Primary School Teacher

Lower Fields Primary Academy, Bradford, West Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Art, Music, Design Technology
Working pattern Will consider full-time, job share
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

To teach pupils across the full age and ability of our Primary academy (Nursery to Year 6) in order to ensure the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being.

Start date January 2020 or as soon as possible.

We require a teacher who has the appropriate skills and passion to teach Creative Arts (Music and/or Art&DT) throughout the academy. The position is non-class based and will predominantly be covering PPA and management time.

At Lower Fields Primary Academy we pride ourselves in providing pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum and have had a particularly successful music and arts focus for a number of years. We would like the successful applicant to continue to build on this success and take Creative Arts to the next level.


Teach allocated pupils by planning teaching which achieves progression of learning through:

identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed
setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest
setting appropriate and demanding expectations
setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
identifying SEN or very able pupils
providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time
monitoring and intervene to ensure sound learning and discipline
using a variety of teaching methods to:
Match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
Use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions
Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources
ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
evaluating their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

taking account of pupils’ needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for literacy and numeracy
encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively
using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning
managing parents and other adults in the classroom

assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching
mark and monitor pupils’ work and set targets for progress
assess and record pupils’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving.
prepare and present informative reports to parents

Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities
Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school
Take responsibility of their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices
Liaise effectively with parents and governors
To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.

To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

Any additional responsibilities in line with Teachers’ Pay and Conditions as negotiated with the Head of Academy or Principal.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

This role is to cover PPA and management time by primarily teaching the Creative Arts. Therefore the ideal candidate should have expertise in Music and/or Art and be able to share this expertise across the academy.

Employee benefits

Part of the Delta Staff Benefit Scheme.
Excellent CPD is provided at individual academy level, regional level and Trust Wide.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 470 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Lower Fields Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Lower Fields Primary Academy

Lower Fields Primary Academy is located 2 miles from the centre of Bradford. We are a 2 form entry school catering for 420 pupils from Reception to Year Six. In addition, we have a 26 place Nursery with morning and afternoon sessions. Our school has a well-earned and established reputation in the community as a caring place of learning where all pupils receive a high quality education.
Lower Fields Primary Academy was created in September 2000 on the site of an existing middle school. This has provided us with a larger than average building, set in extensive and exciting grounds. As a school we offer our pupils a rich and relevant curriculum with a range of stimulating experiences built in throughout the year. This is supported by our fantastic outdoor space which offers pupils the chance to: perform in our ampitheatre, go pond dipping in the wildlife area, build dens in the woodland and enjoy whole days of outdoor learning in the Kinesthetic Park. In addition we have an orchard, polytunnel and grow beds where we grow a wide variety of produce to be used in our kitchen such as: apples, pears, plums, grapes, figs, potatoes, carrots and cabbage!

School location

Fenby Avenue, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 8RG