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  • Start date details

    Required for September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - This is a full-time one year fixed term contract

Pay scale

Teachers Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

This Reception teacher post from September 2023 is ideal for either an ambitious and highly motivated ECT, or an experienced Reception teacher. We are looking for an outstanding teacher who has a passion for working with young children and can demonstrate excellent practice with a commitment to maintaining high standards of teaching and learning. You will be joining our talented and supportive team intheEYFS.

You should have:

  • a good knowledge and understanding of the Early Years curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework 2021
  • an excellentunderstanding of the importance ofcommunication and language within the early years,early reading and the teaching of daily high quality phonics lessons.
  • the ability to work within a team, manage staff and communicate clearly with all adults and services involved with the EYFS.
  • to have excellent classroom organisation and behaviour management strategies.
  • Be familiar with the SEND code of practice and how to ensure provision is appropriate to all learners
  • Have a good understanding of assessment (Baseline and EYFSP) and be able to make sound assessments based on professional judgment and knowledge and understanding of what a child knows, understands, and can do.
  • a complete commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all pupils.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • excellent opportunities for professional development. As a school we have a strong track record in developing middle leaders.
  • a well-resourced curriculum
  • a friendly and supportive working environment with a dedicated staff team, hardworking children and supportive parents.
  • specialist teachers in Computing, Music and PE
  • astro Turf Sports Pitch
  • for ECTT applicants, a commitment to professional development through training and mentoring, a bespoke ECT programme and dedicated ECT & PPA release time

The successful applicant would join the ‘Sacred Heart family” and be part of the Federation of Sacred Heart and St Mary’s schools. Sacred Heart is an established, happy, diverse and successful school where children enjoy learning, benefiting from quality first teaching across all phases. We are committed to providing a creative broad and balanced curriculum and have specialist music, PE, computing and Italian teachers. All of this is rooted within our Catholic faith and gospel values. We welcome applications from Catholic teachers and those who are sympathetic to the Catholic faith.

Visits are warmly welcomed. We look forward to hearing from you and would encourage you to contact Mrs Byrne at Sacred Heart via the school office.

Further details about the role

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email to

bursar@sacredheart-battersea.wandsworth.sch.uk or by post.

Closing date: 05 June 2023 (noon)

Shortlisting 05 June 2023 Interviews: Week beginning 12 June 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

“The Federation of Sacred Heart and St Mary’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.”

“The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.”

CVs are not accepted.

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About Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

The Federation of Sacred Heart and St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools, Battersea

Arranging a visit to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@sacredheart-battersea.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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