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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale

MPS01 to UPS03

What skills and experience we're looking for

Sphere Federation is looking for a full time KS2 class teacher to join one of our schools, starting September 2024. The role is a 12 month maternity cover position, ending August 2025 and will be based at either Moortown Primary or Scholes (Elmet) Primary.

For our children, we're a happy and healthy place to learn. For our staff, we're a happy and healthy place to work.

''[My child] loves the school and the teachers. So much time is invested in each child and it really shows.' (Parent / carer survey comment, summer 2021)

We're seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher who shares our commitment to the highest standards, where our children can live and learn in a happy and safe environment. We're committed to raising attainment and accelerating progress through effective pedagogy, a comprehensive curriculum and rigour in everything we do.The successful candidate will need to demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm. Our commitment to reducing teacher workload is clear in how we organise PPA time. This is always alongside colleagues in school, so you'll benefit from lots of support from other experienced teachers in the same year group.

What the school offers its staff

For children and staff alike, our school has:

  • a perfect balance of care and support with high expectations
  • a leadership team dedicated to attainment, achievement and enjoyment friendly, welcoming staff
  • a great atmosphere and ethos which promotes inclusion and co-operation
  • a commitment to diversity and a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds
  • a commitment to avoiding unnecessary workload and to supporting teachers' wellbeing
  • a commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare and safety (thorough checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks)

Further details about the role

We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and early career teachers (ECTs). We have a strong track record of supporting ECTs. The post involves working closely with other teachers within our school, across the phase and across Sphere Federation (Moortown Primary; Scholes (Elmet) Primary; St James' CE Primary). This position will be based either at Moortown Primary or Scholes (Elmet).

Closing date for applications is 02 May, 12 noon. Interviews will take place 08 May 2024. For further information and an insight into our federation please check out our website, or contact us with any questions.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Sphere Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our safeguarding information, along with a link to our Child Protection Policy, can be found on our website.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.Guidance and criteria from the Ministry of Justice on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found here. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that are not filtered prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guidance.

We may carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, that might compromise your professional role.

Please note, under Section 7(1)(a) of the SVGA 2006 (Legislation.gov.uk), it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred in engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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About Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
350 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 264 9149

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is proud to be a central part of the village community. It's a modern, well equipped, spacious community school which has been a part of Scholes for over a century. Ofsted (2019) judge us to be a good school: 'Across the school, including in the early years, teaching is good. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. The staff team who, with governors, have high aspirations for the school, have created a happy and harmonious school community. The very caring and nurturing culture is underpinned by positive and respectful relationships.'

Arranging a visit to Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email scholesfinance@spherefederation.org.

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