- Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
- Key stage
- Working pattern
- Full time
- Contract type
- Main Pay Scale 1 -6
Vacancy: KS1 Class Teacher
Location Ruswarp Church of England Primary School, Ruswarp, Whitby, YO21 1NJ Position KS1 Class Teacher for a mixed Year 1/2 Class
Start Date: Required from Easter 2022 or earlier if available (Ideally to start from January 2022 onwards)
Contract Type Full time, Established
Application Closing Date 5pm Monday 29th November 2021
Salary Range (From and To) Main Pay Scale 1-6
Interview Date Wednesday 8th December
Venue for Interview Ruswarp C of E School
We are looking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic teaching professional to join us as our new KS1 Teacher at Ruswarp C of E Primary School. This post is open to experienced teachers, who ideally have experience teaching KS1. The job is for a mixed Year 1/2 class of well-behaved, fantastic children!
We are looking for:
A skilled professional who has an engaging and dynamic style of teaching and can differentiate across all of KS1 within this mixed Year 1/2 class.
Someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure our children achieve their very best, and promotes academic excellence, fully supporting the school’s Christian Values and ethos.
A teacher with a flair and passion for primary education who will embrace working and teaching in our school.
A willingness to lead in one or more curriculum areas.
Someone who has the ability to work successfully in a team and has a great sense of humour!
We can offer you:
Delightful children who respect each other, have a thirst for learning new things and a staff culture which allows new members to thrive and develop.
Opportunities to further develop your craft and a leadership team that will support your ideas and use school resources to help your career aspirations.
Extremely supportive governors and staff, including a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants that play an important part in school life and provide valuable classroom support.
Ruswarp Church of England School is proud to offer a supportive, caring environment for all members of our school family. We are a village primary school serving our village community and have a strong Christian, family and inclusive ethos, where teamwork is highly valued and the role of the individual within the team is respected. Joining us at Ruswarp School, you can expect to receive opportunities for high-quality professional development, ongoing support from colleagues and to be part of a caring school.
Our inclusive school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.
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- School type
- Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 92 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 11
About Ruswarp Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ruswarp Church of England Primary School is a unique and special place and our School Vision needs to reflect this. As a Church of England school we also need to recognise our Christian foundation in our vision. Our Christian foundation is the basis by which the school was founded and is written in the deed of the school. This does not mean we are only here to meet the needs of those with a Christian faith. In fact, it is quite the opposite - we are inclusive to all.
As part of our Vision and Values review, we have sought feedback from staff and governors, parents and children. We have collected the ideas and suggestions and used these to form the basis of our new vision and values, based on the questions: ‘Who are we?’ and ‘Why are we here?’.
We acknowledge that our vision is to be rooted in biblical teachings and ones that the children can communicate and articulate and relate to in everyday life.
The whole school community agrees that we believe the values we want to underpin our school vision are: Kindness, Respect, Friendship, Forgiveness. Additionally, staff very much recognise that ‘Thankfulness’ needs to be one of our core values – ensuring everyone at Ruswarp recognises and is thankful for what they are fortunate enough to have. We also recognise that we do not live in a culturally diverse area and therefore want to ensure we educate children about the wider world and their role within it.
In our discussions, we would like to recognise that children these days need to develop further resilience and independence, both in work and at play. There is a culture within society of children lacking the courage to stand up for what they believe in or what they believe is right. Some children have a tendency to give up easily in the face of adversity, or when faced with challenges - often relying on the intervention of adults.
We therefore want a vision that can be reflected in practice, policies and our school environment. A vision that underpins our curriculum and that is evident within relationships and attitudes. A vision that honours the core aspects of a church school’s distinctiveness (worship, signs and symbols; wholeness and spirituality; interaction locally, regionally, nationally and globally). We want everyone to relate to it in terms of our behaviour and conduct and to have a vision that the whole school community can own.
Staff and Governors agree that we want a statement and principles for the school that are easy to remember and have total relevance for our children and staff in relation to their time in school and life beyond.
…… Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1 v9
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4v13
Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Matthew 22 v37-39
Think for Yourself – We want to teach our children to be strong, independent and resilient – both in the classroom and in the wider world. We want our children to embrace challenges in the classroom and have the ability to persevere and persist with their learning. We want our children to have courage and faith in their own beliefs and convictions and to have the strength to stand against something that isn’t right. We want to help develop children’s moral fibre and equip them for the skills they need to flourish in the 21st Century. Our school is for those of all faiths and none, but our Christian message is that God will support us.
Act for Others – Based on Christian teachings, we want our children to be kind, respectful and generous. We want children to be thankful and humble and to support their peers. We want our children and staff to recognise their roles and responsibilities within the school community and the wider world.
We see our values linking in the following ways:
This is how we value the world around us and will base this on our awareness and understanding of the British values of democracy, the rule of law, tolerance and mutual respect and individual liberty. We will focus on how we demonstrate these values in school through our various committees and curriculum, through work on anti-discrimination, awareness of other religious celebrations and through our behaviour policy. We will have a programme to incorporate this into Collective Worship with links to Christian teaching and inviting organisations into school.
These are the values by which we look at ourselves and reflect how we wish to behave. The core values to focus on will be: Kindness, Respect, Friendship, Forgiveness and Thankfulness. At Ruswarp, these are principles which are embedded into our daily life at school in terms of our conduct and approach to our learning and each other. We link these principles to our Collective Worship, to bible stories and to our behaviour policy and our rewards system. We will also focus on Growth Mindset as a way of supporting our ‘Think for Yourself’ element.
This is the fundamental value that we find from Christian teachings which makes us want and desire to make a difference to each other and the world and go out ‘via the door’ to make a contribution to society, both in school, at home, nationally and internationally. We will continue to focus on our identified Christian Values but also on the key Christian value of love and that we have to love and care enough to make courageous changes for the better.
We would aim to promote ‘Think for yourself and Act for Others’ throughout the school environment in relation to Our Window, Our Mirror and Our Door. We would display this around school and in the outdoor areas (reflection trees, artwork on the fencing’ etc).The language of our ethos would be commonplace in school and children will be encouraged to use it in their reflection time as well as it formulating a basis for our Worship time. Prayer spaces in school would incorporate the ethos. Celebration Assembly would incorporate time for us to celebrate and acknowledge children who have made significant achievements in terms of the ethos.
Arranging a visit to Ruswarp Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
We strongly recommend that you visit us so that we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, and a chance for you to see what we have to offer. Please contact the school on 01947 602029.