High Down Junior School in Portishead has a fixed term full time vacancy for a Year 3 teacher on the Teachers Main Scale to cover maternity leave from 4th April 2022. The post will end on 31st December 2022 or the return of the permanent postholder if earlier.
High Down Junior School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership. It is also closely linked with High Down Infant School, and together we have high expectations and a belief that all children, regardless of background, can achieve their potential.
We are a happy school with a strong values based ethos. Learning is at the heart of everything that we do and we have a vision for creating a ‘learning without limits’ school.
Our children receive high quality lessons, enjoy a vibrant curriculum and have access to excellent resources and facilities. Our dedicated teaching staff work collegiately - expertise is shared and everyone unites to ensure the best possible education for our pupils.
We hare recognized by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school with many areas of excellence.
‘Teaching is good because teachers have high expectations of behaviour, and teachers use their secure subject knowledge to plan activities to engage pupils. As a result, pupils are enthusiastic learners.’
‘The school’s values are at the heart of all relationships and are constantly referred to by staff and pupils. As a consequence, pupils are able to talk eloquently about how to live by the values in order to become good citizens.’
‘Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy trusting, respectful relationships with staff and each other. These strong relationships ensure pupils work hard and try their best.’
The staff are given excellent CPD opportunities across the schools and we have an active and supportive local governing body and parent community.
The successful candidate will:
- have a passion for teaching and professional learning
- have high expectations and lead by example
- share the school’s values and ‘learning without limits’ principles
- create an environment in which our children feel safe, valued, happy and respected
- work to ensure that all pupils make excellent progress
- contribute fully to the life of the school
We know you will love our school, find our children and staff warm and welcoming, and we encourage you to visit to see for yourself.
- Monday 24th January at 3.30pm
- Wednesday 26th January at 9.15am
- Thursday 27th January at 9.15am
- Monday 31st January at 3.30pm
Closing date: Friday 4th February by 12pm
Interview Date: Monday 14th February
High Down Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
High Down Junior and Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.