08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time




As a teacher at Crosfields you will be working as part of a thriving and busy Pre-Prep department consisting of two Nursery classes and three Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes with twenty pupils in each class. The Reception classes are situated within their own building with direct access to an outdoor area. Each class benefits from the support of a fully qualified classroom assistant and there is an additional shared member of support staff. The children regularly join with the rest of the Pre Prep for activities and make full use of the many whole school facilities.

Job Purpose

Be responsible for teaching a class of pupils, ensuring that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting meet their varying needs

Play a full part in the life of the school and be an active and supportive member of the Pre-Prep team

Maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•Lead by example as a teacher, establishing high expectations, achieving high standards of pupil attainment, behaviour and motivation, through effective teaching

•Be aware of the up-to-date requirements of the Early Years curriculum and plan appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, through differentiation of tasks

•Create and manage a purposeful and stimulating environment, including effective classroom organisation where resources can be accessed appropriately by all pupils

•Promote high standards of behaviour, conduct and appearance among the pupils in accordance with the school’s policies

•Provide high quality and effective pastoral care for pupils

•Keep appropriate and efficient records, integrating formative and summative assessment into weekly and termly planning

•Lead, organise and deploy support staff effectively within the classroom

•Carry out playtime duties on a rota basis and supervise the children whilst eating lunch

•Attend whole school, year group and subject specific staff meetings as required

•Liaise with Heads of Departments regarding the curriculum when appropriate

•Participate in meetings which relate to the school's management, curriculum, administration or organisation

•Implement agreed school policies and guidelines and ensure that these are reflected in daily practice

•Be responsible for reporting to parents on the children’s progress, as well as communicating and consulting with parents regularly

•Communicate and co-operate with specialists from outside agencies

•Participate in staff development through the school’s appraisal system and internal and external INSET

•Ensure that child protection procedures are understood and consistently followed

•Promote equality as an integral part of the role and treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

•Recognise that health and safety is a responsibility of every employee and take appropriate responsibility for one’s own health, safety and welfare and the health and safety of pupils, visitors and work colleagues in accordance with the requirements of legislation and school policies.

•Take part in extracurricular activities as appropriate

•Help with the marketing of the school as appropriate

The application form and Job Description can be downloaded from the School website:


Completed application forms along with a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the post should be returned to:

***************** Tel: ***************

Closing Date for applications: 15th March 2018.

Interviews: 20th March 2018

Crosfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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