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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: M3 - UPR 3 (£33,814 to £46,525)

Additional allowances

TLR 2a £3,214

What skills and experience we're looking for



  • Experience of teaching in Key Stage 2
  • Experience of working with children with SEN
  • Proven record of raising standards for all pupils, including underachieving pupils
  • Experience of effectively using data, assessment and target setting to raise standards
  • A proven track record of driving and sustaining school improvement
  • Experience of effective leadership of a curriculum area
  • Experience of planning for and delivering inclusive learning opportunities and provision


Experience of supporting vulnerable families

Experience of teaching across all key stages

Disposition, Attitude, Characteristics and Competencies

  • Supportive of the Catholic ethos and values of our school community
  • Ability to establish and develop close working relationships with children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community
  • A positive, forward thinking attitude
  • Ability to create a safe, happy, challenging and effective learning environment
  • An ability to effectively implement procedures for managing and promoting positive behaviour amongst pupils
  • Excellent communication skills-written and verbal
  • Empathetic
  • Ability to work effectively on their own and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the varying needs of the school
  • Commitment to being part of the wider life of the school


Practising Catholic

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Clear understanding of current safeguarding legislation and a commitment to implementing these in school
  • Understand statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, SEND and Child Protection
  • Strong working knowledge of National Curriculum
  • Has knowledge and understanding of monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress
  • Ability to make use of appropriate data/information to analyse the performance of pupils and set targets
  • Clear understanding of how children learn and awareness of effective teaching strategies for personalised learning
  • Ability to implement and lead whole school initiatives and support colleagues to raise standards

What the school offers its staff

  • The opportunity to be part of the leadership team, playing a lead role in forming and shaping our school vision

  • A strong Catholic ethos where all are valued

  • A commitment to continued professional development

  • A caring, nurturing school with happy, friendly and respectful children

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a leader who:

  • Is a practising Catholic or is committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic Education

  • Has high expectations of children’s learning, progress and behaviour

  • Has experience of working with SEND pupils to achieve the best possible outcomes for all learners

  • Has excellent communication skills

  • Is positive, motivated and is excited to work as part of a team to improve outcomes for all

  • Has a proven record of driving and sustaining school improvement

  • Has the ability to build strong, professional relationships

  • Is flexible and adaptable to the needs of the school

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Shotton

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
154 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Shotton

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