12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Teacher contract - Monday to Friday

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31/08/2025 in the first instance

Pay scale

MPR / UPR

What skills and experience we're looking for

Think you know The Willows? Think again..

Welcome to a new era where high educational expectations and empathetic connections are at the heart of our mission to improve lives; a place where children are challenged and inspired to be Fun, Involved, Self-aware Heroes.

We are building a fortress where our ethos and curriculum will enable children to wonder about, experience and feel their world, gaining skills and knowledge that will inspire big dreams about what they can become and self-worth so they value who they are.

We need your skills and enthusiasm to make our vision a reality and having taken our first steps we are now seeking champions of children (teachers!) at all stages of their career to join us on this exciting journey -

Excellent experienced teachers – we need your knowledge, creativity and ability to quickly establish rapport and routine with colleagues, your class and the community. We need you to share and model your command of our craft and, as we give you the space to use the teaching techniques that you know really work, let us re-ignite your passion and remember why you joined the profession.

Committed continuing career teachers – having completed your early career work in the last 2 or 3 years, we need you to bring your up to date knowledge of educational research and enthusiasm for collaborative working to help us create dynamic, dedicated teams. As you are deciding what path your future career will take, let us support you to consolidate your learning and seek opportunities that deepen your understanding and challenge you to use your skills in new ways.

Energetic early career teachers – training is tough but you have done it! We need your resilience, openness and innovative ideas to bring fresh perspectives to our school. We know you are flexible, willing to learn and eager. Let us support you to enjoy and embrace everything this unique and amazing job will bring, knowing you are really making a difference in children’s lives right from the start of your career.

There is no doubt that you will need resilience, creativity and kindness to meet the challenges that each day will bring at our school but by joining us you will be ensuring the children at The Willows get the inspiring educational opportunities and experience they need and deserve.

So why not be ‘the change you want to see in the world’ and apply to work with us.

What the school offers its staff

  • A forward-thinking school that encourages self-motivated continuing professional development.

  • A supportive ethos where your contributions will be valued

  • The opportunity to plan with colleagues to ensure a rich and inclusive curriculum offer.

  • Trust in your professional capabilities and support for you to realise your innovative ideas.

  • A school where you will be enabled to make your mark and you will really know you are making a difference in the lives of children.

  • A warm welcome from our wonderful children when you visit

Further details about the role

Please note: We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Willows Primary School is an Orwell Multi Academy Trust Academy and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@thewillows.omat.org.uk

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About The Willows Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01473683178

At The Willows we are all on a journey to become successful learners, with curious children and dedicated staff all striving to be the very best they can be. Working at the heart of the community, we are also seeking to bring opportunities for learning to parents and families so we can work in partnership to support our children.

Placing the children at the heart of all we do here at The Willows, means we are constantly looking for new and exciting opportunities to enhance the learning and research that supports the approaches we take.

This is evident as we continue to build a curriculum that not only challenges but also inspires the children, placing experiences and creativity at the centre of their learning experience. A curriculum that also values the development of positive attitudes, social skills and service to others, creating resilient and tolerant citizens who want to change their world for the better.

Alongside our high expectations of how the children can behave and what they can achieve academically; it is also our mission to ensure that The Willows is filled with the magic of childhood where a ‘wow’ moment is never far away.

If you would like to know more about our school and the journey of improvement that we are currently on please do not hesitate to contact our friendly office team who will be pleased to help.

We look forward to meeting you soon and sharing a little more of our wonderful world with you.

Arranging a visit to The Willows Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@thewillows.omat.org.uk.

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