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Job Ref No. ECC2429-131 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS+Fringe+Possible TLR (based on experience)
Position Start Date: 01/01/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: As and when suitable applications are received  

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Class Teacher (Year 4) - ECT's welcome to apply.

MPS 1-6 (Fringe) - £31.350 - £42,689

Required for January 2024

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to support our exceptionally well-behaved children. Someone who believes that all children, no matter their background, deserve an exceptional education. We are seeking a dynamic teacher with high expectations who can become part of our excellent team. You will need to have a strong track record of great teaching and learning or, if you are an ECT, you will need to be enthusiastic, innovative and committed.

Somers Heath is a two-form entry primary school with a newly refurbished building and a large site. There will be the opportunityto drive whole school improvement in a specific subject area and lead the year group for the right teacher. (An appropriate TLR would be available.) You will need to be an excellent class teacher who can be a model for the professional development of others in the school as well as a motivated subject leader who is able to inspire others through their passion for a subject.

We set high standards for the quality of teaching and will support you to become an outstanding teacher through the provision of excellent professional development. As part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a small Thurrock based Multi-Academy Trust with high expectations for all our children, we can offer you excellent support networks and shared planning. Catalyst also puts career development as a priority, with 80% of senior leaders in The Trust being promoted from within. Somers Heath is also a key partner in Teach Thurrock ITT provider and the local Teaching School Hub, providing the right candidate with opportunities for career development.

A £1,000 Catalyst welcome payment for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale only) if you are appointed through a direct application to a Catalyst school (i.e. avoiding agency costs). This payment is allocated 6 months after you have been in post.

You will also be added to our "Catalyst Employee Perks" platform where you will be able to access a range of discounts from regular supermarkets, numerous retailers, family days out, restaurants and more.

Visits to the school, ahead of applying, are warmly welcomed and strongly encouraged. Please contact our School Business Manager, Paul Smith, on 01708 853397 or to arrange this. We are proud of our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

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. Full DBS disclosure is required.

Closing date: Sunday 12th November 2023. Midnight.

Interview date: ASAP - As/When suitable applications are received.

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Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact our school office on 01708 853397 or to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Over the past few years Somers Heath has expanded to provide two classes across all years, joined Catalyst Academies Trust and appointed a new Headteacher. We hope you would like to be part of our aim to provide outstanding education for all children.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links, near The Dartford Crossing and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Catalyst Academies Trust are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. We expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be made a conditional offer subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, and references. Applicants will also be required to complete a 'Disqualification by Association' declaration.

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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Martin Curtis
Somers Heath Primary School
Foyle Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5LX
Telephone: 01708 853397