Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    31 August 2021

  • Application deadline

    25 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (31st August 2022)
Main Pay Range 2 to 4

Job summary

The head teacher and governors of Abbey Hill Primary and Nursery School wish to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to join our friendly, expanding and forward thinking school team. 

This post has been created in response to the progress we have seen pupils make in small classes over lockdown. It is a temporary post for one year until 31st August 2022 in Key Stage One, and will be paid on points 2 to 4 of the main pay range, depending on experience. 

We are looking for a well-motivated practitioner who: 

  • Is committed to the highest standards and has a strongly held belief that all children can achieve

  • Has a good knowledge of what constitutes best practice in KS1, including the teaching of reading and phonics, and can apply this to accelerate progress and address any lost learning

  • Can provide children with a stimulating, safe and positive learning environment

  • Has high expectations for children’s behaviour and can build strong relationships which support children’s well-being, engagement and personal growth

  • Is reflective about their teaching and willing to contribute to their own learning and professional development  

  • Works well as a team and can make good relationships with colleagues and parents 

  • Can take on subject leadership responsibility where appropriate.

If you would like to join our supportive team and work with us in these demanding yet rewarding times, then we would love to hear from you. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applying for the job

Please contact the school office for an application form on

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
283 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01623 484512

About Abbey Hill Primary & Nursery

The school has 300 pupils aged 2 to 11, and takes eligible children into its pre-school the term after their second birthday. Most year groups are single form entry but as numbers have increased there are now two classes in several year groups. The school was inspected in June 2019 and judged to Require Improvement. The Foundation Stage was judged to be Good. A recent LA review concluded the school was making good progress towards its improvement priorities. Children enter pre-school significantly below age related expectations but as they move through the school they make good progress and many traditionally leave us having achieved in line with or above national expectations. However, the pandemic has had a huge impact on many children and the main aim of the school over the next academic year will be to ensure children catch up on lost learning. 

Small classes have been created in order to accelerate progress for pupils following lockdown. There will be a key focus on children’s well-being, fitness, metacognition and independent learning and catching up interrupted and lost learning, across the whole curriculum. 

We wish to appoint a teacher who will play a full part in the life of the school and contribute to whole school improvement initiatives. Our children are friendly and rewarding and with inspiring teaching and consistent boundaries can achieve and even surpass their goals. 

Abbey Hill is very much a nurturing, family school and many parents and carers look to the school to support them with their children. We are looking for a teacher who can develop good relationships with parents and carers, helping them to provide the best possible start for their children. Our child and family support worker works closely with staff to support parents in a variety of ways and the school has excellent relationships with many outside agencies. A key focus of the school has always been promoting children’s emotional and social development, and now, following lockdown, re-establishing school routines, relationships and behaviour for learning. 

Our teaching and learning approach is based very much on the principle that every child can achieve, and lessons focus on ensuring that everyone has learnt something. We offer a strong programme of staff CPD and our own learning is evidence led and based on research. There is a determined focus on developing children’s speech and language, vocabulary, writing skills and fluent reading. 

The number of children eligible for the Pupil Premium is significantly above the national average at 67%. Pre-pandemic, the school has been forward looking in its approach to spending this funding in such projects as Forest Schools, Movement Therapy and half termly trips for all pupils. The school is part of the Together As One collaboration of seven schools, who work closely together to improve outcomes for pupils and to provide joint CPD for staff.

We are looking for a teacher at the early stages of their career who has energy and enthusiasm, and are keen to become part of and contribute to our strong, supportive team. We can offer a programme of individual support and whole school CPD to ensure the successful candidates quickly become part of our school team and share our Abbeyhillian ethos and aims. 

Nottinghamshire County Council and the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful candidates will receive the school’s safeguarding policy that outlines the duties and responsibilities of the employer and all employees and will be required to comply with all its requirements. 

Arranging a visit to Abbey Hill Primary & Nursery

Visits to the school may be possible at limited times, and all visitors will be required to follow COVID-19 precautions. Please telephone the school office on 01623 484512 if you would like to arrange an appointment with the head teacher, Ms Helen Chambers, who will be pleased to tell you more about the school and the post. 

School location

Abbey Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7NZ

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