A fantastic opportunity has now arisen for a teacher to join us at Abbey Farm Educate Together as we open up into our second year, teaching in our brand-new building, delivered by the DfE Free School’s Team in September 2022.
The school will eventually serve 420 pupils, plus pre-school and acts as a community hub for residents of the Abbey Farm development.
This is for a Reception class teacher, who will work alongside the current Reception teacher, Chloe and the team.
We have a strong, values-based approach to education, using an ethical curriculum alongside the National Curriculum and EYFS Statutory Framework.
We are looking for someone committed to delivering a varied education experience, creating a nurturing environment where all children, and their families, feel valued.
Our Reception class runs with Continuous Provision in place, so a candidate with a strong passion and experience with this style of teaching is essential. The drive to embrace, adapt and be unafraid to try new things is also key.
We are part of an Academy Trust that also has schools in Bristol, Keynsham, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare.
Can you actively support our Educate Together ethos and prove you are already living it?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that is different, being part of a small dynamic team that is moulding the school as it grows?
Do you consider yourself a flexible, forward thinking teacher who can teach throughout EYFS and KS1?
Can you demonstrate the ability to innovate and explore new ideas?
Can you demonstrate that you can get very good progress in teaching and learning through Continuous Provision?
Do you believe that education can be optimistic and fun to work in and that you should be able to change things?
Are you flexible, keen to lend a hand and enthusiastic about the opportunities?
Do you wish to be part of an excellent, hardworking, and welcoming team, where you will enthuse and motivate our children to strive for success whilst supporting the development of a healthy learning environment.
Our schools operate under the following principles:
Equality based - all children have equal rights of access to the school and children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds are equally respected.
Co-Educational – all children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities.
Child-centred – we always put the children at the heart of every decision and activity. If it is not in the interest of the children’s learning or welfare, then we ask why do it?
Democratically run – we encourage active participation of parents, children and the community in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers.
Our ideal teacher will:
Be eager to join the Educate Together Academy Trust that has a proven model and track record in teacher support, encouragement and development.
Be an inspiring practitioner.
Understand fully the importance of working closely with families.
Be familiar with a school culture led by a strong ethos and distinct values.
Be fully committed to providing an integrated education that develops the talents of all our children
The unique Learn Together ethical curriculum is taught every day in an integrated way along with the National Curriculum. The Learn Together curriculum covers four strands:
Moral and Spiritual
Equality and Justice
Ethics and Environment
We will offer teachers:
A chance to work in an inclusive, vibrant, and supportive community
A genuine commitment to teacher well-being and development
A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within the ETAT Schools
Relevant CPD opportunities to support your development
The opportunity to build a career in the direction you choose as we grow as a MAT
We are keen to invite you to visit AFET to find out more about our school, our unique Learn Together curriculum and our ethos, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April
Interviews will be: 25/26th April.
Abbey Farm Educate Together is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.