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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025

  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,344.00 - £40,083.00 Annually (FTE)

Reception Class Teacher job summary

Are you passionate about Early Years education? Are you fully committed to providing the best start for all of our learners? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are excited to announce that we are looking to recruit another Reception Class Teacher.


  • To ensure that the responsibilities of the role are carried out in a way which reflects the mission and the values of the Trust
  • To be aware of and observe all policies, procedures, working practices and regulations, and in particular to comply with policies relating to Child Protection, Safeguarding children, Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Confidentiality, Data Protection and Financial Regulations, reporting any concerns to an appropriate person
  • To uphold our commitment to safeguarding and to promote the wellbeing of children.
  • To contribute to a culture of continuous improvement
  • To comply with all reasonable management requests



  • Be responsible for the quality of the teaching and learning of all pupils who are assigned to the post holder
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans and curriculum
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for examinations

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
  • Make a positive contribution to the school’s vision and values
  • Work with others on curriculum and/or pupil development to secure coordinated outcomes.
  • Provide leadership across the school in a designated subject or curriculum area, this to include:
  • Monitoring quality and standards
  • Contributing to school planning and self-evaluation
  • Provide professional support to other teachers and support staff
  • Advising staff on appropriate resources and materials
  • Leading appropriate professional development

Health and Safety:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality, security, data protection; and report all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals:

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Management of staff and resources:

  • Direct, supervise and provide support to support staff assigned to them and, where appropriate, other teachers
  • Contribute to the recruitment, selection, appointment and professional development of other teachers and support staff
  • Monitor quality and standards of resources delegated to them

Professional development:

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching and overall performance
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others


Communicate effectively with pupils, parents/carers, colleagues, wider school community and governors


To be aware of and comply with the Trust’s health and safety policies.


Aspire Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the DBS as part of Aspire Academies Trust pre-employment checks. Please note that additional information referring to the Disclosure and barring Service is in the guidance notes to the application form. If you are invited to an interview you will receive more information.


To be aware of and comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Act (2018) for the security, accuracy and significance of personal data held on paper or electronic systems.

This document will be reviewed annually, as part of the performance management programme. The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.


This document does not form part of the contract of employment.

This document is an overview of the role. The responsibilities will include but will not be limited to those listed above and it is anticipated that the role will evolve over time and as such the duties may change.

The Trust has, at its discretion, the right to ask you to work in a different school across the Trust, if the need arises.

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advert early and proceed to interviewing before the closing date. Therefore, please ensure to apply ASAP.

Visits are welcomed. To book a visit, please contact the school office: admin@hammondacademy.og.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This job post has expired.

About Hammond Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
367 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Hammond Academy is a large 2 form entry school in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire which is part of Aspire Academies Trust and the West Herts Teaching School. We are able to offer both a supportive and enthusiastic staff which boasts excellent continuous professional development through the teaching school and opportunities for progression within the Trust and its other schools.

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