Vacancy: Year 5 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover)
Start Date: 1st November 2021
Want a great job in a great school in a great location?
You will have to work hard here, but only on things that make a difference: we don’t do meaningless paperwork; we don’t grade lessons or monitor your planning. Instead of marking we give feedback in lessons. We are always trying to find better ways to do our work. We only recruit people who are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives, people who challenge themselves to keep on improving. This means our working relationships can be relatively relaxed and informal. People love working here; we are warm, welcoming, positive, supportive and forward looking. Our innovative approaches means that teachers from Bristol and beyond come to see our work in practice, so expect to welcome visitors into your classroom.
You will be joining a 4-form entry community school, with an inclusive and multi-cultural ethos based in the diverse Lockleaze/Horfield area of North Bristol. Our community includes pupils and staff from a range of different cultures – all are welcome. We work together to foster children who are collaborative, aspirational, respectful and focused on learning, as well as academically successful.
We are looking for a teacher who:
• Has a proven record of success as a class teacher and expertise in empowering children to make rapid progress
• Demonstrates optimism about children and expects the highest possible standards
• Nurtures pupils’ emotional wellbeing
We offer you:
• Sensible and successful systems, based on research, with a commitment to reduce workload wherever possible
• A positive, warm and welcoming working environment
• Experienced, intelligent, supportive colleagues
• Family-friendly working practices
Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 27th September 2021
Interviews: Friday 1st October 2021
This vacancy is based on our Orchard Campus Site. Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged via the office on the main phone number. We reserve the right to close the selection process early.
How to apply
CVs will not be accepted. Please complete the school’s application form. A personal statement of no more than two sides of A4 should accompany the completed application form. In the application form and personal statement, you should demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification. Please include specific examples, which support your application.
The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
All posts within our school are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks, and where applicable prohibition checks.