Year 2 Class Teacher, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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The Stephen Perse Pre-Prep SchoolCambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: 15/04/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, staff or student, achieves and makes a contribution every day. 

By teaching students to think for themselves, we achieve exceptional results – but for us, education is not just about grades. We see the individual behind the results. We develop strength of character, a sense of social responsibility and an ability to innovate and collaborate. We look for and develop this added value with our staff as well as our students.

A global outlook, a focus on pedagogy, a ground-breaking commitment to digital learning and an emphasis on inspirational learning environments make us different. More than that, our policy of 'looking beyond' underpins education here. Co-curricular learning is integral to what we do, where opportunity and excellence are valued and encouraged. 

Our community, led by the Principal, Miss Tricia Kelleher, is made up of a family of six different schools, each with its own Head, comprising 1,100 boys and girls aged 3 to 18, around 150 teaching staff and 145 support staff. 

With an Exceptional ISI Inspection report in 2014 and Independent School of the Year 2014/5, we have much to be proud of as we continue our journey. 

However, we know that education in the twenty-first century is as much about looking forward as looking back. We have just completed a pioneering redevelopment plan, which includes a five-storey sports and learning centre in the heart of Cambridge. We have also admitted boys to our Senior School as of 2017, offering them access to the same exceptional education as girls. 

By celebrating diversity and collaboration in school and with our wider community we encourage students to choose a path that is right for them. We recognise potential in every child and inspire young people to achieve their dreams - guiding them every step of the way.

Location: City Pre-Prep, Cambridge

About the Pre-Prep:

The Pre-Prep is one school, 8 classes, based over two sites. One in the idyllic rural setting of Madingley and the other in Cambridge City centre. Opened in 2012, our City Pre-Prep shares a site  shares a site with our Junior School. It's the best of both worlds - the security of a Pre-Prep combined with the stimulation of a big school and the wider city.

We have our own entrance on Brookside and dedicated classrooms and outside areas – to give our smallest pupils their own space for games and simply being together. Everything Cambridge offers is on hand, from the University Botanic Gardens to museums and exhibitions. Our nature reserve is in easy walking distance, as is our five-acre sports field at Latham Road.

We are ideally looking for someone with experience teaching Year 2 who can join our KS1 team and bring new ideas and practice to our staff. Parental relationships are key to supporting learning so with all classrooms opening with teachers at 8am we can settle children into informal activities before registration at 8:45am. 

As a staff of reflective practitioners we are always looking for ways to improve and develop our learning environments, lessons and pedagogy to make the best school for our learners. Do look at the person specification for further desirable qualities but if you like the sound of us then always apply as we are open to different strengths and happy to support professional development. Our website will also give you a great feel for who we are and what we believe in or come and visit us to see for yourself.

Role Description: To promote effective learning, appropriate achievement and educational, social and personal progress of all Year 2 pupils, consistent with the aims of the school and the unique needs of each individual.

Application process

Please apply directly through our online recruitment portal by clicking the Apply button below.

We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about The Stephen Perse Pre-Prep School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Early Years
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 7 years

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, staff or student, achieves and makes a contribution every day. 

By teaching students...