Vacancy for Class Teacher for Maternity Cover – Temporary post                            

POST:                                           Class Teacher - Maternity Cover (Term Time)

CONTRACT:                                 Full Time

SEN - Grade:                                 Main Scale

The Governors are looking to appoint a highly-motivated and committed Teacher to cover maternity leave.

The post is full time Monday to Friday.                   

CLOSING DATE:   19/10/2018                

Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 12.00pm on Friday 19th October 2018.

INTERVIEW DATE:               Week Commencing 5th November 2018 – dates and times to be confirmed

START DATE:                       7th January 2019  – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance 

To apply for this post, interested applicants should download and complete a Gloucestershire County Council application form below and return it by email to or in hard copy to Mrs Mary King-Stokes, Acting Headteacher, Battledown Centre for Children and Families, Harp Hill, Battledown, Cheltenham, GL52 6PZ.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs as a means of application.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Vacancies at our school will be advertised here and on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

We may also publish vacancies in the local press and, for Leadership Roles, the Times Educational Supplement.


At Battledown we have several volunteers who help children to play and learn in class and at activities such as Riding, swimming and Forest School.

All volunteers receive basic training on how we work at Battledown and additional training that is specific to the children they work with. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and share your skills with others.

If you think you would like to support children play and learn and are interested in:

  • Messy Play
  • Drop-in groups
  • Riding
  • Forest School
  • Swimming

If you think you have others skills to offer like:

  • Light gardening
  • Fundraising
  • Grant/bid writing

If you are over 16 and think you would like to help will you please download our starter pack.

Contact Jane Davis for more information on 01242 525472 or email

Please note an Enhanced DBS Clearance and photo ID will be required for any volunteer.