Class Teacher (Experienced) Required

Year 4, Starting January 2019
Salary: £29,060 to £36,646 per annum
Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 9am
Interview Date:  Tuesday 9th October 2018

St John’s Meads CE Primary School is a one form entry school with a distinct Christian ethos. We have enthusiastic children, hard-working staff, committed governors and supportive parents and carers. There are strong links to our local Church and community.

We are looking for an experienced KS2 class teacher who:

  • has a clear understanding of outstanding teaching and learning
  • can evidence successful pupil outcomes in raising standards
  •  is committed to safeguarding and supporting pupil welfare
  • is refelctive and willing to learn
  • has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • can support and contribute to the Christian ethos of our school

In return we can offer:

  • opportunities to have an impact on the children’s learning and experiences
  • opportunities for professional development
  • supportive staff and well-behaved children
  • an excellent environment located near the Sea and the South Downs
  • great parish and community links

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 01323 730255 to make an appointment. We look forward to showing you around our lovely school.

Application Procedure:

For an application pack please contact the school office:

Harriet Mackie-Savage


Having previously taught in two other East Sussex primary schools and across key stage one and two I have always been impressed with the warm and welcoming nature of St John's Meads. As I begin my third year I have the privilege of teaching Year 5, which I am greatly looking forward to.

Additionally, I have taken on the role of English lead as well as continuing to lead History and Philosophy and co-ordinating trips and events. These are all subjects which I am passionate about and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop these areas; building on pupils' interests throughout the school and ensuring that all pupils' have the best possible exposure to an engaging and creative curriculum. I believe that foundation subjects, as well as core subjects, are crucial when developing lifelong learners and allowing children to develop and realise their potential.

Lucy Tullett


I have been at St John’s Meads for five years now, teaching in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. It is a fantastic place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children who love to learn.

This year I will be Art & Design and Geography co-ordinator, promoting creativity and outdoor learning opportunities for all children within the school. We have the wonderful beach and downs just around the corner.

In my free time, I enjoy running, watching football and baking sweet treats!

Chloe Lever


I am currently in my fifth year of teaching at St. Johns, having had the privilege of being a previous pupil, a student teacher and an NQT. I am very fortunate to work in such a wonderful school, where the children are encouraged and inspired to be the best they can be. I have very fond special memories of my time as a pupil and would love for the children I teach to look back and have the same. St. Johns offers exciting and creative learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. In Reception we love to use our outdoor area when learning and exploring and we are very lucky to be able to use the surrounding areas of the beach and downs too! I look forward to another fantastic year at St Johns.

Molly Phipps

Having recently just completed my teacher training at The University of Chichester and I am very excited to join the team at St John’s Meads this year as the new Year 1 teacher.

I am looking forward to getting to know the school community and to help the children flourish in their learning and as people. My favourite subjects are Science and Drama, and I enjoy incorporating the active aspect of these subjects into my teaching. I have also performed in a number of pantomimes throughout the years, I feel this has influenced my style of teaching as I like to make learning fun and exciting.

In my free time I enjoy going to concerts and the cinema. My favourite animal is a sloth, hence why our class mascot is Sid the sloth!

Robert Newlands


It’s hard to believe that it is now my fifth year here at St John’s, it has gone incredibly quickly! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at St John’s as it is a fantastic place to work. All staff are motivated to ensure the best quality education and excellent opportunities for all the children who attend the school.

I am currently the Science and Computing coordinators and I am looking forward to continuing to develop the subjects.  They are both passions of mine and they are such important subjects in today’s society.

When not in school, I enjoy going to the gym and leading a healthy lifestyle. I pride myself in eating healthily and I hope that my good habits can rub off on others!

Gemma Henson

It’s hard to believe I’m now in my 15th year of teaching!

Working at St. John’s Meads is such a privilege. The strong Christian Ethos of the School is driven by our Rainbow Values, which really help to provide a creative and fulfilling environment full of awe and wonder with happy learners who can reach their full potential.

Over my time at St. John’s Meads I have led the school in many curriculum areas from PE to Literacy, RE and PSHEe. Much of my time has been spent developing the Early Years Foundation Stage before I took a short break to have my two little girls.

When I’m not in school I love to dance, visit the theatre- particularly enjoying musicals and going for long walks with my family, making the most of the beautiful seaside town we live in. I am also out and about in the community supporting new parents and running baby and toddler development classes.

I believe that the Early Years of a child’s life lay the foundation for all that their futures may bring and hope to deliver my passion and dedication to the firm foundations of childhood development through my teaching in Year 2 this year. I look forward to working with Mr Newlands as we guide the children in the final steps of their Key Stage One journey and prepare them for the Junior years ahead.

Emily Teager

I am excited and privileged to take on the role of Year 6 teacher as the class move into the final part of their journey through the school.

After teaching in London for six years, I moved back to Sussex and feel honoured to have joined the friendly and welcoming team at St John's. I am particularly looking forward to sharing my enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics as Subject Leader for this subject.

In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, running and reading.

Carol Wood

I am very much looking forward to joining the team at St John’s Meads this year and supporting the year 4 children in their learning.

My teaching career started in the London Borough of Bexley where I spent 8 years working at the same primary school that I attended as a child. Whilst there, I was able to develop my interest in drama, working with the children to produce several amazing school productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

I have a passion for travel and learning about different cultures and have recently been fortunate enough to teach the National Curriculum in an international setting in Abu Dhabi.

I enjoy art and design technology and can’t wait to be creative with the class. We are going to have lots of fun while we learn.