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Lower Key Stage 2 Teacher (Fixed Term)

The Rookeries Carleton Junior and Infant School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604 per annum dependent on experience)

Job summary

Ref: P450

Required April 2021

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Lower Key Stage 2 Teacher at The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School. The candidate will be responsible for securing outstanding outcomes for pupils through outstanding provision. The successful candidate will demonstrate high-quality teaching to ensure pupils can make accelerated progress, and upholding the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.

This is a fixed term maternity cover contract with a provisional end date of 17th December 2021, however does have the potential to be extended further.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 25th January 2021.

The school can offer:

hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils
will make a difference in changing children’s life chances
has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs
can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative
has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers

You can access the Trust’s Strategic Plan 2020-22 here:

Completed application forms should be returned by email to recruitment@patrust.org.uk no later than 10:00am on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
259 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
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About The Rookeries Carleton Junior and Infant School

The Rookeries J, I & N School was built in 1961 and is situated in the south-east of Pontefract in a semi-rural setting opposite the picturesque Carleton Green. It backs on to open fields and the Rookeries' trees – after which the school is named.

There are currently around 260 children aged 4 to 11 in the school, which allows for a lively learning environment where children of all ages are encouraged to play with each other, share their work with each other and be respectful and mindful of each other’s feelings at all times.

The main school is in a modern building which has, in recent years, benefitted from significant refurbishment to create light and attractive classrooms, providing a stimulating environment for learning.

In 2018 it was decided, by the Wakefield Pupil Placement Planning Department, that The Rookeries would expand to one and a half form entry. Last year the school had an extension to create two spacious classrooms and a dance/music studio.

Our children benefit from many additional aspects to the school environment including three good-sized playgrounds, as well as ample playing fields.

The school is proud and pleased to be able to have the Wakefield Local Authority Primary Resource for deaf and hearing-impaired pupils based at the school. It is the only primary resource within the authority and there are currently places for 16 pupils. In order to provide high quality acoustics in all areas of the school, classrooms have sound-field systems, which help to amplify the sound of teachers’ voices. There is also a PA system in the main hall with speakers and microphones so that music is amplified and pupils can be more easily heard in assemblies and other performances.

A thriving breakfast club operates at the school and we run a variety of after-school activities including gymnastics, cheerleading, street dance, football, rugby, cooking and choir.

School location

Carleton Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3NP

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