Metacognition and Research Lead

Shirley Community Primary School, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1TF

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



Mainscale/UPS + TLR payment £2000

Metacognition and Research Lead job summary

Required for September 2022– Metacognition and Research Lead:
Mainscale/UPS + TLR payment £2000

We want the best for our children – are you the person to give them that?
Are you a consistently good or outstanding teacher, living locally or looking to work in Cambridge to gain new teaching experiences?
Do you want to join a forward-thinking school with innovative approaches to learning at its heart?
Are you a creative thinker who enjoys working in a supportive environment where new ideas are encouraged?
Are you interested in developing our school’s approach to metacognition and ‘learning to learn’?
Are you passionate about finding out and trialling different learning styles, based on research, working with
our staff and people beyond school?

We are looking for someone who:
• Is an excellent practitioner and team player, and aspires to be a great leader
• Is inspirational, adaptable, resilient and consistent in their approach to working with children
• Has high expectations and a commitment to raising standards, through evidence-based research
• Is an excellent communicator and strategic thinker who can form productive relationships with all
• Is excited by the challenges and rewards of Primary Teaching and Research in 2022
The role comes with regular non-contact time to be able to monitor and review provision, as well as
meeting with key staff and advisors. You will be supported by key members of our Senior Leadership Team.
Our school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2018. We have a proven, strong track record of developing
our staff and helping them become better teachers and leaders.

We will be able to offer you:
• A school which is on an exciting journey of improving provision and pedagogy for whole community
• Motivated children who are receptive and keen to learn

Shirley Community Primary School
Shirley Pre-School
Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF
e-mail: HR@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
Tel: 01223 712252
Headteacher Mr J A Cattermole B.A. (Hons), PGCE, NPQH

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About Shirley Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

Shirley Primary School is a large, vibrant primary situated in north Cambridge. We have a diverse community and enthusiastic and committed staff team.
Shirley Primary is proud to offer a welcoming learning environment in a new school with large grounds including a nature area and allotment. Combined with a supportive ethos with a shared commitment to planning and working in teams. Which results in skilled, happy and professional staff who have the best interests of children at heart. Along with giving staff the opportunities to embark on research in school on improving provision and pupil outcomes.

Shirley Community Primary is situated in north Cambridge, 10 minutes’ walk away from Cambridge North Station, which is on the main trainline between Kings Lynn and London. We are also within easy access of
the A10, A14 and M11 roads.

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