This vacancy has now expired, we've found similar jobs that may interest you here.

Teacher of Excellence with Wider leadership responsibilities

49 St James Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2UR
Chestnut Park Primary School
Full Time
UPS / Main Scale/ Possible TLR / Lead Practitioner
18th November 2021
Start Date
To be confirmed
13th December 2021 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
To be confirmed
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered: Yes
  • Job ID: 1190559

Are you ready for the next step in your career and keen to progress to a Wider Leadership role within an Outstanding School? Are you a consistently outstanding teacher ready to share and develop teaching practice and pedagogy across the school?

Your opportunity

  • We offer the opportunity to develop as a Practitioner of Excellence within Chestnut Park, supporting the further leadership of teaching and learning across the school. As an experienced and consistently outstanding teacher you will play a key role, alongside a team of four ‘Practitioners of Excellence,’ to further strengthen the quality of education across the school. This exciting role will require you to support Lesson Study, Team Teaching and Coaching whilst leading within our curricula teams approach, supporting a key area of the curriculum in either English, Mathematics, Science or Computing. 
  • The class teacher will work in partnership with the wider leadership team and senior leadership team to provide professional guidance and support in teaching across the curriculum. The right candidate will have the passion and knowledge to drive standards forward in a specific area. They will have the responsibility of a class as well as leadership time to ensure their strategies can be embedded across the school.
  • An interest in research plays an essential pre-requisite for this role.

Chestnut Park School

  • As a modern school, built in 2016, Chestnut Park benefits from state of the art technology within a modern, purpose built environment. We are also proud of our recent Ofsted inspection (June 2018) in which we were awarded 'Outstanding' in all areas.
  • Ofsted found 'Pupils’ behaviour in class and around school is exemplary. They are polite and well-mannered and demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning. Leadership is strong at all levels. Existing leaders identify and nurture potential leaders. Leaders invest in high-quality training to support improvement'
  • Our vision is that Chestnut Park Primary School will remain a primary school of excellence, where every child is both challenged and inspired to achieve beyond their dreams. We believe every child should be inspired by a rich and varied curriculum which focuses on establishing the highest standard of basic skills, whilst nurturing independent learners and thinkers.

What we are looking for:

  • An outstanding practitioner
  • Proven experience of high standards of primary classroom practice
  • Innovative and inspirational
  • Committed to and has a strong belief in teamwork
  • Able to lead, challenge and motivate children
  • Committed to working with parents and the wider community
  • Teachers who are keen to progress within their Teaching or Leadership roles
  • Understand the importance of parents involvement in the learning process

Why work at Chestnut Park Primary School?

  • The support of GLF Schools and the opportunity to be part of an inspirational, growing and dynamic organisation
  • An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community
  • A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast growing community with excellent transport links
  • New top of the range facilities to aid Teaching and Learning.
  • A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
  • A competitive pension scheme 
The Details

Salary: UPS/Possible TLR (Outer London) LP 

Hours of work: Full Time

Closing date for applications – Sunday 12th December 11.59pm

Interview Date - To be confirmed

Start Date- TBC

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer face to face meetings and tours. However if you would like more information then please visit our school website or contact the school office. We would greatly value the opportunity to meet prospective candidates in an Office Teams or Google Meet approach.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut Park Primary School

Part of GLF