Reception or KS2 Class Teacher - ECTs welcome to apply

Dilkes Academy, South Ockendon

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Job Ref No. ECC2662-238 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS + Fringe
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: ASAP - As/When suitable applications are received.  

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Teacher - Reception or KS2

MPS 1-6 (Fringe) - £31.350 - £42,689

Required for September 2024 (Early start available for ECTs)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to join a highly motivated team in an outstanding school (Ofsted, April 2023). We are seeking a dynamic teacher with high expectations and a happy disposition. You will need to have a strong track record of (at least) good teaching and excellent pupil progress rates.

We are looking to appoint a teacher who is:

· a confident practitioner able to inspire and lead successful learning;

· able to bring learning to life through a creative practical curriculum;

· an excellent communicator who is committed to working in partnership with children, staff and parents;

· keen to develop their own skills and expertise;

· keen to become a part of the school community and participate in the wider school life.

· has high expectations for all pupils

We set high standards for the quality of teaching and will support you to become an outstanding teacher through the provision of outstanding professional development. As part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a high performing local MAT of five primary schools, you will benefit from support and shared planning. This will also provide the right candidate with opportunities for career development, including outreach work and ITT support work.

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 are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Rhys Latham, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01708 852128 or email to arrange these. Application packs are available on our school website, in About us/Vacancies section. Application forms should be sent direct to the school to or you can apply via

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.

Closing date: Wednesday 12th June 2024

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

Information about the School

Our pupils are aged 3 – 11, ranging from Nursery to Year 6, and mainly live in the area surrounding the school.

At Dilkes we want our children to be happy, confident and to share a passion for learning. We help them to achieve highly and make outstanding progress.

We value every child and ensure that we foster the individuality of their interests and experiences. Our bespoke curriculum is carefully planned to enable us to teach all the National Curriculum subjects in a creative and inspiring way. We engage children in a range of activities that enable them to develop their knowledge and skills, and equip them for life beyond school.

We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils, and this pride is echoed by the pupils themselves. We strive to continue to build on the outstanding provision that Dilkes Academy offers.

"We strive to ensure high achievement and a happy educational experience for every child."

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mr Rhys Latham
Garron Lane, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5JQ
Telephone: 01708 852128

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