Year 5 or 6 Class Teacher, Wandsworth

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Rutherford House SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: Monday 2nd September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale (with TLR 2a based on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Due to the growth of the school, Rutherford House School in South West London is looking to appoint a motivated and dynamic Key Stage 2 teacher to be a part of our committed and forward-thinking team. This is a real opportunity for a talented teacher to develop their teaching and leadership potential in a unique setting.  We are looking to appoint an individual with a positive outlook and a proactive attitude, ready to make a difference.

At Rutherford House School our philosophy is to promote excellence and outstanding progress in the basics (literacy & numeracy).  It is about sparking curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning and curiosity.  We are committed to supporting our children to reach their full potential.

Rutherford House School is the first free school established by Bellevue Place Education Trust committed to providing a broad, and exciting education in a happy environment and doing everything possible to make sure that pupils achieve everything that they are capable of. The children are encouraged to learn independently, and are treated as individuals celebrating their unique set of talents.

We are looking for an individual who are creative and forward thinking with a proven track record of raising standards in reading and writing, maths, outstanding planning, teaching and assessment in Key Stage 2. There are opportunities for middle leadership responsibilities and we encourage staff to develop professionally. With a range of schools in the Trust serving a variety of different communities, opportunities for career progression and wider professional experiences are extensive.

Our ideal candidate will be able to deliver inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge. Our outstanding candidate will have the strong interpersonal skills to foster links between the school, home and wider community.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

• A strong commitment to the innovative use of technology to ensure efficient ways of working

• Excellent peer support from our outstanding team 

• The opportunity to develop your career into managerial roles within a supportive and friendly team

• A positive and innovative working environment

• A strong and growing network of partner free schools, driving up  standards and providing valuable support to staff.

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download and complete the attached documents.  Application packs are available from:  or can be downloaded from our school website.

Please email your completed application form to:

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 8th February (4pm)

Shortlisting Dates: Monday 11th February

Interview Dates: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February

Start date: Monday 2nd September 2019

We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our pupils.

Visits are warmly encouraged. There are two Open Events where you will have an opportunity to speak to Mrs Mallett (Headteacher) and have a tour of the school.  The dates are: Wednesday 6th February (9.00 a.m.) and Thursday 7th February (2.00 p.m.)

Please contact Ms Angela Smith to make an appointment on either 020 8672 5901 or  

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More about Rutherford House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 217 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8672 5901
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