Nursery Teacher

St. John Bosco Catholic Academy
Hillcrest Road, Dudley, DY2 7PW
£30,000 - £41,333 per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary (Dudley) is:

-A voluntary Catholic academy that is part of the St John Bosco Catholic Academy (Dudley) together with St Chad’s Catholic Primary in Sedgley, Bishop Milner Catholic College in Dudley, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Wednesbury, St Bernadette’s, Brownhills, St Mark’s Great Barr and St John Bosco, West Bromwich and Stuart Bathurst Catholic Secondary School Wednesbury. This offers excellent opportunities for working alongside our partner schools.

-Judged as ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent RE, Collective Worship and Catholic Life Inspection (September 2018) and is a school with a very strong Catholic ethos and excellent Parish links.

-Judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our most recent Ofsted (April 2015)

-Popular and over-subscribed and has a friendly and caring atmosphere.

-A one form entry Catholic school that serves the Kates Hill estate and beyond.

-A happy and safe environment where everyone, children and adults alike, is given the chance to flourish.

Nursery Teacher Main Scale Post / Unqualified Teacher Post: February 2024: Suitable Experienced Teachers / Unqualified Teachers with appropriate qualifications.

Maternity Cover contract Full Time – Temporary Contract.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, caring and committed teacher with a proven record of good or better teaching. Our successful school has a very strong Catholic ethos. This post is not suitable for ECTs.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th December 9.00am

The Academy Committee and Board of Directors are seeking to appoint a teacher who:

-Puts the children first and ensures they are safe and happy, whilst challenging them to achieve the best they possibly can.

-Can demonstrate a good ability to meet individual pupil needs by challenging and supporting pupils and responding to the unique needs of all learners, including disadvantaged pupils, high prior attainers, those with English as an additional language and pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.

-Is completely supportive of our Catholic ethos and strong links with our Parish.

-Has a proven track record of good or better performance as a primary teacher .

-Is well organised, capable, hardworking and resilient. As our school has excellent levels of teaching and achievement it is essential that the successful applicant can demonstrate these attributes.

-Is a good team member who will work with others, including parents and carers and also use their own initiative to help make our school even better.

This post is only suitable for experienced teachers / Unqualified Teacher with very recent and highly successful Primary School experience. Detailed and up to date information about our school is available on our website:

Please contact Mrs M Asrar for an application pack – 01384 889424 or email

Qualified Teacher Status or relevant Unqualified Teacher Qualification

Experience of teaching in or being trained in UK schools.

Experience of teaching in / being trained in a Catholic school is desirable.

Having achieved or currently studying towards the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is desirable.

Experience of teaching in EYFS is desirable.

Practical skills

  • Ability to maintain consistently high standards of teaching and learning, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to respond positively to and engage with lesson observations and constructive feedback from internal and external professionals, including OFSTED inspectors and consultants.
  • Good, up to date working knowledge of delivering and assessing EYFS curriculum.
    Well organised.
  • Able to take initiative.
  • Good team worker.
  • Resilient and determined to constantly improve.
  • Ability to keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to manage others (e.g. teaching assistants)
  • Good level of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • High level of clerical accuracy

Personal qualities and attributes

  • Entirely supportive of the school’s Catholic ethos and willing to make a commitment to promoting the distinctive Catholic culture of St Joseph’s.
  • Caring, compassionate and supportive of children’s pastoral needs
  • Eager to evaluate and improve own and others practice to ensure best outcomes for the learners
  • Hardworking and efficient, willing to devote time and energy to ensure the best outcomes for the pupils and in order to ensure all duties are completed in a timely manner
  • A good team member who is willing to learn from others and support others in equal measure
  • Able to lead and manage teaching assistants and others in the setting
  • A very positive role model for children
  • Able to foster genuinely supportive relationships with parents
  • A good understanding of safeguarding procedures and safe working practices
  • Able to inspire and motivate children, securing high standards of behaviour and achievement

The successful applicant will be required to respect, preserve and develop the quality and distinctive culture of our Catholic school and will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract.

A practicing Catholic is preferred although we welcome applications from anyone prepared to wholeheartedly support our Catholic ethos. St Joseph’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal background check before taking up post. References will be taken up prior to interview.

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