Beddington Infants’ School is part of the Sutton Local Authority family of maintained schools and is a founding member of the Sutton Education Trust, set up to enhance the life chances of every child in our schools. We are a happy, lively school with a strong team of committed staff. Some have been in the school for a while, others are recently appointed. The children are confident and friendly and come from a variety of backgrounds. All of our children live locally.
No class has more than 30 children and the teaching staff are well supported by teaching assistants. We work closely with a range of external professionals including health, the learning support team and educational psychologists. We welcome NVQ students and work experience students. The Seven GIfts of Beddington Infants' School underpins everything that we do. In our ambition to achieve the best for every child we offer a dynamic and inspirational learning environment that enables the children to learn with adults and to apply the skills and new knoweldge independently, leading to a deep learning experience.
Our provision is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective in the world due to the fact that it is truly age-appropriate and designed to educate the whole child. When the children leave Beddington Infants’ School almost all of them transfer to Holy Trinity Junior School which is separated from us by a large playing field which we share. We have a close relationship with Holy Trinity Junior School with whom we are linked by custom and practice even though they are a Church of England School and we are not. Our school was inspected by Ofsted in April ‘14 when it received a very good report. We have been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark, Healthy School Status, Smile for Life, the Active Mark and we have just been awarded the Green Flag (eco award) for the sixth time. Although we are keen for the children to do well, we value social and emotional development as much as academic progress.
Parents are very supportive of the school and there is a thriving Parent Teacher Association called Beddington Buddies. Visitors and parents regularly join their children in the learning environment. We have many parent/adult volunteers working in classrooms on a regular basis. The Governors are committed and involved with the life of the school at many levels. They visit the school regularly and support us in a wide variety of ways to ensure that the school is the best it can be.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a class teacher to join our committed team. The person appointed will be well supported by our cohesive body of established teachers, teaching assistants and senior leaders.
Maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom.
Promote the school’s vision of ‘The Seven gifts of Beddington Infants’ School’.
Contribute to constructive team-building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and governors.
The candidate should show:
1. A commitment to holistic education, learning indoors and outdoors.
2. Enthusiasm and ability showing evidence of sound, modern, practice, with expertise across the Early Years and Key Stage 1 age range.
3. High expectations both personally and for others.
The school can offer
•A vibrant and creative place to work
•Excellent CPD programme
•Employee Assistance Programme
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. The deadline for all applications is 9.00 am on Monday 21st May 2018. Interviews will be held later that week. Beddington Infants' School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.