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Reception Class Teacher

Join our dynamic team at Paxcroft Primary School in Trowbridge as we seek a passionate Reception class teacher to be a part of our collaborative and dedicated staff. We are currently in the process of transforming our Reception environment and enhancing our outdoor spaces with two Reception teachers working alongside each other, supported by two Teaching Assistants, in a stimulating open-plan setting. Here at Paxcroft we are committed, through time, passion and resource, to providing the best opportunities for our children as they start their school journey and this role presents an exciting chance for the ideal candidate to join us in fostering a life-long love of learning for our pupils.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong Early Years philosophy and understand how young children learn
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching the Early Years curriculum and the assessment requirements
  • Be a motivated and inspiring teacher who is prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ to ensure children have exciting and engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom
  • Be passionate about securing excellent outcomes for all children
  • Create an inspiring and purposeful learning environment
  • Encourage children to show initiative, take risks with their learning and challenge themselves
  • Have high expectations of themselves and the children
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as part of a team
  • Have a 'can do' attitude and a sense of humour
  • Be a resilient and reflective practitioner who is keen to develop professionally to provide our Early Years children with the best possible start

In return, we offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children who love learning
  • A very friendly and supportive team in which everyone is encouraged and valued
  • Exciting opportunities for professional development in an outward looking school
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in our school and schools in the locality
  • Active and supportive parents and governors
  • A wide range of outdoor spaces and resources which we are looking to further develop and embrace within our daily curriculum offer

This position is ideal for experienced educators. We invite interested candidates to schedule a visit to our school by contacting us through our school website.

Hours of work:  Full time

Contract type: Permanent     

Closing date (and time): Monday 11th March (Midday)

Interview date:  Monday 18th March

Commencement date:  1st September 2024