Vacancy Summary


Required for January 2022

Full time, to cover maternity leave

Eastwood Community School is a thriving, 2 form entry community school looking to appoint a class teacher to join our supportive, committed team to cover a period of maternity leave.

We want everyone who works in, or visits, our school to enjoy the experience and to feel the satisfaction of making a valuable, positive contribution to the lives of our pupils and the community we serve.

We are proud to be a part of Northern Star Academies Trust and make the most of the links we have with our brilliant partner schools.

Vacancy Information

Eastwood offers:

  • A team ethos with collaborative learning opportunities for all.
  • A warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere within which staff, pupils, their families and visitors to the school feel accepted, valued and secure.
  • Skillful, confident and well-balanced pupils who have lively, enquiring minds and a passion for learning
  • Excellent safeguarding, family and community support through our on-site Family Centre
  • An on-site Outdoor Learning Centre which provides experiential, hands-on learning daily to our children

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils
  • To be progress driven and responsive to learner next steps
  • A proven track record of impact in education and relevant experience
  • Imaginative approaches to learning
  • Positivity and proactivity
  • Passion about community engagement
  • Diligence and flexibility
  • The skills to motivate, inspire and challenge others
  • High standards of professionalism and a commitment to, and passion for working in, our school

We can offer a commitment to your professional development, the opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues from primary and secondary schools across the MAT and the chance to be a part of something truly special. If you want to make a difference and are committed to improving life chances for children, we would love to meet you.

Further information and an application form are available from the school website or by email request to

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the areas of teaching and pupil support for which the post-holder is responsible
  • To plan effective work to meet the learning needs of allocated pupils in a consistent and effective way
  • To use appropriate teaching and classroom management strategies to motivate pupils and enable each to progress
  • To monitor the progress of pupils for whom the post-holder is responsible to set expectations and give constructive feedback
  • To maintain appropriate records to demonstrate progress made by pupils
  • To participate fully in professional development activities to develop practice further, sharing the learning from these as appropriate
  • To work within and make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school
  • To work within the school ethos, aims and mission statement
  • To supervise and support the work of associate staff as required
  • To liaise professionally with outside agencies, other schools, parents / carers and community groups in order to enhance and support pupil’s achievement
  • To prioritise and manage own time effectively, balancing the demands of teaching, subject leadership (where appropriate) and whole school development
  • To take responsibility for own professional development and achieving personal goals / targets in relation to the school’s appraisal procedures and the national standards for teachers.
  • To fulfil all of the requirements and duties as set out in the current Pay and Conditions documents relating to the conditions of employment of teachers.
  • To fulfil all of the responsibilities and duties required by the school’s policies on teaching and learning.

NB – Additional duties will be required of teachers working at UPS level, as outlined in the Career Stage Expectations document.

For further details please go to

Please note CVs will not be accepted

Closing Date: 9am Monday 29th November 2021

Interviews to be held on 6th or 7th December 2021

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.

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