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KS2 Class Teacher

West Town Primary Academy, Peterborough

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
£25,714 – £36,961

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who would like to start or continue their career in our motivated school. As the flagship Primary in its Trust, West Town Primary Academy has ambitious plans for development in teaching practice and needs a motivated and talented person to be part of the team at this exciting time.

We can offer you:
• Fantastic eager to learn children with loads of potential who need your help and support to develop
• A friendly, supportive and positive team to work in
• Opportunities to develop your skills through a high level of CPD within the school and via our teaching school, including involvement in research and development projects
• Opportunities for leadership development
• The chance to be part of a growing academy trust led by experienced educational experts, providing excellent support with your career development

We are looking for someone who:
• Is committed to being the best they can be
• Is prepared to work hard to achieve perfection for our children
• Is enthusiastic about opportunities to develop their skills
• Has high expectations of their own teaching and the children
• Has the skill to maximise children's learning, especially in language development.

This position offers exciting opportunities to join the team in a dynamic and vibrant school as part of the growing primary arm of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).

Applying for the job

To make an application please go to our website www.westtownprimary.org, scroll down the home page to our job vacancies on the bottom left hand side. This will divert you to the TES website where you will need to click on quick apply.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
400 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About West Town Primary Academy

Welcome to our academy where we hope you will experience a wealth of enthusiasm for learning and for supporting and helping each other. We are sure you will quickly feel the friendly and positive ethos in the academy from both the staff and the children who would love to share their latest pieces of work and activities with you. We are a culturally rich city school with high aspirations for all of our children

Quality Teaching

Since opening as an Academy, West Town Primary has restructured its teaching team to provide smaller class sizes for many of our children, which enables a greater amount of quality first teaching to take place.

We are fortunate enough to have a team of good and outstanding teachers who through bespoke in house training are helping to develop the next generation of teachers in partnership with our CMAT teaching school.

We employ specialist teachers for Art, PE and Music to raise the quality of teaching and work produced, creating a sense of achievement and success for the children.

We also work in partnership with Teach East, Peterborough’s School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) course, providing inspirational and effective training to the outstanding teachers of tomorrow.

We have just moved into our fabulous new state of the art building which has some impressive new learning spaces for the children including dedicated cookery and art rooms, a dance and music studio and two halls. The unique design includes large breakout work spaces which can be used flexibly for whole class or group activities and provide stimulating library and ICT stations. We have dedicated feature walls which will enable us to celebrate the children’s learning and display some of their artwork which has contributed to our gaining of the silver arts mark. We are now hoping to develop the grounds further to provide a sensory garden and outdoor music space, dedicated ball court, climbing and adventurous activities and outdoor wildlife learning area.

We maximise progress and engagement in learning through adopting and refining learning techniques that work well for our children. There is a high emphasis on talk and questioning to enable children to think and reason deeply about their learning. Feedback, including marking is given a high priority as we use it effectively to move learning on, consolidate or relearn from mistakes immediately or in dedicated follow up sessions. We draw on the expertise of our specialist maths and science teachers to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of maths teaching and continuing to push our science learning having now gained the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark. We also use the basics of accelerated learning techniques through TASC and enterprise activities within and beyond the curriculum.

Our classes are all named after famous children’s authors to help build a literacy rich environment in which children are surrounded by high quality written information and language on a daily basis. We have already developed a strong reading culture in the school and are now refining it to ensure that children understand the deeper meaning of what they read.

A Sense of Success

The academy believes in children achieving well and feeling a sense of success, in order for all children to achieve well there is a high emphasis on the quality of art music and PE through the provision of specialist teachers in these areas to lead and push the boundaries of these subjects within the primary age groups, as well as the traditionally tested reading writing and maths and science.

We believe that children need to have the basic skills in place to access deeper learning so include daily reminder, rehearsal and refinement sessions on specific handwriting, calculation, tables, spelling, punctuation and grammar, to ensure that children develop fluency in these areas which enable them to access learning across the curriculum. The children are able to celebrate their steps of progress from their starting points and the longer term impact of this approach can be clearly seen in the amount of progress children make by the end of year six.

Arranging a visit to West Town Primary Academy

To arrange a school visit to find out more about the post and the future vision for the Trust and Academy, please contact Helen Buckley (Office Manager) 01733 852400 or hbuckley@westtownprimary.org

School location

Midland Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DD

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