About the Role
Are you a good teacher – an innovative and reflective practitioner who can make a difference to children’s lives? Do you have high expectations? Are you passionate about providing an excellent education for all children, including those with additional needs and more confident learners? Are you looking for a unique opportunity?
If so, our children need you!
We are looking for an additional teacher to join our team until 31st August 2024 in the first instance, but there is a possibility of extending this, subject to staffing requirements.
About the role:
As a newly appointed member of the Sir Martin Frobisher family, you will help shape our future direction. You will work alongside our Senior Leadership Team and other Sir Martin Frobisher staff to help create an exciting and vibrant school, where all children thrive, regardless of their background.
You will work in partnership with other Class Teachers and Learning Support Assistants. You will be supported by experienced Senior Leaders and be part of the wider Academy Team.
There is potential for your role to grow and adapt with the academy over the coming years, with leadership opportunities, as the school develops and improves.
You may be expected to lead a curriculum subject area, unless you are an ECT.
What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a good classroom practitioner who would be happy to work in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Initially, you would be working in KS1 in the mornings and lower KS2 in the afternoons. You will be highly driven and motivated, have an eye for detail, and can work flexibly and creatively.
The successful candidate will have:
- An excellent understanding of the EYFS / National Curriculum, age-related expectations and Early Learning Goals
- The motivation and resilience to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
- Proven experience as a good classroom teacher
- Experience of working with children of different ages within Key Stage One and Two
- Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
- The ability to be a positive team player and be able to use their own initiative
In return we can offer:
- A firm commitment to you and your professional development
- Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors
- A growing learning community
- Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
- Coaching and mentoring from a member of the academy’s Senior Leadership Team
- Fantastic Trust-wide CPD opportunities
- Vast opportunities for career progression
Ideally, you will also have experience of working with children with SEND. You will be able to scaffold and extend children’s learning and develop their independent thinking through appropriate questioning as well as being committed to consistency, inclusion and challenge. You will be part of a unique community as well as being part of the largest primary Multi-Academy Trust in the country.
The children at Sir Martin Frobisher need a stable and committed staff, who really believe in them and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure they receive the best teaching and the widest opportunities possible.
In return, you will see that our children are enthusiastic, keen to learn and rewarding to teach.
You will be welcomed and supported as part of an established team.
Background Information about the School
We like to think of Sir Martin Frobisher as a family that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers. As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Successful, Meaningful Futures for All. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, on the sports field or in the wider school community.
An exciting and innovative curriculum is made special by a wide range of unique learning experiences. A talented and well qualified workforce engages all learners in reaching the highest standards. High aspirations and expectations encompasses the life of the school and supports the development of children with high self-esteem, self-discipline and strong community spirit.
Every member of the Sir Martin Frobisher Academy team believes passionately in the importance of learning in a caring and nurturing environment so that all children develop and achieve their best as valued members of the Sir Martin Frobisher Academy family. We strive to ensure that every child fulfils their potential in all areas of school life and look forward to welcoming you into our happy school.
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 Sir Martin Frobisher Academy
As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Sir Martin Frobisher 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. Sir Martin Frobisher 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.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Mr. Simon Wood, Executive 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.
In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mr. Simon Wood, Executive Headteacher via school office on 01255 427073 or email [email protected]
Early applications are welcomed, and SMFA reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates immediately, withdrawing the advert once a successful appointment is confirmed. We do not accept CVs only.
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,
- Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
- A great ECT experience,
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