2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2025

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Areas of responsibility and key tasks:

Main Pay Range and Upper Pay Range teachers

A. Planning, teaching and class management; to:

Teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;
  • setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest;
  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations;
  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;
  • providing quality written and verbal feedback with reference to Assessment for Learning;
  • identifying and teaching pupils with SEND or very able pupils;
  • provide clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge for all children, including those with SEND and the more able;
  • make effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study;
  • ensure effective teaching and best use of available time;
  • monitor and intervene to ensure sound learning and discipline;
  • use a variety of teaching methods to:

i. match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary;

ii. use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions;

iii. select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, computing and other sources;

iv. secure good progress for all children from their starting points

  • ensure pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;
  • evaluate their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness.

Additional standards for nursery and early years:

  • take account of pupils' needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for literacy and numeracy;
  • encourage pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively;
  • use a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning;
  • manage parents and other adults in the classroom.

B. Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting; to:

  • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;
  • mark and monitor pupils' work and set targets for progress;
  • assess and record pupils' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving;
  • prepare and present informative reports to parents and where required to the Governing Body.

C. Health, safety and discipline

  • promote the safety and well-being of pupils in accordance with the school’s various safeguarding policies;
  • maintain good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.

D. Other professional requirements; to:

  • have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and legal liabilities;
  • operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school;
  • establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct;
  • direct and supervise support staff assigned to you and, where appropriate, other teachers;
  • deploy resources delegated to you in accordance with school policies;
  • endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations;
  • contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective implementation of school policies, practices and procedures in such a way that supports the school’s vision and values;
  • participate in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school. This includes working with others on the curriculum and/or pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes;
  • take responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices;
  • participate in arrangements for the appraisal and review of your own performance;
  • liaise effectively with parents and governors;
  • take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be determined;
  • communicate with pupils, parents and carers in accordance with the school ethos, policies and practice;
  • participate in administrative and organisational tasks, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school, which require the exercise of your professional skills and judgment.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the headteacher and member of staff.

Upper Pay Range 1, 2 Accountabilities,

in addition to those for teachers on the Main Pay Range

  • Contribute significantly, where appropriate, to implementing workplace policies and practice and to promoting collective responsibility for their implementation.
  • Have an extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.
  • Have an extensive knowledge and well-informed understanding of the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas you teach, including those related to public examinations and qualifications.
  • Have a more developed knowledge and understanding of your subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy including how learning progresses within them than a Main Pay Range teacher.
  • Have sufficient depth of knowledge and experience to be able to give advice to colleagues on the development and well-being of children and young people.
  • Be flexible, creative and adept at designing learning sequences within lessons and across lessons that are effective and consistently well-matched to learning objectives and the needs of learners and which integrate recent developments, including those relating to subject/curriculum knowledge.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to other teachers, give advice to them and demonstrate to them effective teaching practice in order to help them meet the relevant standards and develop their teaching practice.

Upper Pay Range 3 (maximum) Accountabilities,

in addition to those for teachers on the Main Pay Range and to those teachers on Upper Pay Range 1, 2

In addition to the requirements of a Main Pay Range teacher and an Upper Pay Range teacher, teachers paid at the maximum of the Upper Pay Range are required to ensure that they:

  • Play a critical role in the life of the school.
  • Provide a role model for teaching and learning.
  • Make a distinctive contribution to the raising of pupil standards.
  • Contribute effectively to the work of the wider team.
  • Take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes effectively to improve pupils’ learning.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the headteacher and member of staff.

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, hardworking and committed class teacher to join our thriving and successful one-form entry school.

At Thorpe, our vision is that we create happy, healthy, safe and successful learners who will make a positive contribution to society. We have three key values that we live by: Respectful, Responsible and Aspirational. We want all of our children to uphold these key values so they can be their best selves and make the best possible progress.

We work closely together to support all of our children to ensure they meet their potential. Our children are funny, kind, polite and respectful and we have a skilled and friendly team who care deeply about our school community and all of our pupils. Relationships with our parents and carers are strong and we are always seeking to improve.

Our staff turnover is low, but this year, we have the exciting opportunity to recruit a new teacher to join our fantastic team. We are looking for a determined individual who truly wants to make a difference to our children and we are committed to appointing someone who fits our vision and values. Honesty, integrity and the desire to be the best you can are qualities that we are looking for in our new team member.

Our aim is to recruit the best teacher that fits into our school and team, however, a passion for and experience in Early Years would be desirable.

We warmly encourage visits to our school so we can show you around our lovely environment and give you an opportunity to meet our team and children. Please contact us to arrange your visit; phone 0113 5217040 or email our business manager Sam Weston (sam.weston@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk).

Thorpe Primary School is part of the Leeds Authority and part of the Rothwell cluster. We are close to East Ardsley and Middleton, but only fifteen minutes from Leeds city centre and close to the M1 and M621. Please have a look at our school website for more information about our school and who we are.

Application deadline: Monday 22nd April 2024

Shortlisting: Monday 22nd April 2024

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to sam.weston@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk

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About Thorpe Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
241 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Local authority Primary School

Arranging a visit to Thorpe Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sam.weston@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk.

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