Teacher (Maternity Cover) Woodside Primary School and Nursery, Dudley, West Midlands

Job description

Hales Valley Multi Academy Trust is a primary academy trust, based in Dudley, West Midlands. We currently consist of five very different primary schools, ensuring that our Trust is a diverse and exciting place to work and learn.

We put our children at the heart of everything we do and are dedicated to providing them with an enriching curriculum, underpinned by our overall commitment to high standards across the board.

We value our staff and ensure that they are well supported and trained. We have a continual professional development guarantee that provides a clear career pathway of training and opportunities for all staff at all levels.

Our family of schools work closely together, ensuring that staff and children benefit from sharing the excellent practice that exists across the Trust. Our schools are well supported by the Local Governing Committees, the Board of Directors and the Trust Central team.

We believe that we are stronger together – all schools sharing capacity, resources and expertise. We believe that collaboration is fundamental to providing the best learning opportunities through a meaningful curriculum where children and adults acquire the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to prepare and strengthen them for their role in society: today, tomorrow and in the future. We support and care for each other, especially when things go wrong; we are a family.

This role provides you with an opportunity to join our family to improve outcomes for children. If you are interested in finding out more please do get in touch – we would be very happy to meet with you!

The Role – Teacher - HVT0030

Woodside Primary School is a primary school based in Dudley. We are looking to recruit a dynamic Teacher to join our team in January to cover a period of maternity leave. You will be appointed the teachers main scale on a fixed term basis. The contract will end once the substantive post holder returns. You will work full time.

If you are passionate about teaching, work well as a team and have the spark and enthusiasm needed to ensure our pupils achieve their full potential then we want to hear from you!

We can provide a supportive staff, together with children who are eager to learn, within an excellent school environment.

In addition, we offer a full induction programme and opportunities for continual professional development.

You will have teaching experience relevant to the role you are applying for, be an excellent and dedicated practitioner and have the ability to raise standards of attainment at a rapid pace.

You will be a committed team player and be able to inspire children with enthusiasm for learning; be well motivated and have high expectations of both yourself and your pupils.


To apply, please complete an application form available from the school. Please clearly quote the vacancy you are applying for on the application form.

Closing Date: 20th October
Shortlisting: 21st October
Interviews: 25th October

All applicants short listed will be required to take part in a formal interview and lesson observation.

For informal discussions please contact Kay Taylor on 01384 818245

Additional Information:

It is a requirement that all our staff have an enhanced DBS check as the School is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of all pupils and staff. All appointments are subject to detailed and satisfactory references and health check being received.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Full knowledge of primary curriculum requirements
• Experience of teaching in a primary school
• Good classroom management skills
• Experience of providing a safe and stimulating environment
• Experience of assessing pupil progress

About Woodside Primary School and Nursery

Highgate Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0SN
Woodside Primary School and Nursery website (opens in a new window)