1 x Fixed Term Full Time Early Years Classroom Teacher Caldew Lea Primary School (one year contract due to fluctuating pupil numbers till Aug 22)

Salary:  MPS

Required: 1st September 2021




Caldew Lea Primary School is a school very much at the heart of the local community it serves. It has a long and proud tradition of educating and inspiring the children of west Carlisle. The Trustees are seeking to employ two outstanding teachers who are creative, dynamic, highly motivated and committed to improving the life chances of children.

Caldew Lea became part of the Cumbria Education Trust in the Autumn Term 2019; it is led with shared vision, honesty and purpose. Caldew Lea is a rapidly improving school with an exciting future; we are committed to creating a vibrant, innovative and inspiring learning environment which maximises the potential of our children and community. The successful candidate will be joining Caldew Lea at an exciting time, as we continue to build on our recent successes and move forward on our journey to establish ourselves as one of the highest performing schools in our local area.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the School and our Early Years team at a pivotal time and be part of our vision for providing an education for the youngest pupils at Caldew Lea Primary School which maximises their life chances and nurtures their potential. Our Early Years Unit has undergone significant investment and is a bright, vibrant learning space.

We are looking for a committed and dynamic Early Years teacher to join us in September, on a fixed term basis for one year due to fluctuating pupil numbers. There is the potential for this post to become permanent in the future.


The successful candidates will:

  • Be an excellent communicator committed to being part of an effective team within the whole school community
  • Set high expectations and have a commitment to delivering exemplary Early Years education
  • Be a passionate, caring and inspirational teacher
  • Be self-motivated and reliable
  • Be enthusiastic about inter-school collaborative working and committed to Continuous Professional Development.

We can offer:

  • A commitment to your personal and professional development and the opportunity to develop your role as a leader
  • Enhanced opportunities for collaborative working as part of a dynamic and highly successful Multi Academy Trust
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and a supportive team ethos.


If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the School and the MAT, then we would welcome an application from you. Please note we are only accepting applications from experienced Early Years teachers.

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact the Headteacher, Ayesha Weston, on 01228 526611.

For an application pack please email: kbarnes@caldewlea.cumbria.sch.uk


Remember to include a supporting letter and ensure that you give contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and contact numbers and email addresses for your referees.


Closing date: In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and the difficulties this presents to schools and candidates, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process. This means that we are currently accepting applications and will continue to do so until posts are filled. Therefore, we would encourage the submission of early application forms as we reserve the right to close the application process at any point in time.

Interviews shall be held: TBC


The Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.


Recruitment pack for Early Years teacher CLPS Mar 21

CET Application Form – Teaching Staff