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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual) Main scale only

Class Teacher job summary

Would you like to join a friendly, welcoming team in a thriving primary school which values staff development and wellbeing, cares about workload and benefits from being an academy in the River Learning Trust? We are an amazing community of children, parents, carers, staff and governors.

Witney Community Primary School is looking for an inspiring, creative and fun teacher to join our wonderful teaching team. Please look at our social media (Facebook and Instagram) to get a sense of our amazing school, or, better still, contact us and arrange a visit.

We are looking for a class teacher from 1 September 2024. This will be for either KS1 or KS2. Please indicate your preference, if you have one, in your personal statement.

At Witney Community Primary School we are committed to our school's vision of Caring, Learning and Succeeding Together and are supported in this by our school values - philanthropy, creativity, respect, love, friendship and resilience.

Our school community is a happy and welcoming school with a strong positive ethos. The focus is on achievement and enjoyment for all whilst promoting learning and self-confidence. Through a wide ranging, well-developed and creative curriculum the school develops the pupils' confidence and self esteem, providing them with a secure foundation and enjoyment of learning.

The school is part of the River Learning Trust as well as the Witney Partnership of schools. These offer a wide range of initiatives and CPD to support all staff in the community.

The grounds of the school are spacious and provide plenty of room for physical education. There is a patio area for quiet play and a pond and nature area for Forest School work. The children are organised in 7 classes, one for each year group from Reception to Year 6. We have a nursery on site.

Please have a look at our website to find out more about us or arrange to come and look around the school, you would be very welcome. www.witneycp.org

We can offer you:

Plenty of opportunities for professional development, within our school and our Trust

Personalised and dedicated support to improve your teaching

A supportive and understanding SLT

A committed and friendly staff team

Last but not least, we can offer an incredible group of children!

The right candidate will have:

High expectations of themselves and their class

A belief that every child, no matter what their life story, deserves an outstanding education

The ability to plan and teach exciting sequences of lessons

A positive outlook and a resilient nature

A commitment to developing their own, and others, teaching practice as part of a team

We have an experienced Senior Leadership Team at Witney Community Primary School, who are supportive and can offer coaching support and mentorship. We strongly encourage self development for all of our staff and provide a range of training and development opportunities.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with Mark Peacey, headteacher, about the role, prior to application, then please email head@witneycp.org or telephone 01993 702388.

The River Learning Trust and Witney Community Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Witney Community Primary School is part of the River Learning Trust. We are committed to our school's vision of Caring, Learning and Succeeding Together and are supported in this by our school values - philanthropy, creativity, respect, love, friendship and resilience.

Witney Community Primary School is a happy and welcoming school with a strong positive ethos. The focus is on achievement and enjoyment for all whilst promoting learning and self-confidence. Through a wide ranging, well-developed and creative curriculum the school develops the pupils' confidence and self esteem, providing them with a secure foundation and enjoyment of learning. Extra provision is offered through booster classes, links for more able pupils with partnership secondary schools, and after school clubs and community sports.

The school is part of the River Learning Trust as well as the Witney Partnership of schools. These offer a wide range of initiatives and CPD to support all staff in the community.

Witney CP School is situated to the north of the town and was the original county primary school for Witney. It moved to its present site in 1938 and during recent years has undergone major remodelling and refurbishments to keep pace with changes in primary school practice. The accommodation consists of a large hall, 10 classrooms in the main school building and a variety of teaching and resource areas. There is a separate dining hall and kitchen.

The grounds of the school are spacious and provide plenty of room for physical education. There is a patio area for quiet play and a pond and nature area for Forest School work. The children are organised in 7 classes, one for each year group from Reception to Year 6. We have a nursery on site.

Please have a look at our website to find out more about us or arrange to come and look around the school, you would be very welcome. www.witneycp.org

We can offer you:

Plenty of opportunities for professional development, within our school and our Trust

Personalised and dedicated support to improve your teaching

A supportive and understanding SLT

A committed and friendly staff team

Last but not least, we can offer an incredible group of children!

The right candidate will have:

High expectations of themselves and their class

A belief that every child, no matter what their life story, deserves an outstanding education

The ability to plan and teach exciting sequences of lessons

A positive outlook and a resilient nature

A commitment to developing their own, and others, teaching practice as part of a team

We have an experienced Senior Leadership Team at Witney Community Primary School, who are supportive and can offer coaching support and mentorship. We strongly encourage self development for all of our staff and provide a range of training and development opportunities.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with Mark Peacey, headteacher, about the role, prior to application, then please email head@witneycp.org or telephone 01993 702388.

The River Learning Trust and Witney Community Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Witney Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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