Key Stage 2 Leader (Maternity cover)

Dunstable Icknield Lower School, Dunstable, Bedfordshire


Job details

Subjects Primary, Maths
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 2 to Main pay range 6, £26,298 to £35,971

Job description

Dunstable Icknield Lower School, a vibrant and inclusive LA maintained school located near to the town centre of Dunstable is seeking to appoint an exceptional KS2 class teacher and Leader. This is a fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave for one academic year.
Our Key Stage Leaders, have an unwavering belief in excellence for every individual, the potential of every child and a robust commitment to ensuring that every child in the key stage succeeds. The School is looking for an exceptional Leader willing to contribute to all aspects of School life.

You will be a qualified teacher and will have responsibility for a class in lower Key Stage 2. The School are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative teacher and leader. This may be the perfect opportunity for an ambitious class teacher to take the next step on the leadership ladder.

The pupils and staff at Dunstable Icknield Lower School make our School a fantastic place to work.

Closing Date: 09:00 Monday 6th April 2020. Please apply at the earliest opportunity. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive applications from outstanding candidates.

An Application Form and further details can be downloaded from our website
or requested by email from

Please return the completed Application Form either by email to or by post to the HR Department, Dunstable Icknield Lower School, Burr Street, Dunstable, LU6 3AG

Dunstable Icknield Lower School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES - We prefer to hire people directly. We’ll be in touch if we need you!

Essential educational requirements

Degree or PGCE

Essential qualifications

Essential qualifications
Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

Essential skills and experience
Experience of working in Key Stage 2.
Attention to detail in all aspects of teaching and managing.
Experience of liaising and supporting parents and carers.
Experience of supporting pupils with behaviour related issues.
Ability to form sound relationships with colleagues and the wider school community.
Knowledge of difficult issues that can impact on pupils’ behaviour for learning.
Understanding and empathy for the inclusion agenda.
Knowledge of a range of support strategies.
Ability to interpret data and plan appropriate actions based on it.
Well organised, efficient and highly motivated with an ability to prioritise your own workload.
The ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team.
Organised with effective planning and time-management skills.
Confident public speaker.

Employee benefits


School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 338 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 9
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Dunstable Icknield Lower School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Burr Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3AG