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East Preston Junior School, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
TMS1-6, £25714 to 36961 p.a. pro rata

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a main scale teacher to join our growing school. The successful candidate will be joining a happy and supportive team who enjoy their work and still have time to enjoy life outside of school.

According to current staff, at EPJS you’ll find:
● a supportive team who always ‘have your back’, professionally & personally
● wellbeing as a high priority, so workload is always minimised
● plenty of humour, and a community spirit in this village school
● children, cared for with genuine heart, and their families who support the school
● opportunities for collaborative working in school and across the trust
● a belief that you should be able to have a rewarding teaching career and a home life!

Just as important are some of the things you definitely won’t find:
● onerous marking policies or ‘verbal feedback’ stampers
● children copying out learning objectives for the sake of book scrutiny
● detailed daily lesson plan templates
● lengthy tick-box assessments or termly tests to mark

We’re looking for candidates who want to focus their energies on being an excellent classroom teacher,developing a high quality curriculum and lessons for their children, rather than ticking boxes and completing paperwork.

Applying for the job

Before submitting an application, candidates are encouraged to explore the school website, including the videos and application information available on the vacancies page. Here candidates will also find details of opportunities to sign up to short group discussions with the headteacher via video call. Places on these calls can be booked by emailing the school office in advance: office@epjs.co.uk.

Candidates should refer to the person specification when completing their application. Shortlisting will be based closely on the criteria marked for assessment as part of the application and supporting letter. Where appropriate, candidates are encouraged to refer to specific examples to illustrate their understanding of the criteria.

Applications should be emailed to the school (office@epjs.co.uk), and all applications received will be acknowledged within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received, please do contact us by telephone to check.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
284 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About East Preston Junior School

The school has a long history in the village, beginning 180 years ago. In the 1950s a new school was opened on our current site, with the infants being separated out in the 1970s. In recent years the school has grown to meet the needs of the local community, changing from a 2-form to a 3-form junior school. We will have 11 classes in September 2021. The school has a good reputation among parents and the village community, and our Ofsted inspection in November 2019 confirmed that the school is a good school where pupils behave well
and embrace their learning “with zest”.

As a school, we are developing a broad curriculum offer, which places high value on retaining knowledge as part of building children’s broader understanding of the world. We value the subjects beyond English and maths, and want to see all children have opportunities for enjoyment in excellence in every lesson. Candidates should therefore include mention of any subject expertise they can offer when composing their letter of support.

EPJS is part of Schoolsworks Academy Trust, a small MAT operating 7 schools along the Sussex coast. We use our partnership with these schools to share experience and practice, and to provide opportunities for joint professional development. The trust also has a strong secondment programme, offering opportunities for career development.

As a headteacher, I want to work in a school where staff enjoy their work, and are free to prepare great lessons and provide exciting opportunities for our pupils. Wherever possible, we work to minimise workload for teachers, and ensure that colleagues want to be here. Current teachers at the school describe a friendly and supportive team with a good work-life balance, and where we laugh every day.

Arranging a visit to East Preston Junior School

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer pre-application visits at present, but candidates are recommended to visit the school’s website. Further information for candidates, including a short tour video, are available on the Vacancies page: www.epjs.co.uk/vacancies. Short zoom meetings will also be held for groups of interested applicants.

School location

Lashmar Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 1EZ

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