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  • Start date details

    Summer/Autumn Term 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Main payscale (Kent Fringe)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Joydens Wood Junior School are currently seeking a full time Class Teacher with a passion for education and a strong commitment to the personal development of pupils. With a clear vision of igniting passion, empowering learners and transforming the future, we are committed to providing an exceptional education to all of our pupils and we are looking for someone who shares that commitment.

We are seeking teachers who:

  • Have in-depth understanding of excellent teaching
  • Are reflective and keen to develop their practice
  • Are enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Are committed to teamwork
  • Believe in developing the whole child
  • Are keen to use CPD to move their practice forward

The successful candidate will be:

  • Degree educated
  • Have QTS and have relevant primary experience
  • Self-motivated and an excellent communicator
  • Ready to continue learning

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Positive schools that are open to new ideas and keen to develop further
  • Happy, friendly and motivated children
  • Inclusive schools where achievement is celebrated
  • Supportive staff, parents and governors
  • A commitment to staff development
  • Opportunities to work closely alongside other schools in the Trust
  • Appropriate resources, environment and support
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Strong school partnerships within NEST

Nexus Education Schools Trust (NEST)

NEST is a growing Multi Academy Trust, presently with 19 primary schools across Bromley, Kent, Lewisham and Southwark. Our schools have benefited from capital investment over the last five years and provide excellent learning opportunities for our pupils. We partner with several multi academies and maintained groups of schools. NEST are accountable for the work of the Thames South Teaching School Hub, delivering teacher training and development in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.

NEST is an exceptional and distinctive learning community of eleven primary schools where there is a focus upon learning.

At NEST our commitment to the learning process challenges all of our schools to fully endorse the concept of collaborative learning. Just as our commitment to inclusion is a non-negotiable so too is each school’s contribution to inter-school learning and the development of a NEST wide professional learning community.

As a class teacher you will join a team committed to the principle:

“We have a moral purpose to provide excellence and opportunity for all, to enable lives to be transformed”. Nexus Education Schools T

Further details about the role

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school direct to arrange this.

Planning and Teaching

  • To be responsible for the classes and groups assigned to you by the Headteacher.
  • To teach effectively with skill and sensitivity.
  • To ensure that a high standard of education is maintained at all times and pupils engage with their learning.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver learning experiences appropriate to the needs of the learners in line with the school curriculum.
  • To ensure teaching is clear, effectively communicated and lessons are appropriately structured.
  • To develop independent learners with positive learning attitudes and behaviours.
  • To ensure that all groups of pupils have their learning needs met.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support.

Classroom Management

  • To ensure the classroom is a stimulating learning environment with well-presented displays and working walls linked to relevant class work.
  • To promote good order and discipline in line with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • To promote the general well-being of pupils and ensure that social and emotional aspects of learning are effective.
  • To develop strong pastoral support for pupils.

Monitoring, Assessment and Recording

  • To record, assess and evaluate each pupil’s progress in accordance with statutory requirements and school policy.
  • To use data effectively to track children’s progress.
  • To contribute to the annual programme of school self-evaluation.
  • Moderation of learning and achievements.

Wider Professional Responsibilities

  • To follow the school’s safeguarding and health and safety procedures and be fully aware of the safeguarding and health and safety policies.
  • To be a role model and encourage good relationships with children, parents and colleagues.
  • To supervise children out of class as required.
  • To liaise effectively with stakeholders, including colleagues and parents.
  • To carry out specified actions required by the priorities of the School Improvement Plan. (following NQT year)
  • To undertake continual professional development to enhance your role as a teacher in the school.
  • To take part in the agreed procedures for your performance management in the school and meet Teacher Standards. (performance management following NQT year)
  • Working with colleagues and pupils throughout the school in the development of the curriculum.
  • Lead on the development of a subject area within school. (following NQT year)
  • Management of budget area when appropriate and the maintenance and allocation of resources for these areas (following NQT year).
  • Leading staff workshops/seminars as appropriate.
  • Liaison with advisory staff and external agencies as appropriate.

Undertaking other reasonable and appropriate tasks as required by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

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 Joydens Wood Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
294 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01322 522151

Joydens Wood Junior School is located in a semi-rural setting on the outskirts of London. We are an independent academy. We are a friendly and caring school with a team of enthusiastic, committed and hardworking staff.

We have 300+ pupils on roll in Years 3 to 6, with a 3 form entry in each year group.

We have classroom laptops, smart screens in most classes. The large playing field and our generous outside space allows our children to thrive with our various sports teams being successful in many local competitions. Combined with Forest School, arts opportunities, performances and school residential trips our school offers the chance for every child to unlock their potential.

We believe in an Experience Curriculum and Values based education which nourishes and enables children to flourish, making a difference to the world through who and how they are. Our pupils are happy, safe and well-motivated, showing respect for themselves and others. They are proud of the high standards they reach and of how hard they work at school.

We are part of the Dartford Area Schools Consortium (DASCo) which supports collaboration between schools to enhance and improve outcomes for children in Dartford. It offers opportunities for the school to benefit from joint projects, share experience and access excellent training for staff and governors.

Arranging a visit to Joydens Wood Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@nestschools.org.

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