Vacancy Summary

Full Time Teacher – Year 5

Full year fixed term Maternity Cover

Required to start in January 2020 initially for two terms (Paid induction period for NQTs available)

‘Leaders, supported by the trust, have established the school as a beacon of aspiration and achievement. They have a ‘no excuses’ attitude and approach. The unwavering determination and purpose, of leaders and teachers, have created a school climate which enables pupils to excel’ Ofsted March 2019

‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.

Leaders have placed pupils’ personal development and welfare at the heart of the school. Leaders’ unswerving aim is that pupils’ emotional and physical well-being must be central to the school’s work, so that pupils are able to give their all to their studies. This aim is not merely a noble aspiration: it is lived and breathed throughout the school through leaders’ ‘I-challenge’ curriculum and creates the whole ethos of the school.’ Ofsted March 2019

Vacancy Information

Following our highly successful Ofsted inspection in March where all areas were graded Outstanding, an opportunity has now arisen for an ambitious NQT (or experienced teacher) to join our staff team. The fixed term contract will run in the first instance for 12 months, although opportunities may arise within the trust, which results in a permanent position.

We are looking for an individual with drive and flair, someone with initiative and determination who is keen to our outstanding school. Merlin Top is set in an enviable location and is part of The Northern Education multi academy Trust. Prospective candidates will be keen to join this diverse family of schools alongside getting the most from working for the trust. We have an exemplary record of supporting newly qualified teachers with bespoke packages of internal and external support available.

The successful applicant should:

  • Be a qualified teacher ideally with key stage 2 experience or specialism
  • Be able to demonstrate high levels of pupil engagement through exciting and stimulating learning opportunities
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy and numeracy

In return we can offer:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities and support from The Northern Education Trust
  • A busy, creative and dynamic school
  • A well-resourced and supportive school environment
  • Lively and enthusiastic children

We strongly recommend a visit and these can be arranged by contacting either Mrs Rhodes Administrator on 01535 210028.

Applications can be downloaded via the following link:

Application forms must be returned directly to

Closing Date: 12 noon,  Friday 8th November 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 14th November 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required
Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post

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