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Reception Teacher – Maternity Cover

The LyceumHackney

Join our enthusiastic and student focused team at The Lyceum School, which is located in the heart of The City of London. We seek to appoint a cover teacher for Reception who will enjoy teaching a creative, topic-based curriculum in a school with exceptional pastoral care. 


The Lyceum School

The Lyceum School is an independent prep school for just over 120 boys and girls aged 4 to 11. Founded in 1997, the school is well known for its equal emphasis on the arts and academics. We teach a topic-based curriculum which links many subjects and allows our teachers to plan creative schemes of work that draw on their own knowledge and passions. We have specialist teachers for Music, PE, Spanish and Latin. We welcome teachers who can bring with them specialist interests. The Lyceum provides rigorous pastoral care that places pupils' well-being at the heart of all we do.

Children go on to a range of predominantly independent secondary schools, with many pupils being awarded scholarships. We regularly receive offers to schools such as Highgate, Alleyn’s, James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGs), Channing, Queen’s College, Francis Holland, Forest, UCS and Wetherby.


The Lyceum is part of a larger family of nursery, prep and senior schools called Dukes Education. Being a member of The Lyceum team means being a member of the Dukes family who provide CPD, conferences and many networking opportunities. Dukes’ vision is to create a family of unique and extraordinary schools who support one another whilst maintaining their own identity. 

Reception (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic Teacher with EYFS experience who has high expectations across the range of abilities, and experience of helping pupils to meet these expectations. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and experience required to teach reading and writing to a high standard, along with an enthusiasm for teaching all primary subjects. The successful applicant will have knowledge of up-to-date safeguarding practice.


Professional Conduct

You must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of our school and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality.

You must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out your professional duties and responsibilities.

At The Lyceum School, we expect each other to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by: treating pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position of having regard for the need to safeguard pupils’ well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions of showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others, of not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, of ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

• To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons with regard to safeguarding procedures

• To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the school premises and when they are engaged in activities elsewhere

• To support in the provision of high-quality care and education for the children in the school; to fulfil legal and statutory requirements

• To implement all school policies and procedures, and report to the appropriate teacher any incidents of disruptive or unacceptable behaviour of pupils that may not be known to the main teaching staff

• To comply with all school policies - particularly those on Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Acceptable Use, Confidentiality and Data Protection


Professional Responsibilities

• To deliver and teach well-structured lessons

• To teach, according to their educational need, the pupils assigned, setting and marking work

• To adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils, knowing when to differentiate appropriately and to a high standard

• To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils

• To set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

• To enable pupils to explore topics for themselves and foster an environment for pupils to solve problems independently

• To manage pupil behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

• To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

• To give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking

• To be familiar with a range of resources suitable for individual or group settings, and use them to motivate pupils within their learning

• To ensure the classroom is a safe environment for children, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high and safety procedures are implemented

• To use the classroom to create an effective and stimulating environment for the teaching and learning of each subject

• To liaise with appropriate members of the pastoral team should you have concerns of pupil wellbeing, safety, or behaviour, and follow school record keeping and procedures

General Responsibilities

• To attend Key Stage meetings when requested

• To contribute to staff meetings, Open Days and other such functions as required in line with school protocols

• To comply with school supervision rotas as appropriate

• To set a good example in terms of spoken English, attendance and punctuality

• To ensure that you are dressed appropriately, in line with the staff dress code

• To undertake such training as may be reasonably required by the school

• To fulfil professional responsibilities by making a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

The Lyceum School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and checks with previous employers.

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