St James'CE VA Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

EYFS Teacher

to start January 2022, or earlier if possible




‘A Rainbow always appears in the clouds’


Governors are looking to appoint an amazing EYFS teacher to join our family orientated Church school, to start January 2022 or earlier if possible. At St James’ every one of our children is special, and their welfare and learning is at the heart of everything we do.


You will have: 

  • Passion, energy and commitment to provide high quality early years education 
  • Ability to create a joyful, engaging and inspiring learning environment
  • Skills and knowledge to support and extend children’s enquiries and interests
  • A cheerful, warm and positive outlook
  • A child centred ethos and pedagogy based on best practice
  • Flexible and willing to contribute to the whole school ethos
  • A working knowledge of ‘planning in the moment’ and high quality outdoor learning
  • Appreciate the distinctive yet inclusive nature of our school family, actively supporting our Church School ethos,


We can offer you:

  • An exciting role in a forward thinking school
  • CPD that reflects best practice
  • A committed, friendly staff team dedicated to providing outstanding education and implementing current research
  • Wonderful families and children who are motivated, engaged and keen to learn



St James’ is a truly special place – come and visit us or give us a call to find out more. Please be aware that applications will be shortlisted upon receipt and interviews conducted shortly thereafter.


Further details can be obtained from the school website or school office. Applications from outstanding ECTs will be considered. All applications will be considered on receipt and interviews conducted soon thereafter if shortlisted - early applications are therefore advised. 

The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications irrespective of race, sex, marital status, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or political belief. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. St James’ C of E VA Primary School safeguards and protects its pupils and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Local Safeguarding Board Procedures. 

Completed applications are to be returned to the school using the school application form – CVs will not be accepted.




All vacancies will be listed here and on Bedford Borough's website.



Letter to potential candidates

Teacher Job Description

Teacher Person Specification


OFSTED Letter 2017

SIAMS Report 2017


Application Form for Support Staff

Application Form for Teaching Staff

Application Guidelines

 Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy