Year 1 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Wandsworth Preparatory SchoolWandsworth

Are you an imaginative and highly-motivated teacher who always goes the extra mile for the children in your class?

Would you enjoy teaching in a warm, welcoming, small school environment where we pride ourselves in caring for the children and staff in equal measure?

We are looking for an outstanding teacher as Year 1 class teacher (maternity cover) starting from September 2021 until the end of March 2022.

Desired skill set:

● Experience of planning, teaching and assessing in Year 1

● Excellent focus on pupil wellbeing and positive behaviour management

● Excellent communication skills with children, staff and parents

● A team player

● Kind

● Organised and resourceful

● Creative and imaginative with an opportunity to coordinate KS1 English if desired

Wandsworth Preparatory School is a small, one form entry independent school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. We believe that, from an early age, children should enjoy a breadth of opportunity to develop their ability, interests and potential in a nurturing, warm and secure environment. We see ourselves as a family school with unfailing emphasis placed on the happiness of each child.

We are a non-selective school yet each teacher has high expectations of every child enabling them to reach their potential. Consequently, as pupils leave our school, academic standards are high. We offer our children a rich educational experience and a creative and nurturing atmosphere. We want each child in our care to feel personally valued and to think of us as their second home.

Classes are a maximum of 18 children and although taught predominantly by their class teacher and teaching assistant, they also receive specialist teaching in Music, French, Spanish, Science, Drama, Forest School and P.E.

Please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps, and details of two referees, to

The closing date is Monday 17th May however, the school reserves the right to interview and appoint this position ahead of any advised application closing date should an appropriate candidate be found. Therefore, it is advisable to submit applications as early as possible.

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c 24th May 2021

If you would find it useful to have a discussion about the maternity cover post with our Headteacher, Jo Fife, before applying, please email to book a call. Please also take a look at our website, where you will be able to get a feel for the ethos of the school.

Wandsworth Prep School is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check

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