Inspirational Class Teacher, Wandsworth

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Rutherford House SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: Monday 16th April 2016 or Monday 3rd September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale (with TLR based on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Opened in 2013 Rutherford House School was the first free school established by Bellevue Place 

Education Trust, to provide a broad, exciting education in a happy environment with a commitment to ensuring pupils achieve their full potential. The children are encouraged to learn independently and are treated as individuals celebrating their unique set of talents.

At Rutherford House School our philosophy is to promote excellence and outstanding progress in the basics - literacy and numeracy, as well as sparking curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning and curiosity.

As the school continues to grow we are now looking for an inspirational, motivated and dynamic teacher with either EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 expertise to join our committed and forward thinking team. This is a real opportunity for a talented teacher to develop their teaching and leadership potential in a unique setting. We are looking to appoint someone with a positive outlook and a proactive attitude, ready to make a difference.

We would like to hear from those who are creative and forward thinking with a proven track record of raising standards in reading and writing, outstanding planning, teaching and assessment in the Early 

Years and Key Stage 1 and 2. You will be able to deliver inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge. Our outstanding candidate will have the strong interpersonal skills to foster links between the school, home and wider community.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

  • A strong commitment to the innovative use of technology to ensure efficient ways of working
  • Excellent peer support from our outstanding, supportive and friendly team 
  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • Professional development and opportunities for middle leadership responsibilities 
  • A strong and growing network of partner free schools, driving up standards and providing valuable support to staff
  • Opportunities for career progression and wider professional experiences in a Trust with a range of schools serving a variety of different communities

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download and complete the attached documents.

Alternatively, application packs are available from  or can be downloaded from our school website at 

Please email your completed application form to

Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.



Closing Date for applications:  Monday 19th February (4pm)

Shortlisting Dates: Tuesday 20th February

Interview Dates: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February

Start date: 16th April 2016 or Monday 3rd September 2018


We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully . You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our pupils.


Visits are warmly encouraged. There are two Open Mornings where you will have an opportunity to speak to Mrs Mallett (Headteacher) and have a tour of the school. The dates are: Thursday 8th February (9.00 a.m.) and Friday 9th February (2.00 p.m.)

Please contact Ms Louise Salter to make an appointment on either 

020 8672 5901 or  

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As part of BPET and Rutherford House’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all employees employed within schools are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Further details can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Services website 

Rutherford House School welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

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More about Rutherford House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 217 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8672 5901
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