5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Key stage
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Main pay range £25,714 to £36,961

Job summary

1.Professional attributes

Relationships with children and young people

The post holder will…..
• Have high expectations of children and young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them.
• Hold positive values and attitudes and adopt high standards of behaviour in your professional role.


The post holder will…..
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which you work, and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies and practice of your workplace, including those designed to promote equality of opportunity.

Communicating and working with others

The post holder will…..
• Communicate effectively with children, young people and colleagues.
• Communicate effectively with parents and carers, conveying timely and relevant information about attainment, objectives, progress and well-being.
• Recognise that communication is a two-way process and encourage parents and carers to participate in discussions about the progress, development and well-being of children and young people.
• Recognise and respect the contributions that colleagues, parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people, and to raising their levels of attainment.
• Have a commitment to collaboration and co-operative working where appropriate.

Personal Professional Development

The post holder will…..
• Evaluate performance and be committed to improving practice through appropriate professional development.
• Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation; being prepared to adapt your practice where benefits and improvements are identified.
• Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring.

Professional knowledge and understanding
Teaching and Learning

The post holder will…..
• Have a good, up-to-date working knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and know how to use and adapt them, including how to personalise learning and provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.

Assessment and monitoring

The post holder will…..
• Know a range of approaches to assessment, including the importance of formative assessment.
• Know how to use local and national statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching, to monitor the progress of those you teach and to raise levels of attainment.
• Know how to use reports and other sources of external information related to assessment in order to provide learners with accurate and constructive feedback on their strengths, weaknesses, attainment, progress and areas for developments.
• Know and understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula and frameworks, including those provided through the National Strategies, for their subjects/curriculum areas and other relevant initiatives across the age and ability range you teach.

Subjects and Curriculum

The post holder will…..
• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of their subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy including; the contribution that their subjects/curriculum areas can make to cross-curricular learning; and recent relevant developments

Achievement and diversity

The post holder will…..
• Understand how children and young people develop and how the progress, rate of development and well-being of learners are affected by a range of developmental, social, religious, ethnic, cultural and linguistic influences.
• Know how to make effective personalised provision for those you teach, including those for whom English is an additional language or who have special educational needs of disabilities, and how to take practical account of diversity and promote equality and inclusion in their teaching.

• Understand the roles of colleagues such as those having specific responsibilities for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other individual learning needs, and the contributions they can make to the learning, development and well-being of children and young people.
• Know when to draw on the expertise of colleagues, such as those with responsibility for the safeguarding of children and young people and special educational needs and disabilities, and to refer to sources of information, advice and support from external agencies.

Health & Well-being

The post holder will…..
• Know the current legal requirements, national policies and guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being of children and young people.
• Know the local arrangements concerning the safeguarding of children and young people.
• Know how to identify potential child abuse or neglect and follow safeguarding procedures.
• Know how to identify and support children and young people whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes of difficulties in their personal circumstances, and when to refer them to colleagues for specialist support.

Professional Skills

The post holder will…..
• Plan for progression across the age and ability range you teach, designing effective learning sequences within lessons informed by secure subject/curriculum knowledge.
• Design opportunities for learners to develop their ICT and thinking and learning skills appropriate within your phase and context.
• Plan, set and assess homework, other out-of-class assignments, where appropriate, to sustain learners’ progress and to extend and consolidate their learning.


The post holder will…..
• Teach challenging, well-organised lessons and sequences of lessons across the age and ability range
• Use an appropriate range of teaching strategies and resources, including e-learning, which meet learners’ needs and take practical account of diversity and promote equality and inclusion
• Build on the prior knowledge and attainment of those taught in order that learners meet learning objectives and make sustained progress
• Develop concepts and processes which enable learners to apply new knowledge, understanding and skills
• Adapt your language to suit the learners you teach, introducing new ideas and concepts clearly, and using explanations, questions, discussions and plenaries effectively
• Manage the learning of individuals, groups and whole classes effectively, modifying your teaching appropriately to suit the stage of the lesson and the needs of the learners.
• Teach engaging and motivating lessons informed by well-grounded expectations of learners and designed to raise levels of attainment.

Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback

The post holder will…..
• Make effective use of an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives and monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment.
• Provide learners, colleagues, parents and carers with timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development.
• Support and guide learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made, set positive targets for improvement and become successful independent learners.
• Use assessment as part of your teaching to diagnose learners’ needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement and plan future teaching.

Reviewing teaching and learning

The post holder will…..
• Review the effectiveness of your teaching and its impact on learners’ progress, attainment and well-being, refining your approaches where necessary.
• Review the impact of the feedback provided to learners and guide learners on how to improve their attainment.

Learning Environment

The post holder will…..
• Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment which complies with current legal requirements, national policies and guidance on the safeguarding and well-being of children and young people so that learners feel secure and sufficiently confident to make an active contribution to learning and to the school.
• Make use of the local arrangements concerning the safeguarding of children and young people.
• Identify and use opportunities to personalise and extend learning through out-of-school contexts where possible making links between in-school learning and learning in out-of-school contexts.
• Manage learners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear and positive framework for discipline, in line with the school’s behaviour policy.
• Use a range of behaviour management techniques and strategies, adapting them as necessary to promote the self-control and independence of learners.
• Promote learners’ self-control, independence and cooperation through developing their social, emotional and behavioural skills.
• Cooperate with health and safety requirements.
• Report all defects on the maintenance forms and return them to the office.
• Complete the action risk assessments for all potentially hazardous on/off site activities.
• Inform employer of any “Near-Misses”.
• Be familiar with the emergency action plans for fire, first aid, bomb security and off site issues.
• Raise health and safety issues with pupils.

Team Working and Collaboration

The post holder will…..
• Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, managing their work where appropriate and sharing the development of effective practice with them.
• Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.

Applying for the job

Please apply using the Catholic Education Application Form which can be found on our website http://www.stmarysrcstudley.co.uk/vacancies.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
221 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01527 852140

About St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Studley

The school is a primary school of approximately 221 pupils, set in the large Warwickshire village of Studley. Close to the border of Worcestershire, it takes a high proportion of its mainly Catholic pupils from the neighbouring county. We currently have a single form intake of 30 children in Reception and Key Stage 1 and have the capacity to increase the number of pupils to 34 in Key Stage 2 classes.

The school, in both its last Ofsted inspection (July 2011) and Section 48 inspection (April 2016) was deemed to be an outstanding school. Quality staff are retained and encouraged to take on roles within the school to drive up attainment. The governors take a proactive role in the strategic work of the school; and regularly attend assemblies, Masses, fund raising events as well as helping the Senior Leadership Team lead the school improvement work.

You will join a supportive and passionate team of teachers who are committed to delivering The National Curriculum in an engaging way to develop creativity and imagination. You will be an excellent teacher who has the ability to inspire, motivate, challenge and support pupils to ensure that they make progress.

We are a caring and friendly team with strong links to our Church and the local community. We are a forward-thinking, collaborative and enthusiastic staff who work hard to develop an environment where children are nurtured, challenged and encouraged.

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Studley

School visits are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange a school tour on 01527 852140 or admin3507@welearn365.com.

School location

Pool Road, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7QU

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