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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £42,689.00 Annually (FTE)

U.K.S.2 Class Teacher job summary

Do you have the qualities our children would like to see in their next teacher?

What do you want from your next school?

What are you looking for in your next career step?

The School:

The Grove is a vibrant school with a strong ethos and a highly committed staff team. We have high aspirations for our pupils and enjoy providing exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for them.

We are a three-form entry primary school, with a Nursery, in Watford. At The Grove Academy, we are lucky enough to have generous school grounds that we like to use daily to enrich our pupils’ time at school.

As proud members of Aspire Academies Trust, we regularly have the opportunity collaborate and innovate with our partner schools.

At The Grove Academy, we celebrate a culture of collaboration; working to bring pupils, staff and community together to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils. We are committed to supporting our pupils and aim to be an inclusive school that meets the needs of every pupil.

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated class teacher for UKS2 from September 2024. We would like to recruit a candidate with high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour as well as a strong understanding of assessment procedures in KS2 to join our dedicated and supportive team.

The Person:

We are seeking an exceptional practitioner who:

Committed to ongoing professional development

A team player

Able to help us deliver our vision and develop our curriculum

Passionate about achieving the highest possible standards for children in all areas of their education and wellbeing

Someone who puts children and their wellbeing at the centre of everything

Can align with our school values: Family, respect, responsibility, courage and enjoyment

Has a good sense of humour and enjoys the odd sweet treat!

Why join us?

We can offer you:

  • An excellent environment in which to successfully develop your career
  • A strong ECT programme of support
  • A school with a positive learning environment where children enjoy learning and strive to achieve their best
  • The guidance and support of the Principal, Assistant Principals and staff teams
  • The benefits of working collaboratively with colleagues
  • Early leadership opportunities
  • An investment in your CPD and opportunities across the Aspire Academy Trust
  • A welcoming environment with regular sweet treats!

Aspire offers:

The opportunity to be part of an expanding organisation with high aspirations, one that is committed to the professional development of all staff

Cross trust networking, partnerships and collaboration of good practice and shared resources to drive the learning environment in all its schools’ forwards towards future excellence

The Trust benefits from its own Training Centre

A truly supportive working environment where employee wellbeing is at the forefront. The Trust offers a range of support, including menopause support plans and flexible working opportunities

The ability to follow career pathways and progress within the Trust

A wide range of employee benefits such as; local government and teacher pension schemes, an employee assistance programme, free cooked meal daily, occupational health

Closing date for applications: 8.2.24

Interviews will be held on: 14.2.24

Safeguarding statement:

The Aspire Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding. A satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with a Children’s Barred List Check is required as a condition of employment. In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted on shortlisted candidates to identify anything that may need further exploration with candidates. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Equal Opportunities:

At Aspire Academies Trust, we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this vacancy.

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 The Grove Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
524 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Our Academy is a three-form entry Primary school, with Nursery. We are part of the Aspire Academies Trust, and are active members of the West Herts Teaching Schools Partnership, meaning we have access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. We have a stunning environment for learning and teaching, with large grounds. We offer full day care for children, with Breakfast and After School Clubs on site. Our school is well resourced and we have a strong ethos of team work. Our children are lively and eager to learn.

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