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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

TMS 1-6 depending on experience

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently looking for an exceptional Lead Class Teacher to join our middle leadership team at Aveley Primary School. We are a Good school (Ofsted -June 2023), and part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a small, local trust but the highest performing in the country (2019).

We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a middle leader and take the next step by leading a year group. Along with other members of the middle leadership team, the Lead Teacher will be responsible for raising standards, mentoring students, planning with the Trust and supporting early career teachers and helping establish a culture that is nurturing and rigorous.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive with sound knowledge of the primary curriculum.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have experience in leading
  • Have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment and developing excellence
  • Be fully committed to Aveley Primary's ethos of high expectations
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

What the school offers its staff

In return Aveley Primary School can offer you:

  • Well behaved children who are keen to learn and achieve their full potential
  • Excellent professional development and opportunities for career development within the trust (many senior leaders in the trust have gained promotion within the trust)
  • A hardworking team who are committed to providing outstanding education to all children, no matter what their background or needs
  • A £1,000 Catalyst welcome payment for successful candidates if you are appointed through a direct application to a Catalyst school
  • Retention bonuses are paid every year.
  • You will also be added to our "Catalyst Employee Perks" platform where you will be able to access a range of discounts from regular supermarkets, numerous retailers, family days out, restaurants and more.

Please note that should we receive sufficient applications, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

Further details about the role

For further information please go to www.aveleyprimary.org.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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to info.aps@catrust.org.uk

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About Aveley Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
434 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01708 865868

Aveley Primary is a two form entry primary school in Thurrock with newly opened Autism Resource Centre. We have dedicated staff and wonderful children from Reception to Year 6. We have a nursery that provides an excellent start for our youngest pupils. All members of the school community are committed to ensuring that children have a learning experience that is positive, encourages children to achieve and develop as well-rounded individuals. Staff teams are organised with support from experienced Year Leads and Key Stage Assistant Headteachers.

Aveley Primary joined Catalyst Academies Trust at the beginning of February 2019 and were judged GOOD by Ofsted in June 2023. The Trust has a nationally recognised reputation for high achievement for all of its pupils and staff have embraced the collaborative nature of working as part of a MAT. Staff from across the schools meet regularly and appreciate the joined up working.

Aveley Primary School was formed in 1990 when the Infants and Junior schools amalgamated. From September 2005 to 2012, the school was based in one building built in the early 1950’s. Since September 2012, KS1 have been in the purpose built block of four classes. Reception are in classes linked to the main building with a shared outdoor area. The rest of the classes are in the original KS2 building, with some modifications to create a nursery class. In 2014, the school opened the library bus which is an iconic part of the school.  The school is spacious, with expansive grounds and is within easy reach (5 minutes) of the A13 into London/Southend and the Dartford Crossing. There are three playgrounds, a large field and a multi-use games area. There is a separate dining room and school hall. We have a dedicated Library and Art, Design & Technology Room, a wildlife area and pond. This is an exciting time in Aveley Primary School’s journey as we opened the Aveley Resource Centre (ARC) in June 2022.

Staff are dedicated, hardworking and supportive of each other. The school has a Pastoral Manager to support the wellbeing of the children. All classes have some ancillary support to work alongside the classteacher. Children with Special Educational Needs are well catered for with adult support and a non-class based SENCo.

The catchment area of Aveley Primary School is in a mixed housing environment; the school has approximately 30% of children on free school meals. Parents are positive about our school and work in partnerhip with us.

Achievements include: the 10 years Basic Skills Quality Mark award; Silver Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark.

The Headteacher, Governors, together with a committed and hard-working team of teachers, aim to provide the best education and a variety of opportunities for all of our children. The school has a strong ethos, followed by all staff and children.

Arranging a visit to Aveley Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info.aps@catrust.org.uk.

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