Are you an ambitious teacher who is keen to make a difference? We are offering a wonderful opportunity to become an integral part of our exceptional community of children and adults.
Walton Oak Primary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher who has a passion for creating lifelong learners, are committed to inclusion and equality and have high expectations of themselves and every child. Main duties and responsibilities of the job are included in the job description attached to this advertisement along with a person specification giving details of the skills, qualifications and experience required for the roles.
Walton Oak Primary is a nursery and two form entry primary school in Walton on Thames, Surrey with a diverse catchment and a wonderful team spirit. The whole school team is committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment where children love learning and thrive. We have a strong reputation for working collaboratively with other local schools and are constantly on the look-out for opportunities to enhance our provision. The right candidate will be joining a strong, professional team of enthusiastic staff who will work alongside you in a supportive and constructive way.
• A Good school (Ofsted, November 2021) on its journey to Outstanding;
• A cohesive school, where staff and governors are supportive
• An innovative school with excellent facilities
What we offer ECTs:
• Non-contact time each week;
• A friendly and approachable mentor;
• A team of staff committed to supporting you;
• Trust wide support;
• Opportunities to attend training with other ECTs in local schools;
• Paid 2023 summer holiday following a two-week paid induction programme during July 2023 (this is not obligatory but available for all ECTs if they would like to participate).
What we offer experienced teachers:
• Accelerated career development for ambitious teachers, which can include gaining qualifications in middle and senior leadership
• Opportunities to lead school improvements
• A climate where your contributions are valued and positively received by all
We warmly welcome any interested applicants to either come and look around our school and meet the headteacher, or call and speak to the headteacher to discuss any questions you may have. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.
Walton Oak is part of the Lumen Learning Trust. For more information about the school or the Lumen Learning Trust itself, please look at our website.
The deadline for applications is 26th April 2023. However, please feel free to apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt. We reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.
Salary: £29,344 to £44,919 (dependent on experience)
Closing date: Wednesday 26th April 2023, 9am
Interviews: Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Start date: 1st September 2023
To apply please complete the application form; we do not accept CVs.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. You are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out*), as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). You are also required to disclose any pending criminal proceedings against you or current police investigations, including those relating to other employment or matters outside work. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from taking up appointment; it will depend on the nature of the offence(s) and their relevance to the post you are applying for. However, should you not declare any of the above and this is subsequently revealed, for example through the DBS check, then this may place your employment in jeopardy. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and with due regard to the ROA and data protection legislation.
Lumen Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To achieve this, we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please note that under safer recruitment practices Lumen Learning Trust cannot accept CVs or letters in place of completed application forms.
We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.