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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description: Primary Teacher

The postholder is required to undertake the professional duties of a school teacher, as set out in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions document, and with due regard to the Teacher Standards.

The role

To provide outstanding teaching and learning to ensure high attainment of their pupils.

Key responsibilities

  • Teach classes and/or groups as allocated by the headteacher.
  • Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps pupils to develop as learners.
  • Help to maintain/establish good behaviour for learning and play across the whole school.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient working of the school community

Outcomes and activities

Teaching and Learning

  • Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and transform pupil attainment.
  • With direction from school curriculum leaders, assist in the creation and development of rich, balanced, challenging and innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike.
  • With approval from curriculum leaders, adapt and differentiate licensed curriculum materials to ensure lessons are appropriately challenging for all pupils.
  • Use regular, measurable and significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.
  • Use assessment outcomes and question level analysis to plan and intervene accordingly.
  • Ensure that all pupils achieve at or beyond age related expectations or, if working below expectation, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.
  • Promote the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of pupils.
  • Maximise their own and pupils’ learning time.
  • Make constructive use of information technology and other high-quality resources for learning.
  • Ensure that all pupils are offered equality of opportunity, taking into due regard cultural, religious, gender and other influences on learning.
  • Work as a member of a team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school, with staff, parents, governors, the wider community and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Actively engage in professional development opportunities and performance management promoting a lifelong learner mentality
  • Engage proactively, trial and implement school policy and research informed best practice strategies.
  • Promote equality of opportunity through personal example and curriculum delivery.
  • Comply with, and promote, school policy and best practice for Safeguarding, including esafety and acceptable internet use.
  • Work in partnership with external agencies and the local community, promoting a positive image of the school.
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.
  • Develop an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including links, trips, visits and residentials.

School Culture

  • Help create a strong community, characterised by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships.
  • Help develop a small school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement.


  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the school’s leadership team.

This job description may be adapted on appointment with regard to the successful candidate’s skills, interests and career aspirations.

Person Specification: Primary Teacher

Qualification criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach in the UK
  • Right to work in the UK


  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment.
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject through schemes of work and extra-curricular activities etc.

Skills and attributes

We seek individuals who embody our school values and possess the requisite skills and attributes, or demonstrate a clear capacity to cultivate them:


  • Takes care of self and others.
  • Shows gratitude.
  • Shares pride in the achievements of self and others.


  • Able to create a safe, happy and successful environment for everyone in our community.
  • Is a positive role model for all.
  • Strives to build and foster links within the community.


  • Exceptional organisational skills prepare for success.
  • Works hard to achieve ambitious aims.
  • Never gives up on us, our teammates or our mission.
  • Readiness to play a full part in our small school life to guarantee achievement.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Works together cohesively and effectively towards shared goals.
  • Seeks out opportunities to build on own and others’ attributes.
  • Helps others to be better through a coaching culture of constructive, compassionate feedback
  • Consistently plays their part in reliable and timely assessments and child-led planning.

The Pursuit of Knowledge

  • Is passionate about helping children develop as learners and members of the community.
  • Is brave and takes initiative.

Actively engages in and promotes self-study and the development of self within and beyond school.

What the school offers its staff

Drayton Community Primary School

Develop as an exceptional teacher in a thriving, oversubscribed supportive school

Drayton Community Primary is a thriving, oversubscribed school situated close to Abingdon in South Oxfordshire. This is an exciting time to join our school community following our recent Ofsted inspection and a new leadership team.

The school has excellent transport links and is conveniently located for the A34/M4, Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

We are currently looking for a wonderful teacher (ECT invited) to work in our school.

The school’s leadership team is committed to a coaching culture with regular opportunities for feedback and support to establish and maintain quality first teaching; an environment where teachers can truly grow and excel in their roles. Guided by research, we focus our time and energy on the things that make a difference. The school empowers colleagues through structured professional learning opportunities, to flourish in the ever-changing world of education.

Expectations and routines are thoughtfully developed and well implemented. Our school is therefore a calm and purposeful place in which to learn. Recent parent/carer and pupil surveys demonstrate that pupils feel safe, valued and that they have a deep love of learning.

Our recent Ofsted Inspection (September 2023) found that: 'Pupils are proud to attend this welcoming school where everyone flourishes. They understand the school’s values, which include kindness and teamwork. One parent expressed the views of many by commenting, ‘Drayton sits at the heart of the community.’ The school has high ambition for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils engage highly in lessons and value the support that staff provide. This helps them to typically achieve well across the curriculum. They love to share their learning and talk enthusiastically about the interesting topics they study.'

We strongly advise visits to our lovely school - please arrange by emailing our office at office.2560@drayton-pri.oxon.sch.uk or phoning us on 01235 531316

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment checks are undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Every post within school is subject to satisfactory checks including a DBS check.

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About Drayton Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01235 531316

Drayton Community Primary School,
Hilliat Fields,
Abingdon OX14 4JF
Tel: 01235 531316
Drayton Community Primary School is a thriving, oversubscribed, single form entry maintained primary school. It is currently graded 'Good' by Ofsted, in September 2023.

Arranging a visit to Drayton Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.2560@drayton-pri.oxon.sch.uk.

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