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  • Job start date

    19 February 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 2 teaching days per week (0.4f.t.e) - Ideally Thursday & Fridays

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - up to 31/08/2024

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Evidence of participation in relevant CPD
  • Proactive in furthering own professional development
  • Relevant primary age teaching experience
  • Experience of reporting to groups of stakeholders.
  • Experience of using assessment, both formative and summative, to inform planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of requirements of the National Curriculum
  • Understanding of requirements for assessment at the end of Key Stages
  • Understanding of the requirements for children with SEND and quick grasping learners
  • Understanding of the principles of summative assessment and pupil progress
  • Sound understanding of principles and practices of Assessment for Learning (AfL)
  • Knowledge of general safeguarding procedures and expectations of professional conduct
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to empathise and communicate effectively with primary age pupils
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to communicate with other stakeholders
  • Commitment to developing positive relationships with parents, the community and other stakeholders
  • Ability to plan time and organise workload effectively
  • A proactive approach to tasks
  • A commitment to a healthy work/life balance
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • A highly effective role model for learning
  • A ‘growth mindset’
  • Reflective, resourceful and resilient
  • Highly effective team member
  • Ambitious drive for improvement
  • Innovative and creative
  • Caring, reliable – a strong moral compass
  • A sense of humour

What the school offers its staff

Blue Coat School, founded in 1693, is a popular and successful Voluntary Aided school situated in the town of Wotton-under-Edge. Situated 10 minutes from the M5 and only a short drive from Stroud, Tetbury and Thornbury, our school is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The school leadership structure is in the form of our Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and our Business Manager. Following consultation with our stakeholders, we have developed an exciting vision for Blue Coat by focusing firmly on the future and how we best prepare our pupils for it. Underpinning this vision are four core Christian Values – all of which are firmly embedded and have significant impact on our whole school community, as recognized within the “Outstanding” SIAMS report

The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in 2023 when it achieved an Good Ofsted judgement. Blue Coat has a committed team of teaching and non-teaching staff who work together to provide the best possible education for our children.

As a Voluntary Aided school, Blue Coat has very close links with our local church. The children visit St Mary’s Church for a service at least once a term and representatives from the local churches lead acts of worship in school on a weekly basis as well as providing a range of other enrichment experiences.

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is very active, forward-thinking and supportive, organising several major fundraisers over the academic year which contribute towards funding the school’s improvement priorities. Families are extremely supportive of our school and involved in all aspects of school life.

The Governors work closely with the Headteacher and staff in evaluating and improving the education we offer and ensuring that we provide the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.

Further details about the role

The Governors of Blue Coat Primary School are looking to appoint a fixed term 0.4fte class teacher within KS2 to help us to achieve our vision of making our children “future ready”. This post is to cover maternity leave and the end date may be subject to change.

The candidates will need to be committed to supporting children in being curious, motivated and independent learners. You will need show the desire to always be looking to improve your own practice in order to be the best teacher possible for the children. We are looking for individuals who put the children’s needs at the heart of everything that they do within the role. You will need to be reflective, willing to try new ideas and passionate about the impact that a quality education has on young people.

Commitment to safeguarding

Blue Coat CE VA Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
References will be required in support of candidates who are called for interview which must be from your current or last place of work.

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About Blue Coat CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01453 525020

Blue Coat School, founded in 1693, is a popular and successful Voluntary Aided school situated in the town of Wotton-under-Edge. Situated 10 minutes from the M5 and only a short drive from Stroud, Tetbury and Thornbury, our school is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The school site is now 22 years old and is surrounded by the views the area is renowned for.

Our admissions number is 45 and we currently have 315 children on roll organised into ten classes comprising of:-

• 1 x Reception unit
• 3 x Mixed Year 1 & 2 classes
• 3 x Mixed Year 3 & 4 classes
• 1 x Year 5, 2 x Mixed Year 5 & 6

Arranging a visit to Blue Coat CofE Primary School

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

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