Class Teacher (PPA Cover)

Hilltop Junior School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC2891-169 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Please refer to the HEARTS Payscales attached
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

Job Description

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PPA Cover Teacher - September 2022

Salary - Please refer to HEARTS Academy Trust Teachers Pay scales


Thank you for your interest in our Teacher vacancy at Hilltop Junior School, we hope that the following information and attachments are helpful.

Hilltop Junior 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 an ambitious and passionate Teacher 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.

Purpose of post

  • Line manage the PPA covering team including LSAs and HLTAs
  • To promote high standards of learning and ensure that all children make excellent progress.
  • To work with and alongside teachers and leaders, both in school and across the Trust, to support learning activities for pupils.
  • To deliver highly effective lessons in line with planning set by school and Trust, ensuring outstanding outcomes for pupils
  • Report on pupil's progress, learning and to assess, record and report on development and attainment
  • Lead a subject and/or develop a subject specialism

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:

  • 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 Suzanne Cullinane, 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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.'

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

Hilltop Juniors is a school that puts children first. We are a high achieving school and have high expectations for all.

We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

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, regardless of experience have 20% non-contact time, this is a 4-day
face to face teaching week for full time staff, part-time staff receive the same proportion of non-contact time) - 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.uk

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Suzanne Cullinane
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 734649
Email: hilltopjun.admin@heartsacademy.uk

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