Staff Vacancies

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Set in the heart of Christchurch, close to the Stour and Avon rivers and the famous beaches of Bournemouth, the Priory School is a very special place to work.

The employers of Priory School are the school’s governors. The governors have adopted the procedures and practices of Dorset Council.

Fixed Term Class Teacher – required for Sept 2023

Fixed Term Class Teacher

The Priory CE (VA) Primary School is looking to appoint an unreservedly positive and enthusiastic teacher for September 2023. Applications are welcome from experienced staff or ECTs for this full time position.

To discuss your application or arrange a tour of The Priory CE VA Primary School please contact the office on 01202 484105 or

Applicants are provided the opportunity to be given a tour of The Priory School in advance of the selection procedure.  Prospective class teacher tours will take place on the follow dates.

  • Date 1: 06.06.23 9:30am
  • Date 2: 07.06.23 1:30pm

Please apply online via the DfE teacher vacancies website.

Closing date: Thursday 8th June 2023 (23:59pm)

Interview date: Monday 12th June 2023

Fixed Term Teaching Assistant – required for Sept 2023

Fixed Term Teaching Assistant

XS 10.4 Grade 5 (£10.99 per hour minimum starting salary)

30 hours per week – Term time only 8:30am – 3:15pm

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant on a fixed term contract for 30 hours per week, starting on 1st September 2023. The post is Monday to Friday, term time only.

The prime responsibility will be to provide class-based learning support for children in KS1 or KS2.  There may also be a significant element of supporting children with additional needs.  Please note that supervising children at lunchtime is also key requirement of the role.

This is an exciting opportunity for graduates or school leavers who are considering entering the teaching profession and wish to gain some experience before applying to initial teacher training providers.   We will offer training on the job for this role, as well as training and opportunities to prepare you for teacher training/interview.

You must have a genuine interest in working with children and entering the education profession. You will have lots of energy, resilience, be keen to learn and willing to have a go. We would welcome any specialist skills such as music, art, drama, dance or sport etc as we would work with you to ensure you get the opportunity to develop these with our children. 

Please apply either online through or by post or email or DfE Vacancies website:

Candidates should complete the application form in full and return it (online or by post) so that it is received no later than Friday 9th June

Closing date: Friday 9th June

Interview date: Friday 16th June