KS2 Class Teacher (year 5/6)

The Alton School, London


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £30,480 to £41,483

Job summary

An exceptional and unexpected opportunity has arisen to join the lovely staff at The Alton School. We seek an excellent primary classroom teacher to join our team in upper Key Stage 2 (year 5 or 6).

Our children say “A good teacher is kind and enthusiastic, pushing us to be the best we can be.”

Ofsted say (November 2019):
"Pupils come to school happily. They have respectful and warm relationships with staff. They appreciate how teachers encourage them to do well and enjoy school.
Pupils behave well. They work hard in lessons and aim to do the best that they can.
Leaders and staff support every pupil to reach their full potential.
Pupils achieve well in a range of subjects.
Leaders and teachers want the best for all pupils."

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of being an excellent teacher. 
Evidence of raising standards and accelerating pupil progress. 
Understands the National Curriculum and its requirements.
Has thorough primary subject knowledge.
Keeps abreast of national and local education developments. 
Committed to the safeguarding and protection of children.
Committed to equal opportunities.
Respects and values different experiences and backgrounds 
A good communicator, able to develop positive relationships with all members of the school community. 
Holds high expectations of pupils, adults and self.
Motivated, proactive, reflective and learns from experience. 

Employee benefits

The Alton is an inclusive, multi cultural school, right next to beautiful Richmond Park in south west London.
Our vision is to give every child in our community an exceptional education - our school is an exciting one to work in and we have a team of committed staff and governors who work exceptionally hard to give the children in our community the very best.
Staff are exceptionally well supported and developed as outstanding practitioners and leaders. We have a strong inclusive and supportive ethos, experienced teaching assistants in each class, a well-resourced curriculum and fabulous children. We serve a diverse multi-cultural community and celebrate the richness that this brings to school life. If you want to be part of something truly special, please contact us on 020 8876 8482 to arrange a visit, or an informal chat with the Headteacher. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 215 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Alton School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@q1e.org.uk

About The Alton School

The Alton is an inclusive community school, next to Richmond Park. We are a one form entry school with extensive facilities that offer our children a wide array of fantastic, vibrant and diverse opportunities. We are also home to a small Resource Base for children with moderate learning difficulties.

The Alton has improved very significantly over recent years and we are extremely proud of all our successes. We are now part of the Quality First Education Trust, a growing multi-academy trust with four south London primary schools as well as Teaching School and Maths Hub designations.

School location

Danebury Avenue, London, SW15 4PD