Reception / KS1 / KS2

Larchwood Primary School, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC2105-223 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS or UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 18/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 22nd April  

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Wanted: Teacher to join the Larchwood team.

September 2024 start.

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join Larchwood Primary School as a class teacher and subject leader as a maternity cover, initally for one year starting in September 2024. The position could be for Reception, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 depending on the strengths of the successful candiate. The position couldalso suit a highly effective ECT.

Larchwood Primary School is a highly successful and popular two-form entry primary school located in Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood. Our mission statement is all about 'Achievement and Enjoyment'. We want our children to do well at school, reaching their potential while enjoying their primary years. Our children are fab! They are well behaved, enjoy coming to school and are ready and willing to learn, leaving Larchwood ready for secondary school. Our community believes in what we are doing and parents are hugely supportive of the school. Staff are dedicated, skilled, friendly and work well as part of a team.

Larchwood has been part of the DET academy trust for nine years. The Trust currently consisting of two secondary schools and three primary schools.

What we can offer

· Well behaved children that are ready and willing to learn

· Supportive Senior Leadership Team

· Full-time LSA in every class

· Great working and learning environment

· A workload that is manageable

· Free daily school lunches from our very popular on-site kitchen

· Technology that works including Teacher laptop, iPad and classrooms which include a 65" C-Touch (screen)

· Additional facilities in the school including a computer suite, cooking room and large grounds.

About you

We are looking for a dedicated and experience practitioner who has worked in Upper KS2. You will have a passion for teaching and be able to work as part of a strong and committed team to give our children the best start to school they deserve.

· Mainscale or Upper Pay Scale (Larchwood pays London Fringe Allowance)

· Professional but also a fun and creative individual

· Understands the importance of their part in the bigger picture

· Knows how to assess organically and meet the learning needs of all children

· Use data to raise standards and improve pupil progress

· Be willing to be involved in all aspects of school life

Still interested?

If the answer is yes, the next step is to contact our Headteacher, Steve Bowsher via phone or email, for an informal chat. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

In the meantime, please take a look at our website ( and our Twitter feed to get a good feel for the school (

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Local School Committee (governing board) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, medical check and an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early upon appointment of a successful applicant.

Your normal place of work is at Larchwood Primary School, however, the Discovery Educational Trust reserves the right to require you to work at any other of its establishments, whether current or future. This may be for a temporary period or on a permanent basis, according to the needs of the employer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Steve Bowsher
Larchwood Gardens
Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 9NG
Telephone: 01277 372450

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