- KS1, KS2
Class Teacher KS1/KS2 job summary
The governors of The Sherwood School are seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic class teacher to join our popular school in September 2022. We welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their career. We provide a warm and friendly working environment with high staff morale and a commitment to growing leaders. Our links with local teaching schools enable us to offer excellent professional development for leadership and we are committed to developing our staff to achieve their full potential.
We are an ‘Inner London’ school and we serve a culturally diverse community in Mitcham with happy, confident and polite children. We aim to promote the wellbeing and safety of children and to ensure they are offered the best opportunities that we can provide. We were graded as ‘Good’ in our most recent OFSTED inspection in November 2017 and our work to develop children’s emotional wellbeing was noted as an asset of the school: ‘The school’s work to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effective and a strength of the school.’
We are a UNICEF Rights respecting Gold school where children enjoy learning and achieving in the context of a broad and balanced curriculum, with a special emphasis on the expressive arts, music and Philosophy for Children. This has also been acknowledged in our last Ofsted report: ‘The curriculum is well organised to stimulate pupils’ learning in a range of subjects. Pupils told inspectors that they enjoy learning different subjects.’
We are interested in meeting applicants with a true interest in all children and a passion for enabling and empowering them to learn and achieve. You should be motivated, well-organised, interested in developing your
skills as a teacher and keen to contribute to the wider life of the school.
We are looking for a candidate with:
• The ability to inspire and motivate children.
• Knowledge in applying a range of teaching strategies to meet the differing needs of children.
• A passion for teaching and the knowledge to help us accelerate progress for different groups of learners.
• Good interpersonal and team working skills
• Clear and robust behaviour management skills
• Hardworking pupils who love learning
• A genuine commitment to supporting work/life balance
• A friendly and supportive working environment
• Excellent professional development opportunities.
• Dedicated and supportive staff and governors.
• The support of a committed School Leadership Team.
A phone conversation with our Headteacher would be warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 020 8764 5100.
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About The Sherwood School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
- School size
- 371 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
At The Sherwood, we want every child's experience to be a happy and positive one and for them to make the best possible progress in all aspects of learning. Our focus is on making sure our pupils have a firm foundation in the core areas of Maths and English - and on making sure they have fun whilst doing so!
Our aim is to promote the development of children's confidence through the Expressive Arts. Music is at the heart of our school, with every child learning the rudiments of music through singing, movement and instrumental lessons provided by specialists from Merton Music Foundation and Artis.
Through our creative and language-rich curriculum, our work as a Gold Rights Respecting school, as a Philosophy for Children school, and in our sporting and House activities, we ensure every day brings new and exciting challenges.