Class Teacher

Job Info

Scale Main Pay Spine
Salary £22,244 - £32,831
Interview Dates Tuesday 7th June 2016
Closing Date Friday 20th May 2016

We are looking for highly motivated, creative practitioners who can add significant value to our outstanding school.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will be prepared to be innovative and take risks to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children.
  • Is a passionate, confident and creative practitioner.
  • Is able to inspire children and colleagues.
  • Has a thorough understanding of effective primary education pedagogy and practice.
  • Can evidence consistently good or better teaching (If Newly Qualified, will have achieved good or outstanding in placement reports).
  • Is prepared to innovate with a variety of teaching strategies including emergent technology.
  • Is looking for a new and exciting challenge, eager to initiate whole school projects and is keen to contribute significantly to the future of our Academy and Northern Education Trust.

We can offer:

  • The chance to join a supportive and forward thinking and learning community.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development including working towards Middle Leadership.
  • A hard working and dedicated team.
  • An opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of our academy and local community.


The posts would suit somebody ready for a new challenge in their career or an NQT with high aspirations. As our final Team structure for September has not yet been finalised candidates should clearly express their strengths and year group / key stage preferences.

Visits to the academy are welcomed on Thursday 12th May at 2.30pm or Friday 13th May at 9.30am. Please ring Jess (0191 286 9297) to book a place.

This school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks.


Full Details can be found in the files below


Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Part A: Application Stage

The following criteria (experience, skills and qualifications) will be used to short-list at the application stage:

Essential

1

A DCSF recognised and relevant teaching qualification.

2

Able to design and teach effective lessons and learning activities across the relevant curriculum, age and ability ranges including personalising learning to meet individual needs.

3

Recent experience of teaching across the primary age range.

4

A good knowledge and understanding of all curriculum areas and the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula / frameworks.

5

A good, up to date working knowledge and understanding of teaching, learning and assessment. Excellent classroom and behaviour management strategies.

6

Good written communication skills

7

Evidence of relevant and on-going professional development, training and experience of curriculum innovation. Must be judged as at least good consistently in lesson observations and have potential to develop towards outstanding practice over time.

8

Understanding of safeguarding practices.

Desirable

8

Willingness to contribute to school events and activities.

9

Other interests / expertise that would benefit learners and the school.

10

Knowledge of examination / testing requirements.

Part B: Assessment Stage

Items 1 - 5 of the application stage criteria and the criteria below will be further explored at the assessment stage:

Essential

1

An understanding and ability to set realistic and challenging targets and be able to assess and review learners? progress.

2

Able to communicate effectively with children, young people, colleagues and parents/carers.

3

Able to engage and motivate learners in the school environment.

4

Able to contribute to and support the development of the curriculum. (If NQT a willingness to shadow someone).

5

Have positive values, attitudes and have high expectations for learners.

6

Be aware of current legislation, policies and guidance on the safeguarding of learners and the promotion of their well being.

7

Able to work collaboratively as member of a team and contribute to the professional development of colleagues, including the sharing effective practice.

8

Able to plan, organise and prioritise and manage time effectively.

9

Good verbal and interpersonal skills

10

Able to use ICT knowledge and skills in the learning environment.

11

Have positive values, attitudes and have high expectations for learners.

Desirable

12

A willingness and / or ability to teach across the primary age range

13

Willing and able to contribute to extra-curricular activities.

14

Willing and able to contribute to whole school development initiatives / school improvement planning / self evaluation.

The following methods of assessment will be used: Interview and lesson observation

Part C: Additional Requirements

The following criteria must be judged as satisfactory when pre-employment checks are completed:

1

Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau

2

Additional criminal record checks if applicant has lived outside the UK

3

List 99 and/or POCA List (residential establishments only) check

3

Able to meet the national AST standards and assessment process

4

Qualified teacher Status with professional registration with the General Teaching Council for England

5

Two references from current and previous employers (or education establishment if applicant not in employment)

6

Medical clearance