Teacher Vacancy September 2021
The Pines School is looking for an enthusiastic class teacher to join our friendly hard-working team. The successful candidate will deliver high quality lessons while nurturing and inspiring our pupils and you will enthuse and motivate pupils to strive for success while maintaining a healthy learning environment for all children within the school.
We need a teacher who: -
- Has up to date whole class teaching experience, with a record of high quality practice (KS1 experience desirable but not essential). NQTs will be considered.
- Has high expectations of self and others.
- Is flexible and able to work well with others.
- Is able to deliver creative, fun, challenging and stimulating lessons that meet the needs of all learners.
- Has a clear understanding of expected learning outcomes across the primary phase.
- Understands the importance of ongoing assessment to determine children’s next steps in learning.
- Has drive and ambition to contribute to school improvement.
The successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning. We are looking for an individual who is a strong team player but can use their initiative and contribute to raising standards across the school.
The Pines is a two-form entry primary with a Nursery. We are well resourced and we have extensive outside space, nurture provision and a Key Stage 1 SEN resource provision. There are currently 350 children on roll.
The Pines is at the beginning of our journey with a new senior leadership team that was appointed in September 2019 and are invested in improving the quality of education, behaviour & attitudes and personal development. This is an exciting time to join us and our amazing team.
The school is located in the Hanworth estate which is on the outskirts of Bracknell town and is within very easy access of many amenities. The 'Look Out’ environmental area, Bracknell Sports Centre and Swimming Pool, the Berkshire Racquets and Health Club, the South Hill Park Theatre & Arts Centre are all well within walking distance with skating, skiing, bowling, cinemas and a leisure pool nearby.
We can offer you:
- An inclusive ethos
- Happy, motivated children who enjoy coming to school
- A commitment to professional development for all staff
- Caring and committed staff teams including an actively supportive leadership team who work well together
- Supportive parents who engage positively in the improvement of the school
Closing date: 23rd April 2021
Interviews: Week commencing 3rd May
Visits are actively encouraged in line with current government guidance on Coronavirus restrictions. Please contact Rachel Evans, School Business Manager, should you require any further information. SBM@thepinesschool.org.uk
Maternity Cover with a view to permanent contract, Start date – September 2021
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.