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Class Teacher (Subject lead)

Chestnut Park Primary School
Croydon, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF : MPR/UPR - Outer London
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
27th November 2023 11:59 AM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1380291

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced Class Teacher, who has an ambition to lead on a subject across the school, to join our 'outstanding' Chestnut Park Primary School.

Your opportunity

We are looking for an experience and driven Class Teacher who has the ability to lead a core subject area, initially English subject leader. 

You must have the desire and dedication to make a difference to our children and assist in the delivery of our creative and engaging curriculum. You will be part of a driven, creative and supportive team.

This position is not suitable for ECTs. Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school office and speak to Yvonne Elliott, who can assist you. 

What we are looking for:

Are you:

  • An outstanding classroom teacher with high expectations for all groups of learners ?
  • A teacher who is able to role model the teaching of English (Reading and Writing) across the school ?
  • A teacher who has excellent English subject knowledge and/or do you have experience in leading teaching and learning using Jane Considine's “The Write Stuff “and “Hooked on Books” ?
  • Willing to plan, lead and run staff training and developmental workshops for parents and carers ?
  • A collaborative professional who is willing to lead a team as well as work successfully as part of a team at both school and trust level ?
  • A person who would like to make a real difference in a fast paced London school ?
  • An innovative, creative, determined and resilient teacher who puts children’s progress at the heart of everything you do ?

About Chestnut Park Primary School, part of the Chalklands Cluster

Chestnut Park is a modern school, built in 2016 and benefits from state of the art technology within a purpose built environment.

Our School sits within an established cluster of Primary schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Chestnut Park Primary School, our cluster includes the following other schools; Whyteleafe Primary School, Warlingham Village Primary School, Marden Lodge Primary School, and Hillcroft Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Start Date: April 2024 or sooner

Salary: GLF Main/Upper Pay Range (Outer London)

Hours of work: Full Time

Closing Date: 12th November

Interview date: TBC


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

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