St. Paul’s is an oversubscribed one form entry school on the outskirts of Kingston with a passion for promoting a love of learning and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Following our ‘Outstanding’ grading in SIAMS and recent ‘Good’ grading in OFSTED, we are looking to build on our strong foundations and develop excellence in our teaching and all-round provision. We are looking to appoint someone with energy, enthusiasm, experience and a creative approach to teaching in order to ensure that our pupils continue to benefit from an increasingly exciting and enriched curriculum. If you want to work in a place where your contribution and development are valued as highly as the children’s, then we are the school for you.
We can offer: • well behaved, motivated, enthusiastic pupils who are excited about learning • robust systems in place so that you can focus on creative teaching without distraction • close links with St. Paul’s Church and a strong PSA who work in partnership in driving the school forwards • a supportive, talented and happy team of staff who share best practice and learn together • wide-ranging CPD opportunities and a strong mentoring and coaching programme • a positive, friendly and attractive work environment with the latest classroom technology • specialised music and French teachers who provide PPA and subject leader release time • strong links and collaborative opportunities with local primary and secondary schools • a stress-free environment with an SLT who actively promote staff well-being and growth mindset principles • discounted gym membership
Key responsibilities: • to be class teacher with all the responsibilities therein • to be confident in following, adapting, teaching and assessing in all aspects of the National Curriculum • to contribute to the wider school community through involvement in fund raising activities, school community events and the provision of an enriched curriculum
The ideal candidate will: • have qualified teacher status • demonstrate an ability to affirm and develop the Christian ethos of the school • have the vision, energy, drive and skill to engage and enthuse pupils • be an excellent classroom practitioner •be a willing and supportive team-player • have high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behavior • understand the importance and promote the principles of inclusion A passion for sport and an interest in leading PE would be an advantage but not essential
Further details and application forms are available from the school office during the school day or by e-mail. Applications from NQTs are very welcome. More experienced applicants will be expected to take responsibility for a subject area – to be agreed based on skills and interest. Visits to the school are highly encouraged.
Closing date: Midday on Monday 14th May 2018
Interviews: Friday 18th May 2018
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”