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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Head Teacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a Class Teacher for Key Stage Two in our vibrant and successful school.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who:

  • is an excellent classroom practitioner
  • approaches their work with enthusiasm, resilience and creativity
  • is able to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and their families
  • enjoys the challenge of delivering the highest levels of success for children
  • is able to work as part of a team and engage with parents to support children’s learning opportunities

Shakespeare Primary School is a place where children, staff and families thrive.

Established in the heart of the city we have the privilege of serving a culturally rich, diverse community that reflects the dynamic nature of modern Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of learning and supporting the aspirations of our whole community.

Both the ‘high staff team morale’ (Ofsted 2019) and our oversubscribed pupil waiting lists reflect the care, passion and drive our school runs on. As a larger school we have the flexibility of opportunity that enables staff to flourish and advance onto the further stages of their career.

Shakespeare is a thriving school that needs people with energy, vision, commitment and good humour to ensure it continues to be so. If you have these qualities, Shakespeare could be just the place for you.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • a thriving and successful school with the well-being of staff and pupils at the forefront of all decision-making processes
  • a thorough induction process and welcome package
  • shared planning with year group colleagues
  • a new building with fantastic facilities, complete with extensive free parking and strong commuter links
  • individually tailored career development and training opportunities
  • children who have a thirst for learning and a desire to do well which is reflected in the support we see from parents

Further details about the role

Visits to school

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed on Thursday 23 May 2024 at 9am and Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 4pm. Please contact our school office on 0113 535 1000 or email recruitment@shakespeareleeds.org.uk to arrange a visit.

If you are unable to visit, but are interested in finding out more, please contact our office team on 0113 535 1000 to arrange an informal conversation with our Head Teacher.

How to apply

Please find more information about the role and an application form on our website, https://www.shakespeareleeds.org.uk/about-our-school/vacancies/

An early application is recommended as applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed on receipt of application, if possible to meet the May resignation date.

The final date for applications is Wednesday 12 June at 9am.

Please submit your typed Leeds City Council application form and covering letter to recruitment@shakespeareleeds.org.uk. We will confirm receipt of your application.

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs.

Shakespeare Primary is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. TheSchoolisalsocommitted to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.The appointment will be made subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerlyknown asa criminal record check) and receipt of two satisfactory references, one being fromthe successful candidate’scurrentor previousemployer.Schools Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

Commitment to safeguarding

Shakespeare Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our safer recruitment procedures states that all appointments will be made subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a criminal record check) and receipt of two satisfactory references, one being from the successful candidate’s current or previous employer.

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About Shakespeare Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
731 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
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A curriculum of excellence from the heart of Leeds.

We are a successful and thriving three form entry primary school with children who have a thirst for knowledge and staff who are dedicated to delivering an outstanding educational experience.

We are located in the culturally rich community of Burmantofts and have a brand new building with exceptional facilities to support teaching and learning.

Arranging a visit to Shakespeare Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@shakespeareleeds.org.uk.

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