Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
The governors of Victoria Community School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Key Stage 1 Teacher to join its team from September 2021.
Victoria is a two form entry school with two sites. This position is based at our Victoria Road site within one of two Year 2 classes.
The school is rated as a good school and it serves a majority minority ethnic community which is unique within Staffordshire as a school where over 91% of our pupils speak English as an additional language.
Experience of teaching minority ethnic pupils and those who speak and English as an additional language (EAL) is not essential. What is important is a genuine interest and desire to learn in this unique area of education and share in the real challenges and rewards of raising the achievement of our pupils.
As a school we can offer you:
• The support of an excellent team of colleagues including bilingual staff.
• An experienced and dedicated team of support staff.
• Established curriculum plans and schemes of work and agreed planning formats.
• A well-resourced curriculum including an ICT suite and interactive whiteboards.
• An attractive, caring and supportive learning environment.
• Access to professional development and a comprehensive programme of staff training.
• Experienced Special Needs staff who will be able to support and guide you in the
development of activities for those who find learning more challenging.
• Pupils who are enthusiastic and well behaved.
• An active partnership with our parents and local community.
We welcome applications from all colleagues whether you are very experienced or newly/recently qualified. If you are interested in visiting the school, please telephone the school office and ask to speak to Mrs. Devine to make an appointment. Visits will be offered after school during the week commencing 10th May.
Interviews are planned for Wednesday 26th May 2021.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.
All completed application forms should be returned to the school by Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 9am by e mail (email@example.com).
Applying for the job
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Local authority maintained school
347 pupils enrolled
3 to 11
About Victoria Community School
We are a two site, two form entry school with our Reception to Year 3 classes based at our Victoria Road site with our purpose-built Nursery based just over the road, on York Street and our Year 4 to Year 6 classes plus the Speech and Language Centre based at our Orchard site.
We currently have just over 400 pupils across our two sites and Early Years Centre. The majority of our families are from a minority ethnic community where 91% of our pupils are bilingual or multilingual. More recently we have admitted a number of pupils with a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds including families from Eastern Europe. We are very proud of our children’s cultural heritage and take every opportunity to promote and celebrate our diversity.
The Victoria Road site is housed in a Victorian building some 140 years old and a purpose-built Early Years Centre for our Nursery children. The accommodation consists of spacious well-equipped classrooms as well as a hall, gym, library, Interactive Learning Centre, specially equipped sensory room, and staff room.
The Orchard site, which is just under a mile away from our Victoria Road site, is based on Belvoir Road and comprises of a fifty-year-old refurbished building with a large playing field. Currently Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 and our Speech and Language Centre are based at this site. The Speech and Language Centre is a County funded resource for 20 pupils with Developmental Language Disorder and/or Speech Sound Disorders who experience a wide range of difficulties with communication and any associated problems. The Centre functions as part of the school and as such staff and pupils participate in all aspects of school life.
The school has recruited both experienced and newly qualified staff. We currently have 19 teaching staff and 26 support staff plus our administration, lunchtime, catering and premises teams. We have strong links with local schools, colleges and universities and welcome into school a number of students following a variety of courses. Our school is supported by staff from our caretaking contractors.
The school attracts additional funding to support our pupils learning needs including EAL and Minority Achievement Funding as well as a delegated budget to support mainstream pupils with learning difficulties.
Most children are organised in a class with an average class size of 30 in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 except for our Speech and Language Centre. Additional teaching assistant support is provided in every classroom. Staff are firmly committed to a team approach to facilitate children's learning and we are constantly reviewing and developing school policies and practices. Class teachers and support staff have regular planning meetings to ensure all staff are deployed effectively to ensure maximum benefit to children's learning through a differentiated curriculum.
In March 2017 an Ofsted Inspection rated our school as good. We are continuing our priority to raise achievement in the core subjects, particularly at Key Stage One and to stretch our high achievers. We have a strong commitment to the Arts and are fortunate to have talented staff to support all aspects of the curriculum.
Leadership and Management
We have a very capable Leadership Team which encourages leadership at all levels. Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants play an important role in all aspects of the school.
Extra Curricular Activities
Usually our pupils are involved in a range of activities including football, cricket, dance, netball and games clubs, although these clubs are currently on hold. We receive support from external groups such as Burton Albion who run a range of after school sports clubs for our pupils.
Inclusion – Everyone is Important
We use a variety of approaches to support children and families who may be encountering difficulties including nurturing and mentoring. We have a rigorous approach to screening pupils who may be finding learning more difficult. Our Special Needs Co-ordinator meets regularly with class teachers and we have a strong team of staff who directly support the teaching of SEND pupils across the school.
Home School Partnership
We believe children's progress and achievement is greatly enhanced through an active partnership between home and school. Our Family Liaison Officer and Attendance and Admissions Officer support families by running ESOL classes and by supporting parents with applications, visits to Job Centre plus, making phone calls etc. Many of these activities are currently run virtually.
We hope this information will have been helpful to you. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01283 247432.
In the interests of promoting a Healthy School we operate a no smoking policy.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Arranging a visit to Victoria Community School
Contact Carole Devine on 01283 247432 to arrange an after school visit during the week 10th May 2021.