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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    6 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Dependent on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:-

  • Demonstrates ambition, energy and commitment
  • Offers outstanding practice
  • Promotes the vision, aims and ethos of the school
  • Is positive, innovative and enthusiastic
  • Loves working with children and inspiring learners
  • Embraces an inclusive approach to education

What the school offers its staff

Forestdale is a successful and popular two form entry primary school located in a residential area of South Croydon, with superb outside facilities and good transport links nearby. Forestdale has a reputation for high standards and a sense of community. We are looking for an enthusiastic Class Teacher to join our dedicated and happy team.

Forestdale can offer you:-

  • Children who are motivated, enthusiastic and a pleasure to teach
  • An exciting, creative curriculum
  • Values led education
  • Positive and supportive culture
  • A team of hard working, dedicated staff
  • A school that is creative, forward-thinking and committed to high expectations for all
  • highly effective learning and professional development package to develop leaders at every level
  • A high quality and well resourced learning environment with good facilities
  • Supportive parents

Further details about the role

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th January 2023.

Preferred dates for visits are Tuesday 6th December 10:00am or Friday 9th December 1:30pm.

Commitment to safeguarding

Through safer recruitment practices, we uphold our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and voluvolunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities and inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all people representative of our community.
This post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 2013 & 2020). Applicants must disclose details of any ‘protected’ criminal convictions, cautions or bind-overs.
Successful appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and references, including obtaining of an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Forestdale Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
418 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0208 657 0924

Forestdale Primary School is a maintained school in the London Borough of Croydon with 415 pupils on roll. We draw pupils from many different communities and backgrounds. 18% of our children are on the SEND register, 28% have English as an additional language (39 different languages are spoken) and 23% are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
Forestdale is a good school and on a successful journey towards outstanding. We have a fabulous learning environment with sound structures and systems and a supportive community. Our aim is for all children to develop a passion for life-long learning so that they can reach their potential, have high aspirations, embrace future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences and contribute meaningfully to society.
Our spacious modern building has extensive grounds and we have made the best use of every space to provide a rich learning setting. We have bright classrooms to work in and many other areas to support our cross-curricular approach to learning. Special areas include the ICT suite (with enough computers for one per child), a fabulous new sports hall with table tennis tables, a gymnasium with wall bars, a fully stocked library and a space themed learning resource centre. We have a large field for outdoor learning and outdoor sports, a pond, an allotment where we grow our own fruits and vegetables, an outdoor classroom/gazebo, two stages and a reading garden.
It is our terrific team of teachers and teaching assistants who are responsible on a daily basis for the academic progress and pastoral care of the children. Teachers are supported in this work by the Leadership Team, Teaching Assistants, Office Team, Lunchtime Supervisors, our site team and cleaning staff. All teaching staff have responsibilities beyond their own class, which usually involve the whole school in some way e.g. subject responsibilities. During the school day, teachers sometimes take other classes or groups of children for a variety of subjects, enabling all children to experience tuition and relationships with a number of adults.

Arranging a visit to Forestdale Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sgardner@forestdale.croydon.sch.uk.

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