KS2 Teacher

St John's Church of England Primary School, Weymouth, Dorset


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Will consider full-time, staggered hours
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job description

Position 1 - KS2 Teacher (Year 6 initially) Permanent Post -
(MPS M1 –M6 £25,543 - £37,152 or UPS £38,797 to £41,635 depending on experience and responsibilities undertaken)

St John’s is looking to welcome a new class to our school team who truly love teaching and are passionate about making a difference for every single child.

We are a friendly, professional team who value the importance of getting on well together so that our school community lives and learns well in a positive, mutually respectful way.
In order for our children to do the best they can we work together to create a caring, nurturing environment where it is safe for children to make marvellous mistakes and encourage an understanding that there is learning in every situation. Our recent Ofsted inspection recognised many aspects of our children’s behaviour and attitudes as exceptional.
Alongside this we are ambitious for what our children can achieve and expect all of our staff to have high expectations for every child in all areas of teaching and learning, no matter what their starting points might be.

Our school vision and values underpin everything that we do and we love to celebrate seeing our school values in action.

If you feel that we are what you are looking for to start or progress your teaching career further and a teacher who truly cares about providing the best learning for children, we would love to hear from you.

Please state clearly which position you are applying for, your reasons for applying and your areas of interest and expertise. It is important that you write your application based upon the person specification.

Visits to the school are very much encouraged. Our school website can be found at www.stjohns.dsat.org.uk. Please contact the school to make a mutually convenient time for an appointment on 01305 785711. Alternatively email us at office@stjohnswey.dsat.org.uk

Applicants should be able to support the aims of a Christian school with strong church links. St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) and two acceptable references. Applicants are invited to apply by application form obtainable from the school office and website.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position and would like to have a more detailed conversation before making the decision to apply for the post, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you with as much detail as possible to support this process.

When you have enough information to make your decision to apply, please complete all sections of the application form. CVs will not be accepted. Send complete application forms to: Mrs Amanda Aze (Head Teacher) St John’s CE Primary School, Coombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TP or email: office@stjohnswey.dsat.org.uk

All applicants will be notified of the shortlisting decisions by email. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested before interviews. Interviews are planned during Thursday 2nd April 2020 and will be advised in due course.

The Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Essential educational requirements

Good Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

• Recent experience of teaching in KS2 (including teaching practice
• Experience of teaching upper KS2 with a clear understanding of delivering Y6 pitch/expectations in teaching and learning
• An excellent classroom practitioner committed to improvement
• Create a happy, motivating and challenging learning environment;
• Promote the highest standards of both achievement and behaviour;
• Evidence of effectively supporting children with difficulties in learning
• Is able to relate to and empathise with children and to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them
• Knowledge and understanding of developments within the National Curriculum and assessment
• Evidence of ability to employ secure subject knowledge to teach inspiring lessons
• High level of organisational and planning skills leading to quality opportunities for children
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 241 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website St John's Church of England Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@stjohnswey.dsat.org.uk

School location

Coombe Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7TP