Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract: Permanent (pending completion of successful induction period)
Hours: Part time; 0.6 FTE - 3 days per week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
DBS check: Enhanced
Closing date: 12:00 noon Friday 5th May 2023
Shortlisting: Candidates to be notified by Tuesday 9th May 2023
Observation lesson: Week beginning Monday 15th May 2023
Interviews: To be held on Monday 22nd May 2023
The governors of Chelford CE Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspiring and compassionate class teacher to supplement our existing team and to make a valued contribution to the future development of the School. The vacancy is advertised for 3 days per week as part of a job-share arrangement, working alongside an experienced teacher in a mixed Year 4/5/6 class. Governors would welcome applications from recently qualified practitioners, as well as more experienced teachers, who have a desire to make a positive difference to pupils’ personal, social and academic development. The role will also offer opportunities to undertake subject leadership responsibilities in mathematics which will be supported through the use of non-contact leadership time. Applicants willing to offer subject leadership in PE as well as maths, are particularly welcomed, but this is not essential
We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who possesses a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. The person appointed will be a strong team player; someone who is willing to work collaboratively alongside others and contribute to the wider development and success of the school. Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate in a positive, encouraging manner are essential qualities.
Our pupils are looking forward to working with a teacher who will:
- plan and deliver inspiring, exciting lessons that enable them to have fun whilst learning
- treat them fairly and with dignity at all times
- provide encouragement and belief to help instil learning and personal resilience
- model kindness, compassion and patience, and to support them when learning is difficult
- care for them and listen to their worries or concerns as a priority
- believe in their talents and aspirations for the future
Our Headteacher and School Governors are looking for a teacher who:
- recognises that happy children learn best and shows a commitment to prioritising the emotional wellbeing and happiness of all pupils
- is committed to providing engaging and stimulating learning experiences for pupils
- is able to offer strong subject leadership in mathematics and PE (non-contact time will be assigned to lead school improvement in these curricular areas)
- is committed to CPD to further develop their expertise
- shows a commitment to utilising technology to enhance teaching and learning across the whole curriculum - the successful candidate will make use of iPad as a tool for learning through our 1:1 iPad provision
- thrives working as part of a collaborative and harmonious team
- takes great pride in the presentation of their classroom and learning environment
- will relish the opportunity to play an active part in the wider aspects of school life - such as attending PTA events, residential visits etc…
- is able to offer opportunities that will enhance the School’s comprehensive extra-curricular provision
Our staff are looking for a colleague who:
- possesses a strong team ethic
- shares our belief that all pupils, regardless of their academic profile, have the right to share their talents and gifts and achieve their best
- possesses a sense of humour, is amenable and approachable
- is willing to share their own expertise for the benefit of others’ development
What we can offer:
Chelford CE Primary School is a small, rural, Christian school community that places the happiness of our pupils and staff at the heart of all we do. The growing popularity of the School is reflected in the increasing numbers being admitted across the year groups and we expect the school roll to reach beyond 80 pupils from September 2023. We benefit from a small, yet dedicated team, who provide a nurturing, encouraging and inclusive environment in which our children thrive, both personally and academically. Currently, we have 70 pupils on roll, accommodated across 3 mixed-age classes: Reception/Year 1; Year 2/3 and Year 4/5/6. This position is for a Year 4/5/6 class teacher, where the successful candidate will liaise with and work alongside our current class teacher and team of outstanding teaching assistants.
Chelford CE Primary School is a happy place to learn and grow. We offer a modern, bright and well-appointed environment with well-resourced classrooms and facilities, including a new classroom built in 2018 and a recently upgraded outdoors area. Our staff are friendly and welcoming and our pupils are a delight to teach! We benefit from a very supportive wider community including parents, PTA, St John the Evangelist Church, governors and other local organisations. At Chelford CE Primary School, we recognise the positive impact of innovative technologies and this post offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their knowledge of technology-assisted learning through our innovative 1:1 iPad provision. CPD will be provided to ensure that the successful candidate is supported in this aspect of their practice, including the opportunity to undertake Apple-accredited CPD programmes.
The successful candidate will be appointed on a permanent contract subject to successful performance appraisals based on pre-agreed targets.
We would strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the School in-person to learn more about our ethos and values. Please make arrangements via the School office: 01625 861351 / firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be observed delivering a lesson to pupils.
Applications should be emailed to Andy Brady (Headteacher) at email@example.com and include a completed Cheshire East application form and covering letter to outline your suitability for the role.
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