Class Teacher (Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

Beormund Primary School, London


Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS

Job summary

Beormund Primary is a specialist provision supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We educate and inspire children who have been excluded from at least one mainstream primary school so they often arrive disillusioned, disengaged and with a disassociation to learning. It’s our role to establish what they’re good at, to nurture their curiosity and improve their self-confidence so that they are able to recognise and celebrate making mistakes and find joy in learning.

We are an SEMH primary school where children are taught the National Curriculum and make accelerated levels of academic progress in order to reach Age Related Expectations. You will do this by leading a small team of support staff as you educate and empower up to 8 children in your class. Learning is personalised, lessons should be fun, engaging and purposeful. We look beyond behaviours in order to recognise the function they serve as we strive for children to make social and emotional progress too.

This role would suit a confident and successful primary practitioner, with a secure understanding of teaching and learning who would like to stay in the classroom but needs a new challenge in their career.

You will become part of a dedicated, cohesive, diverse and supportive team who are all committed to improving the life chances of such vulnerable children and their families. We offer a school where nothing surprises you and no two days are the same.

We are looking for a class teacher who:
o Recognises the importance of relationships
o Is patient, resilient, inspiring and emotionally intelligent
o Has a concrete understanding of how children learn - recognises that children learn differently and can personalise learning to meet the needs of each child.
o Has high expectations of themselves, their class team and the children they teach
o Can laugh at themselves and at tough situations.
o Knows how to protect their own emotional wellbeing and mental health
o Can use distraction and diversion techniques in order to address challenging behaviours.
o Can look beyond the behaviours in order to establish how this child can be nurtured and further supported.
o Is confident to make mistakes and learn about themselves.
o Has a natural curiosity to constantly learn more about children and teaching.
o Is able to make an impact on the teaching and learning beyond their classrooms – has and can drive whole school initiatives in order to improve outcomes for children.
o Enjoys and strives for a healthy work – life balance.

The safety, welfare and wellbeing of the children is the first priority of Governors and staff at Beormund Primary School. All appointments are subject to appropriate vetting and barring checks, as described in the current DfE Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

Applicants please download the attached application form or from our school website, complete and email to Julia Padmore at or post to the above address. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Monday 15th June 2020
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 16th June 2020
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020

Employee benefits

SEN Allowance

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Special School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 36 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Beormund Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Beormund Primary School

Beormund Primary is a specialist provision supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs.

School location

Crosby Row, London, SE1 3PS