This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    1 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (ASAP- July 2022)
MPS/UPS dependant on experience

Job summary

Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy has recently been graded a GOOD school by Ofsted. It is a thriving, diverse and vibrant two/three form entry Academy in the welcoming community of Hitchin. We are committed to Inclusion and have the Inclusive Schools award. We are looking to appoint an inspiring and dynamic KS2 full-time class teacher for September 2021 who has been teaching for two or more years.

Are you:
- Committed to continuous improvement
- Motivated by the desire to transform children's life chances
- Willing to go the extra mile on behalf of young people

Do you:
- want to be part of a team driving forward progress and change?
- have a proven track record of ensuring that students make progress?
- want to develop your career in a forward thinking Academy?
We offer:
- Staff wellbeing package
- Joint PPA with year group partners
- Experienced teachers can expect excellent professional development opportunities as part of REAch2 Academy trust
- Pay scale will be dependent on experience of successful candidate
- Employee Assistance Programme

Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its care. As an employer, the Academy expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Visits to the school are encouraged. Please look at our twitter feed, @WilshereDacre, to get a flavour of our school.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
School size
266 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact phone number

About Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy

Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy is a two/three form entry junior school located on the edge of Hitchin town centre. Our children are mainly from the surrounding neighbourhood and reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the town; our intake is very mixed in all respects. At present we have around 265 children arranged in nine mixed ability classes. The majority of children transfer from our nearby linked infant school, Strathmore Infant and Nursery school. On transfer to secondary school the children usually move on to one of the three Hitchin secondary schools.

The building is a traditional style with a central hall, around which are ten classrooms. There is a music room, science/cookery room and two quiet reading areas. Large playing fields and hard areas surround the building and there are also two quad gardens and outdoor play equipment.

Although in many respects a traditional school, (many of our parents were also pupils here), we are also a very dynamic and forward-looking school with an ambitious and proactive School Improvement Plan. The staff are a hard-working team committed to the improvement of the school. We welcome and are supportive of new colleagues.

The current staff team consists of eight full-time and five part-time teachers and a support staff of a pastoral support worker, two higher level teaching assistants, nine teaching assistants, school business manager, a school secretary and a receptionist /admin assistant, site manager, three cleaners and three mealtime supervisors (supported by the teaching assistants, on rota).

Teachers work in year group teams with the parallel class teachers. All teachers have responsibility for one or two curriculum subjects. Staff inset and development is given a high priority, there is a weekly programme of school based inset and all staff are given the opportunity to attend courses to develop their skills and expertise. Staff receive allocated planning, preparation and assessment time on a weekly basis, as well as regular co-ordinator non-contact time.

We like to pride ourselves as a school in which all children can enjoy success - we take great care to celebrate every child’s success, whatever their strength. The celebrating of achievement, either as a class or as individuals is a strong focus of school assemblies.

The school values the contribution of parents and is keen to find ways to build on these links. Parents are warmly encouraged to work in the classrooms and to contribute to extra-curricular activities. There is an active parents’ association that works hard to raise additional funds. The Governing body works hard to support the development of the school - many of the Governors are present or past parents and have a long-term commitment to the school.

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School location

Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NS

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