Reception Teacher – Maternity Cover, Thurrock

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Stifford Clays Primary SchoolThurrock

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Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,543 - £41,635(NQT/MPR/UPR)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 Pay Range        NQT/MPR/UPR

Position Start Date Easter 2020

Contract Type Full time

Contract Term Fixed Term – Maternity Cover

Application Close Noon 3rd February 2020

Interviews       TBC

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding teacher to join Stifford Clays Primary School. We are currently seeking an EYFS Reception Teacher to start in April 2020 for the duration of a maternity cover. You will be passionate about teaching and have an excellent understanding of Primary provision, experience of teaching EYFS and be committed to providing high quality learning and experiences for all children. As a member of staff, you will be valued and supported; in return we are looking for commitment, drive and enthusiasm.

Why Stifford Clays Primary School? 

We are a community-focused school for 2 to 11 year olds, located centrally in the Stifford Clays ward of Thurrock. We serve a diverse community and welcome all children who live in the local area.  The original infant and junior schools were built in 1954 and were one form of entry. The school has grown hugely to accommodate 90 children in each year group.

Stifford Clays Primary School is an extremely happy and positive school.  We are an Ofsted ‘good’ school (2016 full inspection; 2019 Section 8 inspection) where “Staff and pupils work as a team with a ‘can-do’ attitude.” and “In lessons, most pupils try hard and enjoy learning. They are keen to do well.” (Ofsted 2019).


We are a Multi-Academy Trust who wishes to ensure our profession remains supportive and exciting, and we welcome all candidates including those embarking on their first stage of their career. This is an exciting time to join SWECET, which was established in 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances. We will offer the successful candidate:

• The support of an experienced CEO and Primary Executive Head Teacher

• A highly professional, dedicated staff and supportive Trust Board

• Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression 

• Comprehensive training and development opportunities supported by Thurrock Teaching School Alliance

• A health and well-being package

• A competitive salary 

• A two week October half term

• The opportunity of becoming part of a growing organisation

Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  We can accommodate a visit any time. If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please call the school on 01375 373866 and ask for Amy Springham, PA to the Executive Head Teacher.

Please return your completed application form to:

HR Department, c/o William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex RM16 3NJ


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

More about Stifford Clays Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Whitmore Avenue, Stifford Clays, Grays, Essex, RM16 2ST, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1375 373866
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Stifford Clays Primary was born from the amalgamation of Stifford Clays Infant and Junior Schools, the original schools were built in 1954 and opened 1955.   

The schools were much smaller then, only accommodating a maximum of 30 pupils in...