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Mainstream Teacher

The Bridge London TrustIslington

Mainstream Primary Teachers required for 

The Hungerford School – part of The Bridge London Trust 

Salary Grade: Teachers Pay Scale 

Flexi Working / Fixed Term / Permanent Contracts Available 

From: January 2022

Are you ambitious and dynamic?  Do you have tones of energy, resilience and drive?  Are you an outstanding classroom practitioner?  Are you passionate about impacting the lives of children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Hungerford School is a mainstream school in turnaround. We are part of the Outstanding Bridge London Trust but prior to this the school was judged to be inadequate under its previous administration. We are looking for ambitious teachers with the determination and the moral imperative to play their part in getting our school to good.

You need to be a fantastic teacher with bags of grit, determination and enthusiasm. Don’t be put off by a lack of experience - if you are an outstanding practitioner who is hungry for a challenge, we are the school for you!

We are an innovative primary school based in Islington and looking for an experienced teacher who: 

• Has enthusiasm and skills to lead and develop staff across the school 

• Is positive and creative, with a flexible approach to teaching

• Is forward-thinking, inspirational and receptive to change 

• Is an excellent teacher with a successful track record of impacting positively upon student progress and wellbeing.

• Is able to respond to behaviour in a positive manner with sensitivity and resilience

• Has excellent knowledge of the primary curriculum  

Our story:

Hungerford Primary School was judged by OFSTED to be Inadequate.  It joined The Bridge London Trust in May 2018.  Since then lots of work has been going on. 

• We use Positive Behaviour Support to improve our children’s behaviour. 

• We use Project Based Learning to inspire their minds.  

• We are an inclusive learning environment. Every child is welcome and we never give up

• We drive each other and our children to be our best

• We are more than a school: we work with and for our community, whenever and whatever is needed

We can offer you:

Excellent professional development opportunities linked with the Trust and the Teaching School and:

• A chance to help define the school and progress your career 

• A supportive community and a committed team of staff that are equally determined to give children the best possible opportunities 

See our work in action here: 

We encourage applicants to visit us and we are happy to be flexible with visiting times. If you have the requisite skills and would like to find out more, please contact our school office, on 020 7607 4787. Please return your completed application form together with equal opportunities form to,  

We are recruiting for: 

• Primary Teachers –KS1 / KS2 

• Permanent and fixed term positions 

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021 

Interviews: Week Commencing 13th December 2021

Applications will be considered on receipt – don’t wait until the deadline!

Hungerford School  - Job Description | Class Teacher

Purpose of the post 

This job description should be read alongside the range of duties of teachers set out in the annual School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. 

Members of staff should at all times work within the framework provided by the school’s policy statements to fulfil the general aims and objectives of the school’s Education Development Plan. 

Main responsibilities  - Relationships with children and young people 

• Have high expectations of children and young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them.

• Hold positive values and attitudes and adopt high standards of behaviour in their professional role.


• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which they work, and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies and practice of their workplace, including those designed to promote equality of opportunity.

Communicating and working with others 

• Communicate effectively with children, young people and colleagues.

• Recognise that communication is a two-way process and encourage parents and carers to participate in discussions about the progress, development and well-being of children and young people.

• Recognise and respect the contributions that colleagues, parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people, and raising their levels of attainment.

• Have a commitment to collaboration and co-operative working where appropriate

• Communicate effectively with parents and carers, conveying timely and relevant information about attainment, objectives, progress and well-being.

Personal and professional development

• Evaluate their performance and be committed to improving their practice through appropriate professional development.

• Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation; being prepared to adapt their practice where benefits and improvements are identified.

• Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring.

Professional knowledge and understanding 

Teaching and learning

• Have a good, up-to-date working knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and know how to use and adapt them, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.

Assessment and monitoring

• Know the assessment requirements specific to the school as well as National Tests.

• Know a range of approaches to assessment, including the importance of formative assessment.

• Know how to use local and national statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching, to monitor the progress of those they teach and to raise levels of attainment.

• Know how to use reports and other sources of external information related to assessment in order to provide learners with accurate and constructive feedback on their strengths, weaknesses, attainment, progress and areas for development, including action plans for improvement.

Subjects and curriculum

• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the curriculum areas and related pedagogy.

• Know and understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula and frameworks

Literacy, numeracy and ICT

• Know how to use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support their teaching and wider professional activities.

Supporting documents

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