Class Teacher

  • Blenheim Primary School
  • Leigh-on-Sea

Class Teacher

Job advert

Are you ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated?  Are you committed to setting high expectations and raising standards for all pupils?  Do you have aspirations to develop your career further?  We are looking for talented teachers to join our friendly and committed staff. 


We are extremely proud of our school, which was graded good at its last inspection and strives continuously to improve.  The school can offer:

  • Fantastic children, who are enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • A positive working environment and friendly team.
  • A forward thinking and committed group of professionals.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development.
  • Great facilities and extensive grounds which are used to support outdoor learning.
  • Opportunities to work in partnership with other schools.

We recommend and welcome visits to the school.  Please contact the school office on 01702 474684 (Option 1) to make an appointment.


Interviews will take place on Thursday 14th February 2019



Blenheim Primary School - Job Description –  Class Teacher


All teachers are subject to the Conditions of Employment set out annually in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. These detail the professional and particular duties required of teachers, together with requirements for management time, working time, guaranteed planning and preparation time. The school complies with these requirements in order to make reasonable demands of teachers.


 Additionally, all teachers are required to be involved in:

  • Planning and delivering lessons which enable children to make good progress and achieve the highest possible standards.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the progress and attainment of pupils, and using the information to inform future planning.
  • Setting targets and being accountable for children’s progress.
  • Managing pupils’ behaviour in the classroom, setting high expectations and ensuring their health and safety.
  • Working with parents and the wider community.
  • Working with other professionals and agencies.
  • Co-ordinating or managing the work of other staff.
  • Staff meetings and performance management.
  • Developing and following all school policies.

Main scale teachers will be asked to maintain an overview of teaching, standards and ongoing improvement in specified subjects or areas. 

 Over time this might reasonably include: 

  • Reviewing and developing of curriculum policy in the subject(s).
  • Monitoring and evaluating the quality of planning in the subject(s).
  • Observing teaching in the subject(s) in order to evaluate strengths and areas for further development, or the impact of school improvement work.
  • Evaluating relevant assessment information for individuals, groups or cohorts.
  • Suggesting issues in the subject(s) for further development.
  • Reviewing and co-ordinating the usage of resources in the subject(s).
  • Providing advice and supporting new staff in the subject(s).
  • Reporting on progress, achievement and standards in the subject(s) to staff, governors or parents.
  • Arranging and promoting relevant subject activities to promote pupils’ enthusiasm and interest.

This job description will be supported by an Annual Job Plan which will list the key tasks, responsibilities and outcomes sought from the post holder in the school year.  These will be derived from the School Improvement Plan and other school priorities. 


These duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable direction of the Headteacher.



Blenheim Primary School - Person Specification - Class Teacher


  • Qualified Teacher Status 
  • Evidence of participation in relevant CPD  
  • Evidence of participation in child protection/safeguarding training 

Knowledge and Understanding of the Curriculum 

A clear and thorough understanding of current educational issues, theory and practice, with particular regard to:

  • EYFS / National Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Teaching and learning
  • Classroom management
  • An understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures 

Teaching Skills  

  • Evidence of good/outstanding teaching in EYFS/KS1/KS2
  • Ability to set high expectations for children and staff
  • Understanding and commitment to assessment for learning
  • Ability to demonstrate consistent and effective planning of lessons to meet pupils’ differing learning needs
  • Understanding of the importance of different teaching and learning styles
  • ICT confident and competent; ability to use ICT effectively to engage pupils
  • Evidence of good classroom management skills
  • Ability to create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment
  • Commitment to all aspects of school life
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Commitment to the involvement of parents in their children’s learning 

Personal Qualities  

  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of young people
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to plan time and organise work effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team towards a common purpose
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with children, parents and staff