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Class Teachers

CLASS TEACHERS

Teaching at our school is amazing
We strive to be better each day in a spirit of collaboration and challenge.
We believe passionately in every child and do everything possible to include them.

Are you ready to fire up the next part of your career journey?
We are a unique school: the only one of its kind in the UK for primary. We read, we debate, we learn and we work hard.

If you think ‘Yes’ then our school is the place for you.

Title: Class Teacher – Key Stage 1 and 2
Responsible to: Executive Headteacher
Grade: Main Scale 4 – 6

Don’t just make your career in Cambridge, live it.
Have a look at our websites www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk and www.unlockingresearch.org

 

The University of Cambridge Primary School is seeking to appoint inspired educators to be key contributors in the development of our new school, which opened in September 2015. We have 600 children in 2021-2022 and will be a large 3 form school in 2023.

We are seeking applications from successful Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers who can express a passion for children and education. You will be a confident and passionate primary teacher. You will love learning yourself. You will be able to demonstrate high expectations, a flexible and resilient attitude to challenge and commitment to providing irresistible learning opportunities for all children. You will have the interpersonal skills to model empathy, respect, trust, courage, and gratitude within a framework in which everyone is ambitious, innovative and inclusive.

Our Diversities Strategy sets our vision for a truly inclusive school community and we warmly welcome all people from all backgrounds to apply for the post.

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge Primary School, you may receive the following benefits:

• Child Care Vouchers
• Wellbeing Services:
o In house wellbeing sessions
• Through Health Shield:
o A full employee assistance programme
o Virtual GP Surgery
o Free eye test and optical voucher
o Perks – exclusive discounts
o Health Cash Plan

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

Please visit our website for an application form and further information: www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk

All completed applications should be returned to the school either by post or email: enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

Please note if you have not been contacted by 4th July 2022 unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Closing date for applications: 24th June 9.00am

Shortlisting: 27th June 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 5th July 2022

Start date: September 2022

Job Advert

Job Description Main Scale 4-6 

Person Specification

Application Form

Safeguarding Competencies

Headteacher Letter

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our Prevent Duty seriously
and promote British Values at all times. Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded
in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual
orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be
subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

Learning Coach

Learning Coaches
(Same contract as with Teaching Assistants)
Do you love working with children and thrive off seeing them become independent brilliant learners? You don’t have to be necessarily academic to work here. What we do want are people who are resilient, passionate about education, want to make a difference and who have the humour to find ways through every day.

The post is permanent, term time only plus one week (39 weeks per year)

32.5 hours per week

SCP 5-6 (Previously Level 2 SCP 14-17) £18795 – £19171 FTE depending on experience
EYFS, KS 1 or KS 2

We are recruiting:
Learning Coaches who understand children. You may have experience of working with children with SEND but this is not essential. We are looking for people who are kind, courageous, willing to learn and are able to build supportive relationships with adults and children in our community.

Everyone is welcome and everyone is included. No matter your previous experience, if you can demonstrate a thirst for learning and an ability to rise above challenges (and importantly to celebrate successes together) then this is the place for you.

The University of Cambridge Primary School aspires to be an outstanding school and as well as this responsibility, we will work closely with partners, including the Faculty of Education and the wider University, to develop initial teacher training and research. The school is the first primary University Training School – expectations are very high.

Our Learning Coaches have a big role in our school, and many are inspired to take on some leadership of an area (e.g. first aid), being fully involved in managing a wonderful lunch experience for children and need to be flexible. We work differently at UCPS to develop and encourage a community of educators who collaborate to support each child during their unique learning journey. Being a part of the first university training school in the country is very exciting.

Our school can offer you:
• An opportunity for you to make a real difference in the lives of our young people
• A supportive leadership team to help you thrive
• A welcoming and enthusiastic environment with a talented and dedicated staff team
• Lots of singing and community spirit!

