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Job Ref No. ECC3122-47 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPR
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 05/06/2024  

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We are looking to appoint a talented Class Teacher to join our strong and committed team. We are a large Primary School and are able to offer excellent career progression for those wishing to make their next steps.


The successful candidate will be:

● Motivational
● Vibrant
● Dynamic
● Ambitious


In return, we will offer you:

● an excellent teaching environment with a strong emphasis on staff development
● a well-organised and exciting curriculum
● a supportive staff whose aim is to develop the whole child
● well-mannered and enthusiastic children
● supportive parents who are committed to the school and its Christian ethos
● an ICT rich environment which enables you to use technology to effectively support teaching and learning

St John's C of E Primary School is part of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust and is located next to Epping Forest, within walking distance of shops and the London Underground. We also work closely alongside an Outstanding SCITT training provider and are committed to developing future teachers.

At St John's, we take pride in both our excellent academic achievements, and as well as our outstanding track record of developing children through the musical, artistic and sporting opportunities that we offer both inside and outside of the classroom. Furthermore, our six school values of Achievement, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, Forgiveness and Resilience help to develop a pupil's character and attitude. This ensures that they leave St John's as well rounded individuals prepared and ready for their next step in their education. Community is at the heart of all we do, all are welcome. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that allows our children to feel seen and heard. Applications are welcome from newly qualified and experienced teachers.

In return, we are looking for an ambitious and vibrant organised classroom practitioner, with a positive attitude who can develop the whole child and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the unique ethos of St John's School. We are a Trauma Informed Aware school.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our school community. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason, we review applications as they are received. Therefore, on occasions, this means roles may close earlier than advertised so early applications are highly recommended.

Under data protection/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law St John's C of E School has certain obligations as a data controller of personal information. A copy of our GDPR Data Privacy Policy is available from our website.

Information about the School

Welcome to St John's C of E Primary School

St John’s is a traditional school for the 21st Century. At St John’s we pride ourselves on our high standards in all areas of school life. As Head Teacher, I am proud to lead a dedicated and well-qualified team of staff, who are committed not just to high academic standards, but also to developing the whole child. Our vision, ‘Life in all its Fullness’ John 10:10 embodies our belief in enriching the children’s school experience as much as possible.

We take pride in both our excellent academic record and the musical, artistic and sporting achievements of our children. Furthermore, our school values of Achievement, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, Forgiveness and Resilience develop both character and attitude, ensuring that our children leave St John’s happy, well rounded and prepared for their next step in education.

St John’s School aspires to be a community in which;

There is an atmosphere of confidence, striving for excellence and an enjoyment of learning. adults and children are valued equally. individual needs are recognised and supported.

Our long-term aim is to prepare our pupils to play a full part in a fast-changing, democratic and multi-cultural society and to prepare them for the next phase of their education.

We are part of The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of fifteen Primary Schools and one Special School all based in the Epping Forest District. Along with our SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), School Improvement Team, Well-being Service and Resourced Provisions based in three of our schools, we are a leading educational organisation in Epping Forest.

EFSPT was formed in 2018 from a consortium of schools that had worked together for over 20 years, and are committed to collaborative working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and school communities. The schools maintain their identities but work in a highly collaborative manner supported by a small but very experienced Central Team.

Our Mission is to provide an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all and which provides wider opportunities for the children within the EFSPT to flourish.

EFSPT is committed to Trauma Perceptive Practice; the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting emotional well-being. Being trauma-perceptive means that through our values, policies and practice, we are able to effectively support the children, families and communities in our Trust, creating spaces of belonging and safety that enable everyone to flourish, become resilient and learn.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our schools’ communities. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Jonathan Furness Head Teacher

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

Karen Norman
High Road, Buckhurst Hill
Essex, IG9 5RX
Telephone: 020 8504 2934
Email: knorman@stjohns.efspt.org

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