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Pocklington Community Junior School

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Class Teacher – Full Time Temporary to cover maternity leave

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 11th June 2018

Interview Date: Monday 18th June 2018

All application forms must be received as a hard copy, sent directly to the school.

We welcome applicants to come and have a look at our school. Appointments can be booked on the following dates and times by calling Mrs Yeates on 01759 302224.

Monday 4th June at 10.00am

Tuesday 5th June at 8.30am

Thursday 7th at 4.00pm

Please fond below a letter from the Headteacher, the application form and supporting documents for this post.

Letter to applicants – Class teacher May 2018

Form 6a – Self-disclosure form (004)

Job Specification Class Teacher 2018

Pocklington Community Junior School Job Description Class Teacher

Teaching – Application Form MAT

How would you answer these questions:

  • How can plants like Japanese knotweed grow through concrete walls?
  • Did the Romans know that Vesuvius was a volcano before they built Pompeii?
  • If I went back in time, could I meet myself as a baby?
  • How can we scare ourselves?

Don’t worry if you can’t – we couldn’t either…. to start off with at least!

If you have a passion for curious children and want to work with a flexible, genuinely creative curriculum, this might be your next job. We love what we do, and we love our Enquiry-led curriculum; ‘creative’ isn’t just a word we throw about and then trot out the same old topics year on year, however creative the ideas might be – the questions above are real enquiries that our children and staff have got their teeth into over the last year which came from the children. Our curriculum is skills-based; the context which you deliver these skills through is for the children to decide (with a little nudging here and there!). No more fighting to get children to be passionate about set topics or going on the same visits as last year – this is curriculum design at the leading edge and one which empowers our staff to work in partnership with the children to do some amazing things.

You have to be a pretty exceptional teacher to be able to do all the above and if that’s you, we want you to join our team. You can expect a supportive leadership team who are trying to peel back any burdens which take your time or mind away from focusing on the children, a staff team around you who all want the best for the children and are willing to share their time, experience and ideas to support your development, together with premises and resourcing which are being heavily invested in to make sure that you have what you need, when you need it, to deliver outstanding teaching and learning day in, day out.

Our school is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a Multi-Academy Trust, which is really just a family of local schools who all care about making sure we do the very best we can for our children. The Trust’s ethos runs deep into our own values: Respect, Honesty, Confidence, Independence, Aspiration and Hard Work. We want applicants who share these values and can live them out in school, supporting all our children in being able to develop into the best young people they can be.

It’s really important that you come to visit our school before you apply – you need to make sure that this is the right school for you just as much as we’re going to make sure you’re right for us if you get through to the interview stage. To thrive here you need to be passionate, committed and to be comfortable being yourself – we firmly believe that you’ll be the best teacher you can be when the structures and systems are consistent across the school, but the pedagogy is yours to control – as long as it’s helping the children learn as much as possible! You also need to be a genuine ‘team-player’: again, for us this isn’t just a stock phrase – this can be a tough school to work at as we strive for bigger and better things on a daily basis – and the fabulous staff team we have work together as one to make sure the school is the best it can be. We need any new staff joining us to have that approach, just as much as the successful applicant will need that approach from the team around them.

No advert will ever do justice to the school, so please book onto one of our school tours with the Headteacher and have the chance to sit with some of our staff to have a chat about what it’s like to work here and ask any questions you might have.

Maybe we’re the perfect school for you. Maybe we’re not. There’s only one way to find out!