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Job Advert: Teacher - Primary teacher 1.0 MPS

We are seeking an enthusiastic, inspirational primary teacher to join our school team for two
terms, starting in January 2024.

We are looking for a KS2 class teacher who has a secure understanding of the KS2 curriculum, who is a highly skilled practitioner and who is able to deliver a broad, balanced curriculum to our children which progresses both their knowledge and skills. Our wonderful children here at Seaton are well-behaved, well-mannered, keen to learn and they enjoy the additional experiences they have by attending Seaton, such as swimming, forest school
and field visits to Seaton Wetlands.

We are an inclusive and diverse school, where everybody is celebrated and nurtured to become the best they can be. This is achieved through offering every child equal access to a broad curriculum enriched by visitors, trips, community links and strong pastoral care. We are a two-form entry Primary school within an area of outstanding natural beauty and with school grounds that include a woodland, swimming pool and daily mile track.

We are guided by our school values, which are: be respectful, responsible, trustworthy, kind and be the best you can be. We are looking for someone who embodies these values.

The successful candidate will be highly skilled in:

  • Modelling learning to children including modelling talk and vocabulary
  • Planning, teaching and assessing core subjects and the wider curriculum
  • Building strong relationships and rapport with children, showing care, empathy and commitment to children
  • Classroom management and organisation
  • Being a responsive teacher, capitalising on teachable moments and in the moment feedback in lessons
  • Effectively deploying learning support assistants to enhance learning
  • Inspiring and enthusing a love of learning in the classroom through delivering wellplanned, engaging and motivating lessons
  • Ongoing assessment using a range of assessment for learning strategies
  • Supporting children with SEND needs
  • Experience in delivering a broad, balanced curriculum enriched with visits, visitors and experience days

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about education
  • Aspirational for every child
  • Reflective in their approach and committed to their own professional development
  • An enthusiastic flexible team member
  • Positive and forward-thinking
  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Approachable and open to parents, valuing parental and community involvement and engagement
  • Committed to building strong, supportive relationships with children, parents, carers and colleagues across the school

In return we can offer you:

  • Well-behaved, delightful learners and a supportive community
  • A friendly, supportive staff team
  • A strong commitment to your professional development
  • A wonderful coastal environment in which to work
  • An on-site Forest School available for regular use
  • An on-site swimming pool accessed by children in the curriculum and accessible to staff outside of teaching hours

If you have the skills, passion and experience that we are looking for and would like to join our team we would love to hear from you. To book onto a visit to the school or to discuss the post with the Headteacher Jenna McCaffery please contact the school on 01297 20922 or email to arrange a visit.

Closing date: 9am Friday 1st December
Provision interview date: Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th December
Start date: January 2023

Our school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Vacancy for Learning Support Assistant (SEN)

Salary: Grade C
Contract: named to a child
Appointment: 32.5 hours potential for 0.8 for the right candidate
Term time: 39 weeks per annum
Start date: January or February 2023

Are you passionate about working with children? Are you keen to ensure all children are supported to access learning and the full curriculum?

If so, we are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to primarily work within one of our Year 4 classes supporting a small number of children with SEND needs.

We are seeking a candidate who understands varying SEND needs and who is able to adapt learning to meet the needs of children. The candidate will work within a well-established team in Lower Key Stage 2. Our children are well-behaved, respectful and keen to learn. The children are working at different levels and require different levels of support.

We are seeking a candidate who has experience working with children with additional needs (whether personally or professionally).

The successful candidate needs to be comfortable working 1:1 following a personalised curriculum for the child and working to support the child integrating and interacting with their peers within the classroom.

The essential skills and qualities required for this role are:

  • Ability to support children within the classroom environment and in 1:1 or small group intervention
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable and positive and nurturing in approach
  • Ability to build rapport and strong relationships with children
  • Ability to take own initiative, adapting learning in the moment and breaking learning down to small steps, and work within a team taking direction from the class teacher
  • A knowledge and understanding of how children learn
  • Good oral and written English language skills

The desirable skills and qualities require for this role are:

Trained in Speech and language intervention

  • Level 2 or 3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent
  • Trained in speech and language therapy or language interventions
  • Trained in delivering Read Write Inc (phonics)
  • Experience of working with children with SEND needs, including learning needs and physical needs
  • A knowledge of the Year 4 national curriculum expectations

In return we can offer you a vibrant school within a welcoming, caring community of pupils, staff and families. We offer children a broad range of experiences to enrich the curriculum, through making the most of our onsite mature woodland, swimming pool and ground and through trips locally and further afield.

Our school vision is to be proud of who we are and what we achieve together." Working together with the children at the heart of all we do is at the centre of our work.

If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you and we would love to show you around our school. Please call 0129720922 or email to organise a visit or to find out more about the role.

For full details of the post please refer to the job description.

Applications to be submitted to our School Business Manager Mrs K Spittle via email

Application closing date: Monday 4th December 9:30am

Provisional interview dates: Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th December

Our school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.