56 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 June 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (1 year - may lead to permanent role)
Main Pay Scale

Job summary

Title and Grade of Post
Qualified Teacher (Responsibilities possible if appropriate)
Job purpose
The Teacher will:
 Be dedicated to providing an excellent education for children through outstanding practice
 Be responsible for the care and social development of children under their remit
 Assess, record and report on pupils’ development, progression and attainment, in accordance with agreed school systems and, in particular that which is set out in the Curriculum Guidance
Responsible to
The post holder is responsible to:
 The Head Teacher
 The Team Leader.
Duties and responsibilities specific to the post
The Practitioner will:
 Uphold the vision, values and aims of the school
 Implement agreed school policies and guidelines
 Support initiatives decided by the senior leadership team and contribute to the achievement of the school development plan and its implementation
 Understand and follow procedures
 Have an excellent understanding of, and be able to implement, the curriculum as set for the children being cared for
 Interact appropriately with, and respond to, all children and adults in the school community
 Communicate effectively with children and adults, including parents
 Use developed communication skills to encourage and support positive behaviour
 Plan and evaluate effective learning opportunities for the children
 Effectively prepare children for the Standard Attainment Tests
 Actively work to maintain a secure environment
 Follow health and safety responsibilities to level 2
 Follow procedures in cases of emergencies and accidents
 Plan and accompany children on visits off premises
 Carry out playground duties as timetabled
 Attend relevant meetings as required
 Participate in training and performance management
 Comply with the school’s Behaviour Policy and Code of Conduct;
 Undertake any additional duties which may be allocated by the Head Teacher after consultation with the post holder
 Qualified teacher
 Good/outstanding teacher or (if newly qualified) strong potential to be an outstanding teacher who can use innovative and effective teaching styles
Personal Qualities
 An excellent practitioner with outstanding teaching skills
 Ability and enthusiasm to work as part of a successful team
 High standards of personal presentation and professionalism
 Ability to maintain positive relationships at all levels
 Approachable and caring manner
 Respect for others and for diversity
 Ability to be flexible and to use initiative
 Willingness and ability to share expertise
 High personal expectations and of others in the team
 Good written and oral communication skills
 Good time management
 Enthusiasm and energy
 Respect for all children and adults in the school community
 Willingness to seek advice or help when necessary
 Ability to manage own and others’ stress
 Sense of professionalism and respect for confidentiality
Knowledge and understanding
 Good knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum
 Knowledge of basic health and safety procedures
 Knowledge of early intervention strategies and SEN practice with regard to young children
 Knowledge and understanding of different social, cultural and physical needs of children and families
 Knowledge and experience of leading a subject
 Understanding of all aspects of transition and implementation of transfer initiatives
School specific needs
 Commitment to the school’s vision, values and aims
 Commitment to a diverse community
 Commitment to inclusion and raising standards for children
 Commitment to children’s entitlement to a rich education
 Willingness to encourage parental involvement in school life and in the education of their children.

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form using the Guidance Notes document and email to hradvisor@berkshireschoolstrust.org

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
460 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About St John's Church of England Primary School

Welcome from Ms Martina Parsons, Headteacher

Thank you for your interest in our lovely school; I am very proud to be the Headteacher of this aspirational, supportive Church school where we strive to support and develop our learners through our main drivers of respect, empathy, hope, trust and wonder.

Choosing the right school for your child is hugely important, which is why we have a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our parents. We therefore operate an open door policy and welcome your thoughts and support for the duration of your child's school journey (and beyond.)

St John's has confidence in and aspiration for every child. We set high social and academic targets and work steadily towards them. We employ a child-centered, nurturing approach in order to support the development journey for our children.

We work together to ensure we all live our lives to the fullest, following our Christian narrative.

'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly..' John 10.10b.

At all times, we strive to be the very best we can be, and this is realised through the best efforts of our pupils, parents, staff, PTFA and Governors.

We all work hard, knowing that together we will flourish.

I feel fortunate to be at the centre of such a supportive and hard-working community and I warmly welcome you to our wonderful school family.

Ms M Parsons

Arranging a visit to St John's Church of England Primary School

To arrange a call or school visit please email Natasha Kirby, Operations Manager at hradvisor@berkshireschoolstrust.org

School location

121-147 Orts Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3JN

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