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Class Teacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,596 - £38,580
Opossum Federation
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week. As per Teachers Pay and Conditions.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/06/2019 at 17:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Teaching Opportunities at
Opossum Federation

At Opossum, we believe that all pupils deserve high quality education which engages, inspires and challenges; so that everyone meets their full potential. We strive to create safe and happy learning environments which promote independence and high expectations of all. We are committed to providing opportunities which promote open mindedness, empathy and celebration of the rich and diverse communities which we serve; so that everyone is able to contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices so that our pupils develop physically, emotionally and morally. We are determined that our pupils will be successful and will leave us as confident, highly educated members of the community.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed teachers to join our team in September 2019.

What we offer:

  • All our teachers are provided with an iPad, Mac Air, and access to other necessary resources.
  • In addition to PPA release time we provide additional non-contact days each half term for planning and assessment moderation.
  • Teachers are offered a competitive London salary package (recruitment and retention payment) and our NQTs are employed from 1st July prior to the start of the academic year.
  • Specialist Tutors teach PE, Music and French.
  • An innovative personalised Professional Development for all career stages.

We offer a bespoke package of training to our NQTs, which includes:

  • A two day off site conference at the start of the academic year
  • Taught sessions and Peer Observations
  • Modelled/ Team Teaching
  • Action Research Project
  • Cross school visits
  • Mentoring – Tutor and Peer
  • Detailed one year Induction programme

If our offer is what you are looking for and you feel you have the necessary skills to contribute to our continuing successful journey we would love to hear from you.

To download an application pack, please visit either of our website at Please submit all completed Applications to Raihana Patel at

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date for Applications:                            Friday 21st June 2019 – 5.00pm

Interviews:                                                          week commencing 1st July  2019 

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and Satisfactory References and candidates are required to submit a self – disclosure form with their application.


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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.