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Teaching Staff Vacancies

Are you a student looking to start your teaching career or an experienced teacher looking for a new opportunity? We welcome enquiries and look forward to introducing you to our school community.



The Opossum Federation is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.



Teaching at the Opossum Federation

Joining the Opossum Federation means being part of a successful learning community of committed and talented educators. Colleagues are welcoming and supportive of each other and work effectively as a team. Our Federation is committed to supporting its workforce, thus creating an inviting and happy workplace environment, which nurtures the development of each individual. 


Federation leaders and the governing body have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and priorities for development. They work alongside leaders to develop clear, strategic development plans, and monitor the outcomes closely. Staff appreciate leaders’ care for their well-being and workload. Ofsted December 2022


Staff are rewarded through access to a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:


  • First Rate Professional Development
  • ECT Training Programme which includes an annual conference
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Bursaries (conditions apply)


All federation staff have access to the Thrive Mental Wellbeing service, to provide you with additional support with your health and wellbeing. 


Our collaborative approach means our schools work closely together to provide an exceptional education experience to all our pupils. The schools benefit from being able to share resources and expertise and support each other, where needed. It also allows for exciting opportunities for career progression across the federation and gives you the chance to further your professional development.


We are looking for teachers who:

  • share our vision and values and have a passion for making a difference
  • enjoy working collaboratively
  • build good relationships with all stakeholders
  • have good subject knowledge and enjoy the challenge of a relevant and creative curriculum
  • can adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  • are  committed to promoting good outcomes for all pupils
  • have high expectations, both of standards and behaviour
  • are resilient, communicate effectively and are team players


In return, we offer:

  • welcoming staff, with common goals of ensuring the best possible outcomes and experiences for the children who attend the school
  • Children who are highly respectful of each other and develop a good understanding of other cultures; as a result, pupil behaviour is very good.
  • the opportunity to work with experienced, proactive and supportive leaders who have a proven track record of effectiveness
  • a school graded as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’
  • a school committed to achieving a healthy work / life balance
  • a planned and prepared curriculum 
  • a robust bespoke CPD training programme that encourages you to flourish
  • well-resourced schools
  • a staff laptop/ Chromebook (we are a Google school)