Class Teacher for KS1 or KS2

Ramridge Primary School, Luton, Bedfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,719 to £36,646

Job description

Class Teacher:

Responsible to:
Key Stage Team Leader

Mainscale or Upper Pay Spine

Purpose of Post:
The postholder has a teaching commitment in our School. The teacher will contribute to the School Improvement Plan, supporting the ethos, aims and vision of the school in accordance with the five outcomes in Every Child Matters:

• Be healthy
• Stay safe
• Enjoy and achieve
• Make a positive contribution
• Achieve economic well-being

The teacher will undertake all duties required of a qualified teacher identified in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and will undertake class teaching in a designated year group/curriculum area.

1. Assist in whole school, year group and lesson planning which meets the needs of all pupils.
2. Co-ordinate/ act as a subject specialist in a curriculum area or key stage including monitoring and assessment, policy assessment and teaching strategies, consulting with colleagues and feeding back to the Leadership Team.
3. Monitor and assess pupil results and progress, ensuring appropriate records have been kept, and use performance data to inform individual pupil, class and year group targets, lesson planning and the preparation of differentiated work, which meets the needs and potential of all pupils.
4. Support the school’s pastoral system, within the year group, class and with individual pupils.
5. Contribute to the school’s performance management process, coaching and mentoring colleagues and PGCE/ITT students, as required, monitoring some teaching in the curriculum area and the input of class support staff.
6. Contribute to the effective deployment of support staff and resources (ICT and consumables) within the class.
7. Play a full part in the life of the school community, supporting the ethos of the school, and encouraging staff, parents and pupils to do likewise. Comply with school policies and procedures in areas such as safeguarding, assessment, marking, behaviour management, communication with parents, teaching English as an additional language, cover, induction, planning, staff meetings, parental events.
8. Ensure personal professional development, being up-to-date in national and local developments, participating in whole school and individualised INSET and sharing with others.
(DBS) – Disclosure & Barring Service:

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for an Enhanced criminal record Disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the school. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Disclosures are handled in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be accessed from the Children and Learning Department, HR Division, or on

‘The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and aspects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.’

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of ongoing cpd

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of ongoing cpd

Essential skills and experience

Teaching in the relevant subject area.

Using data to inform target setting and planning.

Able to communicate with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. colleagues, parents, external agencies).

Able to use IT to support both the curriculum and work organisation.

Able to work as part of, and contribute to, a whole-school, multi-disciplinary team.

Able to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning.

Able to identify the necessary resources which ensure high quality teaching and learning.

Able to assess the needs of individuals to inform lesson planning.

Able to deliver high quality lessons, evaluate the impact of these and develop future planning accordingly.

Employee benefits

We can offer:
• The opportunity to work in an innovative, supportive and happy school community
• Enthusiastic and well behaved pupils who are keen to learn and respond to good teaching
• A well-resourced and attractive school within a well maintained and stimulating environment
• High quality induction and excellent staff professional development
• A progressive and forward thinking school, that reflects our passion and commitment to our children and families
• Support through the Local Authority thriving East Area Partnership

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 456 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Ramridge Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Ramridge Primary School

Ramridge Primary School is a ‘Values’ based school where attributes and values such as honesty, respect, unity, trust and understanding are woven into the curriculum and underpin our teaching and learning. Through the teaching and promotion of values, our aim is to provide the children with a range of core skills, which will help them during their time in school and also for the future so that they are able to make a positive contribution to the wider community. We are proud of our school and the achievement of our pupils, this is reflected in the positive attitudes and behaviour of the pupils and also the commitment of the staff and governors at the school. We always look to improve further by providing learning experiences that are exciting, innovative and challenging for our pupils so that they become creative, independent thinkers. In addition to being very well resourced, our school provides an attractive, stimulating indoor and outdoor environment for pupils to learn and develop their skills. We firmly believe that the relationship between home and school is vital for pupils to thrive and develop a love of learning alongside values for life. We work hard to nurture the involvement of parents and carers by providing a range of activities and events from the children's time in our Nursery through to the end of Key Stage 2.

School location

Turners Road North, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9AH