Class Teacher – Reception, Elements Primary School

Starting Salary: MPS/UPS

Start Date: September 2018 or sooner, if possible

Once In A Career Opportunity

There are few opportunities in a career when you have the opportunity to be part of opening a brand new school and we require an exceptional Primary teacher to join our innovative team.

Elements Primary School is a brand new school for Leeds, sponsored under the Free Schools programme by the Wellspring Academy Trust. Opening in September 2018, Elements is being built to meet the increased demand in the Middleton area of South Leeds.

Elements will open to its first 60 Reception-aged pupils in September 2018 and will grow by one year group annually until full in 2024.

This is a rare but exciting opportunity be part of the development of a provision from its conception. If you have a creative, innovative and passionate approach to Early Years and are an outstanding practitioner who puts children first then we want to hear from you.

  • You will be passionate about learning.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of success.
  • You will be able to communicate your passion to children and parents alike.
  • You will be creative, imaginative, determined, resourceful and adaptable.
  • You will demonstrate outstanding practice in the classroom.

If you are a dynamic and energetic and work with positivity and resilience we can guarantee you an exciting challenge, on-going professional development and excellent opportunities to grow your own career.

Applications from NQTs are welcome; this is an extraordinary opportunity to start your teaching career.

The Wellspring Academy Trust is at the forefront of educational innovation, with outstanding aspirations and a vision to provide children and families with exceptional educational opportunities.  We are a strong, influential and growing Trust with a deserved reputation for excellence.

If you are short listed for interview and are presently working in a school the Executive Principal would be delighted, with the permission of your line manager, to come and observe you in your classroom.  If your circumstances are such that this is not possible it does not exclude you from being shortlisted. You will however be asked to teach a session in one of our academies.

Candidates are invited to meet with the Executive Principal to discuss the role in more detail. If you would like to do so, please contact the Central Office team on 01226 720747.

The Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to have this commitment. The Trust operates stringent safer recruitment procedures and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Class Teacher Job Description

Class Teacher Person Specification

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Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Reporting to Executive Principal
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Full-time
Salary MPS/UPS
Start date September 2018 or sooner, if possible
Closing date Monday 12th March 2018 at 12 noon
Teaching observations If shortlisted you will be observed by our Executive Principal during the week beginning 19th March. Dates and times to be arranged with candidates directly.
Interview date Interviews will be held on 27th March 2018
Applications Completed applications and equal opportunities forms are to be sent to Chloe Wormleighton via email or post, / Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW