Main Pay Range: £25,714 - £36,961
This is just the best teaching job for just the right person; it’s also a rare opportunity to join one of Hampshire’s smallest schools as the teacher of Key Stage 2. That’s right; you’ll be teaching Year 3, 4, 5 and 6, altogether in one class!
If you are looking for a comfortable teaching position in a sleepy, village school, then this is not for you. Ampfield School may be small and in a village but it’s certainly not boring. Teaching has to be of high quality, creative and dynamic to meet the wide range of needs and levels of attainment. Many of our children are vulnerable in some way and developing deep, trusting relationships is essential to the children’s and school’s success. You will be passionate about caring for children with Special Needs and you will have developed strong, authentic and sensitive strategies for the management of children’s behaviours. You might even be ‘attachment and trauma aware’ and use this knowledge to build confidence and a sense of security in your children. Our families travel far and wide to be part of our little family so we work hard to do our best for them.
Planning more individualised learning experiences for our children helps them to make progress so we are not looking for a teacher who prefers a ‘one size fits all’ approach or someone who sees SATS as the only way of measuring success. Also, we like our staff to have great ideas and share good practice rather than keep themselves to themselves. We are therefore looking for someone very special to join our little family.
We work very closely as a whole school team so you will need to be flexible, a good communicator and have the ability to ‘go with the flow’ when needs must. We want you to be individual and have the right personality and charisma to engage children and their parents in the learning process. We all pitch in and share the joy of our children’s successes; no matter how small those steps to success are. There is the added benefit of working with John Keble School, as our federation partner, and (in normal times) staff visit and work across both sites for subject leadership, professional development and for meetings. We also benefit from the experience and expertise of federation staff, who have roles across both schools, such as: Executive Headteacher, Executive Deputy Headteacher, SENCO, Business & Admin Manager, Site Manager, Cleaner, Pupil Premium Teacher, HLTA. As such, we can support you in your career development, more than would be the case in a small school. Two of our recent members of staff have left/are leaving the federation to become headteachers of their own schools.
We hope that either we have put you off applying (believe me, if you are not right for this type of challenge then it is best that you don’t apply) or we have intrigued you so much that you are encouraged to find out more. You should give me a call to discuss our unique setting so that we can help you understand whether this is right for you or not. If you have read this far, I am hopeful that you’ve got that tingling sensation that’s telling you that this could be just what you have been looking for!
Applying for the job
You are welcome to call the school office to speak to Mr Roe, the Executive Headteacher, for more information. You can call or email Mrs Scott, Business & Admin Manager, for an application pack via email or download them from the files linked to this advert.
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