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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M2 to U3

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an outstanding, inclusive Early Years/Y1 teacher with high expectations for all pupils, motivated to improve lives and looking for your next challenge?

We are seeking an ambitious, inspiring and experienced Early Years or Year 1 practitioner to help develop excellence within the 2-7 age range in our new and growing school. Your proven knowledge and experience of how children learn through structured play and quality interactions along with your high expectations will bring strength to our teaching team. Additionally, a TLR is available to develop a strand of excellence: either in developing the teaching of SEND in EYFS, developing outdoor learning across our school or instructional coaching/mentoring.

This is a rare opportunity to help support the growth of a new school. Your proven enthusiasm, high expectations and dedication to excellence in Early Education will help us make a difference to the life chances of children of our emergent school community and in turn we will support you through ongoing professional development.

What skills / experience are required?

  • Qualified Teacher Status (UK)

  • Successful experience of working within EYFS or KS1.

  • A secure knowledge of child development and early childhood education.

  • Proven experience of working with children with additional needs and adaptive teaching methods to ensure excellent progress for all.

  • A proven record of raising achievement.

  • Excellent classroom behaviour management through a range of positive strategies.

  • A commitment to your own continued professional development.

What the school offers its staff

Our school is new and growing each year. It is popular within our local community: our EYFS and KS1 classes are oversubscribed and have waiting lists. Parents speak highly of the opportunities we provide the children and our wonderful new facilities. We have developed a forest school site locally, and have an emergent orchard and wildlife area onsite, as well as a fabulous outdoor EYFS area, including a kitchen garden. Our 6 values are embedded in all we do and our children are welcoming and keen to learn. You would join a small, motivated and dedicated team of professionals, serving a newly opened school at the heart of a growing community.

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. All of the RLT schools 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 wide ranging 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.
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About Barton Park Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Barton Park School is a new primary school, including a nursery, on the Barton Park Housing Development situated on the outskirts of the City of Oxford. Our school opened in September 2020 to children in reception and a mixed years 1 & 2 class. The school will grow over the coming years with a final capacity of 315, with a potential to expand further to 420, subject to community demand. Our place within the heart of a new and developing community, with easy walking, cycle and bus routes, is a perfect location for families and staff alike. Our lovely new building and the fantastic facilities available on site, along with our neighbouring sports pavilion, make for a very special place for children to learn and flourish - and for teaching staff to teach. We have high aspirations for all our children. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with high quality, rigorous and engaging learning opportunities. Enquiry and creativity are central to our learning, and these principles are underpinned by a solid foundation in the key skills. We aim to build on each child’s natural curiosity and help them become enquiring, resilient and confident learners, able to communicate their ideas to both peers and adults. Quality teaching, targeted support and enriching, open-ended learning opportunities - alongside well planned indoor and outdoor environments - allow all children to develop their thinking skills, independence and individual talents. Our six school values were chosen in collaboration with the school community: respect, kindness, equality, independence, perseverance, curiosity. It is important to us that these values reflect both emotional and intellectual growth and that they can be embraced by everyone within our diverse community. Barton Park is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities after school and developing these opportunities as we grow. Our children already enjoy access to dance, sports, art and music clubs, led by experts and have had the chance to perform on the stage at Pegasus Theatre and The Town Hall. Such experiences are key to fostering confidence and self-belief, as well as extending horizons and understanding of others.

Arranging a visit to Barton Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email krayner@bartonparkprimary.org.

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