10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS (£34,502 to £56,959) + TLR (Dependent on Experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

KS2 Class Teacher with TLR for Subject Lead Job

  • Salary:Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS (£34,502 to £56,959) + TLR (Dependent on Experience)
  • Required:September 2024
  • Contract/Duration:Permanent, Full-Time
  • Location: SE3 0XX, Blackheath, London Borough of Lewisham

Are you a determined, talented and creative teacher?

Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with your own love of teaching?

Are you interested in providing our children with the best learning experience possible?

If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, a high performing Catholic school where pupils flourish both academically and socially.

If you are an established teacher with a passion for teaching KS2 and are able to deliver lessons that are exciting, engaging and inclusive then we wish to hear from you.We are looking to appoint a KS2 teacher to join our Academy and excellent Primary team,who has a desire for developing their pupils’ potential as well as making a wider school impact.

In October 2019, Ofsted confirmed SMA as a good school where all pupils, through their hard work and commitment, are able to ‘let their light shine’. In Feb 2023, our CSI inspection stated‘The behaviour of pupils is exemplary in lessons and around the school, and strong and positive relationships are evident throughout the school.’We are proud that our pupils are able to learn in an engaging and purposeful environment resulting in strong progress for all. We are now pursuing our mission to embed ourselves as a truly great school at the heart of the community we serve.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectations.
  • Steadfast in their commitment to the safeguarding of all pupils.
  • An enthusiastic and successful teacher.
  • Committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves.
  • Well organised, an excellent communicator and keen to take an active role in academy life.
  • In sympathy with our Catholic ethos.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential.
  • Staff who are supportive to each other and enjoy working collaboratively.
  • Personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff including a highly rated IMPACT programme for Newly Qualified Teachers.
  • A modern building, in a delightful setting and excellent resources.
  • Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent.
  • Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme.
  • A strong commitment to staff well-being.

We value the importance of diversity in our community and the significance of having staff that are representative of the children we teach. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are currently underrepresented within the Academy.

Our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day.

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.

Applying for the job

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About St Matthew Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 16
School size
1052 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

Arranging a visit to St Matthew Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stmatthewacademy@hays.com.

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