Reception Class Teacher

Burnt Oak Primary School, Gillingham, Kent


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Job Title: Classroom Teacher

Department: Education

Responsible to: Key Stage Manager / Deputy Headteacher


To teach a class of children in line with whole school policies and schemes of work, and to undertake pastoral duties in keeping with the School Teachers Pay and Conditions of Employment document.

Areas of responsibility

1. To be responsible for the education and welfare of a class of pupils.

2. To contribute to the education and welfare of all pupils within the school premises.

3. To keep up to date with Key Stage developments and developments in subject.

4. To take responsibility for a subject or extra curriculum area in the School as directed by the Headteacher.

Key Tasks


1. Contribute to year group planning meetings and whole school staff meetings.

2. Implement agreed plans and produce half termly teaching forecast according to agreed formats.

3. Provide a differentiated, balanced, progressive, varied and stimulating curriculum in line with statutory and school requirements.

4. Assess, record and review pupils’ achievement within designated class according to school policy and guidelines.
5. Attend parent/ Guardians/Carers consultation sessions and report on individual pupil achievement and development.

6. Produce annual written reports for their class for parents/Guardians/Carers.

7. Assist in ensuring a well organised and structured classroom environment with effective and stimulating displays and good access to resources.

8. Maintain good discipline of pupils in line with the school’s Behaviour policy.

9. Keep abreast of trends and developments in education, especially those areas particularly relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the post.

10. Plan and supervise the work of support personnel assisting in the classroom in conjunction with KS Manager.

11. Be aware and responsive to the medical, social, personal and specific learning needs of children and report to the KS Manager where there is cause for concern.

12. Use resources effectively and efficiently to promote children’s learning.

13. Carry out supervision of pupils as detailed by the Headteacher/Deputy Head/KS Manager.

Person Specification

• Has DfE recognised qualified teacher status (unless the Governors agree to implement a DfE recognised qualification programme)
• Has training for/experience of teaching in the Primary sector
• Demonstrates understanding of the principles of Primary Education
• Has clear strategies for positive Behaviour Management and Discipline
• Demonstrates commitment to partnership with parents/guardians/carers and strategies to foster this
• Has a commitment to their continued professional development
• Is able to cope with change and working with different age ranges
• Has a flexible approach
• Has a calm, organised approach to planning and establishing a secure learning environment for children
• Has knowledge and understanding of how to develop strategies appropriate to the needs and abilities of the pupils in order to raise their levels of achievement.
• Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
• An empathy with children and a commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of all children, especially those with special educational needs.
• Proven ICT Skills for classroom use and data analysis
• Enthusiasm for subject / extra-curricular area

Employee benefits

• A competitive salary
• Generous pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Generous maternity and paternity leave and pay entitlement
• Generous adoption leave and pay entitlement
• Assisted car purchase scheme for support staff
• Employee assistance programme
• Access to the money advice service
• Salary sacrifice for cycle scheme
• Discounts and concessions through national and local retailers including travel, shopping, leisure, health and wellbeing, motoring and eye care voucher scheme
• Discounted local bus season ticket
• Medway Council offers
• Training opportunities through our CPD programme

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 469 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Burnt Oak Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Burnt Oak Primary School

Burnt Oak Primary School is a vibrant and welcoming school situated in lower Gillingham. We are a two-form entry school with a Nursery. The school is well resourced and has excellent ICT facilities. We have motivated and happy pupils who are eager to learn.

Through the dedication of the staff team, Burnt Oak Primary School succeeds in providing a learning environment where everyone, pupils and staff, are helped to succeed. It is this dedication which led to the school achieving and retaining both the Inclusion Quality Mark and Centre of Excellence since 2017.

Burnt Oak Primary School prides itself on its highly creative curriculum and the extensive extra-curricular activities which it offers pupils. Teachers are encouraged to be innovative and to engage pupils through exciting learning opportunities. Testament to the high quality of this curriculum are our recent Gold Sports Games and Best Literacy Innovation Awards.
As a result of good teaching and effective support, children get off to a good start to their learning in early years. As a school we have high expectations of our pupils and have over the last 3 years increased the proportion of pupils achieving 'expected' in reading, writing and maths by 29%.

School location

Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1LS