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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,100.00 - £46,961.00 Annually (Actual) Advantage Schools Teacher Scale Points 1-12

Class Teacher - Year 1 (0.5 FTE) job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Class Teacher on a part time basis (0.5 - Maternity leave cover) to teach pupils in Y1. We place a strong emphasis on securing the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy alongside the fifteen areas of learning within the EYFS framework. Our aim is to provide our youngest pupils with the tools that they need to establish a strong sense of identity and to feel empowered by the knowledge they have of the world around them. Our EYFS curriculum has been designed to spark pupils’ curiosity and to develop their oral language, communication and comprehension. We want to enrich and widen their vocabulary, so that they can confidently think, reason, argue, and participate in conversations. The curriculum leads into Key Stage 1 carefully with thoughtful sequencing.


At Queen's Park Academy 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 citizens.

We prioritise providing a transformational education for the children and young people in our care, and we are looking for great people with the knowledge and skills to support us in achieving this aim.

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 lives.  


Our values 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.

High quality lessons are the foundation for progress for all learners. We know that gains in learning can differ between classrooms and schools, with “some teachers producing 1.5 years of gain in achievement while others with equivalent students produce only half a year of gain.” (Hanushek, 2011). The effects of high-quality lessons, including excellent teaching, are especially significant for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the “teacher effect” having more impact on pupils with “low socio-economic status” (Nye, 2004). At age 16, the biggest attainment gap is between SEND and non-SEND learners (EEF, 2017) and pupils identified with SEND consistently make less progress than other pupils with the same starting points. (NAO, 2019). At Advantage Schools, we strive to provide consistent high-quality across our schools through strong classroom culture, and effective curriculum delivery underpinned by the science of learning, to ensure pupil success is an entitlement, and does not come down to luck. Our SENDCos are at the forefront of creating this culture and ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning are available to all pupils.

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.


We welcome visitors to our school and will be happy to answer any questions you may have ahead of making your application. Please contact Michelle Johnson to arrange.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Michelle Johnson, Business Support Officer on 01234 352901 or   mjohnson@queensparkacademy.co.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. 

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Queen's Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
413 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Queen’s Park Academy joined Advantage Schools in December 2021.

The school serves a diverse and international community, and staff pride themselves on helping every child develop as happy, confident, and aspiring learners.

We work hard to demonstrate our golden rules of be kind, be safe and be ready to learn. They are embedded in much of what we do including the culture and behaviour expectations within the school.

The school curriculum is designed to ensure the children learn more over time. We provide them with the knowledge they need to continue to be successful as they progress onto their next stage of education. Learning extends outside of the classroom through visits to places that link to curriculum as well as places that are outside of our children lived experiences. We offer a large range of extracurricular opportunities.

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