Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher vacancy at Orchard Head Junior and Infant School

Salary: £25,714.00 - £41,604.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Mrs D Miles
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 02/03/2022 09:00
Email: recruitment@orchardhead.patrust.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 14/03/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.000
Department: Teaching
Pay Grade: MPS/UPS

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0051


Required for September 2022


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust, comprising of eight schools, six primary schools and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher to join the team at Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School. The candidate will be expected to use effective resources and uphold the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. They will secure outstanding outcomes for pupils through outstanding provision and demonstrate high quality teaching.


We are seeking to appoint an exemplary teacher with a key focus on driving standards and outcomes in upper key stage 2. The successful candidate will have experience in end of KS2 assessments.


This post is a 1 FTE, permanent contract.


The Trust can offer:


·        hard working and highly committed staff

·        a supportive Trust as your employer

·        motivated, well behaved pupils


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


·        has a passion for helping pupils thrive and meet their full potential

·        has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils

·        can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative

·        has experience of working in a similar specialist area


For more information or to discuss or arrange a potential visit please contact the school on 01977 723495 or via email at admin@orchardhead.patrust.org.uk.  


Completed application forms should be returned via the Face-Ed system no later than 09:00am on Wednesday 2nd March 2022.


We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

File Attachments

File Name Description
P_Primary Teacher Job Description JD & PS (2021_09_23 V1).pdf Teacher Job Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Qualified Teacher Status
Degree in a relevant subject Pass


QTS or equivalent qualified teacher accreditation
Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
Other professional qualifications
Degree/PGCE or equivalent qualifications
Personal Qualities
Reliability, integrity and stamina
Respect confidentiality
Commitment to personal development and learning
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
High personal standards
Ability to deal with pupil’s personal and other crisis
Able to organise self to plan and complete tasks
Ability to relate well to children and young people
Ability to participate professionally in meetings
Work as an effective team member and apply directions/instructions
Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice legislation
Understanding of pupil’s welfare and pastoral needs
Possess the analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills necessary to work effectively with staff and leadership
Have an excellent ability to provide learners, colleagues & parents/carers with timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development that promote pupil progress
Ability to know how to improve the effectiveness of assessment practice in the workplace, including how to analyse statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning across the school
Excellent ability to assess and evaluate
Experience of dealing with the behaviours not conducive to learning and able to deal with a variety of situations
Experience of forging community/voluntary/ parent and partner agency links
Have an excellent knowledge on matters concerning equality, inclusion and diversity in teaching
Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the relevant subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy, including how learning progresses within them
Demonstrate highly effective pedagogical practice
A depth of knowledge and experience to be able to give advice on the development and well-being of children and young people
Excellent knowledge and well-informed understanding of the assessment requirements and arrangements for the curriculum areas being taught
Experience of supporting SEN/D pupils or pupils with behavioural issues
Excellent knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve highly
Sustained track record of successful performance as an excellent teacher in relevant subject area
Experience of basic technology, PC, internet, MS Office packages