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Primary Teacher

Hertfordshire - Cheshunt
£25543 - £37152 per annum, London Fringe Pay Scale
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You will be a Primary Teacher at a school in Cheshunt, responsible for giving this group of 5-6 year old's the best possible Year 2 chance that that they can have. There are 24 of them in the class, 8 of which happen to be boys and 1 has an EHCP; this child is on the Autistic Spectrum.

This is by no means, a walk in the park, you will have to work really hard to get these kids to engage with learning - it's sad that they have experienced such instability in their first year of Primary School and have become restless, they also don't believe that the grown ups will stay. It's saddening really.

The school is a one form entry school that has had a new Headteacher as of early 2019, the school had just been moved into Requires Improvement and since the inspection the current Head has worked really hard to attract some excellent educators (in a time when it is more difficult than ever to attract good people, this is an incredible achievement). There are TLR roles available, if that is of interest to you.

It is absolutely essential that you fulfil your role as a Primary Teacher in accordance with the Teaching Standards. Year 2 is a SAT year but you there is additional support for those areas. The curriculum has become enriched since the last inspection.

It's not glamorous, but its real. I'm almost certain nobody becomes a Primary Teacher for the glamour though...

Ofsted is expected any time now; so there's also that to be aware of.

You will have a very supportive and genuinely emotionally intelligent Headteacher, paid to scale for London Fringe and there is parking on site available. You will also have a shared Learning Support Assistant.

In addition to this you will be playing a pivotal role in improving the education journey of this group of 24 quasi-disenfranchised learners at an early stage. If there has ever been a time to ensure that the leaders of the future are given the best possible start, it's now... I'm almost certain that nobody wants to see a repeat of what we've got going on in the world right now.

The qualification requirements appear to be causing some confusion of late: QTS or QTLS is required for Teachers trained in the UK. If you have qualified in the EEA then you should check your eligibility for QTS on the Home Office website. Teachers that have qualified in the Commonwealth do not need QTS immediately, but eligibility can be checked in the same way as EEA Teachers.

Applications are welcome from NQTs (EEA Teachers are usually exempt from the Induction Period)

Whilst I appreciate that it may be tempting to apply for this role, even without an eligible qualification in education and training, please don't. If you have a genuine curiosity or want to discuss your options for either getting into teaching or educating without a teaching degree please call me for a conversation - applying for this role without a relevant qualification will result in the application being rejected and me never having the opportunity to speak with you.

This is an incredibly time critical role, after all, the school year is already in full swing. I look forward to hearing from you.


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