Can You Inspire and Create Magic in the Classroom?
Primary Teacher – full-time.
Start Date: September 2021
We are looking for an inspirational, creative and experienced primary school teacher to join us, someone who can follow the lead of children in their enjoyment of learning whilst also making sure that they make good progress in developing the skills they need to be enquiring, critical learners.
We have a vacancy for a mixed age, year 3 / 4 class. Children at Park School love to learn and enjoy the many opportunities on offer to connect their learning to the real world, especially in asking questions, exploring and discovering about nature and the environment.
Teaching at Park School gives you the chance to be creative in your work, to be a part of a small team of educators who are exploring ways to teach that respect children’s passion for finding out, asking questions and discovering. As educators we choose to facilitate learning rather than prescribe it; we want to make space for the children to co-create their learning with us in ways that will build on their natural curiosity about their world, develop their intellectual enquiry and critical thinking skills, learn to collaborate with one another and become intrinsically motivated to learn.
As a teacher you will bring a passion for your own learning, you will be able to form meaningful, positive and respectful relationships with the children. You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to support and guide them in their learning and development, to be able to identify when they are making great progress and to help them in the areas that they might need support. You will be excited to explore different approaches to teaching that do not rely on prescribed curriculum outcomes and formal testing.
Working at Park School is an opportunity to experience something of what education should be like. As a human-scale school, our education and community is based on the values of democracy, justice, respect and sustainability. You will be part of a small, committed team of educators and a community that shares a strong vision for education.
Park School is set in the beautiful grounds of the historic Dartington Estate, an area with a long association with progressive education, the Arts and sustainability.
For an informal discussion about the post, or to visit the school, please contact the school office.
Park 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.