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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated teachers to work with our dedicated, high- performing and supportive staff team to continue to raise achievement and aspirations for our pupils.

We are looking for teachers who are passionate about teaching, who understand what effective teaching and learning looks like, and who will bring energy, commitment and a hard-working attitude. The successful candidates will be teachers who enjoy a challenge and wish to make a difference to the life chances of the children they teach.

The successful candidate will:

• be passionate and committed to improving the life chances of our pupils and making a difference;

• be an excellent classroom practitioner with high expectations;• be a positive role model who can inspire and motivate;

• be a reflective practitioner with a commitment to continued professional development;

• be a strong communicator with pupil, parents and staff who is prepared to go the extra mile for our school community;

• support and champion the school’s ethos and values;

• be a team player who is positive and flexible.

What the school offers its staff

We are able to offer you:

• the opportunity to join a positive, supportive and forward thinking staff team;

• outstanding professional development opportunities led by our dynamic senior leadership team in partnership with the Trust;

• excellent bespoke career development with the opportunity to shape the school’s future;

• enthusiastic, polite and well-mannered pupils;

• access to wellbeing services

Commitment to safeguarding

Southwark Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to vigorous pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check, Barred list check and Disqualification Declaration. A start date will not be confirmed until clearance from all the checks has been obtained. This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).
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About Southwark Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
665 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Situated in Old Basford, three miles from the centre of Nottingham, Southwark has 663 children on roll, aged from three to eleven years and is extremely fortunate in having a new building. The school has been designated as an “exemplar project” so the building has a VERY high budget - £14 million! The school buildings accommodate up to 630 children and has a 90 place F1 unit. We are a forward thinking school and believe that our pupils deserve the very best provision. Here at Southwark, we regard excellent behaviour as essential if children are to learn and achieve their full potential. We also acknowledge our influence in promoting positive behaviour which will enable our pupils to be successful, life-long learners and responsible citizens. Staff provide experiences for the development of a number of personal qualities and attributes. As our pupils enter the Early Years & Foundation Stage, we focus on the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ and as our pupils move further up the school we focus on six main learning behaviours: teamwork, determination, focus, curiosity, creativity and reflection. We promote these learning behaviours through all areas of the curriculum, as well as discuss these in assemblies and explicitly recognising, encouraging and celebrating when these are shown. Each learning behaviour has its own superhero character, designed by pupils, to support pupils adopting ‘super hero powers’ to display each desired characteristic. Our outstanding facilities ensure that our pupils receive the very best in academic and extra-curricular provision. There is a 3G pitch, a multi-use games area, and a grass area. The outstanding 3G facilities are available to the community when not in use by the school. We also have a Sports Hall and a Main Hall. Additional community facilities incorporate a community room, and a variety of meeting rooms. All pupils have access to adventure play areas and habitat areas during play times and every classroom has sliding folding doors to give direct opportunities for outdoor learning. We also have a beautiful quiet courtyard and a gardening area. Consequently, our school council, eco club and gardening club are always busy! We run many, many sporting extra-curricular clubs and are extremely proud of our sporting success and passion for physical activity both competitive and for enjoyment. We also have a beautiful stage and theatre standard sound and lights to make our annual performance extra special – every child takes part in our summer production! There is a high turnover of families moving in and out of the area, so children tend to come and go throughout the school year. An increasing number of our children are from ethnic groups other than White British, coming from many different backgrounds. We have a few pupils who are asylum seekers; the number of pupils who enter school with EAL is increasing considerably year on year. The school also offers an extended day with a Breakfast Club and an After School Club, both available for a small cost. Our Governing Body is an active one and they work hard to ensure the school is deploying resources and investments as effectively as possible to ensure all pupils receive the best possible education. Southwark has a reputation as a highly inclusive school. Our approach to supporting pupils with special needs, as well as deployment of behavioural strategies to maintain a calm and effective working atmosphere, has received praise from the Local Authority and from OFSTED. We are an active and forward thinking school with staff of many different ages, backgrounds and interests. Southwark is a challenging place to work and we expect a lot from our teaching staff in terms of high quality teaching – our children deserve no less! We are highly supportive towards new staff at all levels in the school and we try to make induction as effective as possible. We work tirelessly to support and develop all staff through outstanding professional development opportunities led by our dynamic senior leadership team in partnership with the Believe Academy Trust. Here at Southwark, we also recognise sustained outstanding performance and give opportunities for accelerated pay progression as a result. We have a clear staff engagement strategy to make working here as rewarding as possible through additional benefits and incentives. If you like a challenge, and want a school that “buzzes” about teaching and learning, then Southwark is the place for you!

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