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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 6 to 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

M1 (£25,714) - M6 (£36,961)

Reception Class Teacher (Maternity Cover) job summary

We are a happy, child-centred Infant School looking for a nurturing and dedicated teacher to work in Reception. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative teacher to join our friendly team of professionals. The successful applicant will share our school’s ethos and values and will themselves have a passion to see children flourish and achieve their potential. For the right candidate, a flexible working pattern could be considered.

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children with a positive attitude to learning
  • A positive, caring working environment encompassing our ethos and values
  • Strong links with our community including wonderful parental support
  • An opportunity to work as part of a fantastic team both in school and as part of our Academy Trust, ODST
  • Free access to a comprehensive and confidential Health & Wellbeing Service (facilitated by SAS)
  • Opportunities for continued professional development

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an excellent practitioner putting children at the heart of their work
  • Be able to inspire, motivate and challenge children to achieve their best
  • Be resilient and prepared to go the extra mile to make a difference to our children
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Have high personal and professional standards, committing themselves to success through effort and teamwork
  • Be committed to the school’s Christian ethos, vision and values

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we 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 cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.
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About St Nicholas' Church of England Infants' School and Nursery Class, Wallingford

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
187 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number
01491 836408

Welcome to St Nicholas CE Infants' School. At St Nicholas we aim to provide the highest quality education to ensure the best outcomes for every individual child. We passionately believe that happy children make successful learners. Our Christian ethos underpins our work, helping to nurture your child on their journey through school.

We are a church school here to serve the whole community. With approximately 180 children, St Nicholas has been at the heart of Wallingford life for over fifty years. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and dedicated staff who ensure that the children in our care receive the very best start to their education, enabling them to become the best they can be.

St Nicholas CE Infants' School joined Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) as an academy on 1st April 2018. ODST was founded in 2012 from a commitment to excellent education for academies in the Oxford Diocese. The Trust has now grown into a large family serving over 6100 pupils and their families and communities.

The school is situated in grounds of approximately one acre. These are semi-wooded with a large copse, a grassy area and a pond. This diverse area enables the children to enjoy and learn in the outdoors as well as in the classroom.

We admit children into our nursery in the term after their 3rd birthday, and then into one of the two Reception classes in the academic year in which they turn 5 years old. The Early Years classes are large, bright and colourful and are surrounded by a variety of outdoor experiences – a sandpit, a slide and climbing frames. The children can ride bicycles, dig holes and develop their imaginative play alongside learning the basics of reading, writing and mathematics.

Play based and more formal activities continue as the children move into Year One and then into Year Two. Our interesting and creative curriculum is based upon themes which are developed alongside the children’s interests. The children are readily motivated to learn and staff take great care to ensure all children are given every opportunity to thrive.

Arranging a visit to St Nicholas' Church of England Infants' School and Nursery Class, Wallingford

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk.

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