Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 0.5 FTE job share over 2.5 days per week (currently Wed-Fri but open to negotiation). Full time hours may be considered for the right candidate.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to cover a temporary maternity vacancy in Key Stage 2.

You will be enthusiastic and energetic and have the ability to work dynamically with the whole team to help drive our happy and successful school on our learning journey. We are looking for someone who is naturally positive with a ‘can do’ attitude and who is genuinely passionate about education.

We are seeking a professional individual who:

  • is committed and passionate about education and supporting every child’s academic achievement and personal fulfilment
  • demonstrates a naturally positive, empathetic communication style and is successful at building relationships within the school
  • sets high expectations for children’s behaviour and achievement and has the professional skills to support these expectations
  • has a commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning by exploring new teaching methods including harnessing proven and recognised innovations

What the school offers its staff

Shirley Junior School offers you a friendly welcoming team who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our children, excellent support, professional challenge and development, and a bright and welcoming environment. We are highly focussed on our goal: to nurture children so that they achieve their potential.

Staff benefits include:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes for all stages of your career
  • An individual induction programme supported by a mentor
  • Networking groups for Teachers, Business Managers, Site Teams and IT staff
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement for staff working 52 weeks per year which increases with length of service
  • Opportunity to become a school workplace Health and Wellbeing representative, meeting with other schools on a termly basis and feeding into the Health and Wellbeing strategy
  • Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing pages
  • Access to a staff benefits portal through Sodexo and Portsmouth payroll
  • Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members

Commitment to safeguarding

All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applying for the job

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About Shirley Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
360 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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