Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Salary: M1-M6 Hours: Daily Directed Time from 08:30-15:30 Development/Phase meetings: Tuesday 15:30-16:30 Staff Briefing: Wednesday 08:25

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Main purpose

The teacher will:

  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards

Duties and responsibilities


  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for internal and external tests
  • Participate in and where appropriate lead sessions for parents

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s vision and values
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach
  • Be willing to contribute to extra curricular opportunities
  • Manage other adults working within the classroom including TAs and volunteers including ensuring they understand their role

Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching
  • Take part in the appraisal and professional development of others, where appropriate


  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers
  • Contribute to the monthly school newsletter and termly class newsletters
  • Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Personal and professional conduct

Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school

  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure that any personal social media accounts, online comments or behaviour beyond the school day does not bring the school into disrepute or damage relationships with pupils and their families


  • Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies
  • Work with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary
  • Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school
  • Complete all required safeguarding logs

Other areas of responsibility

  • All teachers other than ECTs are required to lead a curriculum subject. This will include monitoring teaching, supporting staff and promoting the subject with parents, carers and pupils.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other reasonable duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

Person specification

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Successful primary teaching experience

Skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • A good understanding of how children learn
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • High expectations for children’s attainment and progress
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality

What the school offers its staff

At Bloxham Church of England Primary School, each and every child is valued for who they are, with their well-being and sense of worth being key.

Our vision is for our school to becomecentral to its diverse community, for all members to feel included, valued and treated equitably. We believe that in nurturing and supporting our pupils, we enable them to feel emotionally safe, supporting them to be curious to learn, ambitious to succeed and to have the confidence to be creative.

Bloxham Church of England Primary School is a great school to work at. The school is situated about 10 minutes outside of Banbury, on the outskirts of the Bloxham Countryside. We are a two-form entry school, with spacious grounds, good facilities including a dedicated music studio and library and the most amazing and supportive staff team. As a school community, we all have a common goalto ensure our school is thevery bestit can be, that our children are happy, love school, thrive and leave our school as well-rounded individuals ready to face the challenges ahead.

Bloxham Primary is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities including residential visits and clubs led by staff both during and beyond the school day. We believe that in providing such experiences we get to know our pupils better, develop the child as a whole and enable them to develop strong positive relationships with us and their peers, by fostering confidence and self-belief, as well as extending horizons and understanding of others.

We are seeking to appoint a class teacher who will enhance our staff team, support our school values and who will enable us to provide the best possible education for our pupils. At Bloxham Primary we expect our staff to be able to work successfully across all age groups.

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.

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About Bloxham Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
396 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

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