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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stage
Working pattern
Part time
0.67 FTE
Contract type
Fixed term (31/8/22)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
MPS 1 - 6 / UPS 1 - 3
Actual salary
MPS £17,228 - £24,764 / UPS £25,922 - £27,875

Job summary

Shakespeare Primary School
400, Honicknowle Lane, Honicknowle, Plymouth PL5 3JU

Shakespeare Primary School would like to welcome an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Class Teacher to join our team, to teach in Year 6 and support the Head of School. This is a temporary position (0.67 FTE) from 1st January 2022 until 31st August 2022.

Applicants for the Teacher position must have:
• Excellent teaching skills
• Proven experience of outstanding pupil progress
• The ability to develop positive behaviour strategies with children and be committed to inclusion
• The willingness to go the extra mile for our children and be an effective team player
In return for your hard work and dedication, we will support you to learn and develop in the role, enabling you to achieve your career aspirations. The role would suit experienced teachers on the main pay scale and offers an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference, working closely with the Head of School, to significantly contribute to the quality education provision we strive to achieve.

Closing Date: Midday on Wednesday 1st December 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 7th December 2021

With eight individual primary schools, the Learning Academies Trust is the largest primary school trust in Plymouth and the first education employer in Plymouth to achieve the Livewell Southwest Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award. The Trust is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all staff and is proud to work closely with official bodies to ensure we have a holistic approach to staff wellbeing.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. Completed applications can be submitted by email to by the closing date. Application forms are available from the school website or the Trust website

Informal visits to the school are welcomed and would need to be arranged by calling the school: 01752 312048.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a questionnaire about any convictions or adult cautions that are unspent. Guidance will be given to those shortlisted. Appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
433 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact email

About Shakespeare Primary School

Shakespeare Primary School has been created as a result of the amalgamation of Chaucer Primary and West Park Primary Schools in September 2009. The decision to amalgamate the two schools was taken in July 2007, by both sets of governors, following discussions with the Local Authority, about their vision for renewing the school accommodation and rationalising the surplus school places within the community of Honicknowle; and following consultation with parents, staff and the wider community. In April 2018, Shakespeare Primary School joined the Learning Academies Trust and now works in partnership with eight other like-minded schools.

Shakespeare Primary School is a successful school, most recently graded as ‘Good’ by OFSTED. We set ourselves high standards for pupil attainment; foster an inclusive ethos and have achieved full extended school provision in partnership with local providers. Since our inception, we have attained recognition for our work in gaining the International Schools Award; the Healthy Schools Award, the Healthy Schools Plus Award, the 360 Online Safety Award and most recently the Silver Artsmark Award.

At Shakespeare Primary School we have a maintained nursery provision, which is run along with our Reception classes as an integrated Foundation Stage Unit. This provides good transition for our children. Children also come into school from other pre-school settings and links with these other providers are used effectively to support transition into our school family. Our school is an essential and active member of the local community. We welcome parents into school and our Parent Support Adviser currently offers personalised support for parents, well-attended coffee mornings and very successful parent-learning opportunities during each term.

As one new school, we have built upon our shared effective provision and community links, to create a brand new learning environment for our pupils and the wider community. The key aim of Shakespeare Primary School is to enable our pupils to become:

 Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve;
 Confident individuals, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
 Responsible citizens, who make positive contributions to society.

Shakespeare Primary School has an effective Governing Body, who are working together to ensure the very highest standard of educational provision is secured for the pupils within our community. It is always a busy time for governors, but they are supportive, challenging and committed to the future of our pupils and are taking great pleasure in seeing the growth of our school family.

Our school is housed in a brand new building, opened in September 2009. The school is designed to cater for 420 pupils, plus a 36 place nursery. It comprises of twelve classrooms, each to accommodate 30 pupils, in single-aged classes and a Foundation Unit, with indoor and outdoor learning spaces, which is designed to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for 96 pupils from 3 to 5 years. The school operates a single-point of entry in September of each year. The school also has a multi-function hall space, which is used for Breakfast Club, assemblies, PE and dining; a drama studio and a music room. Our school meals are excellent and served from a school ‘production’ kitchen, where food is prepared freshly each day.

The school has covered outdoor classrooms outside each class-base, large playground spaces, ‘quiet’ areas, a playing field and landscaped outdoor teaching spaces, which include allotments, an amphitheatre and wildlife areas.

Other facilities inside the school include a well resourced library, which includes ICT provision, two conference rooms for work with small groups of children or visiting outside agencies, a large staffroom, a PPA room, a Parent Support Adviser’s office, and an open-plan office for the school administrators, a reprographics area, a reception area and Head teacher’s office.

Arranging a visit to Shakespeare Primary School

Informal visits to the school are welcomed and would need to be arranged by calling the school: 01752 312048.

School location

400 Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 3JU

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