Year 2 Class Teacher

Littlegarth School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC6019-51S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Competitive
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 20th May 2024  

Job Description

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An enthusiastic and inspirational class teacher is now sought for a fantastic opportunity in our wonderful school.

We are looking for a dynamic teacher with a passion for children's learning and who cares deeply about providing outstanding pastoral care too. You will inspire and nurture; you will let your enthusiasm for the subjects you teach shine through; you will encourage curiosity for life-long learning with care and integrity, ensuring that children are achieving the highest standards they can whilst maintaining a love of school; you will be passionate about the pastoral care of children and you will thrive in a busy environment.

We offer a well-resourced, happy, supportive and high achieving school where all children are valued and opportunities are developed for all. Safeguarding is of the utmost importance in the school and candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check, additional checks, references checks and complete safeguarding as part of any interview.


  • The role is permanent and full time or part-time, subject to a probationary period. Candidates wishing to offer part-time are equally as welcome to apply.
  • The role reports to the Head.
  • The person appointed has responsibility for carrying out the professional duties of a teacher and subject leader at all times, and in accordance with the School's policies.
  • Salary will be in line with the school's own teaching salary scale.


  • Planning and delivering inspirational, engaging and excellent lessons in a stimulating and safe learning environment, ensuring coverage of a first-rate curriculum for all pupils.
  • Inspiring and motivating children in their learning, so they develop curiosity and a zest for life-long learning, producing the best results they can;
  • Being a superb class teacher from a pastoral care perspective;
  • Close liaison with the other year group class teacher, specialist teachers and Learning Support staff;
  • Using data effectively to show progress and achievement over time;
  • Taking a full and active part in the life of the school and contributing enthusiastically to after-school activities;
  • Communicating with parents appropriately, and in a timely manner;
  • Writing school reports and attend parents' evenings
  • Marking and recording children's work
  • Commitment to own professional development to ensure excellent teaching and pastoral care;
  • Ensuring that safeguarding all children at all times is of the utmost importance.


  • Qualified teacher status;
  • Good honours degree in an appropriate subject;
  • Proven experience in teaching English and Maths to an excellent or outstanding level.


  • Ability and enthusiasm to ensure learning at a high level for all pupils;
  • To support children's learning to ensure the best possible outcomes;
  • To provide outstanding pastoral care to each individual in the class;
  • To build relationships with parents of the class and to communicate professionally with them to ensure children have a strong home-school relationship to support their learning;
  • To work positively as part of the staff team;
  • To use own initiative and have a desire to enthuse young learners with passion and energy for learning;
  • Ability to use ICT as part of administrative functions and in the classroom;
  • To be accepting of feedback and have a desire to improve own practice;
  • To be enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking;
  • To be an excellent role model for children;
  • To be flexible and adaptable;
  • To be organised and self-motivated;
  • To be open and honest;
  • To be friendly, cheerful and professional;
  • To have high levels of communication skills, both in written and spoken language;
  • To contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school;
  • Appropriate levels of personal presentation.


Applications are on the school's application form, which can be found on the school's website:

Any questions on the role should, in the first instance, be directed to; we regret that we are unable to offer tours of the school in advance of the interview dates; a tour is included on the interview day for short-listed applicants.

Closing date for applications:Thursday 16 May 2024, 9am

Interviewsweek commencing 20 May 2024

Littlegarth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers, online searches, and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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

Kathy Uttley
Horkesley Park
Park Road
Nayland, Colchester
Essex, CO6 4JR
Telephone: 01206 262332

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