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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

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Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual) MPS M1-M6 £30,000-£41,333

Reception Class Teacher job summary

Reception Class Teacher

The Rushmere Park Academy is a happy, aspiring and thriving single form entry lower school and nursery at the heart of the local community. The school is part of The Shared Learning Trust, a growing organisation with two other primary schools and two secondary schools across Bedfordshire. In addition to our main school building, we have our Kingfisher Unit, a specialist resource provision for children with autistic spectrum condition who are able to integrate into the mainstream school.

We are a friendly and relatively small staff team within a single form entry lower school and nursery, graded ‘Good’ by OFSTED. The nursery team are committed and passionate about the care and progress of our youngest learners.

Mr Callender, Principal, welcomes visits to the academy from prospective candidates.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, hard-working and nurturing Reception class teacher.

The successful candidate will be:

Enthusiastic, motivated and committed to an outstanding provision for pupils

Able to meet the needs of a range of pupils, making impactful adaptations where necessary

An engaging and excellent classroom practitioner with a sound knowledge of the primary curriculum

A team player who is organised and able to manage our excellent support staff in the classroom

Able to support all pupils in fulfilling their potential

Rigorous when dealing with safeguarding concerns and ensuring all children are kept safe

A clear communicator who fosters positive working relationships with children, staff and parents

Job Description

The successful candidate will teach a full class of reception pupils, managing two Learning Support Assistants as the team deliver an outstanding EYFS provision. They will have a sound knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum, planning and organising activities that will inspire our young pupils to explore and learn. We believe in educating the whole child and this is especially important in our early years where the class teacher will ensure that pupils develop, achieve and enjoy their experience at school. In addition to the professional duties as given in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the reception class teacher will have a subject leadership responsibility. This will see them monitoring and managing a specific curriculum area for pupils across the school, where they will contribute to excellent progress.

Essential requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Understanding of the EYFS statutory framework

Experience of managing support staff in the classroom

Thorough understanding of safeguarding and actively keeping children safe in school

Personal qualities

A team player, willing to support others in achieving shared goals

Organised and motivated

Demonstrates high standards of professionalism at all times

Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with pupils and adults

Approachable, caring and kind and nurturing

Ability to work under pressure, has a sense of humour and appropriate work/life balance

Possesses a strong set of values and beliefs and shows awareness of how these fit in with the values of the Trust

Job Specifics

Start date: September 2024

Salary: MPS M1-M6 £30,000-£41,333

Contract: Full time, permanent, Teacher T&C’s

The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme


We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Rushmere Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
190 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9

Lower School

School location

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