Burford Primary School & Nursery | Class teacher

Class teacher – required from 1 September 2021 or earlier if possible
This is a full time permanent position.
Main Scale Points 1-6 (£25,714 up to £36,961 FTE) although candidates on the upper pay scale will be considered

Do you want to make a real difference whilst working in an ambitious school, which seeks to broaden the horizons of its children? Are you enthusiastic about creating a vibrant curriculum that is dedicated to providing motivating learning opportunities, setting unashamedly high expectations and offering engaging experiences?

Burford Primary and Nursery school is seeking to appoint an excellent teaching practitioner who has high expectations of pupil progress and a drive for self-development. We are a happy, pragmatic and creative school passionate about moving all children forward in their learning. If you are seeking an ambitious opportunity to create an inspiring, fun and inclusive learning environment, then we can’t wait to hear from you!

This position is open to both experienced colleagues with excellent subject knowledge and NQTs beginning their teaching career. You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to become an outstanding practitioner who can motivate and challenge our pupils. You must be committed to working in partnership with our children, parents, governors, partner schools and the wider community.

The position will initially be in our Year 5 class but we are looking for a candidate with the skills to teach throughout school.

You are someone who is:

  • Creative, positive and motivating with the drive to ‘go above and beyond’ to provide fun, meaningful and purposeful learning opportunities for your class and in a way that is relevant to our community
  • A good practitioner with the potential to become outstanding, who has high expectations and a commitment to continuously raise standards and improve our children’s cultural capital
  • Knowledgeable about the curriculum – including wider curriculum subjects – and who understands the learning journey from EYFS to Key Stage 2
  • Able to communicate an inclusive attitude whilst setting high expectations for all learners
  • A reflective practitioner who continues to look for ways to improve their practice and someone who is keen to develop their own leadership through our coaching/mentoring approach
  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills who looks forward to collaborating with our small-but-friendly team
  • Confident when working to develop your own inspiring curriculum for your class, accepting that they must work flexibly to evolve their curriculum over time
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to build on and maintain strong relationships with staff, parents and carers, children, governors and the local and wider community.

In return we offer:

  • A primary school committed to becoming outstanding with a vibrant atmosphere and team who are willing go the extra mile to develop a curriculum which responds to the passions of both children and teachers
  • A happy, supportive and inclusive school community led by a senior leadership team committed to maintaining the wellbeing of its children and adults
  • A supportive, positive and ambitious team who support one another to develop whilst working hard together
  • A school who are committed to developing leaders at all levels- children and adults!
  • Respectful, well behaved children who care for one another and have high aspirations
    Excellent professional development opportunities through an extensive range of network groups and other Transform Trust initiatives
  • Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
  • A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Career opportunities as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust

You will be joining us at a very exciting time. Ordinarily, we would welcome the opportunity to
invite you into our school for a walk round, and an informal cup of tea and a chat, so that we
can decide whether we are the school for you, and you are the right teacher for our children!
However, this will not be possible due to COVID restrictions. Heather Chapleo, our Deputy
Headteacher, will be organising virtual tours, which will make the best of this tricky situation!
They will be an informal opportunity to experience a virtual tour and to have an informal chat
over Zoom. If you are interested in taking up this offer, please email her at

How to apply
Please read through the attached documentation and then write a letter, of no more than two
pages, outlining why you would be an excellent teacher at Burford. Please also complete the
attached application form. Please send your letter, and completed application form, to
Sarah.Harding@burford.nottingham.sch.uk. Should you have any questions, please email Sarah
or ring her on 0115 9151560.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 8th March 2021. Interviews are likely to be held
the following week.

Download our Application Form
Download our Job Description & Person Specification
Download our Guidance Notes for Applicants

Transform Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with over 6700 children in 19 Primary Schools covering Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. Joining us, you will be part of an ambitious and innovative organisation. We promote the autonomy and local nature of each of our schools and we are an enabling organisation rather than a directive one.

We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities. Our Vision is to provide high quality education and deliver the best outcomes for children.

We are partners in East Midlands Maths Hub, Derby Research School, Inspiring Leaders and Challenge Partners.

We can offer you:

  • Unrivalled opportunities for professional development through our schools and Transform Teaching School Alliance
  • Trust support networks
  • Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
  • Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
  • Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff

For more information about us please watch the Transform film at www.transformtrust.co.uk

Transform Trust and its Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical, enhanced DBS with children’s barred list clearance and completion of safeguarding children in education training. Don’t forget to check out our Recruitment Privacy Notice