Job Ref: R303 Please quote on all correspondence.
Start: January 2024
Contract: Full or Part Time
Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 3-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.
Four Acres Academy is looking to appoint a PPA teacher who will be able to join our successful team. We are looking for a part-time or full time teacher to deliver PPA lessons across the Academy. All of our classes have a teaching assistant assigned to them, and the successful candidate will be able to teach to their strengths e.g. delivering a certain subject across either Keystage 1 or 2 within the Academy. The school has a determination to improve the lives of our children and uses positive relationships effectively to deliver this ambition. Candidates will be expected to show how they are able to develop positive relationships with pupils and our committed staff.
Four Acres Academy is a 60 pupil entry primary school with capacity for 483 pupils aged 2-11 (including a 2 year old nursery provision with 108 places). Staff work in Key Stage group teams to collaboratively plan and deliver high quality lessons. All teachers are supported by teaching assistants and our support staff play a critical role in securing outstanding progress in pupils’ learning. We have amazing grounds, a forest school and great resources. We have recently had an Ofsted inspection, which is unpublished, but we are pleased with the result.
Our School can offer:
- Tailored CPD and career progression
- Excellent resources, particularly within ICT and forest schools
- Employee benefits including cycle-to-work scheme, counselling service and health plan
The successful candidate will:
- Have a 'can-do' attitude, resilience and great sense of humour
- Be confident with building relationships and behaviour management
- Be eager to contribute to the life of the school including extra-curricular activities, school camps, discos etc
- Enjoy using ICT as an integral part of delivering the curriculum
The Application Process
Closing date: 1st December 2023
Interviews: w/c 10th December 2023
Start date: January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit prior to applying, please phone the Academy office to make an appointment.
Please note that CVs cannot be accepted.
Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.
The Academy meets the requirements in respect of “exempted questions” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is thereby a Registered Body with the Disclosure Service provided by the national Criminal Records Bureau. It conducts checks as necessary, with the applicant’s permission, under the Criminal Record Bureau’s Code of Practice.
Jobs working with children (i.e all under-18s) or vulnerable adults are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) by virtue of an amended Exceptions Order. This means that you cannot withhold information about any spent or unspent convictions in applying for this post. You are also asked not to withhold information about cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bans and other non-conviction information such as police enquiries and pending prosecutions.
Checks may also be made with Local Authority Child Protection Registers where you have lived in the past. In applying for this post you are giving permission for such Registers to be checked and for the local authorities concerned to share relevant information with Four Acres Academy for the purpose of your application for employment. You are also giving permission for any number of past employers to be contacted regarding this application for employment.
“Front line” and certain other posts e.g. supervisory/management will require Disclosure checks at an Enhanced or Standard level; others may be at Basic level. The level of Disclosure for this post is shown in the Person Specification.
Details of our Safeguarding policy can be found on our website: www.fouracresacademy.co.uk