Class Teacher

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £32,407 - £48,055
Location: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 08/03/2024 at 23:55
Reference: SCH/24/268943

Class Teacher Post

We are looking to appoint an outstanding class teacher for September 24 start.

We are a two-form entry, culturally diverse school based in East London and we are very proud of our school.  Visitors comment on the warmth of the school and the friendliness of both staff and pupils alike.  Our dedicated staff team are incredibly hard working and are committed to creating a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which every child can achieve their potential and develop a life-long love of learning.


At Gwyn Jones Primary School we are a Rights Respecting School and we actively teach our children about the rights of the child. The Rights Respecting ethos permeates all parts of school life and into our school motto “Inspired and Empowered”.  This motto epitomises the staff’s genuine commitment to provide a rich, creative and challenging curriculum which inspires children’s curiosity and empowers our pupils to have a voice and be knowledgeable, active global citizens.  We strive to ensure that every child thrives academically whilst benefiting from excellent pastoral care that nurtures and develops emotional wellbeing.


We are looking for someone who has good communication skills and is flexible in their approach when supporting children and working alongside other colleagues. We know it is important to be positive, inspirational and a real team player. To add to our team, we wish to appoint an excellent class teacher who will draw upon their experience and expertise in teaching to raise standards. Together, we will drive outstanding learning and teaching that is challenging, interesting and motivational to all pupils building inquiring lifelong learners who care for their world and all that live in it.


Please read the application pack and the information available generally on our website and on social media to get a flavour of our School. I would be delighted to show you around our friendly and caring school.  To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 02085567904 or email:

How to Apply

Should you wish to apply for the post, please complete an application form and include a personal statement, which clearly demonstrates your suitability for this role. Please send your completed applications to

Closing Date

Please ensure your application arrives by noon on the closing date of 8th March 24.


Shortlisting will take place on Monday 11th March 24  if you have not heard from us by Tuesday 12th March 24 please assume that unfortunately, on this occasion, your application has not been successful.



Interviews will take place on Thursday 14th March 24.


Applicants called for interview are kindly requested to contact their referees so that references are received ahead of the interview dates.

Gwyn Jones Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school follows safer recruitment practices and the successful applicants will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Following KCSIE guidance 2023 an online search may be conducted on publicly available social media for shortlisted candidates only prior to interview.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Applicants privacy notice is available to view on our website.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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