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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main 1-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualifications

- Qualified teacher status

- Degree

- Evidence of relevant INSET and commitment to further professional development

- Additional SEN/pastoral experience or training

  • Experience

-Teaching in KS2

-Experience of teaching pupils with SEN

-Effective behaviour management strategies

- Evidence of teaching in more than one Key Stage

- Experience working in partnership with parents/carers

  • Knowledge and Understanding

-Providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (eg classroom organisation and learning strategies)

-Planning and preparation of lessons including high quality differentiation

-Statutory National Curriculum requirements at the appropriate Key Stage

- Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress

-Up-to-date knowledge of Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety,

SEN and Safeguarding & Child Protection

-Ability to analyse data and use assessment to inform actions

-Ability to use technology to enhance educational provision and outcomes

-Awareness of statutory data protection responsibilities

-Positive communication within, with our partner school and with all stakeholders

-Effective teaching and learning styles

  • Skills

-Ability to create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

-Ability to promote the school’s aims positively, and use effective strategies to monitor motivation and morale - Demonstrate good personal relationships within a team

-Ability to establish and develop close relationship with parents, carers, governors and the community

-Demonstrate effective communication skills to a variety of audiences

- Ability to lead and develop standards in a curriculum area across the whole school

- A proven track record in raising standards for all children

  • Personal Qualities

- Creative thinker

- Team player

- Sense of humour

- Flexible

- Positive

- Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities

What the school offers its staff

Working for Empower Trust is rewarding in lots of ways. We value and appreciate our people and recognise our staff are instrumental to the success of the Trust. We therefore offer a wide range of exciting and useful benefits to all our employees:

  • Career Progression and Staff Development

We are committed to developing our staff and to providing opportunities for growth. We want to encourage the career progression of our employees wherever possible, and support staff who wish to move between our schools and the Central Team when suitable roles arise. We also offer secondment opportunities when available.

At Empower Trust you would be working alongside excellent leaders in education, each with specific areas of expertise. We offer Middle and Senior Leadership development programmes, professional support networks and career development pathways for staff at all levels. In addition, we also have mentoring and coaching programmes, peer learning, internal and external CPD opportunities.

  • Health and Wellbeing Services

Working in education is a challenging job and the health and wellbeing of our staff is high on our agenda and a key priority. We have several Trust wide wellbeing initiatives that offer support and guidance for our workforce:

  • A Trust Wellbeing Strategy and Charter outlining our commitment to staff wellbeing
  • At least one trained Mental Health First Aider in every location, helping to embed our belief that physical and mental health hold equal importance
  • A network of Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Leads who provide support, guidance, and signposting to colleagues across the Trust
  • A Future in Mind network representing all our academies, who signpost staff to wellbeing support and information, and ensure staff voice is heard
  • A designated Trustee sponsor whose role is to ensure staff wellbeing remains a priority
  • Wellbeing is a discussion item on each Trustee / Local Governing Body meeting agenda
  • Dissemination of annual staff wellbeing questionnaires to inform future actions
  • Active engagement in national and international awareness days
  • Working towards the Mental Health at Work Commitment and the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We are committed to ensuring everyone at Empower Trust gets access to the support they need for personal issues as well as any work-related worries. Our completely confidential Employee Assistance Programme offers numerous services:

Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal (MSK) services

Confidential counselling via face-to-face therapy or secure online video sessions

Stress coaching

Support services for menopause, long covid, bereavement, cancer, cardiac conditions, lung conditions, medical trauma, mental health problems, motor neurone disease, orthopaedic conditions, multiple sclerosis

24/7 GP helpline and prescription service, offering consultation, private prescriptions, open referrals, and fit notes

Surgical assistance programme

  • Flexible and Family-Friendly Policies

Our employment policies are flexible and responsive to promote diversity and equality, as well as attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities; job share arrangements, term time working and part time-roles; generous family leave packages; and compassionate or emergency leave.

  • Pension Scheme

We offer an excellent pension scheme with either the Local Government Pension Scheme (support staff) or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which include death in service benefits. As well as employee’s paying contributions into the scheme (banded, based on earnings level) Empower Trust also pays a generous contribution on your behalf.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Save on the cost of the commute, promote a healthy lifestyle, and reduce your carbon footprint - all with our superb cycle to work scheme! Find the bike of your dreams and save up to 42% in tax and NI contributions. Whether it’s a mountain bike, BMX, fixie, electric cycle, or one of those natty bikes with a basket on the front, get the wheels you really want; all at an affordable cost spread over 12 to 18 months.

Other Benefits
  • Eye care scheme
  • Attractive annual leave allowance
  • Free on-site parking
  • In-house catering
  • Financial wellbeing support
  • Discounts for teachers – https://www.discountsforteachers.co.uk/

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St George's Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
352 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01743 357133

Age 7-11 Junior School
Years 3 - 7
Maximum 360 pupils on roll
12 classes

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