Key Stage 1 Lead (Based in Year 2), Nottingham

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Bluecoat Primary AcademyNottingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£2,963)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you want to be part of something amazing?

Are you an inspirational, hard-working, outstanding KS1 practitioner who can build a team with positivity and a sense of purpose? Do you want to be part of a developing school which has a clear direction, strong leadership and a well-established set of values? Then you could be the person we are looking for.

Bluecoat Primary Academy is currently recruiting for a KS1 Leader to be based in a Year 2 class, for a September 2018 start.

We are looking to appoint an excellent KS1 practitioner, ideally with some experience of leadership to role model best practice and develop others within their team. We are looking for someone who can bring passion, creativity and a sense of purpose to our enthusiastic, forward-thinking staff team. 

Bluecoat Primary Academy is at an exciting stage in its development, having been open for just three years and continuing to grow in size. We have already built a strong set of values that are at the heart of our work and there is a clear vision for the future. We are currently working towards developing a truly inspiring curriculum that enables children to leave the school with good knowledge, great skills and a breadth of experience that will go alongside their high standards of academic achievement to open up a world of opportunities in the future. In order to achieve this, we need to develop our leadership team and therefore require a key stage one leader to help to shape the future of this key stage. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an excellent knowledge of effective teaching and learning, is good at creative problem solving, and is looking to take a really active role in leadership in order to bring about lasting change.

The children we serve at Bluecoat Primary Academy are from very diverse backgrounds and so our approach needs to be flexible, understanding and adaptive whilst staying true to our strong Christian ethos and maintaining focus on our core values.

To be the best that we can be, we need to employ the best. If you have a strong commitment to delivering high standards of teaching and learning to all – from those who need additional support, right through to children who need high levels of challenge; If you can bring out the best in children from a range of backgrounds and with a range of needs; If you are able to work effectively within a leadership position, then please call the Head Teacher to find out more about this fantastic opportunity. 

Bluecoat Primary Academy is part of Archway Learning Trust, based in the heart of the city of Nottingham providing high quality learning experiences for our students from the ages 3 – 18. The Trust was previously Bluecoat Academies Trust formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. The Trust comprises of Bluecoat Aspley Academy which includes the Sixth Form, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Primary Academy and The Nottingham Emmanuel School. We can offer good support to enable you to achieve your full potential and shape your career path. Being part of a multi-academy Trust offers great opportunities for career progression and, there is potential for this role to grow and develop as the school increases in size.

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Primary Academy, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 0115 929 7445 (Ext: 3202 or Ext: 3302).

For more information about Bluecoat Primary Academy, please visit 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our vacancies page to gain further details and complete an application form. 

Please note, CVs will only be accepted as additional information, a Trust application form must be completed when applying for this role. 

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 19th March 2018.

Provisional interview date: Tuesday, 27th March 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, Barred List check, the receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks that are required for the post. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Bluecoat Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 900 7200
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