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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose:

  • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils, incorporating the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum requirements (as appropriate) and in line with the curriculum polices of the school.
  • To facilitate, support and monitor the overall progress and development of a designated group of pupils.
  • To foster a learning environment and educational experience which provides students with the opportunity for fulfil their individual potential.
  • To share in the development of the school curriculum, programmes of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and their review.
  • To support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding children.
  • To support the Headteacher in creating, establishing and maintaining the aims and objectives of the school in partnership with pupils, staff, governors and parent/carers.
  • To support the school in improving outcomes for all pupils and the continuous improvement of teaching and learning in the school.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Part 1: You are required to carry out the duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document in a Reception or KS1 class
  • Part 2: You are required to carry out the responsibilities of a subject leader (unless in NQT year)
  • Part 3: You are required to carry out such professional duties which form part of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document which the Headteacher may reasonably ask you to undertake

Reporting to:

  • Classteachers should report to the Headteacher and/or the Deputy Headteacher.
  • Classteachers should make themselves aware of and follow the structure of the line management system within the school.

Responsible for:

  • Co-operation and liaison with other professionals, including fellow staff and colleagues from external agencies (for example, specialist teachers from the LA support services, health professionals and social workers).
  • Directing and supervising the work of Teaching Assistants, Trainee Classteachers, Work Experience Students, Volunteers and any other adults within the classroom.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that a twice daily registration of pupil attendance is completed and reported in a timely manner in accordance to the school systems and procedures.
  • To teach pupils in their assigned group according to their educational needs.
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of assigned pupils and keep such records as are required by the school’s systems.
  • To ensure a high quality learning experience for pupils, which meets internal and external quality standards.
  • To use a variety of delivery methods appropriate to pupils’ learning styles and the varying demands of the curriculum.
  • To provide a positive, conducive and safe learning environment, encouraging high standards in punctuality, presentation of work and relationships.
  • Supported by the SENDCo, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher, identify SEND or very able children.
  • To set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and maintain a good standard of discipline through well focused teaching, fostering positive relationships and implementing the school’s behaviour policy.

Curriculum Subject Leadership:

In accordance with the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document there is a requirement for all teachers to contribute to the development of the school curriculum, teaching methods and their review (except during NQT year). The tasks expected of the Classteacher may include any of the following and will be provided with dedicated time to address some of them.

  • To assist in the monitoring of and evaluation of learning within the curriculum area(s) in line with the school’s monitoring cycle. (This may include observation or use other approaches, work sampling, planning scrutiny, review etc.).
  • To collate and analyse information relating to the standards achieved in the curriculum area(s) for presentation to the Leadership Team and Governing Body.
  • To audit resources in the curriculum area(s).
  • To submit requests, secure and allocate the resources necessary to deliver the curriculum area(s) within an allocated budget.
  • To advise and support other members of staff on the content and delivery of the curriculum area(s).
  • To identify and secure provision of appropriate in-service professional development in relation to the curriculum area(s), with the support of the Leadership Team.
  • To contribute to the formulation and evaluation of the school’s assessment practice in relation to the area(s) of the curriculum for which lead responsibility is held.
  • To support and adhere to the school’s quality assurance procedures.
  • To communicate effectively with parents/carers of pupils and with persons or bodies outside the school who are concerned with the welfare of students, after consultation with appropriate staff.
  • To value, engage and develop PSHE and SMSC across school in line with whole school policy.
  • To work as a member of a designated team and contribute positively to effective working relationships within the school.
  • Act as a role model, mentor or coach to colleagues as appropriate and encourage collaboration, co‐operation and teamwork.
  • To actively engage in the performance management appraisal system (except during NQT year).
  • To contribute to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the School Development Plan and associated action plans, as appropriate.

Other Duties:

  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, and support its ethos.
  • To follow and actively promote the school’s policies.
  • To comply with health and safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
  • To actively pursue own personal and professional development.
  • To take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be determined by the Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme (CARE)

Employee Assistance Programme

Cycle To Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Annual Flu Jab Vouchers

Investment in Personal Development

Further details about the role

Do you have a passion for learning? Are you committed to adding that extra bit of sparkle to every lesson? Would you like to work in a highly inclusive school with a supportive team ethos? If this sounds like you, then please apply to our school! We are looking for an extra special teacher to join our team.

Our recent Ofsted inspection report describes Ridgeway as having a ‘genuine sense of community’ and that ‘staff say morale is high’. Our amazing staff team are proud to work here. We have created a unique learning environment which encourages our children to learn and have fun both indoors and outdoors. Our curriculum is designed in order to make learning engaging, purposeful, interesting and enriching for all our children. Our staff team is fun, vibrant and dedicated to collaboration. Together, we provide our children with rich, memorable experiences and high quality learning opportunities.

We are looking for a teacher who…

  • is excited by teaching and strives to make learning irresistible through captivation and inspiration

  • is creative, enthusiastic and committed, with a proven record of quality first teaching
  • provides magical, high quality learning opportunities across the curriculum
  • can quickly forge excellent working relationships with the whole school community

  • has an excellent knowledge of the curriculum and an understanding of how young children learn
  • Has knowledge and experience teaching with children with high needs and adaptive teaching
  • is solution driven and resilient

  • can commit themselves through effort and teamwork
  • has high expectations of behaviour and achievement resulting in good outcomes for children

So, if you are looking for…

  • a uniquely welcoming staff team
  • an ambitious, supportive SLT
  • happy, well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • a nurturing, child-centered school ethos
  • an investment in personal and professional development
  • a creative, purposeful curriculum
  • a collaborative approach to working including team PPA release time
  • high calibre support staff
  • excellent parent partnership
  • spacious, well-resourced classrooms and expansive grounds and gardens
  • a school that can facilitate development towards leadership at all levels

Then we could be the perfect school for you!

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact us on 01332 760770 to arrange a visit - we would love to meet you!

An application form and further information about the role is attached. Please enclose a letter outlining how your skills and experience match the person specification and return completed applications via email to Mrs. Tamara Dale, Headteacher, to recruitment@ridgeway.derby.sch.uk with the subject title ‘Teacher Vacancy Sep 2024’.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 7th June 2024 by 6pm.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 10th June 2024

Ridgeway Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ridgeway Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 7
Education phase
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School size
270 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 7
Phone number
01332 760770

Ridgeway Infant School is a large three-form entry school with capacity for 270 children. The school is uniquely situated in extensive natural grounds with a well-established wildlife garden on site, in the suburbs of Derby City. The school opened in 1961.

There are seven classrooms in the main building along with a large hall, additional learning spaces and various offices. There are two terrapin classrooms located alongside the main playground. Despite the terrapin classrooms being located away from the main school building, the children in these classes are fully integrated into the life of the school. Our library is well resourced with a huge variety of books and has proven very popular with our families.

We utilise our locality to the full as part of our teaching and learning. Our curriculum is active and purposeful with many opportunities for learning outside the classroom, within our local community, Derby City and further afield.

The school stands in impressive open grounds which is maintained to a high standard. Our site includes a large, well-developed garden for Reception, Wildlife Garden, two sensory areas as part of the Rolls Royce Science Prize Project completed in 2015, Playtime Zones, Wild Flower Meadow and a Friendship Area along with an extensive school field.

Arranging a visit to Ridgeway Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@ridgeway.derby.sch.uk.

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