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KS1 Class Teacher - Fixed Term Contract to cover Maternity Leave

(starting September 2023)

Salary: TBC dependant on experience


Are you a passionate, caring and committed teacher looking to broaden your experience in a large, vibrant primary school? We have a vacancy in our Key Stage One team for a fixed term period of at least two terms, with the possibility of an extension, but will end on the return of the substantive post holder, in one of our three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes. As a valued member of the Carr Hill Primary Team, the post holder will be expected to build positive relationships, based on mutual respect and to be responsible for promoting consistently high standards through well-planned, engaging lessons. We are looking to appoint a strong practitioner to teach in KS1 for a fixed period of Maternity Leave cover. This position would suit a teacher who has recent experience of teaching in Key Stage 1, including phonics, wishing to develop their practice and curriculum management skills within a forward thinking and well-resourced school.


This is a large school which has high expectations and aims to provide the best provision for our wonderful children. We work closely with our community and value parental involvement in their child’s education. It is led by a passionate leadership team within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Staff receive a variety of CPD opportunities throughout the year to develop practice in line with our school values and priorities.


Candidates are encouraged to take a look at our website:  and visit school, if possible.


To be considered for this position, you will:


  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Have a sound understanding on safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education and be willing to undertake any training necessary in this area.
  • Have experience teaching within Key Stage 1.
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of primary teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Have a passion for teaching with the ability to plan and deliver inspiring lessons.

Personal qualities:


  • Is interested in education and impacting on the lives of children
  • Is determined to make every day count for our children
  • Has high aspirations for every child and firmly believes that every child can achieve
  • Understands the importance of building relationships in order to support pupils and ensure effective behaviour management strategies
  • Has very good interpersonal skills and a sense of humour
  • Has a strong pedagogical knowledge of the different year groups
  • Has a willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school
  • Has enthusiasm, energy, integrity and professionalism
  • Is a team player

Closing Date for applications: Friday 12th May 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Carr Hill Primary & Nursery School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All employees will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and further information are available from the school website or by contacting the School Business Manager, Jema Betts on 01777702948 or