KS1 Class Teacher 0.5FTE - Fixed Term (Maternity - summer term only) St Edmund's Catholic Primary School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Job description

A great opportunity to join a supportive team working with enthusiastic pupils at a school situated in the thriving market town of Bury St Edmunds. We are proud of our curious children who work hard to be successful supported by their parents. We are looking for a teacher who enjoys learning and can inspire our key stage 1 children to be ambitious. We have substantial grounds including a dedicated outdoor classroom for our Forest school programme in its own area of natural and scientific interest. We would welcome applications from newly qualified teachers as well as experienced teachers. Our Staff are able to participate in significant professional development opportunities from induction of NQTs to NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and Master’s degree. This is a fixed term appointment to cover maternity leave. We welcome staff who share and support the Catholic ethos of our school.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work. The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS check.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact the Executive Headteacher, Maria Kemble, at the school (Email: office@st-edmunds.suffolk.sch.uk or Tel 01284 755141). Visits are strongly encouraged.

Closing date for application: Mon 9th March 3pm
Interviews: week beg 16th March

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

A teaching qualification (PGCE, B.Ed, QTS or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience

Teaching experience across the Primary age range
Working with teaching assistants and managing resources
Working in partnership with parents and the wider community
A highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic teacher who is approachable and promotes positive relationships
Ability to relate well to children and share their interests and enthusiasms
Effective administrative and organisational skills
Effective ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences
Ability to manage effectively pupil behaviour and have a commitment to a high level of pastoral care.
Comprehensive broad knowledge of ICT for teaching and learning, leadership and administrative purposes

About St Edmund's Catholic Primary School

St Edmund’s is a primary school of approximately 400 children aged from 4 to 11. Each year has 2 parallel classes. It serves the Catholic community of Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Diss, Thetford and Brandon and the surrounding villages. Children and families from other faith communities or none are warmly welcomed to the school. St Edmund’s opened in 1882. Since then it has been added to and refurbished. The library and a teaching block were completed in August 2000. The year 5 and 6 block were completed in 2015. The school enjoys beautiful grounds which are used to enhance the children’s learning. The school accommodates St Edmund’s Catholic Pre-school and Sunshine Club in a purpose built unit providing pre-school education, before and after school care for children age 3 to 11years. At St Edmund’s we seek to provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum within a community which aims to: - Remember we are all loved individually and uniquely by God. - Place Love, Justice and Compassion at the centre of our school. - Grow closer to God through the development of our Faith. Through the practical application of these aims, we are proud of the excellent academic success our pupils enjoy. During their time at St Edmund’s we work hard to ensure that each child grows in self-confidence and self-discipline, learns to care for those around them as well as their environment. St Edmund's is Federated with St Joseph's Catholic Primary in Sudbury and the schools work closely together. Maria Kemble is the executive Head Teacher presiding over the schools. In addition, each school has a Head of school and a single governing body. The two schools share their resources, specialist teachers and subject leaders.

Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QG
LA Maintained School
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