GEMS Wantage Primary Academy currently has two vacancies:

1. Head of EYFS/Reception Teacher

2. Mixed year 1 and year 2 Teacher

Based at:

GEMS Wantage Primary Academy, OX12 8HT (actual address tbc)

Start date:


Job Overview  

This is a wonderful opportunity to teach and lead at a brand new inclusive and high performing school in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The Kingsgrove housing development is a new and expanding development providing a range of house sizes to suit young couples and growing families, and it needs a school! Oxfordshire Council is commissioning a beautiful school with playing fields, garden areas and good outdoor space. As well as belonging to the local community of schools, GEMS Wantage Primary Academy is part of the GEMS Learning Trust (GLT) network and is founded with the core values and expectations of pupil behaviours that are upheld in all GEMS Learning Trust schools.

We are searching for exceptional leaders and teachers, candidates who are eager to shape the school from the very beginning. GEMS Wantage Primary Academy is being built to serve its brand new community and will likely start with smaller budgets, lower pupil numbers and mixed classes; so the successful applicants will understand how to teach different ages of children in a group.

We value and develop all our staff and there are many exciting opportunities in the GLT for teachers and leaders to grow and to pursue their talents and professional interests.

Job Requirements  

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
  • A Good Honours Degree.
  • 2 years teaching experience for leadership posts
  • NQTs accepted for teaching posts

How to apply

Follow the links below to apply:

Head of EYFS/Reception Teacher

Year 1 and 2 Teacher


5th February 2020 at 12pm


13th February – all day

The GEMS Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that its workforce is representative of the community it serves.  We expect our workforce to include people with disabilities, women, black and ethnic minority people and lesbians and gay men. We are looking for applicants, particularly from the local community, who are committed to our Equal Opportunity Policies.

General enquiries

At GEMS Primary Academies, we’re proud to be building a warm, expert and energetic group of teachers. Educators are joining us from some of the best schools in London and the UK.

If you think you’d like to work for us, you are welcome to register your interest by emailing 

GEMS Learning Trust is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all pupils and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.