22 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    01/09/2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale

MPS01 to UPS03

What skills and experience we're looking for

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is looking for a full time class teacher to join our vibrant, welcoming school, starting September 2023.


For our children, we're a happy and healthy place to learn. For our staff, we're a happy and healthy place to work.

''[My child] loves the school and the teachers. So much time is invested in each child and it really shows.' (Parent / carer survey comment, summer 2021)

This position is temporary in the first instance, with a possibility that it will become permanent after the initial 12 months.

KS1 and KS2 teachers are invited to apply as we'll be able to reorganise our team for the right person.

We're seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher who shares our commitment to the highest standards, where our children can live and learn in a happy and safe environment. We're committed to raising attainment and accelerating progress through effective pedagogy, a comprehensive curriculum and rigour in everything we do.The successful candidate will need to demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm. Our commitment to reducing teacher workload is clear in how we organise PPA time. This is always alongside colleagues in school, so you'll benefit from lots of support from other experienced teachers in the same year group.

What the school offers its staff

For children and staff alike, our school has:

  • a perfect balance of care and support with high expectations
  • a leadership team dedicated to attainment, achievement and enjoyment friendly, welcoming staff
  • a great atmosphere and ethos which promotes inclusion and co-operation
  • a commitment to diversity and a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds
  • a commitment to avoiding unnecessary workload and to supporting teachers' wellbeing
  • a commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare and safety (thorough checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks)

Further details about the role

We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and early career teachers (ECTs). We have a strong track record of supporting ECTs. The post involves working closely with other teachers within our school, across the phase and across Sphere Federation (Moortown Primary; Scholes (Elmet) Primary; St James' CE Primary). This position is based at Scholes (Elmet) Primary. However, if you're interested in working for us, we're currently recruiting teachers for September in all Sphere Federation schools. There's no need to apply separately for each school - just make it clear on your application that you'd like to be considered for one, two or all three positions

Closing date for applications is 19 April, 12 noon. Interviews will take place 27/28 April 2023. For further information and an insight into our federation please check out our website, or contact us with any questions.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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About Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
340 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 264 9149

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is proud to be a central part of the village community. It's a modern, well equipped, spacious community school which has been a part of Scholes for over a century. Ofsted (2019) judge us to be a good school: 'Across the school, including in the early years, teaching is good. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. The staff team who, with governors, have high aspirations for the school, have created a happy and harmonious school community. The very caring and nurturing culture is underpinned by positive and respectful relationships.'

Arranging a visit to Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email scholesfinance@spherefederation.org.

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