Class Teacher, Cambridgeshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS)Cambridgeshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,376 - £33,828Main Scale 1 - 6
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Passionate about education? 

Inspired by Children?

Curious about how to develop yourself and others?

“Those who can’t, teach” said George Bernard Shaw

At UCPS, those who learn, can teach!

Title: Class Teacher – Key Stage 1 and 2 

Responsible to: Headteacher

Grade: Main Scale 1 – 6 

Make your career in Cambridge. 

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join us at the University of Cambridge Primary School – the only University Training School for primary in the UK.

The University of Cambridge Primary School is seeking to appoint inspired educators to be key contributors in the development of our new school, which opened in September 2015.  We have 540 children in 2020-21 and will be a large 3 form school in 2022.

We are seeking applications from successful Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers. You will be a confident and passionate primary teacher.  You will be able to demonstrate high expectations, a flexible and resilient attitude to challenge and commitment to providing irresistible learning opportunities for all children.  You will have the interpersonal skills to model empathy, respect, trust, courage, and gratitude within a framework in which everyone is ambitious, innovative and inclusive. 

As the first and only primary University Training School, we aspire to develop a research informed learning community, with a spirit of enquiry and commitment to excel so that we become local, National and International contributors to the discourse about education in the 22nd century.  

We are excited about building a team.  You need to be a team player.  You need to be humble and willing to make mistakes.  You need to be reflective.  You need to have a good sense of humour.  

We welcome and are excited about growing a diverse school community.  Come and be part of something very special.

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge Primary School, you may receive the following benefits:

• Child Care Vouchers

• Wellbeing Services:

o In house wellbeing sessions

• Through Health Shield:

o A full employee assistance programme

o Virtual GP Surgery

o Free eye test and optical voucher

o Perks – exclusive discounts

o Health Cash Plan

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

Please visit our website for an application form and further information: 

All completed applications should be returned to the school either by post or email:

Please note if you have not been contacted by Monday 3rd February unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

School Tour for prospective applicants: Thursday 23rd January 17.00-18.00

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th January 9.00am

Shortlisting: Tuesday 28th January 

You will be observed teaching a lesson on the day of the interview

Interviews and lesson observations: Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February

Start date: September 2019

The 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 take our Prevent Duty seriously and promote British Values at all times.  Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references. 

More about The University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0QZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1223 792440
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