Teacher, Lewisham

Closing date:Expiring soon

John Ball Primary SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn Term 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Main Scale, £29,664 to £40,372
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Roles:

We are looking for committed, innovative and creative teachers with a desire to learn and grow as practitioners to join our team. You will be working within a strong and supportive team who prioritise professional development, well-being and most importantly, a work life balance.

Role 1 is for a full time teacher with full class responsibility in Reception or Key Stage 1 from autumn 2019, initially for one academic year.

Role 2 is to work for 3 days per week (Monday – Wednesday is our preference), sharing a class with the EYFS phase leader.


John Ball Primary School is situated in Southvale Road, SE3 0TP in the heart of Blackheath Village in South East London with excellent transport links to London and Kent.

We are looking for teachers who:

Have been judged by others to have high quality teaching skills

Have a passion for learning and teaching

Have high expectations of themselves and the children

Have the ability and determination to inspire and motivate children to achieve their best

Want to contribute to the school as a whole

Salary Details:

We are looking for main scale teachers and NQTs are very welcome to apply. 

Further Information:

What do you need to know about us?

We were inspected in November 2013 and judged to be outstanding in all areas.  We have an excellent local and national reputation. 

We have expanded and are gradually increasing to be 3 forms of entry with our extended and refurbished building.

As a member of our staff you can expect:

Brilliant children – enthusiastic and able, with excellent attitudes to learning

Strong leadership; a school that is well organised and managed

A fantastic staff team; supportive and friendly.

High quality CPD supporting you to be the best; we are able to talent spot and support teachers at every level of their career. 

Access to high quality networks and CPD opportunities through our work and links with national organizations including Challenge Partners & PiXL Primary.

Other useful information:

We have a current school roll of 610 pupils

We serve a culturally, socially economic diverse community

Our pupils behave outstandingly well and always give their best 

We provide them with a rich and varied curriculum both in and out of the classroom

We are a happy staff team – we laugh a lot!

We support one another. People want to come and work with us. 

We provide very good support for staff, where ever they are on their career path.

Our parents are incredibly supportive and want to help their children to learn.

See our website for further details about our school. Read our weekly newsletter, ‘J Buzz’ to see what we are doing.

Please apply via the TES online application form. Further information, including job description, is available on our website or by emailing Maria Valkova at mvalkova.209@lgflmail.org . We welcome visits to school. If you would like to come along, please call the school office on 020 8852 1601 to arrange a time.  

John Ball School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We implement all elements of the safer recruitment process and all posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

John Ball School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 18th June at 4pm. Interviews will be held on Friday 21st June. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and references will be taken up prior to interview.

Appointed candidates will be expected to attend a reception parents induction evening on Tuesday 25th June from 5-6pm.

More about John Ball Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Southvale Road, London, SE3 0TP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88521601
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