KS2 Class Teacher
Kirby Primary Academy
Halstead Road Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea, England CO13 0LW
Start Date
September 2024
Main Pay Scale M1 - M6

About the Role

Are you an inspirational KS2 Class Teacher looking to work with an amazing group of colleagues and children? Are you looking to forge a career within a caring and values-driven family of schools? Do you want to belong to a national professional learning community, with real opportunities for growth, development and career progression? Are you driven to enable all children to succeed in all areas of the curriculum? If so, REAch2 is the Trust and Kirby Primary Academy is the school for you!

We are seeking to appoint a KS2 teacher to join our dedicated team from either September 2024. Come and join us on our quest to ensure that all of our children reach their full potential. We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can motivate, inspire and challenge our pupils to achieve their very best and want to be a memorable chapter of a child’s learning story.

We are looking are for someone who:

  • Fosters and demonstrates a love for learning and can inspire children to learn;
  • Has high expectations of children’s learning and conduct;
  • Has energy and commitment to all aspects of school life;
  • Is able to work as part of a team, committed to providing the best possible opportunities for our children;
  • Is a consistently good (or better) teacher whose practice leads to good outcomes;
  • Has a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children;
  • A secure knowledge of phonics teaching is preferable but not essential. (Read, Write Inc)

Candidates should:

  • Have a flexible approach to working and be adaptable
  • Be a hardworking, team player who thrives in working with others
  • Display initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be creative, enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • An individual that is passionate and dedicated to the profession, who puts children’s learning at the heart of what they do
  • Someone who is willing to contribute to an outstanding education for the community that you serve
  • Have experience of teaching phonics (preferably Little Wandle).

In return we can offer:

  • An Ofsted good school, in a supportive and dynamic trust;
  • Well-behaved and responsive children who are a joy to teach;
  • Supportive parents, PTA, community and governing board;
  • Opportunities for professional development within the school and across our cluster of local schools;
  • An inclusive workplace where individuality is embraced.

Background Information about the School

At Kirby Primary Academy, we pride ourselves in being a community school with our pupils at the heart of everything we do. We have a wonderful team of staff who are dedicated to providing learning opportunities within and outside the classroom, I know that every child leaves here ready for their next learning adventure, having enjoyed their school life here and reaching the very best outcomes they can.  Kirby Primary Academy is a caring school and staff go above and beyond to support the pupils here.

We have an unwavering belief in success for all and everyone in our school is ‘dedicated to lifelong learning’. We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Kirby Primary Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Kirby Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Kirby Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Midday, Friday 19th April 2024
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Debbie Byles, Headteacher  by email [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

•A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A great ECT experience,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.