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.
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
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
WHY ELSTOW SCHOOL?
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
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
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
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.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
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.
confidential discussion about the position, please contact Seran Haskins,
Business Support Officer on 01234 302300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.