Derwent Primary School

Derwent Lower School

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 Derwent is a modern two form entry primary school situated opposite RAF Henlow in Central Bedfordshire. We have spacious grounds and excellent teaching facilities.  Derwent teaches a knowledge based curriculum and our children have wonderful behaviour.  We are currently expanding and our nursery is vibrant and places are in demand.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated experienced EYFS class teacher

to work at Derwent Primary School.

Grade: MPS. ECT applications welcomed.

Job Description

Knowledge and understanding

Have knowledge of and keep up to date with the Curriculum guidance for Early Years, especially in the area of the Phonics and in Development Matters Early Years goals.

Understand and know how national, local comparative and school data, including EYFS baseline data can be used in professional and school development.

Have a good knowledge and recent training in synthetic or linguistic phonics such as RWI or Sounds Write.

Support the vision, values and aims of our federation.

Planning, teaching and class management

Plan and deliver, with regard for the school’s aims, own policies and schemes of work, the teaching programme for all children within the class, adaptive teaching for a range of learners

Plan and teach clear structures for sequences of lessons and continuous provision which maintain pace, motivation and challenge and are linked to children’s interests.

Understand the importance of cognitive science in planning and teaching lessons and sequences of lessons.

Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals, establishing high expectations of behaviour in line with the behaviour policy with regard to age related practices.

Be familiar with and implement the requirements of the Code of Practice for support of pupils with SEN alongside the professional advice of the SENCO.

Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability

Make effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress both formatively in lessons and summatively at the end of sequences and the end of term.

Assess and record each pupil’s progress systematically with reference to the school’s current practice, including the social progress of each child and use the results to inform planning.

Use class teaching time effectively provide support and guidance with enthusiasm and good humour, to children to enable feedback to happen as needed during learning.

Provide reports on individual progress to the Head teacher and parents as required.

Other professional requirements

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and parents.

Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the post.

Be aware of the need to take responsibility for your own professional development in addition to that provided by the federation

Participate in duty rosters, including assemblies and other events for parents as part of the school teaching team.

Participate and where appropriate, contribute to the school’s arrangements for performance management and other professional development activities.

Safeguard the health and safety of all children.

Be supportive of the delivery of enrichment events run by the school (for example, by the PTA or enrichment trips).


Please apply via MyNewTerm by: Friday 26th May 2023. 

Interviews to be scheduled week after half term or before on application and discussion with SLT.

Page updated: May 2023