Class Teacher West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

Job description

Are you a qualified teacher with a passion for developing children’s knowledge; opening doors to their academic and social capabilities?
Are you innovative, creative and forward thinking; with the desire to expand and progress in your own continued professional development?
Would you like to become part of something big? A part of an expanding group of leading education professionals with the same agenda to better the education of primary aged children in the South West of England?

Yes? Read on...
Now is an exciting time to join West Kidlington School.

We are a school that cares about nurturing. We encourage our pupils to develop early life skills and unlock their full academic potential under an excellent, structured curriculum plan. Our aim is to invest in the professional development of our staff, whether you have just started out in education as support staff to being a fully-fledged, valued and highly experienced Teacher!

We have inspirational school leaders who support and encourage you to be all that you can be as a teacher with access to the Swindon Teaching School for continued development courses all the way up to leadership.

You could be part of a developing hub of schools within a growing Multi Academy Trust which is moving from strength to strength. The White Horse Federation provides you with access to a network of like-minded professionals across five neighbouring geographical counties, all within approx. 40min drive  

We are looking for a positive, driven and inspirational teacher to join our team at West Kidlington School and we will give you access to:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;
A committed, hardworking and supportive team;
100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;
Well-resourced classrooms;
A group of children with a passion for learning;
Varied links and involvement with the local community;
Fantastic CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme;
Recognition of previous school continuous service.

Essential educational requirements

Recognised teaching qualification
Attendance at a range of relevant INSET/CPD dealing with current educational issues

Essential qualifications

Recognised teaching qualification
Attendance at a range of relevant INSET/CPD dealing with current educational issues

Essential skills and experience

Dedicated KS1/2 classroom practitioner with high expectations for pupil attainment and behaviour

Knowledge of effective strategies for raising standards

Experience of using assessment for learning effectively to ensure good progress

Experience of working with and effectively deploying teaching assistants

Experience of tracking and assessing across the core and foundation subjects

A clear personal philosophy of education and vision for the future

Knowledge and success in positive behaviour management

Thorough knowledge of the new National Curriculum

Employee benefits


Work/life balance for all our employees is important to us and so we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Cashback healthcare plan (P)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why work with us?

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

About West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School

Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1EA