11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Highfields Academy are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational class teacher to teach a lower Key Stage 2 class full time. This is a temporary contract to cover maternity leave (Sept 1st 2023 – Dec 31st 2023).

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1st September 2023 to 31st December 2023

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree or equivalent


  • Experience of teaching in Key Stage 2 (in post or as a placement).
  • Experience of teaching in other key stages (in post or as a placement).

Knowledge and Understanding

The ability to effectively:

  • Create a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Establish and maintain a purposeful learning environment.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability of your pupils.
  • Assess and record the progress of pupils’ learning to inform next steps and monitor progress.
  • Use ICT to enhance learning opportunities for all pupils.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Teach, using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers.
  • Encourage children in developing self-esteem and respect for others.
  • Successfully deploy a wide range of behaviour management strategies.
  • Communicate to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.
  • A clear understanding of the teaching standards and the desire and ability to meet them all.

Personal qualities, skills and characteristics

  • Highly effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Highly effective personnel skills and a ‘team player’ mentality.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time efficiently.
  • A commitment to build on outstanding practice whilst helping to move the school forward with vision and vigour.
  • To work under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain a work/life balance.
  • Be aspirational, for our pupils, staff and yourself.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Reliability and integrity.
  • To be prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ and a commitment to leading extra-curricular activities and supporting school events.

  • Skills / interests in sports, arts/crafts, music, or any other field that will complement our curricular and extra-curricular provision.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to become part of a fantastic, supportive team
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Networking opportunities with other schools within our trust
  • A health care package via Smart Clinic

Commitment to safeguarding

Highfields Academy is committed to safeguarding children and therefore applicants for this post will be subjected to stringent vetting and induction processes.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to admin@highfieldsnantwich.cheshire.sch.uk

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About Highfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01270 814570

Highfields Academy is a one form entry Primary School on the outskirts of Nantwich town. It was opened in 1974 but in 2017 major investment was put into the school to modernise our facilities. In the main school we have 7 classes (Reception to Year 6) and class sizes are typically 30 pupils. We also have a Pre School that is able to offer up to 12 places for 2 year olds and 24 places for 3 and 4 year olds. Wraparound care is available before school, after school and during most holiday periods. We are proud of our excellent facilities and accommodation In addition to 7 spacious classrooms (all of which are fitted with the latest touchscreen technology) we have several learning support areas, a bespoke ICT suite including 60 iPads, a music room, and a well stocked library. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds which include a pond, a large field, a woodland area and a large Forest School area, two playgrounds and an outdoor classroom. Our main aim at Highfields is to maintain and improve our high academic attainment, whilst ensuring that our pupils enjoy their learning. We feel that Highfields Academy is a very happy place to be and the feedback that we receive from parents confirms this: 95% of parents say that their child is happy at this school, 76 strongly agree. 98% of parents say that their child is safe at school, 78 strongly agree. 22% didn’t know. 91% of parents feel that their child makes good progress. 93% of parents would recommend this school to others.

Arranging a visit to Highfields Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@highfieldsnantwich.cheshire.sch.uk.

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