This job expired on 15 April 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week 8.30am to 4pm Monday-Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

From £31,350 - £42,689 (current 23/24 payscales)

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

About this Role

We have four school rules: be safe, be kind, work hard and love learning. Everything we do at Beechfield relates to these so that our community is responsible, confident and successful. Our children behave well, they listen carefully in lessons and want to learn. They are kind, well-mannered and respectful.

We know relationships with our children are key to achieving success and our nurturing ethos underpins everything we do. Everyone cares about the children and does their best for them. Our children make amazing progress and we are in the top 5% of schools in the country for progress by the end of Key Stage 2.

We are proud of our school and our community. We have children, staff and families from all over the world who we nurture and treat as individuals ensuring everyone can achieve their very best.

We warmly welcome visits to our lovely school so you can see and experience it for yourself.

What our children say about our school:

  • Teachers should apply because our Headteacher expects good behaviour.
  • We have a motto that everyone follows.
  • All the children are delightful.
  • Everyone knows the children listen to what the teachers say.
  • The teachers are really welcoming.
  • The classes show respect and kindness to everyone who enters our school.
  • Working as a teacher at the school gives you opportunities to go on school trips and do experiments.
  • Beechfield is a place where you get to shine.
  • Your teaching will have a huge impact on children’s education.
  • Everyone is well behaved and eager to learn.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you at Beechfield

  • The opportunity to work in a successful school with pupils who are kind, well behaved and hard working.
  • The chance to work in a truly multi-cultural and inclusive school with the National Nurturing Schools Award.
  • A well planned and structured curriculum with medium term plans and clear end points already in place to ensure the best possible learning and progression.
  • A year group partner who you work and plan with to provide an excellent education for our children.
  • Minimal weekly planning expectations and no unnecessary formal planning for foundation subjects. No unnecessary tasks, so you can concentrate on the children and their learning.
  • A supportive team and a senior leadership team with an open-door policy.
  • Clear expectations with spaced out deadlines to support with workload.
  • Access to the school’s pastoral team and Inclusion Lead for staff and children.
  • A wellbeing package that includes access to counselling and medical appointments.
  • Performance Development meetings which are personalised and focused on opportunities for career and personal development within the school and the Trust.
  • Staff CPD that focuses on quality first teaching.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with the other teachers and leaders in the Inclusive Multi-Academy Trust.
  • An ECT induction package that is robust and tailored to support teachers on an individual basis.
  • Option to take PPA time at home if you want to.
  • Flexibility to attend events at your own children’s schools or other occasions.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a genuine desire to make a difference to all of our children and families’ lives so our childrencan develop into responsible, confident and successfulpeople.
  • Is kind, compassionate, considerate of others and flexible.
  • Understands how important education is for our children’s future opportunities and choices
  • Is a good teacher with high expectations and proven standards of teaching and learning.
  • Wants to learn and develop personally, and professionally, and is responsive to feedback.
  • Can form professional working relationships with our children, families and staff.
  • Understands all behaviour is a form of communication.
  • Is friendly and enthusiastic with a positive outlook and a sense of humour!

Further details about the role

Beechfield School is part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust which holds the vision to inspire and nurture our children and their community to be the very best that they can be. There are three schools within the trust who work collaboratively: Beechfield School, Cherry Tree Primary School and Laurance Haines School.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert early should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

Further information can be found on our website www.beechfield.herts.sch.uk

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)
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.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Beechfield School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01923 221269

Beechfield School is a friendly and dynamic place to work. We currently have over 400 pupils and 60 enthusiastic, dedicated staff. We are situated near Watford town centre and have excellent transport links to Central London/major airports and the M25 and M1.

As part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, each school maintains their own clear identity while working collaboratively, which means that there is a huge amount of opportunity and support for staff in each school.

Our three core beliefs be kind, work hard and love learning underpin everything we do. We believe in a positive culture of collaboration and support where we value, praise, reward and celebrate.

Through high expectations and positive relationships we enable our pupils from many different backgrounds and cultures to work together to become confident, successful and responsible.

We have a nurturing ethos that instils a sense of personal responsibility. We ensure everyone is kind and respectful towards themselves, others and their environment, developing responsible citizens for the future.

We value effort and working hard. We teach resilience and perseverance when faced with challenges and celebrate excellence and success when we work hard and give our best.
We inspire a love of learning through a rich and purposeful curriculum. We provide opportunities to learn about issues that affect our lives and communities, to enable all to become confident, independent thinkers and develop the skills needed to be successful in an ever changing world.
We can offer you:
• A real sense of community.
• An innovative approach to learning with an emphasis on enjoyment and creativity.
• A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support.
• A dedicated NQT programme which offers bespoke support and training, as well as the opportunity to work with other people at the same career stage as you.
• A staff council that is listened to and has impact.
• Outstanding Trust leadership with children at the heart of all we do.
• A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days.

Arranging a visit to Beechfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@beechfield.herts.sch.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Class Teacher

St John's CofE School

127 Stanmore Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3FD

Nursery Nurse

Aylward Primary School

Pangbourne Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RE

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader

Laurance Haines School

Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0DD

Class Teacher

Quick Apply

Hillside Junior School

Northwood Way, Northwood, HA6 1RX

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Watford and Hertfordshire