Reception Teacher Preston Manor School, Wembley, Middlesex

Job description

Reception Teacher
Inner London Main Pay Scale
Required for September 2020

The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents.

We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students.

We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.

We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive team of teachers who are committed to helping our students achieve to the highest level possible, and a school which prioritises the professional development of all its staff.

We are looking for teachers who:
● have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and achievement
● are child-centred in their approach
● are able to lead and develop music across the school
● are willing to run a school choir
● have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
● have the ability to work well in a team
● are able to develop excellent relationships with our children and parents

We offer:
● opportunity to work across the education phases
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of teachers
● well-resourced facilities
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development, including an excellent CPD programme including NQT induction and Teach First training

The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.

The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.

The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

For further information and an application pack, email or download from website

Closing Date: noon Thursday 12th March 2020
Interview Date: w/c 16th March 2020

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who complete in full the application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form.

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified Teacher Status (where a suitable QTS candidate cannot be found, an unqualified and/or work permit teacher may be appointed)
• Good Degree
• Ability to teach across subject areas

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status (where a suitable QTS candidate cannot be found, an unqualified and/or work permit teacher may be appointed)
• Good Degree
• Ability to teach across subject areas

• Good Honours Degree
• Further Professional Qualifications

Essential skills and experience

• Experience of teaching in the subject area
• Clear evidence of successful teaching across the full ability and age range
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Good practice in social inclusion
• Good time management skills
• Good knowledge of Development Matters Curriculum
• Emotional literacy and empathy for all young people
• Positive attitude towards school improvements and raising achievement
• Dynamic and innovative approach to teaching and learning developments within a department
• Ability to model effective teaching methods and work with others in the development of teaching and learning of the most able
• Able to work in such a way as to secure the professional respect of colleagues and be adept at developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of those colleagues
• Ability to assess and promote student progress and their needs in a variety of ways
• Ability to work strongly in a team both within the school and department

About Preston Manor School

An All-through Co-operative School

Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA
All Through
Preston Manor School website (opens in a new window)