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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


It is the duty of any teacher employed by St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School to support the School’s Mission Statement and aims.

St. John Fisher is a Catholic school which values the unique way in which God has chosen to create all of us. We believe that each member of our community is born with a purpose that it is our job as teachers to begin to fulfil and facilitate through the development of the whole child.

We endeavour to promote the Catholic faith and the gospel values Christ gives us by our care, respect and affirmation of each other regardless of ability, age, race or role; offering the highest of standards academically, spiritually and morally to our pupils.

Knowledge and Understanding:

• Have a detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements.

• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of their specialist subject and National Curriculum requirements for given year group.

• Understand progression in their Key Stage including before and after the age range.

• Cope securely with subject-related questions which pupils raise and know about and identify pupils’ common misconceptions and mistakes. Planning and setting expectations:

• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.

• Set and maintain appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning, motivation, behaviour and conduct. Set clear targets for pupils’ learning, building on prior attainment.

• Identify pupils who have special educational needs, and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support. Implement and keep records on individual ‘Learning Plans.’ Teaching and managing pupil learning:

• Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.

• Use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating pupils’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources.

• Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through positive and productive relationships.

Assessment and evaluation:

• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching.

• Mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework as per the school’s marking policy providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress

• When applicable, understand the demands expected of pupils in relation to the National Curriculum. Pupil Achievement:

• Secure progress towards pupil targets. Relations with parents and wider community

• Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents.

• Recognise that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples.

• Understand the need to liaise with agencies responsible for pupils’ welfare. Managing own performance and development

• Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects they teach.

• Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices.

• Set a good example to the pupils they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct.

• Evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness. Managing and developing staff and other adults:

• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues including, where applicable, associate staff. Strategic leadership:

• Establish working effectively as part of an Upper/Lower Key Stage Team.

What the school offers its staff

Class Teacher required for September 2024 Full-time, Permanent Contract MPS ( £31,350 - £42,689 ) Dependent on qualifications and experience

St John Fisher Primary School wishes to appoint an experienced KS2 Class Teacher who is nurturing, creative and enthusiastic class teacher to join our exciting and thriving school community.

This role is not suitable for ECT's

Are you:

  • Concerned about the needs of each and every child?
  • Committed to each child making progress?
  • Committed to developing outstanding practice?
  • Able to provide fun, stimulating and memorable learning experiences for children?
  • Seeking to use your own skills and talents to make our school even better?
  • Able to support children on their continuing journey through faith?

In return, we can offer:

  • A stimulating working environment which values everyone
  • Happy children with a love for learning
  • A supportive environment with many opportunities for professional and personal development

For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.sjfisher.herts.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the main school office at admin@sjfisher.herts.sch.uk or please call on 01727 861077.

Regrettably CVs are not acceptable, and all applications must be made on a CES Teacher Application Form, which is available via the Teach in Herts website, or by emailing Jenny Kirby at jkirby@ascat.co.uk

Completed applications should be returned by email to jkirby@ascat.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th February at 5pm, with interviews planned to be held shortly after the closing date.

St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School and All Saints Catholic Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and medical clearances.

Following the shortlisting stage, and prior to making a final decision, the Trust will collect and process information publicly available about you by conducting a brief online search using an internet search engine. We do this to ensure that the School acts in accordance with its obligations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

By signing the application form I understand that I am giving my consent for the Trust to carry out an online search if I am shortlisted for this post. The search would be part of the Trust’s due diligence in line with the latest KCSIE guidance and would be limited to identifying any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online.

I understand that the Trust might want to explore any such incidents or issues with me at interview.

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About St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
162 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Email address

Arranging a visit to St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jkirby@ascat.co.uk.

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