St Blaise CE Primary School (Abingdon)

Teacher for KS1

Closing date:  19th September 17:00

Visits are essential.  Please contact Ruth Leach (Head)  to book a visit. Visits will take place on 26th and 27th July, 20th and 21st of August

Interview date: Week beginning 1st October 2018

Job Start Date: 01/01/2019 (Week beginning 29th October would also be considered)

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time (0.8 would be considered for the right candidate)

Key Stage: KS1

Salary Type: Main Pay Range

Salary Details: £22,917 to £33,824 pay award pending

Hours of Work: Full Time (or 0.8 would be considered for the right candidate)

Location of Role: St Blaise CE Primary School

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Job/Person Summary

Teacher for KS1, Permanent, fulltime (0.8 would be considered for the right candidate).

Newly Qualified or Experienced. Start date is 1st January 2019 (Week beginning 29th October would also be considered)

St Blaise is a good school (Ofsted 2014) where children are happy and excited about their learning. When asked, the children said that they would change absolutely nothing about the school. This is an exciting time to join St Blaise School, as we build on our success.

We are a small rural school with 78 children currently on roll. We wish to appoint an innovative, dedicated and highly motivated practitioner with a passion for supporting children’s learning. This post, teaching a year 1&2 class, is suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

The successful applicant will:

•be enthusiastic
•have a true enjoyment of teaching
•have high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour
•be reflective
•have creativity and flair
•have energy and commitment
•have good communication and interpersonal skills
•have a good sense of humour
•enjoy working as part of a team
•value the input of parents and cares in their children’s education

A particular interest Religious Education and or Humanities would be welcomed.
The school is undergoing a period of expansion: we are now a half-form (105 pupils) primary, in September 2019 and it is anticipated to 1 form entry school. There are opportunities to grow with the school alongside a dedicated and supportive team of experienced teachers and support staff.
As a church school our Christian values underpin all that we do so that we can achieve together. We are proud of our school and the whole school community. Your contribution and commitment will be part of our future.

Visits are essential.

Please contact Ruth Leach (Head)  to book a visit. Visits will take place on 26th and 27th July, 20th and 21st of August

We have a comprehensive website –

Closing date – Wednesday 19th September 2018
Interviews – Week beginning 1st October 2018



PERSON SPECIFICATION – Year 1/2 Class Teacher





Education, Qualifications and Vocational Training


·         Qualified Teacher Status


·         Willingness and ability to obtain or enhance qualifications and training for development in this post
Relevant Experience




·         Recent teaching experience of KS1


·         Experience of assessment methods including administrating KS1 SATs

·         Experience of mixed year group classes

Knowledge, skills and ability




·         Good subject knowledge of the curriculum

·         Effective use of literacy, numeracy and computing across the curriculum

·         Willingness to deliver the curriculum through a creative approach

·         Plan to ensure effective inclusive teaching and learning

·         Make observations and assessments of pupils’ achievements

·         Form positive, appropriate relationships with children and meet their social needs

·         Good understanding and skill in achieving positive behaviour for learning

·         Understand the statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, SEN and Child Protection

·         Evidence of keeping up to date with educational thinking and knowledge

·         Excellent behaviour management strategies

·         Team teach trained

·         Good IT skills

·         First aid qualification


Personal Characteristics




·         To enjoy working with young learners in school

·          Good communication and interpersonal skills – able to relate to people at all levels

·         Ability to work as part of an effective team and motivate others.

·         Able to understand and maintain the Christian ethos and values of the school

·         Willingness to contribute to whole school development

·         High expectations and standards for self and others, reflect and develop own practice

·         Enthusiasm and humour

·         Able to manage time, set targets and meet deadlines

·         Professionalism, sensitivity and discretion

·         Commitment to parental/carer involvement and forming positive relationships


·         Interest in the school’s wider community



Physical Attributes



·       Must be able to meet the physical and travel/mobility requirements of the post (with or without reasonable adjustments)


Additional Factors



·         Enhanced DBS ·       Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular and whole school initiatives and life of the school.


These requirements will be assessed through a combination of the application form, references, documentary evidence, interview and class based activity.



Application Procedure

We only accept applications from candidates using the Oxfordshire County Council Job Application Form which is available to download from the advert or from our website. We do not accept unaccompanied CVs. We will only consider a CV as supplementary to a fully completed application form. These can then be emailed to the School Office; or mailed to St Blaise CE Primary School, School Lane, Milton Heights, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4DR. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your employment history. If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are currently employed in a school, you must include your Head Teacher. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service Check and we undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all of our staff and volunteers undertake Child Protection training.


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Safer Recruitment

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.