Teacher of Reception and Key Stage 1, Wirral

Closing date:Expiring soon

Birkenhead SchoolWirral

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Birkenhead School operates its own salary scale, healthily above current and anticipated main national pay scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Birkenhead School, founded in 1860, is an HMC independent day school providing education for boys and girls drawn from the whole of the Wirral and as far afield as Chester and North Wales. There are currently some 119 children in Early Years, 332 pupils in the School’s Prep, and 458 students in Years 7 to Upper Sixth Form. Birkenhead School has been fully co-educational since September 2008, offering the choice of an independent education to all local children. 

Birkenhead School prides itself on being a family school and this has been greatly strengthened by the opening of the Nursery in 2006. It is very attractive to parents to have all their children in one school and it is a great advantage for the school to be able to establish strong, long-lasting relationships with families. 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Reception and Key Stage 1 Teacher, with the energy, commitment, experience and skill to assist with the further development of a flourishing department. He or she can expect to join a school with a fine record of academic success, where pupils are co-operative and well motivated.

The incumbent will be required to teach and be responsible for the pastoral care of a Key Stage 1 class of mixed ability children, incorporating the full range of curriculum subjects, including Mathematics, English and Science to their class, as well as some Humanities and practical subjects, such as Art and DT as their timetable allows. They will also need to provide an attractive and stimulating environment within their classroom, in order to foster effective teaching and learning. They will be expected to supervise some playtimes and eat lunch with their class. 

The department is well resourced with two School buildings, an outdoor classroom, outdoor learning areas and play areas. The School buildings are the Little School building, which houses Reception, Year 1 and Fun Club (used for Early Arrivals and After School Provision) and Old School House (formerly the Headmaster's house) which is just across the playground and is home to our Year 2 classes. It also houses an Art Room, a Reading Resource Room, Learning Support Rooms, Costume Store, Stock Room and our Little School Assembly Hall, where Music lessons and some other activities take place. Children in Little School also use the Prep Gym, the Prep ICT Room and the Prep Science Room.

We will value and support your contribution to School life and in return provide you with excellent rewards;  

• Working with fantastic young pupils

• Working as part of a committed team

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• Term time is 34 weeks

• Substantial discount on School fees for children of permanent staff attending the School

• Free use of the fully equipped on-site gym

• Support for your continuous professional development 

• Provision of car parking within the School grounds

• Free lunch and refreshments during the school day

A letter of application indicating skills and experience, together with a completed application form, including the names and addresses of at least two referees, should be sent for the attention of the Head of Prep via: chw@birkenheadschool.co.uk. 

The closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 6th April 2020

As part of our responsibility to safeguard children, the role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be requested prior to appointment.

More about Birkenhead School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: 58 Beresford Road, Oxton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH43 2JD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 6524014
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