6 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    8 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Expected to be 3 Terms

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching in a primary school (in post or school placement)

The ability to effectively:

  • Create a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Establish and maintain a purposeful learning environment.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability of your pupils.
  • Assess and record the progress of pupils’ learning to inform next steps and monitor progress.
  • Use ICT to enhance learning opportunities for all pupils
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Teach, using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers.
  • Encourage children in developing self-esteem and respect for others.
  • Successfully deploy a wide range of behaviour management strategies.
  • Communicate to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.
  • A clear understanding of the teaching standards and the desire and ability to meet them all.
  • A developed understanding of the National Curriculum
  • Highly effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Highly effective personnel skills and a ‘team player’ mentality.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time efficiently.
  • A commitment to build on outstanding practice whilst helping to move the school forward with vision and vigour.
  • To work under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain a work/life balance.
  • Be aspirational, for our pupils, staff and yourself.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Reliability and integrity.
  • To be prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ and a commitment to leading extra-curricular activities and supporting school events.


  • Experience of teaching in key stages 1 and 2 (in post or as a placement).

  • A detailed understanding of the national curriculum for computing.
  • Skills / interests in sports, arts/crafts, music, or any other field that will complement our curricular and extra-curricular provision

What the school offers its staff

Working with us includes access to:

  • Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Health care benefits including Virtual GP, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and physiotherapy
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Knowledge of how up to date technologies can enhance learning across the curriculum.

Commitment to safeguarding

Highfields Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS and qualifications check will be carried out upon appointment of the successful candidate. More information, including our Safeguarding statement and Child Protection policy, can be found on our website https://www.highfieldsacademy.co.uk/ Please be aware all shortlisted candidates will also have an online search carried out by our trust in accordance with Keeping Children Safe In Education 2022 guidelines

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to admin@highfieldsnantwich.cheshire.sch.uk

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About Highfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Highfields Academy is a one form entry Primary School on the outskirts of
Nantwich town. It was opened in 1974 but in 2017 major investment was put into the school to modernise our facilities. In the main school we have 7 classes (Reception to Year 6) and class sizes are typically 30 pupils. We also have a Pre School that is able to offer up to 12 places for 2 year olds
and 24 places for 3 and 4 year olds. Wraparound care is available before
school, after school and during most holiday periods.

We are proud of our excellent facilities and accommodation In addition to 7 spacious classrooms (all of which are fitted with the latest touchscreen technology) we have several learning support areas, a bespoke ICT suite including 60 iPads, a music room, and a well stocked library. We are
fortunate to have extensive grounds which include a pond, a large field, a woodland area and a large Forest School area, two playgrounds and an outdoor classroom.

Our main aim at Highfields is to maintain and improve our high academic attainment, whilst ensuring that our pupils enjoy their learning. We feel that Highfields Academy is a very happy place to be and the feedback that we receive from parents confirms this:

95% of parents say that their child is happy at this school, 76 strongly agree.
98% of parents say that their child is safe at school, 78 strongly agree. 22% didn’t know.
91% of parents feel that their child makes good progress.
93% of parents would recommend this school to others.

Arranging a visit to Highfields Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@highfieldsnantwich.cheshire.sch.uk.

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