We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher to join our growing staff team. Judged to be “Good” in our last two Ofsted inspections, our school aims for high academic standards for all, but at the same time embodies the broadest possible definition of education. It is open, welcoming and inclusive towards parents, children and the community.
Deptford Park is a larger than average school in the Evelyn ward within Lewisham. The school draws most of its pupils from the immediate area, which is one of high socio-economic disadvantage. We believe in education as a force for social justice and our context is not used as an excuse for under-attainment. Our children are hungry to learn and parental expectation is high. Our commitment is to providing our children with a good education and the basic skills so they can make genuine life choices and escape from a cycle of poverty. At this school every child does matter and we do all we can to make a difference.
The current roll is 565 infant and junior children. The Nursery has 50 part-time places, 25 in each session. Our intake is up to 90 children and we currently have 3 forms of entry.
Our children love to show off our school, please come and meet us and see our fantastic site and facilities We have good arts facilities which include a sprung dance hall, dedicated art classroom, and a professional performance space.
The school’s focus is firmly fixed on learning; children’s, teachers’, support staff and the school’s capacity for learning. We have found that this leads to improvements in children’s motivation, behaviour, engagement in learning and learning outcomes.
We have a strong CPD ethos, which is delivered through weekly staff meetings and whole school Insets as well as through external providers and Peer Mentoring. There are also opportunities to share your skills and strengths across a consortium of local schools who share ideas and skills to promote excellence. Our staff team are extremely committed and hard working, together with our children they are our greatest asset. Collegiality is a strong feature of the school and there is a heart-felt belief that our success is collectively achieved. We have a very skilled and experienced support staff team.
Our children are vibrant, purposeful and enjoy coming to school. They expect their learning to be fun. I do hope that you will want to join our community of learners and play a role in shaping the school as it continues to grow. Much has been achieved, but there is more to be done. We need dynamic and creative teachers, who see themselves as learners, who are resourceful, resilient and not afraid to take risks. Teachers who can bring learning to life as an active process that children want to be part of.
Our bespoke curriculum has been designed by our staff and Governors to excite and challenge our children and is constantly reviewed to ensure it is relevant to our children.
If you enjoy working with children and have a passion for learning you could be part of our team of learners here at Deptford Park.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Application packs can be obtained in the following ways;
- By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org •
- By visiting the schools website at www.deptfordpark.lewisham.sch.uk and following the link for recruitment •
- By visiting the LB Lewisham website at www.lewisham.gov.uk and following the link for jobs in schools •
- By calling into the school office to collect a hard copy of the pack between 08.30 and 16.30 daily
Deptford Park School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as qualifications and reference checks
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 9th March 2018. Please note we will only accept hard copies of applications, e-mail attachments will not be opened. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st March 2018