Key Stage 2/3 Class Teacher (Maths specialist preferred)

Full Time Permanent
  • Closing date: 4 March 2021
  • Suitable for NQTs: Yes
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • 90 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London, NW3 6NP
  • Dependent on skills and experience, and in line with the Alpha Plus Payscale
  • Westminster
  • Start date: September 2021
St Anthony's School for Boys Virtute Adepta

September 2021 start. 

The Post

St Anthony’s is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Class Teacher who will be responsible for the academic and pastoral development of boys in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6. This post has arisen because of the promotion of the current incumbent to an Assistant Headship at a leading London prep school.

The person appointed will be an engaging classroom practitioner committed to the learning and progress of boys. They will have very high professional standards, be an excellent verbal and written communicator, and deliver lessons using a range of resources that help foster a love of learning. The successful candidate will articulate a clear vision for education combining traditional and contemporary methods of teaching and will offer ideas for integrating digital literacy into the curriculum. The ability to teach some KS3 material would be an advantage as would offering Maths as a specialism. Contributions to the co-curricular programme i.e. sport and hobbies are welcome too.

Class Teachers play a crucial role in supporting the wellbeing and welfare of pupils specifically under their care. There are about twenty boys in each form with the Class Teacher acting as the key link between home and school. The Class Teacher will know their charges well and serve as the link between home and school. Applications from practising and well-qualified Catholics are encouraged; all teachers at St Anthony’s, irrespective of religious affiliation, are expected to be sympathetic to the Catholic ethos of the school. The person appointed will be expected to deliver PSHEE and (most likely) RE lessons, the content of which is stipulated by the Catholic Diocese of Westminster.

This is an exciting time for the school as we introduce new schedules for assessment, tracking and reporting. The aim is to create an academic ‘flightpath’ for each pupil from Reception all the way through to key departure points at the end of Year 6 or Year 8. A dedicated ‘Wellbeing Room’ will be open for the summer term and from September the school will avail the services of a trained counsellor one full day each week.

Although we take our work seriously, St Anthony’s offers a warm and supportive professional environment where careers are developed and meaningful relationships forged. The post would suit either someone with experience or new to the profession.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience, and in line with the Alpha Plus pay scale.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, 8.30am until 4.30pm.

Closing date: 4th March 2021.

The School

St Anthony’s is a Catholic Preparatory School (IAPS) for boys aged 4 – 13. There are currently over 310 pupils on roll and the school is looking to increase this number to 330 over the next few years.

The school operates a two-form entry with approximately 20 boys in each class from Reception up to and including Year 6. About half the year group leave St Anthony’s to join Year 7 senior schools including UCS, City of London and Highgate. The remaining pupils stay on to prepare for Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 before proceeding to leading boarding and day schools such as Harrow, Eton, St Paul’s and Westminster.

The school is not super-selective and promotes a caring, nurturing environment promoting the holistic education of each child. We speak of St Anthony’s as a greenhouse rather than a hothouse! Pastoral and academic expectations are high amongst parents and staff. The school adds significant value to pupils’ learning and there is great emphasis on regular communication between boys, staff and pupils.

St Anthony’s achieved ‘Excellent’ in all categories of the ISI full-school inspection in November 2019 – the school is now pursuing an ambitious development plan incorporating digital literacy with outstanding academic, pastoral and co-curricular provision.

St Anthony’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding

St Anthony’s Boys and the Alpha Plus Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and employees of the school are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within Alpha Plus Group Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

All members of staff must undergo an enhanced DBS with Barred List and Teaching Prohibition order clearance, be aware of and follow the Safeguarding, Prevent Duty, Anti-bullying and Behaviour and Discipline policies of the school, and partake in training on safeguarding, prevent duty and personal welfare.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

To apply for this job please visit: isw.changeworknow.co.uk.

Please mention catholicrecruitment.co.uk when applying.

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