Class Room Teacher

Sapientia Education Trust
Old Buckenham
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time






Line Manager:

Executive Headteacher


MPR minimum to UPR maximum


Old Buckenham Primary School seeks to appoint experienced Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 Teachers to join our School. The post is suitable for experienced, dedicated and highly motivated teachers looking for a new challenge.

Old Buckenham Primary School is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET), a growing multi-academy trust in the heart of Norfolk, of which Wymondham College is the founding school. This is an exciting opportunity to teach a small class of EY, Y1 and/or Y2 children and to develop your school leadership skills in a picturesque rural school.

The school is committed to the professional development of all staff and provides a safe and supporting environment to work in.


Personal Qualities

Old Buckenham Primary School expects its teachers to have the following personal qualities:

  • Be an innovative, independent thinker with the capacity for strategic thinking;

  • Be creative and proactive in finding solutions;

  • Be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities;

  • Be resilient, calm and tenacious under pressure;

  • Be insightful and analytical with good problem-solving skills;

  • Have excellent communication skills and evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, children, parents and the wider community;

  • Be a self-reflective practitioner who always seeks to improve;

  • See the 'big picture’ in relation to whole school priorities & improvement;

  • Able to reason their educational philosophy, in tune with the school ethos;

  • Be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school;

  • Possess a sense of humour;

  • Have the ability to inspire and enthuse staff and children about learning;

  • Be highly self-motivated, able to energise and motivate others;

  • Be insightful and understanding of national, international and research developments relevant to teaching and learning in their subject.

Professional Competence.Old Buckenham Primary School expects its teachers to have the following professional competences:

  • Be an outstanding teacher with evidence of impact on outcomes with a proven track record of total commitment to helping every child achieve their very best and make progress;

  • Have excellent understanding of what constitutes excellence in teaching and learning;

  • Have a keen understanding of data and be able to analyse patterns in performance over time;

  • Be a positive role model for children and staff on a day-to-day basis;

  • Collaborate effectively with staff, parents/carers and children;

  • Liaise and work with partner schools and other relevant external agencies in the pursuit of continued improvement;

  • Excite and engage visitors about the school at open evenings and all other events;

  • Have very high expectations of the learning of all children at all times;


General Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be employed as a teacher under the standard conditions of service for teachers at Old Buckenham Primary School.

The teacher will be responsible to the Executive Headteacher, for teaching using his/her skill, experience and best endeavours and in accordance with Teachers’ Standards. He/she will abide by the Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers at Old Buckenham Primary School. A contribution to the wider life of the school is an expectation of all staff, for example by supporting the extra-curricular activities within the school.

Old Buckenham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A non-exhaustive list of specific responsibilities for the role is below and you will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.

Specific Responsibilities

  • To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning;

  • To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the EYFS and/ or National Curriculum ensuring breadth and balance in all subjects;

  • To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations;

  • To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and safety;

  • To organise and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities, adapting teaching styles to suit all learners and provide a supportive learning environment;

  • To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and

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