8 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who is passionate about educating the whole child and who understands the requirements for working in a Church of England School. We are currently recruiting for two full time teachers to work in KS1 or KS2 mixed aged classrooms

What the school offers its staff

We can offer polite, well-behaved and enthusiastic children who have a thirst for learning and a supportive environment where staff are valued and encouraged to develop personally through a comprehensive CPD package and friendly colleagues.

Further details about the role

Job Purpose

The role of the class teacher is to carry out the professional duties of teaching, facilitating and encourage learning which enables pupils to achieve outstanding levels of progress and attain standards that are appropriate or better for their age and ability. A key purpose is to develop intrinsic learning behaviours and positive attitudes and independence. The role also involves sharing and supporting the corporate responsibility for the education and wellbeing of all pupils, nurturing positive relationships within the school community.


Consistently prepare and teach inspiring lessons to a high standard

Following designated programmes of study

Carrying out necessary assessments

Providing information/comments for record

Monitoring pupils in accordance with agreed school strategy

Seeking opportunities to work creatively inside and outside of the classroom

Contribute to the corporate tasks of development, record keeping, evaluation of lessons and monitoring of teaching resources.

Proactively seek to develop partnership with parents.

Work closely and consult with other teachers and other adults to ensure continuity and progression for pupils.

Engage in continuous professional self-development in relevant areas.

Participate and follow all school policies, having commitment to the safeguarding of children as well as being sympathetic to the school’s Christian ethos.

Safeguarding responsibilities

  • To participate in annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and updates.
  • To be aware of KCSIIE Part 1 and understand how to report concerns.
  • To report safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding lead or their Deputy.
  • Use CPOMS to record concerns

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and prepare sequences of work and lessons to meet the needs of the National Curriculum and other requirements including a continuous provision for Year 1.
  • To effectively organise and manage a class
  • Teach and support all pupils according to their individual and developing needs, giving them useful feedback to guide further improvement, allowing maximum progress to be made
  • Assess, record and report the individual development, progress and attainment of pupils
  • Prepare oral and written assessments and reports for all pupils in their care, in order to provide to parents and others a fair and honest picture of the children’s progress
  • Show competent use of IT in all aspects of the role of the teacher
  • Supervise the work of support assistants
  • Manage the learning environment so that it stimulates and motivates learning
  • Participate in performance management arrangements
  • Evaluate teaching in order to seek continual improvement
  • To provide subject leadership in at least one area of the curriculum
  • Promoting positive relationships between pupils, safeguarding their health and happiness
  • Attend, participate and contribute to staff meetings, professional development and other training events
  • Establish courteous and caring relationships with parents and colleagues, to create a feeling of partnership
  • Promote equal opportunities
  • Participate in and supervise administrative and organisational tasks related to classroom and leadership duties
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional self-development in relevant areas.
  • Attend all staff INSET days.
  • Carry out any tasks that may be reasonably required by Headteacher

Personal and professional conduct

  • Adhere to school policies with regards to professional conduct within and outside school, including social media.
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes, values and behaviours to develop and sustain effective relationships within the school community.
  • Respect individuality and cultural diversity.
  • Uphold public trust in the education profession.
  • Maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality and have proper professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school.

Knowledge and Skills

Classroom teachers should be able to demonstrate that they can teach to the level described in the DfE document: Teaching Standards [Sep 2012]

Classroom teachers should demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of

§ Principles and practices of effective teaching and learning

§ Preparation of sequences of work and lessons in accordance with pupils’ individual needs

§ All National Curriculum subject areas

§ Principles and practices of monitoring/evaluation

§ The application of information and communications technology (IT) to learning and teaching in subject areas

Personal Qualities

Emotional Self Awareness

§ To be a reflective practitioner, accurately assessing their own performance and able to amend future plans and teaching strategies to improve their effectiveness

§ To demonstrate and model appropriate levels of self confidence such as the willingness to question accepted practice to gain clarification

§ To know when to seek advice and help

Emotional Self Control

§ The willingness to work and relate to others in an open and honest manner

§ The ability to be flexible and adapt plans at short notice

§ The desire to bring about the best outcomes for the children, themselves, their colleagues and the school

§ The role requires high levels of initiative and the ability to be proactive

§ Class teachers need to project a positive image and be able to demonstrate resilience


§ The role requires the holder to understand the importance of their position within the organisation and the need for them to contribute effectively to it, including the need to behave professionally, sensitively and with confidentiality

§ The role requires a sense of dedication where the holder is motivated by the success and happiness of others

§ The role requires a high level of empathy showing an awareness of the importance of treating pupils, parents and colleagues, and the community with consideration and understanding

Developing Self

§ The role holder will need a genuine passion for learning, a commitment to lifelong learning which will result in a drive to seek their own continuing professional development

§ They will want to share in the corporate task of school development

Developing Others

§ The class teacher needs to be an inspirational leader in order to support the children, teaching assistants and parents to achieve the best outcomes. Class teachers will also have a role in supporting colleagues to develop professionally in line with school development priorities

§ The class teacher will need to be able to influence others to achieve positive changes and improvements for the children, parents and colleagues

§ The class teacher will need to manage and resolve conflict

§ The role requires high levels of collaboration and the ability to work effectively as part of the team, and a willingness at times to take the lead.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@astley.worcs.sch.uk

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About Astley CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01299 822002

Astley CofE Primary School is a thriving, small and friendly village school which is rated "Good" by Ofsted and "Outstanding" by SIAMS.
We are located in an enviable rural location just outside Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire and currently have 97 pupils on roll.
The school has a clear Christian vision which underpins all activities.

Arranging a visit to Astley CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@astley.worcs.sch.uk.

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