Class Teacher St Thomas of Canterbury School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Job description

St Thomas of Canterbury School is a Catholic Voluntary Academy for girls and boys from age three to eleven in the south of Sheffield. This is a really special place and a true learning community with shared values, made up of our wonderful children, their families, our parishes and our committed team of staff.
The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and inspirational class teacher who is keen to be part of a thriving learning community. At our school, we fully believe that every child can and will achieve and it is this mind-set that leads to success. The staff here are passionate about their work, think positively all of the time and support each other to ensure that we offer the children the very best every day. Our school culture is built on the principle that teachers must teach like their own life depends on it because our children’s lives do depend on this. The school is a national support school and a national teaching school, which means that it is a fast-moving, vibrant and energetic place to work. All members of our team enjoy their work and look forward to coming every single day because of the unique professional culture that we have created; it is a forward thinking workplace with an incredible sense of being part of a family. We can guarantee that you will always hear laughter in our school. Happiness is the key to our success, and we work together to get every member of the team ‘in the zone’ where actions and beliefs are totally aligned.

We will offer you:
 An exciting opportunity to work in a school with a strong Catholic ethos
 The opportunity to work in a school with a national reputation for excellence and innovation
 Wonderful children who enjoy learning at our school
 Talented, supportive and innovative staff
 High quality opportunities to develop professionally through our high impact CPD programme
 Career progression through a high quality development programme
 Opportunities through the teaching school alliance

The Governors require a teacher and leader who will:
 Fully support the Catholic ethos of the school
 Put the children’s needs before their own
 Be highly motivated and self-driven to continually improve
 Inspire our children every day
 Fully engage with professional development opportunities
 Be open to challenge in order to continue to develop your teaching
 Be prepared to give whatever it takes to ensure that all children achieve
Find out more at the Information Morning

Visits to the school warmly welcomed by attending the information morning. (See below)
Information Morning: Tuesday 25th February (9-10am) (Please contact Bethany Schofield to confirm attendance)
Closing Date: Friday 6th March (midday)
Assessment: Thursday 12th March 2020

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
Plan and teach well structured lessons
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
Make accurate and productive use of assessment
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
Fully support the Catholic Ethos of the school
A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. The following statements define the behaviour and attitudes which set the required standard for conduct throughout a teacher’s career.

About St Thomas of Canterbury School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy

Chancet Wood Drive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 7TR
St Thomas of Canterbury School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy website (opens in a new window)