Year 2 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover - 0.8), Luton

Closing date:

The Linden AcademyLuton

Date posted:
Start date: February 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you a Key Stage 1 Teacher interested in working 4 days a week?

Would you be interested in having longer half term breaks and summer holidays?

Would you like to work alongside genuinely lovely colleagues in an Ofsted rated ‘GOOD’ School?

If you answered yes to these questions, The Linden Academy would love to hear from you!

 Due to one of our lovely ladies going on Maternity Leave, The Linden Academy are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking Year 2 Teacher to join our dynamic Academy. Here at The Linden Academy, we are passionate about inspiring young minds and relish the opportunity to make a positive impact on our students’ lives and how they view education. When you are working to educate children, little things like helping a child overcome a problem or understand a difficult concept is highly rewarding and we are looking for someone who takes enjoyment in these things as we do.  

 The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold Qualified Teaching Status
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of teaching in Key Stage 1
  • Be passionate and have a proven success of working with children
  • Have a clear understanding about effective teaching, raising and sustaining achievement and the support required for well-motivated students
  • Be good communicators and should be able to engage effectively
  • Be a newly qualified or experienced teacher who is enthusiastic, influential and committed to working in pursuit of success for the academy and its learners

 Job Specifics: 

  • Start Date: February 2018 or as soon as possible
  • Salary: Main Pay Scale
  • Job Role: Fixed Term Contract, Part Time - 0.8 FTE (Monday to Thursday)

 Why work for The Linden Academy: 

  • Linden Academy was previously a fee-paying independent school under the name Moorlands, since converting to ‘The Linden Academy’ the school has very much kept their traditional values but applied them to a modern context. Therefore, our teachers still get to enjoy the fantastic benefits of longer half terms and summer holidays with no effect on their pay!
  • Lovely small class sizes  with 18-24 maximum per class with fantastic resources
  • £30 million state of the art modern facilities in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
  • Join a lovely close-knit team of teachers and SLT that are genuinely here to support you and want to see you succeed
  • Brilliant CPD opportunities if you wish to improve and develop

Here’s what Ofsted have to say: “The Principal is passionate about making sure that every pupil achieves their best while at the school. She gives outstanding leadership to the school and has built a good team of leaders to support school improvement. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn. As a result, attendance is high. They behave well in most lessons, and are careful and considerate of each other”.

Teacher Testimonial: What first attracted me to The Linden Academy was its ethos. All members of staff were extremely welcoming and I loved the rapport between the staff as well as the relationships they had created with the children. Staff were passionate about the children's learning and progress, not just academically but personally. It was something I wanted to be a part of. During my time here, I have developed both professionally and personally. I started my employment as a timid graduate with little confidence of standing in front of a whole class. With great support and guidance, I have progressed from a Teaching Assistant to Class Teacher. Our Senior Leadership Team have greatly supported and built my confidence and ability in becoming a teacher. They have always been approachable and understanding with a genuine care for their staff's wellbeing. Staff across the school continue to support each other in any way they can to make sure we are promoting learning and progress to the highest standard for our pupils. It's a great community to be a part of." – Jessica Day

Closing Date: Monday 15th January at 12pm        Interviews: As soon as possible

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply today – we look forward to hearing from you!

 ‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Osbourne Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 211441
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