Class Teacher

Part time, ideally 0.6.
Basildon CE Primary, West Berkshire.
Start date: September 2024.
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Permanent.
Closing date: Friday 3 May.

The Downlands Federation is looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher, who understands the power of deep collaboration.

We are a forward-looking, innovative family of schools, who seek only the very best for all the young people in our care. We are determined that by working together to achieve our Federation vision of ‘Learning together, learning for life; a seamless education from 2–18’, all our students will benefit from a first-rate education and leave us with a lifelong love of learning. Both experienced and early career teachers are welcome to apply. 

The successful candidate will:

  • be an excellent practitioner who can demonstrate what outstanding teaching and learning looks like
  • show drive, energy and ambition, inspiring students and staff to strive for continuous improvement and outstanding outcomes for all
  • demonstrate high levels of positivity, professionalism and resilience 
  • be able to demonstrate you are committed to work collaboratively with the team.

In return you will:

  • be empowered to work across our exceptional schools with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff, who are deeply committed to developing the whole child
  • experience a caring, positive federation ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • work with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • experience a professional, stimulating and collaborative working environment with the opportunity to work alongside secondary subject specialists.

We are incredibly proud of our achievements to date and are firmly committed to establishing first class standards, via a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum. Our schools are passionate about nurturing every child’s unique skill and talents whilst inspiring and challenging them to achieve more. We cultivate a caring and vibrant ethos and values and strong links with our partners in the wider community, Church, Diocese and the local authority, who provide local support and encouragement. Our schools are set in beautiful rural surroundings with excellent road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford. 

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Please contact the Director of Primaries for further information at

Basildon CE Primary School
Upper Basildon, nr Reading RG8 8PD
NOR 181


The Downs Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

Basildon CE Primary School

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Basildon CE Primary School
School Lane
Upper Basildon

Headteacher: Miss M Cliffe

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