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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,100.00 - £46,961.00 Annually (FTE) Advantage Schools Teacher Pay Scales 1-12

Class Teacher EYFS / Reception - Part Time job summary

We are seeking to appoint a part time Early Years Teacher (2.5 days per week), starting in September 2024.

At Laburnum Primary we ensure children develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that they can build on throughout their education. We place a strong emphasis on securing the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy, and focus on developing an understanding of science, history, geography, music and the arts in the wider curriculum. We believe this knowledge is fascinating, beautiful and worthy in its own right, and use the knowledge itself to foster curiosity and creativity in our pupils.

Overall responsibilities:

To teach the Advantage Schools curriculum to a cohort of pupils

To ensure effective use of assessment that leads to responsive action aimed at filling gaps in knowledge

To ensure that teaching and learning practice is supported by the most robust research and evidence

To maintain and contribute to the development of the curriculum and champion the school’s approach to curriculum development and delivery

To work as part of the teaching team and, where appropriate, help develop other teaching staff

To support very high expectations and standards in all aspects of school life in keeping with the vision for the school

To ensure that safeguarding procedures and practices are followed with rigour


At Laburnum we challenge all learners to work hard and achieve as individuals across a broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all we do. Our children are nurtured to show respect for themselves, others and the wider community by developing positive relationships built on our school values.

We place great emphasis on modelling and recognising positive values and building strong relationships of mutual trust and respect between staff, pupils, parents and governors. As a forward thinking school, we embrace initiatives that will make a difference to our learners and support our staff with high quality professional development focused on the academic and social needs of our children. Key decisions are made in line with our school mission and governors strategic vision for the school.

We are seeking the right person to join our team and commit to providing the successful candidate with relevant professional development, a well-resourced school and a fantastic staff team, who go the extra mile to support each other and our learners.


Our values are aspiration, honesty and respect and our vision is to create a family of exceptional schools, within which students are empowered and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We currently run five schools in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted outstanding), Houstone School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School (primary, Ofsted good), Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) and Laburnum Primary school (primary). Our pupils will leave our schools prepared for a fulfilling life, including the opportunity to go to a great university and pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our network of schools teach an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to enrichment for all.

We achieve our goals through the recruitment and retention of the best colleagues and school leaders, developing talent through sector-leading professional learning. We foster collaborative work, both across our trust and our extensive network of professional contacts, to ensure our staff can learn from and contribute significantly to the wider educational system.

We believe great staff make a great school, so we look after our colleagues well. We value hard work, but we do all we can to identify and eliminate unnecessary workload that could result in burnout.


We welcome applications from ambitious and inspirational teachers who share our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations. To apply please fill in the application form and supporting statement illustrating how you meet the person specification for this role.

We welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. To arrange a visit or conversation about the position, please contract the school office on 01767 680691 or office@laburnumprimary.co.uk

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we interview and make an offer to the right candidate prior to the closing date.

Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

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 Laburnum Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
214 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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