5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Understanding of the EYFS curriculum and the National Curriculum, and an awareness of new curriculum developments.
  • Ability to reflect on own practice and improve.
  • Consistently good or better practitioner.
  • A strong commitment to inclusion.
  • Ability to create a stimulating learning environment.
  • High expectations of attainment and achievement.
  • Ability to promote the learning of more-able children.
  • Ability to form positive relationships with children and adults.
  • Ability to work in partnership to ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • Flexibility.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to motivate children to achieve more than they thought possible.
  • Energy to achieve highly.
  • A reflective and resilient practitioner.
  • Positive classroom management style.
  • A can-do approach, as befits a small school where everybody needs to muck in.
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of a church school.

What the school offers its staff

We are delighted to be able to offer a part-time teaching post at our school. Although it is initially for one year, due to budget uncertainty, there is scope for it to continue in the future.

Dr South’s is a four-class village school, located at the heart of the community. There are excellent links with parents and the wider community, and, thanks to local support, other primary schools can only dream of the facilities we have. As well as the purpose-built Lin Cooper Practical Skills Building, where there are dedicated cookery lessons each day and a designated art area, we have access to The Jacobs’ Field for Forest School and outdoor learning for all children. We also have a thriving orchestra, and are currently the county hockey champions.

The teaching would initially be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and would involve work in all the classes. As we have a pro-active positive approach to well-being, two of our teachers work for four days each week, and the work would largely be to cover their days off. There would, however, be a chance to work across the other two classes to get to know all the children, as this is one of the joys of a small school. We would particularly welcome teachers with a passion for art, as our art specialist has recently left.

Commitment to safeguarding

ODST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All applicants are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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 office.3655@dr-souths.oxon.sch.uk

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About Dr South's Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Dr South’s is a successful, rural primary school where all children are enabled to flourish academically, socially and in the wider curriculum.

Arranging a visit to Dr South's Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.3655@dr-souths.oxon.sch.uk.

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