Year 5 Class Teacher

High Meadow Community School Norton Road Coleshill B46 1ES
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03 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
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The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced Year 5 teacher who simply loves teaching!

Would you like to be welcomed into a school that has the children at the heart of everything we do? We think you would thrive here because...

All of our practice is based on research (Education Endowment Foundation recommendations) Our Relationship and Behaviour Policy is based on a trauma informed approach (Paul Dix, When the adult changes, everything changes) We all model and encourage our 8 Learning Powers with the first one being the most important 'We are kind, we respect and value all living things'(see our website for more details) We value everyone and work together to ensure a happy work-life balance Our continual professional development ensures our teaching and learning is consistently outstanding

Key Requirements

We are looking for someone who has...
Qualified Teacher Status
At least two years experience of teaching Year 5 or upper KS2
A secure understanding of safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education
Is an outstanding classroom practitioner who will ensure every child reaches their full potential
Has the highest expectations of children's achievement and behaviour
Has exceptional organisation and interpersonal skills
Enjoys working effectively as part of a team
Will be prepared to play a full part in school life
Has a friendly, caring nature and a good sense of humour

Additional Information & How to Apply

Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer face to face visits to the school. We will however offer group ZOOM visits where the headteacher will share photos and videos of the school and answer any questions any potential candidates may have.

The ZOOM dates and times are...
Friday 12th February at 9.30am
Wednesday 24th February at 12.00pm
Please email or call the school office on 01675 462312 to request a ZOOM invite.

If you wish to apply, please complete the application form fully along with the Equality form too and return it to by 9.30am on Friday 26th February 2021.

High Meadow Community School is a thriving, growing primary school at the heart of the community. We currently have 6 classes from nursery to Year 4 but from September 2021 we will have a Year 5 class and from September 2022 we will have our first ever Year 6 class.

To accommodate our increase in numbers, we are having a wonderful, creative new learning space built. 'The Burrow' will be home to our Key Stage 2 classes, namely The Rabbits, The Hedgehogs, The Foxes and The Otters. The Burrow has been built to optimise children's connection with nature; overlooking our natural meadow and Forest School with floor to ceiling windows, a living turf roof and their own outdoor space in which to enjoy the natural world.

Alongside our amazing learning space, we are proud to be a Gold Arts Mark Award school which recognises the importance of ensuring the Arts run through the heart of our curriculum. Weekly music and singing lessons led by a range of peripatetic specialists ensure our spaces are full of joy and harmonies too!

Our children also benefit from weekly Forest School lessons led by our qualified Forest School Leader. There, children learn to appreciate and love the natural world as well as build dens, roast marshmallows on open fires and build bug hotels to encourage the minibeasts to take up residence in our amazing space.

All of our practice is informed by research with the Education Endowment Foundation recommendations influencing everything we do. We teach Maths using a Mastery approach and are in the third year of working with the White Rose (now Origin) Maths Hubs. Our maths lead now showcases her outstanding maths teaching to other schools who are at the start of their maths mastery journey. In english, we recognise the importance of the development early language and as such use the Storytelling Approach to teach literacy skills from the early years through to the spring term of Year 1. We then transition to the Power of Reading (led by Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) where high quality children's books help develop our children into outstanding readers and writers. To find out even more about our wonderful school please check out our website.

High Meadow Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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