Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1US

Teacher, Lower Key Stage 2

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



Full time

MPS/UPS £28,000 - £43,685 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663

Fixed Term for 1 year

Required for 1st September 2023

We are a welcoming church school with happy and highly-motivated children. We have exceptional expectations of ourselves and the children, providing them an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that stretches children to be the best that they can be. Parents are highly engaged with the school’s work. This post is suitable for either experienced or early career teachers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a genuinely loving and caring school. We are looking for a teacher who cares deeply and is passionate for children and their learning, who can build very strong relationships with pupils and their families, and who is willing to go the extra mile to make a difference to our local community. As a small school, we work very closely together so being a ‘team player’ is essential and an open and honest approach is vital.

Because of our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum, strong subject knowledge is also crucial. Any specialist subject knowledge would be advantageous. The successful candidate must be able to articulate and evidence their deep understanding of all subject areas within the first school age-range. Knowledge of recent educational research is also advantageous.

We want to grow aspiring leaders with their own drive, ambition and ideas balanced with modesty, emotional intelligence and empathy.

The successful candidates will:

• have high expectations of children's attitudes, achievements and behaviour

• have excellent and deep subject knowledge across the first school age range

• be caring, empathetic and loving to children, staff, families and our community

• consistently go the extra mile for the good of our children

• be willing to ‘muck in’ - we are a small school!

• have evidence of meaningful classroom impact

• work positively with parents and families

• be willing to participate in all aspects of school life.

The successful applicant will be invited to work (paid) during transition days and during the last week of term (if possible) to ensure a comprehensive and nurturing handover and induction, for the benefit of our children.

Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this firm commitment. As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken alongside other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate. We may also undertake online internet searches for shortlisted candidates.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Application forms are available on the school website and returnable to Mrs K Massey (Headteacher) via email. CVs will not be accepted.

Longlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short recorded task by noon on Friday 16th June. It is the intention that shortlisted candidates will then be invited to undertake a range of tasks the following week and a formal interview on Friday 23rd June.

Closing Date 12 noon on Monday 12th June 2023

Fixed Term

Closing date:

12 June 2023

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