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Class Teacher - April 2022 - Applications from experienced Teachers and Early Career Teachers / Newly Qualified Teachers are encouraged and welcome.
Salary - Please refer to HEARTS Academy Trust Teachers Pay scales
Thank you for your interest in our Teacher vacancy at Stambridge Primary School, we hope that the following information and attachments are helpful.
Stambridge Primary School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, we have a highly inclusive ethos and provide a broad and enriched education for our pupils. We have exceptionally skilled staff who prioritise the support of their colleagues as well as having very high aspirations for their pupils.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher who is ambitious and passionate about education to join our team. Our pupils deserve only the best, so we are looking for a teacher who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and fun. You will share our passion that all pupils deserve to receive teaching that enables them to reach their full potential. Our staff truly place children at the HEART of what they do.
Please note that all applications must be submitted using the application form provided, additional sheets may be included if you feel it necessary.
We can offer you:
- a small rural school, working very closely with a Trust of six schools, to reduce workload and aid support
- values at the HEARTS with 'happiness' of children, parents and staff a priority
- an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year
- excellent classroom support from experienced classroom assistants
- a two-week October half term
- the opportunity to work with our lovely children and our school community
- enthusiastic children who want to learn
- supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
- a highly effective learning environment
- a responsive and involved leadership team
- an 80/20% teaching model (all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of Trust policy)
- a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values
- access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions
We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our school, please contact Donna Maynard, School Business Manager to arrange a mutually convenient date.
How to apply
It is very important that you complete HEARTS application form in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.
About HEARTS Academy Trust
HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.
This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.
HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants
HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.
Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.
All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.
Information about the School
Stambridge Primary School is a small, rural school with lovely children. The team are dedicated to the community they provide for and work hard to ensure the children get the best education possible, as well as varied experiences and opportunities. Stambridge has grown in size over the past few years but we still have smaller than average classes with approximately 22-27 children in each class. We have four split year group classes - Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6. The team at Stambridge would not be complete without mentioning our school dog Louis, too. He visits throughout the week and children get to read with him and take him for walks during their 'Daily Mile' exercise.
Stambridge Primary School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a Trust of local schools that has the values of Happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.
Stambridge Primary School and the HEARTS Academy Trust are focused on reducing teacher workload and supporting wellbeing of adults is a big focus too. Things we have done to reduce workload over the past few years include:
Focused 'live feedback' policy that reduces the time it takes to 'mark' books as we focus on live feedback in the lessons.
Shared resources across all six schools at HEARTS using MS Teams and MS One Drive to reduce planning time.
An additional week off each academic year (currently in October) in return for regular twilight meetings focusing on CPD across the MAT from 3:30-6pm.
A school-improvement team that works across all six schools, supporting the development of the curriculum and teacher development.
A wide variety of middle leader and senior leader opportunities across the wider Trust.
The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.
We can offer you:
an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year
a two-week October half term
supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
a highly effective learning environment
a responsive and involved leadership team
an 80/20% teaching model (all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of Trust policy)
a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values
access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.ukk.