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Class Teacher Reception

The Vale AcademyCentral Bedfordshire

Class Teacher – Reception

The Vale Academy is on an exciting journey of development as we strive to improve educational outcomes for our pupils.  We are looking for a creative and innovative Teacher to join our team and play a key role in motivating and inspiring young learners.  In everything we do, we aim to create a positive and safe environment to foster success and impact our students’ lives.   

The role a teacher plays is truly instrumental; it is their ability, skillset, knowledge and enthusiasm, which determines the success of children they teach. Therefore, we are looking for an excellent teacher who knows how to enthuse and connect with children to ensure our pupils’ have the best possible chance to thrive.  This role is suitable for a Newly Qualified Teacher as well as a teaching colleague with more experience.

We understand that as a teacher, there are various pressures that come with the extensive preparation that is required for all pupils to make great progress.  As much as we look for teachers who will invest and care about our pupils, it is equally important to us that we support and invest in our teachers too. As part of the Trust’s Primary Partnership you will have access to extensive on-line training (at every level), and programmes to significantly develop your own skills through internal and external training.

The successful candidate will

·       Set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds and abilities

Be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

Impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

·       Make use of formative and summative assessment to record pupils’ progress

·       Ability to teach phonics and early mathematics.

·       Knowledge of or willingness to gain knowledge of EYFS curriculum.

Job Specifics

Start Date        April 2022

Salary              MPS/UPS £25714-£41604

Contract          Full-time, Permanent

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

Why work for The Vale Academy?

The Vale Academy is a very popular primary academy within the Dunstable area, with increasing numbers of children attending from Nursery – Year 6

A new state of the art EYFS unit, including a fully-equipped Nursery

Fantastic results in the past three years in reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 2

An innovative curriculum that reflects the needs of the children and the community, with a balanced focus on core and foundation subjects

A dedicated focus on the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and children

Fantastic facilities and resources, including our school forest, a stage for our Annual Performance and significant space to provide our children with an excellent PE curriculum

An academy and a Multi-Academy Trust that is committed to supporting its colleagues to continue their professional development through high-quality training and qualifications

Experienced and innovative leadership with a fully committed governing body

Colleagues who are absolutely dedicated to providing the best school experience for all of our children

A lovely close-knit team that feels like a family


‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:  “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

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