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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,100.00 - £46,961.00 Annually (Actual) Advantage Schools Teacher Pay Scales 1-12 (Project Allowance for leadership responsibilities available to an exceptional candidate)

Class Teacher - KS2 job summary

We are seeking to appoint an experienced KS2 Teacher, starting in September 2024. 

At Elstow School 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


We are a two-form entry school with a great reputation and good outcomes. We believe that ‘given the right circumstances, all children are capable of extraordinary things’. We are passionate about ensuring the highest quality of education by means of a fully enriched knowledge-based curriculum, training and development for all staff which embodies a high challenge, low threat ethos, and high expectations of behaviour across the school, supported by SLT.

Our school values of ‘We care, we share, we do our best’ drive what we do every single day to ensure that we give our pupils the best possible education.

At Elstow School we emphasise the importance of kindness, civility, and inclusivity in a text-rich, teacher-led learning environment. We want our pupils to leave our primary schools equipped for success in the next stage of their educational journey, and to achieve this we teach an academic curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to enrichment for all. We prioritise the teaching of powerful knowledge in our curriculum; knowledge that is transformational, taking children beyond learning that can be easily acquired through their everyday experience, and providing them with the tools they need to make sense of and navigate the world around them as educated citizens.

We believe in pro-actively supporting pupils to successfully achieve high standards of conduct, resulting in very high expectations, and a calm and consistent learning environment where pupils feel safe, valued and can thrive. We think this makes for a warm and happy school, where teachers can teach and pupils can learn, but moreover enables us to give pupils the foundations they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives.  


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 four schools in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted outstanding), Houstone School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School (primary, Ofsted good) and Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) – with a fifth school (primary) joining us imminently. 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 visitors to our school and will be happy to answer any questions you may have ahead of making your application. Please contact Seran Haskins to arrange.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Seran Haskins, Business Support Officer on 01234 302300 or shaskins@elstowschool.co.uk

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

Commitment to safeguarding

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

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About Elstow School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
416 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

In 2017, Elstow School was proud to join Bedford Free School and become part of an exceptional offer to families in Bedford.

Elstow School offers a truly enriched and academic curriculum. We really do believe that our pupils can go on to achieve extraordinary things.

We take our values of We Care, We Share, We do our best, very seriously. They underpin our routines, our curriculum, and what we strive to develop in our pupils.

We work hard on our culture in which the highest expectations and aspirations surround all of our pupils, delivering on our families’ demand for excellent educational opportunities.

We deliver a knowledge-based curriculum to enable our children to go on to excel at secondary school and beyond. We make sure that the latest research informed practice guides our teaching development and this in turn means that the lessons are coherent.

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