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  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 April 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000.00 to £38,810.00

KS2 Class Teacher 0.6 job summary

Are you looking to develop your teaching potential in a positive and vibrant school environment?

Orchard Academy, part of East Midlands Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint enthusiastic, innovative and motivated KS2 teacher.

Orchard Academy is a vibrant, multicultural junior school located in Springfield, Milton Keynes.

With a great reputation , fantastic facilities, and a warm, welcoming, family atmosphere - we are sure you will love Orchard as soon as you walk through the door. The Academy is culturally diverse and inclusive, with strong, proud links to our local community. We are well known for our fantastic social communication department for children with ASC in Aspens

Our vision is to nurture and support children to become the best they can be - confident individuals, independent learners and aspirational, responsible citizens. We are committed to promoting excellence in academic, artistic and sporting achievement. The Academy is driving school improvement through a curriculum designed to interest and inspire children and make them life-long learners. We are proud to be a nurturing school, recognising and supporting the individual to achieve.

As the sponsor, East Midlands Academy Trust's vision is for schools and academies with outstanding leadership driven with flair and passion, excellent innovative teaching, children and students who are leaders in learning and environments that promote the drive for ambition and progress to enable:

·        children as leaders in learning;

·        parents as partners in learning;

·        partnering other schools;

·        children flourishing in all aspects of their individual development.

East Midlands Academy Trust strongly believes in developmental opportunities for all staff; through comprehensive training, resources and guidance we aim to provide excellent CPD for all. Working as a group combines and enhances our strengths and allows extensive opportunity for cross school links, sharing best practice and maximising our resources.

Through The Hub at Castle Academy, we have access to the high level, intensive practical training programmes for staff within our academies. The range of programmes that are available include Outstanding Teacher Programme, Developing Middle Leadership Programme and the Power of Coaching.

Whatever your role, working in East Midlands Academy Trust schools is an enjoyable experience and an opportunity to express and develop a genuine passion for teaching in a collaborative and rewarding atmosphere.

We require teachers who:

Have a genuine love of working with children and a passion to make a difference.

Are exceptional and creative classroom practitioners with a track record of good and outstanding practice.

Have experience and an understanding of the primary journey.

Have the ability to inspire, motivate and support our pupils.

Are committed to the highest standards of learning, teaching, planning with knowledge of the National Curriculum.

Have a determined and positive outlook on life with an exceptionally positive vision for primary education in the 21st Century.

Have an excellent understanding of how to effectively support children and close the gap to ensure equal and outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

Are able to plan, make and use assessment effectively to ensure positive outcomes for all groups of children.

Have the ability to work on their own initiative and be a team-player with the ability to work collaboratively as a part of a highly productive team.

Have a sense of humour and a 'can do' attitude.

Have the professionalism and determination to make a positive impact on our school, driving improvement.

In return, we will offer you:

Opportunities for professional development within a rapidly developing school.

A positive ethos and truly amazing children.

Friendly, supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement.

The opportunity to make a difference.

Excellent professional development opportunities including support from outstanding and innovative schools.

Well-behaved pupils who display excellent attitudes towards learning.

A forward thinking committed and skilled leadership team to lead and support you.

A warm, collegiate, and supportive environment in which to develop your career.

Dedicated release time to develop your core subject.

A supportive, forward thinking Local Advisory Board.



By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.


These include:

·        Continuous professional development and training opportunities

·        Dedicated support from our school improvement team

·        Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

·        A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

·        A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

·        Childcare vouchers scheme

·        A corporate eye care plan

·        Flu jabs for all staff

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Headspace




For more information please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email recruitment@emat.uk


COVID-19 considerations:

We have a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment for all on-site working to ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies

We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up before interviews are offered

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.




Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Orchard Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
357 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Orchard Academy, situated in Springfield Milton Keynes, is at the heart of the community. A large KS2 primary with a 3 form entry,

Orchard is a founding member of the East Midlands Academy Trust and shares leadership, teaching and administration with our neighbour, Shepherdswell Academy, who are also part of EMAT, allowing us to offer the pupils a continuing broad and balanced curriculum at both key stages 1 and 2.

Through the Orchard creed we encourage the boys and girls to celebrate diversity and respect others regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We aim to sustain a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning community where each child can develop and extend their potential and achieve success.

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