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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    8 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday, Term-time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - One year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

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

What the school offers its staff

The governors of The Sherwood School are seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic class teacher for Maternity cover at our school from September 2023 for one academic year. 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 offer:

  • 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.

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 The Sherwood School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
329 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

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.

Arranging a visit to The Sherwood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hannah.talbot@sherwood.merton.sch.uk.

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