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KS2 Teacher - Year 5 - Barnsbury - Islington , London

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Job description

A wonderful mainstream school in N1, Islington are recruiting for a Year 5 Class Teacher to join their fantastic team after the half-term break. This school has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted in a recent inspection from 2015.

The school is a 12 minute walk from Highbury & Islington station (Great Northern, Overground and Victoria lines) and an 8 minute walk to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station (National Rail).

Leaders, including governors, are highly ambitious and have a clear vision for the school. Their leadership has been successful in improving the school. This is a two form entry school with an incredible amount of support staff ranging from HLTA's, TA's, Art Specialist and a Counsellor on site. The school offers in house art therapy and counselling services.

We aim to develop children's awareness of their own emotions and how to regulate them constructively. PSHE (Personal, Social and Health education) is used frequently in class to develop confidence in expressing and exploring feelings

"The wide range of opportunities for pupils to acquire and nurture cultural interests over time is strength of the school. The strong emphasis that teachers place on discussion and collaboration leads to very good social development …" - Ofsted Report, January 2015

The role:

  • Year 5 Class Teacher
  • Position type: Full-time
  • Start: ASAP
  • KS2 Experience is essential
  • You will need to have at least 2 or 3 years' experience teaching either Year 5 or 6 in the UK.
  • Main Pay / Upper Pay Scale

Successful Teacher:

  • The successful applicant needs to have a team player attitude
  • The teacher must be extremely driven, reliable and hard-working
  • Teacher displays a clear and thorough understanding of the curriculum
  • Secure knowledge and skills relating to strategies in working with pupils of all achievement levels.
  • An interest, motivation and passion for working with special needs children and developing skills to facilitate this
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

The School:

Achievements: The school shares with their parents the work of pupils who have presented 'outstanding' work.

Enrichment: The school has a large focus on enrichment activities that include; Massage & Reflexology, cooking, plumbing, yoga, philosophy, art, forest fun, drumming, film appreciation and Garage-Band.

Facilities: The school is currently raising money to build a new library.

Community Based: The school holds yearly events; Year 6 Residential (The Year 6 pupils spend a week in the summer in a rural area in Kent) and the 'Parents Football tournament' to name a few.

Pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare are now good. Pupils are polite and courteous to each other and adults. They display positive attitudes to learning.

School's vision and values:

Learning many different things.

Learning by ourselves and with others.

Learning how to learn and exploring new ways to learn.

Knowing how our feelings affect our learning.

The Learning Toolbox is a skills-based, children approach to learning. This toolbox includes six elements; communication, thinking, creativity, social & emotional, physical and learning about learning.

Working for Teaching Personnel:

CPD Courses that are currently available:

  • Team-teach
  • Child Protection Training
  • The Prevent Duty
  • Understanding Autism
  • Moving and Handling

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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