KS2 Teacher



Burwell Drive, Witney, Oxon, OX28 5JW

Who are we looking for?

Queen Emma’s is a vibrant and rapidly improving medium sized primary school in West Oxfordshire.  We are extremely proud of our commitment to providing the highest quality learning opportunities for our pupils.  We are a hard working and dedicated team and our school is an exciting place to work and learn.  Visits are most welcome.  This post would suit either an NQT or an experienced teacher.


We are looking to appoint an excellent and highly motivated full-time teacher from Sept 2017.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to delivering high-quality learning and teaching opportunities
  • Be enthusiastic, innovative, inspirational and creative
  • Be hardworking
  • Be a good team player
  • Have high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement

In return we will offer:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly pupils
  • The opportunity to work in a strong, supportive team
  • An enjoyable curriculum
  • High-quality CPD opportunities – our professional development programme is second to none
  • Skilled Learning Support Assistants in all classrooms
  • Career development opportunities across our multi-academy trust

We welcome visits to the school. Please contact Mrs Sharon Bullock to make an appointment on 01993 704770 or email sharonbullock@queen-emmas.oxon.sch.uk (Term Time only). Please note the school will be closed during the half term holiday 29th May – 4th June 2017.

Application forms can be downloaded from The Mill Academy website www.millacademy.co.uk or www.queen-emmas.oxon.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th June 2017 at 9.00am


Personal Qualities and Experience

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

  • establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect;
  • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions;
  • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.


Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

  • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes;
  • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these;
  • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching;
  • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.


 Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

  • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings;
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship;
  •            demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject;
  • if teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics;
  • if teaching early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies.


 Plan and teach well-structured lessons 

  • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time;
  • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity;
  • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired;
  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching;
  • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).


 Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils 

  • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively;
  • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development;
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.


 Make accurate and productive use of assessment

  • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements;
  • make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress;
  • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons;
  • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.


Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment 

  • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy;
  • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly;
  • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them;
  • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.


Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school;
  • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support;
  • deploy support staff effectively;
  • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues;
  • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.



For all staff – You have specific responsibilities under Health & Safety / Child Protection legislation to ensure that you:

  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety, and that of others affected by what you do, or do not do
  • Cooperate on all issues involving health and safety
  • Use work items provided for you correctly, in accordance with training and instructions
  • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare
  • Report any health and safety concerns to your line manager as soon as practicable
  • Report any safeguarding children / child protection concerns to a senior member of staff
  • Attend safeguarding training as requested



This job description is current at the date shown, but, in consultation with you, may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in job commensurate with the grade or job title.


February 2017

How to Apply

Click on the “apply” button and complete the Application form. Please email completed application form to jobs@millacademy.co.uk