Classroom Teacher – Year 1- Maternity Cover

School: Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Voluntary Academy

Contract: Maternity Leave Cover (up to 1 year)

Hours:  Full time

Pay Scale:  MPS/UPS

Start date: 31 August 2021

Closing date: Monday 10 May 2021

Blessed Robert Widmerpool is an “outstanding” school, which is committed to creating a happy and secure learning environment where all children can reach their potential – spiritually, morally, culturally, physically and academically. We strive to deliver excellent outcomes for our children through an engaging and stimulating curriculum, challenging and varied learning opportunities as well as a caring, nurturing environment.  We know that achieving excellent outcomes for our pupils means investing in quality staff and we place real emphasis on providing personalised professional development for our team.

Required from 31 August 2021, an enthusiastic, creative, inspirational and highly motivated classroom practitioner to work as a Year 1 class teacher.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about education and can demonstrate a secure understanding of what good practice looks like in Key Stage 1.  Most importantly, we are looking for teachers with high expectations and a positive and flexible approach who see and value the potential in every child.

The successful candidate will be:

  • an exemplary Class Teacher with QTS
  • inspirational, enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • committed to and able to support the School ethos
  • able promote high standards of attainment and behaviour
  • able to work as part of a team and take individual lead as appropriate
  • able to inspire and appreciate creativity
  • able to plan and prepare the appropriate environment for high quality early learning for all individuals within the unit alongside the Foundation Leader
  • able to set and assess work to achieve individual progression and whole school improvement
  • experienced in promoting the wellbeing of pupils, providing guidance and support
  • able to communicate and consult with parents, and prepare reports

We can offer:

  • wonderful children who have a passion for learning and deserve the very best
  • a team of talented and highly committed teachers
  • a warm, welcoming and supportive working environment with excellent facilities
  • a commitment to outstanding CPD opportunities for all staff

This post is suitable for both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers.



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The Trust and Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

We value equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sectors of the community including those of all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without a faith who are supportive of the school’s Catholic character and Christian ethos.

About Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

Our school is part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust which brings together the 21 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.  Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development offered by the CMAT’s teaching school, The Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance.

Why work for the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust?

  • Access to first class CPD opportunities. We also work in partnership with Nottingham Teaching School Alliance to deliver meaningful and relevant CPD. Our Leadership Academy identifies and develops future leaders.
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression – with 21 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.
  • Professional assistance – you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension – automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
  • Terms and Conditions – we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.

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