KS1/2 Teacher, Oxfordshire

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Orchard Meadow Primary SchoolOxfordshire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ULT PT1 -PT6
Contract term: Permanent

Orchard Meadow Primary is a two-form entry school for children aged 3 to 11 including nursery provision. We proudly serve the children and families of Blackbird Leys in Oxford and welcome children from the surrounding areas.

We want our children to become responsible, determined individuals who love to learn and are committed to providing the best level of education, care, wider services and opportunities to our children and families. We aim to provide high quality education that ensures children learn knowledge, skills and behaviours that will set the foundation for their futures as productive, happy adults.

We pride ourselves on the relationships that we build and have a committed team of staff and governors, as well as being supported by students and volunteers from the wider community. This ensures that our school constantly improves and grows.

We love to have visitors so please come and see us for yourself!

Orchard Meadow Primary School is a happy, lively school that is striving to offer the very best education, care and services to the children and families of Blackbird Leys.  Orchard Meadow is situated three miles South of the city of Oxford. If you are looking for an exciting challenging and highly rewarding teaching role, we are currently recruiting for qualified, innovative and inspirational teacher(s) to take a class in KS1 or KS2. The successful applicant will build on the strong achievements of our school and will be committed to inspiring students to have a love of learning.

This vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that works within the nationally renowned United Learning Trust. We would welcome applications from candidates who are eager to play an important role in the future of our school.

The staff at Orchard Meadow are a hard-working team, where staff at all levels are encouraged to develop themselves and be the best they can be, in a supportive environment that is focused on continuous professional development.

If you align with our vision, values and ethos and are committed to ensure the highest possible outcomes for all children then this role is for you.


We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, a popular benefits and rewards programme, enrolment into a contributory pension scheme.
  • Plenty of opportunities for professional development, within our school and our Trust. We offer NPQML and NPQSL, as well as opportunities for coaching and mentoring in school and within our network of schools.
  • An individual CPD pathway, to develop practice, and help you reach the next stage in your career.
  • A team dedicated to innovative teaching methods and implementing current research.
  • A healthy amount of PPA per week.
  • An opportunity to work in a charitable organisation that is focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged children; the core value of the Trust is “best in everyone”.


The right candidate will have:

  • Drive, determination and a passion for excellent teaching.
  • A positive outlook and a resilient nature.
  • A commitment to developing their own teaching practice as part of a team.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment that values each other.


At Orchard Meadow Primary School we are committed to providing a working environment that promotes the good health and well-being of all its employees, encouraging everyone to have 'Good Days at Work'.

Please visit our school website for further details of how to apply at www.orchardmeadowprimary.com

Closing Date: It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible

Interviews: To be confirmed once shortlisted

We welcome applications at any time and will deal with each application as we receive them. Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible. If you wish to visit the school, please contact Lorna Graham on 01865 778609.

Orchard Meadow Primary School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.

Orchard Meadow Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Orchard Meadow Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the school to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.


United Learning

Orchard Meadow Primary is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.


For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Lorna Graham: lorna.graham@orchardmeadow.org, 01865 778609.


To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link.

Where teaching is better shared

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More about Orchard Meadow Primary School
Address: Wesley Close, Oxford, OX4 6BG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 778609