Ivy Lane Primary School, Chippenham, Wiltshire
|Job role||Suitable for NQTs|
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,372 to £35,971|
Pickwick Academy Trust is a thriving trust with a number of exciting opportunities. We are looking to recruit full-time Class Teachers to join our teams at Queen’s Crescent School, Corsham Primary School, Aloeric Primary School and Ivy Lane School, on permanent and fixed-term contracts.
We have opportunities across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Salary will be dependent on experience.
Required to start on the 1st September 2020.
We are looking for teachers who are passionate about experiential learning. A commitment to learning both within and outside the classroom (including extra-curricular opportunities) is essential, as is the ability to fully support our vision of ‘Learning for Life’ and our school values.
We believe that children only get one chance to experience childhood, and that they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education.
We are seeking applicants who are:
• Confident teachers who demonstrate high expectations of both pupil achievement and behaviour for all
• Energetic, warm and caring
• Passionate about learning and demonstrate a desire to research and find out more in order to improve their own practice
• Can work creatively using our outstanding curriculum as a starting point
• Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
• Have great organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Keen to share and develop professionally as an outstanding, skilled teacher who demonstrates a potential for future leadership
1. The professional duties should include:
(i) planning and preparing learning materials for their class
(ii) planning in partnership with the year group colleagues that encompass the requirements of the school’s Curriculum Framework and National Curriculum.
2. To maintain the school’s agreed records.
3. To promote general progress and well-being of individuals with reference to:
(i) equal opportunities and special needs
(ii) classroom discipline and organisation
(iii) good relationships with parents/children
4. To conform to Health and Safety Regulation and to have a caring approach to the well-being of all children both in the classroom and in the public areas of the school.
5. To participate in playground supervision according to the timetable.
6. To keep accurate registers of attendance.
7. To participate in meetings which relate to the curriculum, administration, organisation and pastoral arrangements of the school.
8. To display children’s work both in the classrooms and general areas within the school.
9. To use the weekly 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time effectively.
10. To attend school assembly when required.
11. To support wholeheartedly the school ethos of a caring, supporting community.
12. To be a subject leader (not NQT’s) and promote the subject across the school.
13. To monitor your own work-life balance and workload carefully. To raise any issues or concerns directly with your line manager.
14. To carry out any other relevant duties related to the general welfare of the children and organisation of the school as requested by the Headteacher.
15. To include any other duties as outlined in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document 2019. Attention is drawn to Section 2 (School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document 2019), Part 1 to Part 3 and any future updates. Attention is particularly drawn to Section 46 (Professional responsibilities). Also Section 51 (Working time).
Curriculum Responsibility: Dependent on experience
The nature of the work requires the jobholder has undergone checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service and has the relevant level of Disclosure.
The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The jobholder has a responsibility to understand and abide by the obligations laid down in the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
The jobholder has a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their own omissions.
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties periodically within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the post holder.
The job holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Trust’s Health and Safety policies and procedures, working to and within School policies and procedures, including operational, financial, safeguarding, child protection as well as professional standards.
It is a feature of employment by The Academy Trust, that we may request you to work from an alternative location, this may include travelling to other Pickwick Academy Trust schools, as may reasonably be required for the performance of your duties in line with operational requirements. You also agree to travel on school/Trust business as required for the performance of your duties. This will require business travel on your personal car insurance.
At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Essential educational requirements
B.Ed. PGCE, Teacher’s Certificate
Any relevant Open University Courses
Essential skills and experience
A sound knowledge about child development
Be aware of different ways of communicating and understand barriers to communication
Be aware of the national guidance and local procedures and your own role and responsibilities within these for safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare
Understand the importance of sharing information, how it can help protect children and the dangers of not doing so
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of modern primary practice and learning styles
Be willing and able to work co-operatively with other colleagues
Have the ability to take a role in curriculum development
Have the ability to demonstrate an awareness of recent educational thinking regarding the curriculum
Be able to respond to all the requirements of the classroom teacher
Build respectful and trusting relationships with children
Communicate with other colleagues and professionals
Recent relevant experience of working with children
Recent relevant employed teaching experience
|School size||384 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||4 to 11|
|Ofsted report||View Ofsted report|
|School website||Ivy Lane Primary School website (opens in a new window)|
Ivy Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1HE