Pre-Prep Department Teacher (Part-time: 3 days), Durham, County

Closing date:

Bow, Durham SchoolDurham, County

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: In accordance with the Durham School salary scale.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role: 

Bow, Durham School seeks to appoint a suitably qualified, exceptional teacher who will teach in our Pre-Prep Department (EYFS and Key Stage 1).

This is a part-time position and will suit an individual who is flexible and adaptable to work across two classes: Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) and the Year 2 class. It is an exciting opportunity to become a key player in our Pre-prep Department as the successful candidate will work with two classes and a range of staff members.

In addition to the class share role, we are looking for someone who is able to take the lead for our new ‘stay and play’ sessions – a new initiative that we will be introducing from September for age 2-3 years as a taster for our Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) Class.

You will become part of a very successful team who are committed and supportive of each other and who are enthusiastic and creative in their approach to learning and giving our pupils the best opportunities.

The Candidate: 

The professional duties and responsibilities of the Pre-Prep teacher include:


- Plan, prepare and teach high quality, well-structured lessons.

- Teach according to educational need, adapting teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

- Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge and positive enthusiasm.

- Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

- Manage pupil behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

- Communicate effectively with the parents of pupils.

- Co-ordinate with other teachers on the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements

- Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.

Assessment and Reporting

- Make accurate and productive use of assessment, providing or contributing oral and written assessments and reports relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils. 

- Have knowledge of the EYFS framework and ELGs to be able to make accurate observations. 

- Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through marking.

- Attend Parents’ evenings relevant to the pupils taught.

- Set targets and work towards their achievement.

Child Protection, discipline, health and safety

- Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons.

- Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the School premises and when they are engaged in activities elsewhere.

Personal and Professional Conduct

- Demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.

- Maintain professionalism at all times and keep confidentiality of information.

- Undertake such duties that the Head of Bow may reasonably require.

Durham School is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2019, 9.00am.

Job location

More about Bow, Durham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 731 9270