Part time class teacher – LWKS2

We are really excited to announce that, at Roundwood Primary School we have the following teaching position available from January 2021:

A part time – 3 days a week – teaching position with shared class responsibility, Payscale: MPS, Contract type: Temporary until July 2021 

About us 

At Roundwood Primary School, our children are at the centre of everything we do. We pride ourselves on the relationships we develop and the nurture we offer; as ultimately we believe this is what contributes to children’s success and happiness, and supports them to reach their whole potential. We recognise we have one of the most privileged positions ever… and that is… building human beings and shaping the society of the future.

To ensure individual needs are met, we always consider the whole child and their future end points. Not only does this enable us to support academic success but again it helps to ensure our children are happy and benefit from a broad range of opportunities and experiences tailored to their individual needs to develop well-balanced individuals. Autumn Term has seen us develop our use of outdoor learning to support children’s wellbeing, and their connection with nature to help restore peace – so owning wellies and a warm coat are essential!  

What Roundwood can offer 

Our staff are just as important; as we feel that to be able to build positive relationships and nurture others you have to be immersed in positivity and feel empowered and supported in your role. You will be welcomed into a very close working team, in a small school environment, where we see ourselves as a family that work together to add to the community.

You will have a dedicated mentor from within the senior leadership team to ensure you settle at Roundwood, along with responsive Performance Management that drives your success and career ambition. Our governors are immensely supportive and bring a However, the best bit… is most definitely the children who are insanely delightful with a range of unique skills and interests, and endless aspirations. They also have huge personalities that will make you laugh a lot. 

The successful practitioner will: 

  • Have effective communication skills with children; to build positive, strong relationships where you can help children understand concepts – in a child friendly way – with the ability to simplify language and ideas, and challenge through questioning where appropriate  
  • Have excellent communication skills with adults; to build positive relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies and to use any guidance received to make a positive impact to children 
  • Lead by example; modelling our school values to children and colleagues  
  • Have high expectations of all children to ensure they reach their whole potential  
  • Demonstrate strong behaviour management with an understanding of the benefits of promoting positive behaviour strategies along with the use of choices to understand behaviours and actions, and the use of rewards and consequences  
  • Have experience of teaching a balanced and broad curriculum that engages and excites children  
  • Have an infectious passion for a subject that you wish to lead across the school  
  • Have experience of working in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2  
  • Have experience and be confident in teaching a systematic phonics approach 
  • Be confident in adapting lessons, in response to AFL, to ensure activities and tasks meet the needs of all children  
  • Be able to confidently assess children, identify gaps and misconceptions, and plan accordingly with the ability to differentiate for all pupils including pupils with specific learning or behaviour challenges, SEN and/or more able  
  • Be able to use a data tracking system to monitor progress and attainment accurately  
  • Be able to reflect and evaluate where changes need to be implemented, and is responsive to do this within a timely to ensure a positive impact for all children  
  • Contribute to our community ethos by attending whole school events 
  • Be dedicated to improving pedagogical practice and keeping up to date with current research and innovation, with a desire to be involved in school improvement  
  • Inspire children with interactive displays, using a wide range of natural materials and varied mediums 
  • Demonstrate how the appeal to varying learning styles to ensure high levels of engagement and participation 
  • Be well organised with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively to ensure efficient working  

Please see job description and person specification attached for further information. 

All applications to be received by:Monday 19th October 2020 

Shortlisting will take place: Monday 19thOctober 2020 

Interview will take place: Wednesday 21st October 2020 

We welcome visits to view the school but they will need to take place after 3:30pm when all pupils have gone home due to current Covid guidelines and protocol. Please or speak to Mrs Tatterfield to arrange an appointment by calling: 01280 813066 

Application packs can be obtained from the school website  

All applications to be scanned and sent 

At Roundwood Primary School, we are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to operating safe recruitment practices. The successful candidate will need to have a DBS clearance.  

Job Category: Teacher
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Buckingham

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Term Dates 20/21

  1. End of Term 3.00pm/3.15pm

    October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  2. Inset Day

    November 1
  3. Term Starts

    November 2
  4. End of Term 1.00pm/1.15pm

    December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  5. Inset day

    January 4, 2022
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