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YEAR 3 CLASS TEACHER (To Cover Maternity Leave)

Required from September 2019 the pupils, staff and governors of Thurlbear School are looking to appoint a Year 3 teacher to cover a period of maternity leave from September 2019 – July 2020.

Salary Range: Teachers' Main Pay Scale 1 – 3


This is a fantastic career opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious teacher to join the staff of a popular and overscribed primary school. Our vision is to be an irresistible Church School; the right candidate can help us on our journey. 


The successful candidate will be:


  • Excited by learning and teaching in a Church School
  • An excellent classroom practitioner able to motivate pupils
  • Able to provide creative and inspiring learning experiences
  • Able to create an inclusive, supportive and effective learning environment
  • Able to challenge and support whilst having high expectations for all pupils
  • Share our commitment to safeguarding


As a school that works closely and effectively with teacher training providers, we feel this would be a fantastic springboard into teaching for an NQT.


We feel that visiting us is a must and warmly welcome visits to the school on Wednesday and Thursday 24th and 25th April

Please apply by using the SCC application form. For further details on the job specification, please visit our website  under 'Work for Us'.

To arrange your visit, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs J Moore, on Tuesday 23rd April. 


Closing Date: Friday 26th April 9AM. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Monday 29th April.  

Interview Date:    Wednesday 8th May


Qualifications and training

The successful candidate will:

        • Have a teaching degree
        • Be willing to undertake further training.
  • Relevant postgraduate professional qualification.

Knowledge and skills

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the curriculum across the early years foundation stage, and key stages 1 and 2.
  • Show an understanding of relevant legislation and educational developments.
  • Show how assessment and attainment information can be used to improve practice and raise standards.
  • Demonstrate different teaching methods, and how teaching should be adapted to cater for pupils' different needs.
  • Indicate how to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.
  • Demonstrate effective intervention strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Experience working as part of a team.


  • Show how resources can be managed and deployed effectively.
  • First aid skills.
  • An understanding of the importance of parental involvement.
  • Experience working with children who have SEND and/or disabilities.
  • Experience working with children who demonstrate challenging behaviour.
  • Experience working with children who speak English as an additional language.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will have:

  • An enhanced DBS certificate and barred list check.
  • A good attendance and punctuality record.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisation.
  • High expectations of self and professional standards.
  • A commitment to CPD.
  • Enthusiasm for effective leadership and management.
  • The ability to work as both part of a team and independently.
  • The ability to maintain successful working relationships with other colleagues.
  • The ability to motivate others and lead their practices.
  • The ability to plan and resource effective interventions to meet curricular objectives.
  • High levels of drive, energy and integrity.
  • Understand, celebrate and uphold the values of a Church School


The successful candidate will be:

  • Dedicated to promoting their own professional development, and that of others.
  • Able to promote good behaviour consistently.
  • Able to plan and take control of situations.
  • Committed to contributing to the wider school and its community.
  • Capable of handling a demanding workload and successfully prioritising work.
  • Enthusiastic and positive.
  • Able to anticipate and manage their workload and plan ahead.
  • Able to develop effective relationships with parents.


  • Self-confidence.
  • Ability to relate well to other professionals.
  • A flexible approach.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Resilience.




Thurlbear School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and pre-employment checks.