Key Stage 1 Teacher (Maternity Cover), Kingston upon Thames

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Surbiton High Boys' Preparatory SchoolKingston upon Thames

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: United Learning Pay Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Applications are invited for the full-time post of KS1 Teacher (Maternity Cover), to join  a selective 4-11 independent preparatory school for boys  in Kingston-upon-Thames. 

The school has a warm and caring atmosphere where pupils can flourish; we put great emphasis on the personal development of each individual. The school is also strong in academic achievement; we expect good results from our students in all subjects and have students of above average ability who are highly motivated and achieve excellent outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To teach all subjects as required to a class of pupils, undertaking all of the duties expected of a class teacher
  • To provide inspiring educational opportunities for all pupils
  • To teach any required subjects to other groups and classes, as reasonably required
  • To maintain a good up-to-date knowledge of the Key Stage 1 Curriculum and assessment procedures
  • To be committed to academic excellence and develop and implement programmes of study to ensure that each pupil develops at a good pace through differentiated planning and teaching
  • To use a range of ICT equipment and software appropriate to the year group
  • To provide a stimulating learning environment through display, that is routinely maintained
  • To maintain full and informative records efficiently
  • To document planning for the short, medium and long term
  • To support colleagues as necessary and to work cooperatively part of a team, attending all meetings and INSET
  • To undertake duties before, during and after school as required
  • To participate in co-curricular school activities including clubs and residential field trips

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Good Honours degree
  • QTS
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and ICT skills
  • A good up-to-date knowledge of the Key Stage 1 Curriculum or EYFS Curriculum
  • Experience of teaching the National Curriculum/ISEB
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance both in terms of attainment and progress
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
  • A passionate practitioner who loves teaching
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • A team player with leadership qualities and a reflective and flexible approach
  • Organized, energetic and able to self-direct
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Committed to the Surbiton High School’s ethos
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the school

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following: 

Closing date for Applications: 8:00am, Tuesday  25 February  2020  

Interviews to be held week commencing: 2 March 2020

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

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More about Surbiton High Boys' Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Avenue Elmers, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT6 4SP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8390 6640
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