At GEMS Wantage Primary Academy, we are looking for a passionate year 1 and 2 class teacher to deliver high quality lessons for a mixed age class. GEMS Wantage Primary Academy is a brand new school, opening in September 2020 with a nursery class, one Reception class and mixed year 1 and 2 class. It will eventually grow to a 2 form entry primary school. This is a golden opportunity to plan and implement outstanding provision from day one.
WHY CHOOSE US
This is a wonderful opportunity to teach and lead at a brand new inclusive and high performing school in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The Kingsgrove housing development is a new and expanding development providing a range of house sizes to suit young couples and growing families, and it needs a school! Oxfordshire Council is commissioning a beautiful school with playing fields, garden areas and good outdoor space. As well as belonging to the local community of schools, GEMS Wantage Primary Academy is part of the GEMS Learning Trust (GLT) network and is founded with the core values and expectations of pupil behaviours that are upheld in all GEMS Learning Trust schools.
We are searching for exceptional leaders and teachers, someone who is eager to shape the school from the very beginning. GEMS Wantage Primary Academy is being built to serve its brand new community and will likely start with smaller budgets, lower pupil numbers and mixed classes; so the successful applicant will understand how to teach different ages of children in a group.
We value and develop all our staff and there are many exciting opportunities in the GLT for teachers and leaders to grow and to pursue their talents and professional interests.
GEMS Wantage Primary Academy will join our small family of GEMS Learning Trust Primary schools, one in nearby Didcot and one in Twickenham, and will benefit from the strong partnerships and collaborative practises we have embedded across the Trust. We have expertise and experience opening brand new schools and growing exceptional teaching and learning environments where staff and children both thrive.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Salary (based on experience)
A Trust and school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.
Collaborative working within our shared family of schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
A successful NQT support program.
Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students without limitations.
Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
A Good Honours Degree.
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
A detailed knowledge of the curriculum and its means of delivery
High standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work as, and lead, a team.
The ability to work towards deadlines.
An excellent track record of pupil outcomes and progress
Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
Excellent attendance and punctuality.
Experience innovating to deliver the curriculum
Resilience and flexibility
Potential candidates for this role are warmly invited to visit our Didcot school or to contact the Trust for an informal conversation.
The GEMS Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that its workforce is representative of the community it serves. We expect our workforce to include people with disabilities, women, black and ethnic minority people and lesbians and gay men. We are looking for applicants, particularly from the local community, who are committed to our Equal Opportunity Policies.
GEMS Wantage Primary Academy 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.