Class Teacher

Hursthead Junior School, Cheadle, Cheshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Due to the retirement of a long-serving and dedicated member of our teaching team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, creative and aspirational class teacher to join our dynamic team.

The Trustees of the Kirkstead Education Trust at Hursthead Junior School wish to appoint an inspirational individual with a passion for exciting teaching and high levels of achievement for all. We are proud of our commitment to the development of the whole child and we would like to recruit a teacher who can enhance our existing team and promote our REAL wheel values (Responsible, Enthusiastic, Aspirational Leaders).

We are seeking a hardworking and excellent classroom practitioner who has the skills to get to support our curriculum development and our high levels of pastoral care, whilst working collaboratively within a strong team. This is a role for someone who has the ability to meet constant challenges with enthusiasm, determination and good humour.

We will strive to help you fulfil your potential so that our children receive the best teaching and learning opportunities possible. There will be a subject leader responsibility (RQTs and beyond) and opportunities for the successful candidate to work with curriculum leaders and engage in professional development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to:
• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner able to work flexibly with colleagues to add a fresh dimension to a talented team
• Quickly build rapport with staff and children, understanding their needs to help them reach their full potential
• Communicate effectively with children, staff and parents
• Contribute to raising standards across the school

In return we can offer:
• A challenging learning environment with confident children who thrive on enrichment opportunities
• A supportive, dedicated and friendly staff team who put fun into learning
• Comprehensive, high quality professional development opportunities which embrace change and innovation

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st April 2020 5pm
Teaching observations and interviews: Week beginning 27th April 2020
Teaching observations and tours will be arranged with shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

The Kirkstead Education Trust, as an employer, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the school on its behalf. The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


SALARY: Teachers’ pay scale

The post holder is required to undertake an appropriate share of the duties attaching to teachers generally within the school as set out in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document 2016 under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher, including the role of:

AS CLASS TEACHER (See Part 3: Particular duties)
TO SCHOOL ORGANISATION (See Appendix one, Section B)
AS A SUBJECT LEADER (See appendix one, Section A and A.1)

• To support the aims and ethos fostered in school.
• To plan, prepare and teach all areas of the curriculum to pupils in Key Stage Two according to their needs.
• To provide quality in all the learning experiences of pupils in your care.
• To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
• To communicate and consult with parents.
• To have a corporate responsibility for the behaviour of the pupils in and around school and for general tidiness in the classroom and building.
• To participate in the school’s performance management arrangements during which professional development and pupil progress objectives will be agreed.
• Consistently implement and manage an organised, tidy school environment including cloakrooms, communal spaces, teacher desk space, classrooms and storage spaces
• To adhere to school safeguarding policies and procedures, responding appropriately to disclosures or concerns relating to the well-being of a child
• To contribute to the corporate nature of school life and to the daily smooth running of the school.

Part four: Targets

See Performance Management Statement and termly reviews

The job description may be reviewed at the end of the academic year, or earlier, if necessary. In addition it may be amended at any time after consultation with you.



• Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school.
• Communicate with pupils, parents and carers.
• Participate in arrangements for their own further training and professional development and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff including induction.
• Direct and supervise support staff assigned to them and, where appropriate, other teachers.
• Contribute to the professional development of other teachers and support staff.
• Deploy resources delegated to them.
• Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the school’s values and vision.
• Work with others on curriculum and/or pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
• Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils.
• Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external examinations.


In relation to co-ordinating the work of other teachers for the curriculum area/s the post holder will:
• Take a leading role, with the support of the Head Teacher and Deputy Headteacher,
in monitoring and developing the quality of the planning, teaching and learning of the curriculum area/s throughout the school
• Audit standards in the curriculum area/s throughout the school.
• Disseminate information regarding the National Curriculum and other educational
developments to colleagues.
• Provide guidance and support to colleagues.
• Develop and maintain liaison with subject leaders for other subjects, at different Key Stages and with other organisations.
• Initiate and lead staff meeting agenda items where aspects of co-ordination are required.
• Support the Head Teacher in communicating information about the curriculum area for
parents and governors.


• To contribute to the corporate nature of school life and fulfil the administrative tasks which contribute to the daily smooth running of the school.
• To lead extra-curricular activities including clubs

In your area of curriculum responsibility, you are:
• To inform the Head Teacher and record in your action plan resources that are required, so
that the SLT can consider their priority status when producing School Development Plan. When agreed then organise the purchase and distribution of requisition.
• To take responsibility for the organisation, care and maintenance of resources, equipment and materials and make recommendations to staff

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Primary teaching experience
Curriculum strengths which can be brought to the school
An understanding of safeguarding duties and responsibilities
Knowledge of current issues in education
Knowledge of the curriculum at Primary Phase including National Curriculum
Effective oral and written communication skills
Excellent classroom practice
Good organisational and management skills
Ability to form and maintain appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with children and young people
The ability to work as part of a team
The ability to be self motivated and to motivate others
Willingness to run extracurricular activities including sports teams and fixtures
A sense of humour
An understanding of the need for, and desire to consistently implement an organised, tidy school environment

Employee benefits

Comprehensive, high quality professional development opportunities which embrace change and innovation

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 362 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Hursthead Junior School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Hursthead Junior School

We believe that children fulfil their potential most successfully when they feel valued and they are aware of their responsibilities and our expectations. High standards of work, behaviour and dress are therefore required at all times and are an important part of our caring and inclusive approach. Our curriculum and teaching styles are constantly reviewed so that we provide a balanced and relevant education that will prepare our children for their secondary education and life in the twenty-first century. Children need the space and opportunity to develop their enquiring minds, challenge themselves and reach their potential. We believe we offer this at Hursthead Junior School. We give the children a sense of enjoyment in learning. We want the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding to be a source of pleasure and satisfaction, which will stay with them as they become lifelong learners.

School location

Kirkstead Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 7PZ