embedded, enabling staff to grow professional networks beyond their individual schools.

Didcot has excellent transport links to Oxford and Reading (14 minutes by train) and London (45 minutes), and a newly expanded shopping centre of shops, cafes and restaurants.  Cornerstone Arts Centre hosts a range of arts, culture and entertainment events, and the Ridgeway and Wittenham Clumps are easily accessible.

Living in Oxfordshire

There are a range of housing options available to staff working in Oxfordshire.  Examples include:

Arthur Sanctuary House


Ivy Lane

Randolph Court

As an ODST school, teachers in the first five years of their career also have access to six high quality, furnished apartments in St. Marys Lodge, Wantage, with rents set at reduced levels.


Safeguarding at Northbourne

Northbourne CE (A) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all of our staff and volunteers undertake in-house Child Protection training.

Our School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies includes the following:

Please read through these to find out more about our school procedures around safeguarding.

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