Reception Class Teacher (Maternity Cover), Grove Park/London

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Cooper's Lane Primary SchoolGrove Park/London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,098 - £46,827
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


The role

Coopers Lane Primary School is a diverse inner city school with a strong commitment to inclusive practice and an excellent reputation for teaching and learning. We are a popular community school with high expectations for all of our children. Our school moto is All Different, All Equal, All Smiling and this really captures the heart of Coopers Lane. The school currently has three forms of entry.

In March 2017, Ofsted judged Coopers Lane to be a good school and highlighted the progress the school is making towards becoming outstanding. “You set out clear expectations for enhancing the ambitions of pupils and improving their self -belief in what they can achieve, Ofsted March 2017.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard-working class teacher to cover maternity leave, who has the desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children. The successful candidate will be someone with the drive, passion and enthusiasm to make our vision for the future a reality.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and dedicated primary practitioner with experience of working in early years to join our team of dedicated and resourceful staff at Coopers Lane School.

The maternity leave cover will start at the beginning of the Spring term 2018, until the end of the summer term, with the possibility of a December handover if the successful candidate is available.

If you are an enthusiastic and hard-working practitioner who has the desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children, then please get in touch.


Coopers Lane Primary School

Pragnell Road

Grove Park


020 8857 7680

What we are looking for 

Coopers Lane Primary School is looking for an exceptional classroom practitioner who:

  • Has a passion for teaching and high expectations of themselves and the children
  • Has been judged by others as having high quality teaching skills 
  • Has clear vision, energy and commitment to all aspects of school life 
  • Can demonstrate excellent organisational and  inter-personal skills

Coopers Lane Primary School can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly children who are eager to learn and a pleasure to teach
  • Support and encouragement for continuous professional development 
  • Strong leadership and supportive staff
  • An excellent and very well resourced environment

Salary details 

Teachers Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (negotiable depending on experience)

Further information

If you are interested in joining the team here at Coopers Lane, we would love to welcome you to our school so that you can experience first-hand what it is like to be part of our special community. Visits to the school are very welcome. Please contact Ayse Mehmet in the school office to make an appointment to view the school.

Coopers Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service. The successful candidate will also be subject to an overseas criminal record, qualifications and reference checks.

Coopers Lane Primary School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

CV’s will NOT be accepted as an application. References will be taken up before interview.

Closing Date

Closing date for completed application forms is Friday 17th November 2017 

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 20th November 2017.

Completed applications forms should be returned via the school office email

Please visit our website for further information about the school at

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More about Cooper's Lane Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Pragnell Road, London, SE12 0LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8857 7680
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