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Class Teacher (Maternity cover, 2.5 terms)





The Trustees of Riviera Education Trust and Governors of Oldway Primary School thank you for your interest in the post of KS2 Class Teacher at our Outstanding school. The successful candidate for this temporary position will be expected to take up post on Monday 24 February 2020 and will cover maternity leave until Friday 18 December 2020.



The Trustees and Governors seek to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to join our 3-form entry school in one of our upper KS2 classes in a temporary position to cover maternity leave.


You will lead learning and teaching within a class in upper KS2, planning and delivering an exciting, creative and engaging curriculum that meets the needs and interests of all pupils within the class.  You will deploy support staff effectively to support, extend and assess pupils’ learning. Learning will focus on key skills in English and maths as well as social, emotional and personal development and all areas of the National Curriculum. A key aspect of the role will be supporting parents in their children’s learning, developing pupils’ independence and curiosity, monitoring and assessing pupil progress and reporting on progress to parents and senior leaders. You will also be responsible for creating an exciting, stimulating and hands-on learning environment for the pupils in your class.


You will be well-supported by Oldway’s Assistant Heads, SENCO and Pastoral Manager as well as in-school Specialist Leaders of Education in English and maths and in-school KS2 Local Authority moderator. You will benefit from a supportive Induction Programme and will be allocated a professional and pastoral mentor as well as Continuing Professional Development and opportunities to engage in action research through Oldway’s lead school status of Torbay Teaching School Alliance. You will also have the opportunity to join a Subject Development Team where you will contribute to the development of a subject or area of school improvement across the school, developing leadership skills.


If you are looking for leadership experience related to teaching and learning or subject leadership there may be potential to include this in the role for the successful candidate.  In your application, please describe your aspirations in terms of middle and school leadership.


Further details are included in the Person Specification. 



Salary will be in accordance with the Teachers Pay Spine, dependent upon qualifications and experience.



To discuss the role in more detail and to visit the school, please contact Sam Meyer, Head of School: 

Visits have been arranged for:


Wednesday 16 October 2019 @ 9.00 am
Tuesday 29 October 2019 @ 4.00 pm
Saturday 2 November 2019 @ 10.00 am



The job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded below. Please highlight interests, qualifications and skills in your supporting statement, including your aspirations as a teacher and leader and your experience in Upper Key Stage 2.  Please send your completed application form to:


Mrs Sam Meyer (Head of School),

Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SY

Email address:


Deadline for applications is: Friday 8th November 2019 @ 9.00am


Interview date: Friday 15 November 2019 - Interviews will be conducted by the Head of School, Assistant Heads and Year Leader, which includes representatives of the Governors’ Local Standards Board.


Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.


Riviera Education Trust, Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton TQ3 2SY (Registered Office)
A charitable company limited by guarantee, Company registration number 09751294 (England & Wales)