About the Role
We are looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and talented class teacher to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team.
At The Tidemill Academy we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future.
We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.
We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.
We would love to hear from you if you are:
- Passionate about enabling all children to achieve excellence
- Highly dedicated to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children
- Committed to achieving high standards of learning and behaviour for all
- Enthusiastic, determined, dedicated and inspirational
We can offer you:
- Strong, supportive leadership and a caring, enthusiastic and cohesive staff team
- A commitment to providing high quality professional development
- Encouragement to develop new ideas
- The opportunity to make a real difference to change the lives and futures of our children
Background Information about the School
Tidemill is a successful, innovative and happy school where children come first. We are a two-form entry mainstream primary school with a Nursery. Additionally, we have a Speech and Language Resource Base, which serves children from across Lewisham with a developmental language disorder (DLD) as a primary need. With the inclusion of our Nursery, we have the capacity for approximately 480 children.
We aim to give our pupils an excellent education to ensure they have the best possible life chances and develop a love of learning. We recognise that this means focussing on the whole child to ensure that each and every pupil fulfils their potential and thrives. We have a highly creative approach to teaching and learning to ensure that pupils are motivated and challenged, enabling them to make excellent progress in both the core subjects and the wider curriculum. Our engaging, rich and diverse curriculum ensures learning is brought to life for the children. Through Tidemill’s skills and attitudes, which we teach across the curriculum, we foster a positive and resilient approach towards learning and life.
We know that strong links between school and home give children the highest chance of success. Therefore, there are many opportunities for parents and carers to get involved in their children’s education, including ‘Stay and Play’, Inspire workshops and other family learning experiences.
With our passion for professional development of staff, and our role as lead school in initial teacher training for REAch2, we have an excellent professional development programme for staff. This ensures pupils are supported by a team of talented and dedicated staff who have a very positive impact on pupil achievement and well-being.
All of this in a school building with superb facilities means that we are well positioned to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and experiences to be successful and responsible citizens in the 21st century.
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 Tidemill Academy
As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Tidemill 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. Tidemill 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 Lisa Turner, Office Manager, [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.