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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    8 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Outer London MPS/UPS - Salary Range - £34,514.00 - £51,179.00 FTE

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
  • Hold qualified teacher status
  • Current experience of teaching in different key stages (this may be as a student).
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Have excellent subject knowledge of curriculum in specified Key Stage
  • Have excellent subject knowledge of curriculum across all Key Stages in a Primary School

Teaching & Learning

  • Ability to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • The ability to create a safe, attractive and stimulating environment that contributes positively to teaching and learning
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons and to promote a love of learning
  • Teach using a wide range of teaching strategies to meet differing learning styles and to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers
  • Ability to make accurate and productive use of assessment, feedback and data to secure pupils' progress
  • Know a range of strategies that promote excellent learning behaviours
  • Evidence of leading the work of other adults in classrooms
  • To lead on whole school initiatives/projects
  • To lead on achieving whole school awards e.g. wellbeing award, healthy schools award
  • P.E. Subject leadership experience

Safeguarding Children

  • Committed to ensuring all pupils in our school are kept safe
  • Enchanced DBS Check

Equal Opportunites

  • Committed to ensuring that all members of our school community can achieve excellence
Developing self and working with others
  • Commitment to own improvement through professional development / further study Be committed to engaging parents in the work of the school Show commitment to upholding excellent levels of professional conduct as a teacher

What the school offers its staff

The Inspire Partnership is a multi-academy trust of 9 schools based in Croydon, Greenwich and Medway.

What we can offer you:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Commitment to staff wellbeing (members of the staff wellbeing charter)
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Annual Incremental Pay Increases
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Pay (maternity, paternity/enhanced sickness pay)
  • Teacher’s Pension Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Extensive Training and Induction program

Commitment to safeguarding

The Inspire Partnership Academy Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as outlined in Working Together to
Safeguard Children. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the
people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment.

Applying for the job

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About West Thornton Primary School

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

In addition to the Conditions of Employment for teachers laid down in Part the School Teachers’ Pay and
Conditions Document 2008, to provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for standards
achieved within a given phase and quality order to:

• Working with Governors and Senior Leadership Team to enable The Inspire Partnership to give
pupil high quality education, and promote the highest possible standards of achievement.
• Secure the long-term success of the school by maximizing potential through the skills and resources held
• Play a significant role within the context of Every Child Matters, to help ensure The Inspire Partnership School provides a full, integrated range of extended services

Key Priorities for The Inspire Partnership:
• Consistently and continuously raise achievements and standards across the school
• Ensure every child reaches their potential and enjoys a happy, fulfilling school experience
• Ensure our schools continuously maintain and embed best practice
• Develop to a high level positive links with the local community, including parents and carers

Securing accountability
• Develop a collaborative ethos which enables everyone to achieve common goals
• Take personal responsibility to ensure personal accountabilities are clearly understood. This
includes planning, marking and assessment
• Ensure every child has access to high quality teaching and learning

Key Accountabilities
Creating the future of The Inspire Partnership School
• Working with colleagues to create the strategic vision and promote the vision, values and ethos to
pupils, staff, Governors, parents and the wider community
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Key Accountabilities Continued.
Creating the future of The Inspire Partnership School
• Help create a shared learning culture and positive climate by building positive relationships which
lead to highly effective communication with colleagues, pupils and parents. This includes listening skills
• Translate the vision into best practice through innovative planning, teaching and providing high quality learning experiences
• Work with the key stakeholders to maintain a shared vision and future strategic plans which will inspire and motivate pupils, staff, parents and the wider community Leading teaching and learning
• To serve as a role model for pupils, staff and parents
• Maintain a continuous and consistent focus on pupils’ achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress.
• Plan engaging lessons that contain progression across ability ranges that are informed by secure subject and curriculum knowledge
• Teach challenging, well organised lessons that build on pupils prior learning and enable sustained progress to be attained
• Ensure lessons are informed by well-grounded expectations of learners designed to raise levels of attainment
• Provide learners, colleagues, parents and carers with timely, accurate and constructive feedback on pupils’ attainment, progress and areas for development
• Use assessment as part of their teaching to diagnose learners’ needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement and plan future teaching

Developing self and working with others
• Have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour
management strategies
• Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
• Know a range of approaches to assessment and formative assessment and understand the role of
assessment in helping all pupils make good progress
• Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own development,
seeking advice and support from other leaders

Managing a subject area (excluding NQTs)
• Ensure improvement plans reflect the school’s priorities and values
• Ensure plans and policies promote continuous school improvement linked to the school SEF
• Develop effective relationships and communications which underpin a professional learning
community that enables everyone in the school to achieve
• Create an inspiring, professional work environment within the phase team consistent with the school’s
values and aspirations
• Put in place effective team communication mechanisms to ensure that all staff are involved in the
development plan and are kept informed of key priorities
• Manage budgets to achieve the schools’ educational goals and priorities, and ensure systems are in
place for the effective administration and control
• Use and integrate a range of technologies effectively and efficiently
Strengthening community
• Work with colleagues to strengthen and develop the ethos of the school, allowing this to influence and
shape all areas of the school’s work and collective worship
• Create and promote positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice
• Ensure community-based learning experiences are planned for and are explicit in medium term plans
• Collaborate with colleagues and other agencies to ensure pupil and community needs are met
• Promote community cohesion by ensuring long term, medium term and short term planning
references links to community cohesion and extended services.
• Ensure planning takes account of the diversity, values and experience of the school, school grounds
and local community
• Create and maintain effective partnerships with parents, Governors to support and improve pupils’
achievements and personal development
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Key Accountabilities Continued.
Data protection
• It is essential when working with computerised systems that you are completely aware of your responsibilities at all times under the Data protection Act 1984 for the security, accuracy, and significance of personal data held on such systems
Health and safety
• Manage and organise the learning environment within the phase to ensure each classroom reflects the school’s high standards and aspirations
• Manage learners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear and positive framework for discipline
• Use a range of behaviour management techniques and strategies, adapting them as necessary to promote the self control and independence of learners
• Ensuring the safety of all staff and pupils within phase team by coordinating risk assessments,
planned trips and visits and any school activities with a risk potential. This includes ensuring all staff within phase team are aware of potential risk factors and school procedures for managing risk effectively

• To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the LA and school

Arranging a visit to West Thornton Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email croydonhubrecruitment@inspirepartnership.co.uk.

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