15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    3 May 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    8 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Teacher Pay Scale

Job summary

Are you an outstanding teacher who can inspire, motivate and make learning fun? Do you want to work in a supportive and welcoming school that puts the needs of the children at the heart of everything it does? If so, Valley Park Primary School is the place for you!

The Mercia Learning Trust is looking to appoint an outstanding, main pay scale teacher. We are looking for dynamic and resilient teachers who have high expectations for all pupils and good KS2 curriculum knowledge.

At Valley Park we are passionate about children’s learning and development, and are looking for a creative, dedicated and innovative teacher to join our talented team. This person can demonstrate great collaborative skills and excellent teaching. Your teaching should be at least consistently good and you will have a deep understanding of assessment and how to stimulate children’s love of learning.
As a person you should be professional and committed to improving the lives of the children in our school as well as safeguarding their wellbeing and happiness and developing them as people. You will need to be creative and willing to take risks so teaching and learning can thrive.
Successful candidates will also have the ability to forge excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and most importantly, our children. You must be team players who are exceptional teachers of English and maths, as well as having the knowledge and skills to inspire children’s learning in all wider areas of the curriculum.
Due to current circumstances, visits will take place after 4pm between the dates of Monday 18th and Friday 30th April. Please contact school on 0114 2396464 or by email on enquiries@valleypark.sheffield.sch.uk

Application forms must be sent to the Central Recruitment Team at recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd May 2021

Interview Dates: WC 10th May 2021

The Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

The ability to converse at ease with students and members of the public, and to provide advice in accurate spoken English, is essential to the role.

Applying for the job

To apply, please email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or send it in the post to:

HR Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
S7 1RB

All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s - applicants must submit an application form.

Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up BEFORE the final selection stage.

An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd May 2021

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Some of our vacancies are designated customer facing roles under the fluency duty and require a specified level of spoken English. Where this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the advert and person specification.

If you have any further queries on any aspect of the application process, please contact
the HR team, by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
446 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Valley Park Community School

Thank you for your interest in joining Valley Park Community Nursery and Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great school and to play a key role in shaping the provision of education for our children.

At Valley Park Primary and Nursery School we care about success and about each other. We have high expectations inside the classroom and outside the classroom in all that we do. As a community school, we take our role seriously in providing the best quality care and education for children from age 2 to 11.

We focus on the important things that children need. We do not focus solely on outcomes and test results, but on giving children the right attitudes and knowledge for a successful life. To demonstrate this, we have our “4 Is” which we want all children to become: intelligent talkers, insatiable readers, impeccably behaved and inclusive citizens. Everything we do should focus on these.

Many of our children need the care and attention of our school to be like a family. So, we have our family values which are:

RESPECT: resilience, empathy, self-respect, punctuality, enthusiasm, character and talk.

All of us need to show these values at all times, our staff, children and community. This means we develop in our knowledge and our behaviour.

Our staff team are central to our success. They drive and accelerate the provision we offer to our community and we want the very best people to join us. We have a very strong staff team who are all focused on our children, making sure that every day is the best it can be for all of them.

If you feel you have the skills, drive and ambition to help support our aims, then please do read on.

Arranging a visit to Valley Park Community School

Due to current circumstances, visits will take place after 4pm between the dates of Monday 19th and Friday 30th April. Please contact school on 0114 2396464 or by email on enquiries@valleypark.sheffield.sch.uk

School location

Norton Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S14 1SL

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