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Class teacher (KS1/Early Years)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
MPS 3 = £31,120 to MPS 6 = £38,963
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Marsh Lane, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week. 1 FTE permanent (also 1 year contract).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/10/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

A fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly team. You will assist us in leading whole school development and will be able to have a positive impact on children's learning and progress in all areas of the curriculum. This position will suit a qualified teacher or an NQT;

We can offer:

  • A welcoming school.
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn.
  • Hard-working, motivated and positive staff.
  • Excellent opportunities for continued professional development.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an excellent classroom teacher with high expectations.
  • Has a strong commitment to school improvement.
  • Is able to inspire and motivate
  • Will support and promote the inclusive ethos of our school.
  • Hold QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or equivalent to teach at Primary Level.
  • Able to plan, organise and conduct lessons to tailor the needs of every child in their care
  • Able to teach a wide range of subjects in line with the curriculum.
  • Able to supervise students throughout the day as well as at break times.
  • Able to follow and implement the safeguarding policy at all time to ensure the safety and protection of students.
  • Able to assess and evaluate each child and implement necessary strategies to ensure that each child is given the best quality of education to help them grow, develop and progress.
  • Above all, child focused and prioritise the learning and needs of every child.
  • Teaching all areas of the primary curriculum
  • Taking responsibility for the progress of a class of primary-age pupils
  • Organising the classroom and learning resources and creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment
  • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within the class
  • Motivating pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation
  • Maintaining discipline
  • Preparing and marking work to facilitate positive pupil development
  • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development
  • Providing feedback to parents and carers on a pupil's progress at parents' evenings and other meetings


  • Coordinating activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, and supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area
  • Working with others to plan and coordinate work
  • Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
  • Organising and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening
  • Liaising with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly in smaller schools
  • Working with parents and school governors (in England, Northern Ireland and Wales) or school boards (in Scotland) to maximise their involvement in the school and the development of resources for the school
  • Meeting with other professionals such as education welfare officers and educational psychologists, if required. 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  All appointments must be willing to undergo Child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application packs are available- Please contact the School Office on 0208 539 3000 and ask for Mrs Lanchester or Mrs Boon. Visits to the school are encouraged but not essential.

Closing Date: 30th October 2019

Shortlising: 30th October 2019

Interview date: 31st October 2019

To request an application pack please e-mail:

All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following e-mail address:

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.