Reception Teacher - Southwark - ASAP start or September 2017

Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Early Years Teacher - Southwark - Immediate or September 17 start

Reception Class teacher

South East London - Southwark

Full time and Long term

£28,098 - £38,241 depending on experience

To Start ASAP

If you are an experienced QTS or an NQT teacher who has teaching experience within reception and have a strong knowledge of the EYFS UK National Curriculum, this may be the step you need to further your career.

We are working with a well-known Southwark primary school in order to find a confident reception teacher to hit the ground running and proactively join a supportive and progressive environment. The successful candidate should be someone who is passionate about their career in education and is able to bring innovative ideas to the curriculum in order to achieve the best results and encourage children to reach their maximum potential.

The School:

This 2 form entry Primary school was graded 'Good' by Ofsted in 2014 and are seeking to work towards an 'Outstanding' status.

  • Senior leaders and governors have shown resilience and fortitude which, together with support from the local authority, have ensured that pupils' achievement has continued to improve strongly. All of the issues from the last Ofsted inspection have been resolved successfully.
  • The governing body has used the support from the local authority to review and strengthen its procedures in order to accelerate improvements in safeguarding and achievement.
  • Parents strongly support the work of the school and particularly the care and guidance available for their children.
  • Pupils behave well and they are keen to learn. Relationships are good because pupils understand the school rules. They feel safe, happy and enjoy coming to school. This is reflected in the improved rate of attendance, which is now above average.
  • The quality of teaching is good. Teachers use their subject knowledge well and are effectively supported by teaching assistants. Overall, staff morale is high.
  • Pupils achieve well and make good progress across the school. Outcomes for groups of pupils are analysed precisely to ensure effective extra support is available when required. As a result, attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 is above average.
  • Children in the Nursery and Reception classes make good progress, particularly in phonics (the sounds that letters make). This is built upon effectively across the school and, as a result, pupils enjoy reading and their achievement in the subject is good.


  • The behaviour of pupils is good. In lessons, pupils show positive attitudes to learning and work together well. They settle quickly in individual and group work and generally show a pride in the presentation in their books. They listen carefully to instructions so that they understand what they have to do. They cooperate well with each other when working together or sharing ideas. They understand that good behaviour helps them to improve their work.
  • Pupils move around the large school building sensibly and safely. Outside, the small playground has a wide range of equipment for the pupils to use, which is well supervised. Pupils understand that the rules for using the equipment are for their safety because they helped to set the guidance through the school council.
  • Pupils contribute to the work of the school through the school council, specific tasks and helping other classes; for example, Year 5 pupils regularly support Year 2 pupils in their reading. Pupils feel that the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are always available to help and do listen and respond to any concerns.
  • Pupils show care and respect for their school. Classrooms, stairs, corridors and the playground are tidy and litter free. In the breakfast and after school clubs, pupils were well behaved and respectful towards the adults and the environment.

To be eligible for the teaching roles we have on offer, you will need:

* QTS or NQT qualification
* A valid DBS (Randstad can facilitate a DBS application if required)
* Have relevant up to date teaching experience in UK schools
* An inspiring, innovative and resourceful approach to delivering the National Curriculum
* Provide effective classroom management in line with schools behaviour policy
* Ability to plan & organise
* IT literacy


* Competitive rates of pay
* A refer a friend scheme
* Candidate rewards
* Long term and permanent job opportunities
* Dedicated consultant who's honest and trustworthy approach matches you to the right job.

If education is your passion and you feel you could thrive within this environment then don't hesitate to apply today!

If this is not the position for you but would be interested in discussing other roles within the Education sector please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Should you wish to apply for this position or should you want to discuss further, please follow the process below and submit your CV.


  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'