The successful candidate will need to:
• Be kind and have courage.
• Be able to adapt the role to a changing educational landscape and to support staff through
this.
• Be hard working.
• Have high personal expectations and dedication to achieve the best with the children you
teach and support.
• Interest and positive attitude to support class teachers in delivering planned activities as well
as in managing groups of children.
• You have good Literacy and Numeracy skills, able to support children in reading, writing and
maths.
• Talk about education and our values, giving examples how they live these in their own lives
and contexts
• Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the community.

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

 

For further information and to make an application please visit
www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk Please note that CVs are not accepted.

All completed applications should be returned to the school electronically.
enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications: 4th July 9am

Shortlisting: 4th July

Interviews: Monday 11th July

Start date: September 2022

 

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Safeguarding Competencies

Headteacher Letter

Application Form

 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our Prevent Duty seriously
and promote British Values at all times. Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded
in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual
orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be
subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

Learning Coach - Rolling Advert

(Same contract as with Teaching Assistants)

Do you love working with children and thrive off seeing them become independent brilliant learners? You don’t have to be necessarily academic to work here. What we do want are people who are resilient, passionate about education, want to make a difference and who have the humour to find ways through every day.

The post is permanent, term time only plus one week (39 weeks per year)
32.5 hours per week

SCP 5-6 (Previously Level 2 SCP 14-17) £18795 – £19171 FTE depending on experience
EYFS, KS 1 or KS 2

We are recruiting:
Learning Coaches who understand children. You may have experience of working with children with SEND but this is not essential. We are looking for people who are kind, courageous, willing to learn and are able to build supportive relationships with adults and children in our community.

Everyone is welcome and everyone is included. No matter your previous experience, if you can demonstrate a thirst for learning and an ability to rise above challenges (and importantly to celebrate successes together) then this is the place for you.

The University of Cambridge Primary School aspires to be an outstanding school and as well as this responsibility, we will work closely with partners, including the Faculty of Education and the wider University, to develop initial teacher training and research. The school is the first primary University Training School – expectations are very high.

Our Learning Coaches have a big role in our school, and many are inspired to take on some leadership of an area (e.g. first aid), being fully involved in managing a wonderful lunch experience for children and need to be flexible. We work differently at UCPS to develop and encourage a community of educators who collaborate to support each child during their unique learning journey. Being a part of the first university training school in the country is very exciting.

Our school can offer you:

  • An opportunity for you to make a real difference in the lives of our young people
  • A supportive leadership team to help you thrive
  • A welcoming and enthusiastic environment with a talented and dedicated staff team
  • Lots of singing and community spirit!

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be kind and have courage.
  • Be able to adapt the role to a changing educational landscape and to support staff through this.
  • Be hard working.
  • Have high personal expectations and dedication to achieve the best with the children you teach and support.
  • Interest and positive attitude to support class teachers in delivering planned activities as well as in managing groups of children.
  • You have good Literacy and Numeracy skills, able to support children in reading, writing and maths.
  • Talk about education and our values, giving examples how they live these in their own lives and contexts
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the community.

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

For further information and to make an application please visit www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk Please note that CVs are not accepted.

All completed applications should be returned to the school electronically. enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

ROLLING ADVERT

Shortlisting – Weekly

Interview – by arrangement within 15 working days of a submitted application

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Safeguarding Competencies

Headteacher Letter

Application Form

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our Prevent Duty seriously
and promote British Values at all times. Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded
in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual
orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be
subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

Safeguarding

Before you make an application please read our statement about the vigilant safeguarding culture we have at our school.

Safeguarding and protecting children from harm – statement about working at our school

Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.

We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We expect every adult, member of staff, volunteer and parent, to protect children.  Should you have any concerns about any child please contact the school Designated Person for Child Protection or/and the Headteacher.

The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Parents/carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school should make parents/carers aware that records of welfare concerns may be kept about their child. They should be informed that school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/carers.

In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.

Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Person) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.

UCPS GDPR Recruitment Privacy Statement

The information collected at interview will be used in compliance with the Data Protection Regulations. By supplying information, you are giving consent, if appointed, to the information being processed for all employment purposes as defined by statute. When the recruitment process is completed, your information will be stored securely for a maximum of six months then securely destroyed, save where you are employed as a result of this recruitment process.