Experienced Key Stage 2 Class Teacher

The Willows Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9ER

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 May 2022 at 1:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 May 2022

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• Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale • £25,714 - £41,604

Experienced Key Stage 2 Class Teacher job summary

The Willows Primary School is a unique, exciting place to work. We are looking for an experienced Key Stage 2 teacher. Although not essential, experience of teaching in upper Key Stage 2 is desirable. The successful candidate should have experience of achieving good outcomes for pupils and being able to meet the needs of all learners. The successful candidate would be expected to lead a subject across the whole of the school.
We require a qualified teacher who:
• Can demonstrate consistently good teaching across Key Stage 2.
• Has high expectations and a track record of securing high outcomes for ALL pupils.
• Can effectively use assessment for learning to support their teaching and move pupils learning forward.
• Has experience of successfully leading a curriculum subject across the school.
• Is prepared to go that extra mile for their school community.
• Can work as part of a team and share responsibility for pupil outcomes.
Our commitment to you…..
• A well-resourced school that encourages continuing professional development.
• Trust in your 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 when you visit.

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About The Willows Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
363 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01473 683178

The Willows Primary School first opened as Downing Primary school in 1968, but in more recent years has become known as The Willows Primary School. Since September 2018, the school moved from single or one and a half form entry to two form entry across the whole the of school. Currently the number of pupils on roll is increasing.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in January 2020, who commented that, “Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) now have their needs identified and met well in English and mathematics. Teaching assistants have been trained well to support learning. As a result, the attendance and behaviour of pupils with SEND has improved.” They also recognised that, “Leaders have worked hard and effectively over the last four terms to dramatically improve provision. There has been significant training to improve the general approach to teaching.” and that, “Pupils enjoy being at this school. Most attend well and are keen to learn. Staff expect pupils to behave well at all times.”

The school is within easy reach from both the A12 and A14, as well as being only a twenty minute walk from Ipswich Train Station.

The school itself is located in one of the most deprived wards in Ipswich and has a much higher than average number of pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium (53%). The percentage of pupils with English as an additional language has been increasing in recent years and is around 22% currently.

Within the school there are 15 classrooms all equipped with large touchscreens, and additional teaching spaces (classrooms) that are used for booster lessons, small group work and music lessons. We also have a number of smaller rooms used for group work, a library, school hall, sports dome, two playgrounds, a large field and our own school forest (which is used for forest school sessions).

The school has a very nurturing and inclusive ethos. We have a full-time learning mentor and a Thrive practitioner to support the emotional well-being of our pupils.

Our pupils are delightful, polite, caring and want to learn. Some come from challenging home backgrounds and school can be their one safe place. A lot of work has recently gone into developing the pupil’s learning behaviours and oracy skills, as many start in EYFS with very low language skills.

The Willows is part of Orwell Multi Academy Trust, a primary based Trust with schools in and around Ipswich.

Arranging a visit to The Willows Primary School

Visits to the school are welcomed and further information can be given by contacting the Viv Hunt, Deputy Headteacher on 01473 683178 or via email at v.hunt@thewillows.omat.org.uk

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