Lyneham Primary School

Lyneham Primary School

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Staff Vacancies

Lyneham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS) check before appointment is confirmed.

KS1 Teaching Assistant

An exciting opportunity to join Lyneham Primary School.

Start Date:          As soon as possible in Term 2 November 2020

Hours of work:    8.45am – 12 noon and 12.30pm - 3.15pm Monday to Friday (30 hours/week) in order to cover part of lunchtime

Contract Type:    Full time post, or job share considered. 38 weeks during term time and you will be paid for 5.5 weeks’ holiday

Salary:                  £9.81 – £10.21 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Closing Date:       Friday 23rd October 2020 at 12.30pm


We have a vacancy for a skilled and experienced Teaching Assistant to join Lyneham Primary School in a Year 1 class. This could be a full time post or we are happy to consider a job share with one person working mornings and one in the afternoons.

This is not a named pupil contract but the person who is appointed will be responsible for supporting a young learner with additional needs, as part of a group in the classroom setting, alongside a very experienced teacher and TA's. 

Although the post is initially based in KS1, we aim to provide all our staff with professional development opportunities and our TAs may be asked to work in any year group or on specific projects within the school. 

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who:

  • Want to be a key part of a dynamic, ambitious, friendly and supportive staff team
  • Are committed to inclusion and have experience of supporting children on the autism spectrum
  • Are positive, enthusiastic, skilled and passionate about supporting children’s learning
  • Have high expectations of children and themselves and are ready and willing to go the extra mile
  • Are flexible, adaptable and able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Would embrace our school’s Values for Life and Learning

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, caring team of professionals, who are committed to providing the very best for every child in our school, and we will offer you plenty of opportunities for development. 

If you are interested in this post, please contact Susie Pike in our school office on for an application pack. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Class Teacher

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking school, with a friendly and supportive team who are ready to invest in your professional development?

Start Date:          Monday 4th January 2021

Hours of work:    Full time

Contract Type:    Until August 2021 in the first instance but with good potential for continued employment

Salary:                 M3

Closing Date:      Friday 23rd October 2020 at 12.30pm 

We are looking for a skilled class teacher to enthuse and inspire one of our two classes of keen Year 6 learners.  You will be working alongside a very experienced partner teacher, with an additional booster teacher for 3 days a week, plus shared TA support.

We are looking for a teacher who:     

  • Is passionate about providing the highest quality learning experiences for children
  • Demonstrates excellent teaching skills
  • Has enthusiasm, drive and energy to inspire, motivate and enthuse our learners
  • Will create a vibrant, positive and exciting learning environment
  • Is able to plan and teach effective, creative and exciting lessons where children make real progress
  • Is forward thinking in their approach to teaching
  • Is organised, hard-working, skilled and creative
  • Is flexible, friendly and a genuine team player
  • Will embrace the challenge of joining a team committed to taking the learning in our school to good and better
  • Has a strong commitment to the school values and inclusion

In return we can offer you:

  • Regular professional development opportunities
  • Extra release time in addition to PPA for monitoring and assessment
  • Support, help and encouragement from an experienced senior leadership team
  • A vibrant and well-resourced learning environment
  • A personal iPad for classroom use
  • Enthusiastic, friendly children who are keen to learn and fun to work with
  • A friendly and welcoming team of colleagues in a spacious school in a lovely village location with good transport links

All applicants with all levels of experience will be considered.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Susie Pike in our school office on for an application pack. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Music Specialist Teacher

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your musical skills alongside your teaching/ tutoring experience?  Could you share your skills with children?

Start Date:          Monday 4th January 2020

Hours of work:    4 days a week (Mon – Thurs) Term Time only

Contract Type:    1 year in the first instance with potential for a permanent position

Salary:                 circa £15 per hour as cover supervisor (equivalent to M2 on main teaching scale) or a service level agreement for self-employed musicians

Closing Date:       Monday 30th November 2020 at 12 noon

We are looking for a skilled musician to enthuse and inspire our early years to year 6 pupils, to enrich our curriculum and provide PPA and leadership release for teachers.  But we want more than just PPA cover, we really want to enhance the creative aspects of our curriculum so that children are motivated and inspired by a musician who is passionate about their area of interest and whom they would see as a role model. We’re looking for someone with excellent subject knowledge (as well as skills) to help us build a progressive music curriculum that our children would work through from EYFS-Yr6.

This would involve teaching music lessons for EYFS-Year 6 pupils for 3.5 days a week in our dedicated music room with a half day for planning and preparation.  We are a two form entry school so this would be 14 lessons per week. There would also be potential for the successful candidate to run their own paid music clubs/ tuition after school and at lunchtimes, in addition to and separate from the school contract.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed musician with:

  • A high level of musical skills across a range of instruments – ideally with a degree in music or a recognised qualification  
  • A passion to help children develop their own skills and appreciation of music
  • Experience of teaching music to groups of children (Qualified Teacher Status is not essential)
  • Enthusiasm, positivity and energy to inspire and motivate all learners
  • The highest expectations of themselves and the children that they teach
  • A strong commitment to the school values and inclusion
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • High aspirations to develop their teaching skills

In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with our Curriculum Leader to develop a Music scheme of work for all year groups that supports and is supported by our new curriculum
  • The opportunity to further develop and resource our dedicated music room
  • A structured timetable with time for planning and preparation
  • Classroom support from TA colleagues
  • The opportunity to help children develop their confidence and love of music which in turn will support their emotional wellbeing
  • The opportunity to offer paid music tuition to pupils, on Fridays, after school or at lunchtimes.
  • Excellent career development opportunities as the school is strongly committed to providing professional development opportunities for all staff.

This is an exciting, challenging and potentially highly rewarding career opportunity for the right person.  Could this be you?

If you are interested in this post, we would love to hear from you and would warmly encourage you to come and visit us to learn more about our school and our plans for the post. Please contact Susie Pike in our school office on for an application pack and to arrange a visit. 

We look forward to hearing from you!