West Denton Primary School, Hillhead Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 1DN.

Reception Class Teacher

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time

MPS/UPS: £25,714 - £41,604 per annum, pro rata, depending on relevant teaching experience. Actual: £10,289 - £16,647 pa.

This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

West Denton Primary School

Hillhead Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 1DN.

Part time - 12.98 hours per week (0.4 FTE)

Fixed term contract until 31st August 2022 with a view to becoming a permanent full time position in September 2022.

WDPS Vision Statement

At WDPS, we believe that when children are given the opportunity to foster a love of challenge, adventure and creativity in and beyond the classroom - developing skills that will equip them for all walks of life - they will become life-long learners with resilience, passion and a thirst for knowledge.

The Governors of West Denton Primary School (WDPS) wish to appoint a 0.4 Reception Class Teacher, initially fixed-term, from 1 November 2021 - 31 August 2022 with a view to becoming a permanent full time position in September 2022.

We are a welcoming and innovative primary school with happy, motivated children and a passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. The local community is highly supportive of the school.

The appointed Class Teacher will benefit from the support of a dynamic, creative and aspirational Senior Leadership Team and staff within the school.

This post is suitable for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s).

The successful candidate will:

• Be highly motivated.

• Be successful in building positive relationships with all members of the school community.

• Be caring, inspirational and passionate.

• Have a ‘No glass ceiling’ belief in achievement for all.

• Enjoy collaborating with and contributing to a strong Foundation Stage team.

Additional information

The WDPS Foundation Stage Leader, Carol Knowles, can be contacted directly @ if you have any questions regarding the post.

Completed application form and safe recruitment form should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically to Mick MingStones, Head Teacher, via email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 10 September at 8am.

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 15 September.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in a range of selection activities and a formal interview all day on Tuesday 21 September. If you have not been contacted by Thursday 16 September, you will not have been successful on this occasion.

WDPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, pre-interview references and an enhanced DBS check.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

10 September 2021

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