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Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School

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Making a difference as we grow together


Class Teacher (Reception) - Maternity Cover


Job Title:Class Teacher (Reception) - Maternity Cover
Pay Scale:Main Pay Scale - M1-M6, £30,000 - £41,333 Per Annum
Hours:Temporary, Full time - Monday to Friday
Closing Date:9am on Friday 26th January 2024
Interview Date:Tuesday, 30th January 2024
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We are looking to appoint Classroom Teacher (Maternity cover) to provide high-quality, supportive, engaging, teaching for the pupils in our school. Initially this role will be teaching one of our Reception classes. You would be joining an exceptional and supportive team of professionals, who are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and our mission to make every day count for the children. Each of our individual roles has an impact on the future of our children and so, we put them at the heart of the decisions we make and the services we provide. 


Alderman Pounder is a two-form entry infant and nursery school situated in Beeston/Chilwell, Nottinghamshire. We may seem like a typical school from the outside, but inside our building magical things happen. We pride ourselves on making sure that every visitor and member of our school community feels that they belong and we celebrate diversity within out welcoming atmosphere. Our team make a tremendous effort to get to know each child to enable them to grow into strong, independent, life-long learners, who live our values and take them with them as they grow older. In our school, children, and their best interest, lie at the centre of everything we do. We recognise that strong home-school relationships are even more important in the early years and so work to make a difference to the children and families in our community. Therefore, our school motto captures this aspiration:


Making a difference as we grow together.


We can offer you:

  • A commitment to people across our partnership, underpinned by our people principles; adaptability, wellness, recognising achievement, employee voice and engagement, professional development and growth, and inclusivity and collaboration.
  • Access to the suite of National Professional Qualifications, delivered through our very own Teaching School Hub.
  • Access to extensive, high-quality CPL at every stage of your career, including the opportunity to grow and develop as a leader.
  • The opportunity to progress across the partnership, realising your career ambitions.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme, including access to specialist support and services including counselling, financial support, and legal advice.
  • Be part of one of the best schools in the universe.
  • A fantastic working environment, in a team that works together for the benefit of children in our schools.
  • For ECTs we also offer:
    • Access to the national Early Career Framework, delivered through our very own Teaching School Hub.
    • A comprehensive career entry package of support, to enable you to develop and feel supported within the first two years of your career. This package of support includes high-quality CPL opportunities, mentoring, a well-being buddy, regular visits from our central team, and a residential opportunity in year 2.
    • A commitment to high-quality mentoring and release time, to support your development as an early career framework.
    • To feel a part of a team of Early Career Teachers across the trust, supporting each other and learning and growing together.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Delights in being with children and puts the children’s well-being before anything else.
  • Embraces creativity and has a positive outlook on life.
  • Is fascinated by the learning process and actively seeks new ideas & research.
  • Is willing to take risks, exploring innovative opportunities to enable every child to thrive.
  • Is on a mission to continually develop themselves as facilitators of learning.
  • Loves supporting and inspiring fellow staff and students.
  • Has great ideas and wants to share them!
  • Sincerely values every member of the school community.
  • Believes in each and every child and has high aspirations for their achievement.
  • Has the ability to make learning fun and engaging whilst ensuring all children are appropriately challenged.
  • Is prepared to go the extra mile with a smile on their face!

For further information about Flying High Partnership, visit our website or have a look at our Recruitment Information Booklet where you can hear from our CEO, Staff, and Children from across the Partnership. 

Early application is strongly encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advert ahead of the closing date.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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Other opportunities within Flying High Partnership

Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School is part of The Flying High Partnership which consists of two distinct parts: Flying High Trust and Flying High Futures. Flying High Trust is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 primary schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Nottingham City. Our Flying High family work hard to deliver the best possible opportunities to our children. Through this partnership we are proud of our achievements and are recognised as one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts (MAT) in the country. Flying High Futures provides professional learning internally for staff across the Trust, and externally through Department for Education national programmes. Forming part of Flying High Futures is the Flying High Teaching School Hub, Flying High English Hub, and the Flying High cohort of Inspiring Leaders teacher training.



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