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  • Start date details

    01/01/2024 or asap after

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    31 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until 1.8.24 initially - subject to change

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The postholder is required to undertake the professional duties of a school teacher, as set out in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions document, and with due regard to the Teacher Standards.

Particular Duties

1. Teach classes and/or groups as allocated by the headteacher.

2. Plan and deliver a rich and balanced primary curriculum which:

  • Ensures continuity and progression
  • Is broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and challenging.
  • Exploits every opportunity to develop learners’ spoken language, reading, numeracy and other skills.
  • Ensures high standards of achievement for all pupils.
  • Promotes the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of pupils.

3. Know the children in their care and uses this knowledge to:

  • Observe, assess and record systematically the progress of individual pupils.
  • Identify and provide for those children who have additional needs.
  • Use assessment to inform planning, teaching and record keeping.
  • Provide oral and written feedback to pupils on their learning and next steps.
  • Present and contribute to reports on learners’ progress.

4. Use a wide range of teaching strategies to:

  • Ensure that all children make good progress.
  • Set appropriate and challenging expectations for all pupils.

This job description may be adapted on appointment with regard to the successful candidate’s skills, interests and career aspirations.

What the school offers its staff

Drayton Community Primary is a thriving, oversubscribed school situated close to Abingdon in South Oxfordshire. This is an exciting time to join our school community following our recent Ofsted inspection and a new leadership team.

The school has excellent transport links and is conveniently located for the a34/m4, Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

We are currently looking for an experienced teacher to work in Year 6 in the first instance and we welcome applications for people interested in full time or part time.

The school’s leadership team is mindful of teacher workload and this is reflected in sensible feedback, assessment and planning expectations. Guided by research, teachers focus their time and energy on the things that make a difference in the classroom. The school empowers colleagues, via structured professional learning opportunities, to flourish in the ever changing world of education.

Expectations and routines are thoughtfully developed and well implemented. Our school is therefore a calm and purposeful place in which to learn. Recent parent/carer and pupil surveys demonstrate that pupils feel safe, valued and that they have a deep love of learning.

Our past Ofsted inspection accurately identified one of the school’s main strengths when they stated: ‘The emphasis the school places on academic excellence, as well as the arts, inspires and energises the entire community'. The curriculum is bespoke to our pupils and to the community we serve. It is sequenced in such a way that enables pupils to gather rich knowledge, while at the same time affording teachers to freedom to work collaboratively and creatively. We look forward to publishing our most recent inspection report when it has gone through the quality assurance process. We would ideally like the role to be from 1.1.24, but asap after that is fine.

Please visit the website for more details

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment checks are undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Every post within school is subject to satisfactory checks including a DBS check.
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About Drayton Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01235 531316

A COMMUNITY IN WHICH EVERYONE FLOURISHES Drayton Community Primary School, Hilliat Fields, Drayton, Abingdon OX14 4JF Tel: 01235 531316 Drayton Community Primary School is a thriving, oversubscribed, single form entry maintained primary school. It is currently graded 'Good' by Ofsted, in March 2018.

Arranging a visit to Drayton Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.2560@drayton-pri.oxon.sch.uk.

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