Job Description

Westbury House Preparatory School and Nursery

Position: Year 5 Class Teacher

Salary: £30,000-32,500

Contract term: Permanent

Start date: September 2022

Place of Work: KT3 5AS, New Malden, Surrey, South West London


We are looking to recruit an outstanding year 5 teacher to join our wonderful staff. Starting in September 2022 this is a great opportunity for you to join the team at Westbury House School. We welcome applications from those with appropriate independent (or maintained sector) experience, including secondary schools. The ability to teach and collaborate on 11+ preparation is essential for this role.

Westbury House Preparatory School and Nursery has a strong family atmosphere and prepares pupils exceptionally well for schools of their choice at age 11+. The site is a small, friendly preparatory school which also includes a thriving nursery that educates boys and girls aged 2 years to 11 years old. It together holds places for up to 104 children. Westbury House Preparatory School and Nursery has a unique and charming atmosphere, seldom found in schools today. The well-equipped playground provides ample space for outdoor learning and play.

The successful candidate should be passionate about children and their learning and be an inspiring team member for all members of the School community. The school and its nursery deliver excellent standards in pastoral care, spiritual and emotional development, good learning and results for its pupils.

The Executive Leadership Team of the school comprises of the Head and Deputy, along with the Head of Early Years. This team is responsible for the day to day operations for the whole school. The school is supported by the wider Inspired Learning Group of schools.

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications & experiences:

• Qualified Teacher Status and evidence of continuing professional development

• The ability to inspire children with enthusiasm and a love of learning.

• To have a sound knowledge of the requirements of the national curriculum at KS2.

• To prepare and plan for teaching, taking account of the requirements of all children within their class.

• Ability to encourage children to develop self-discipline, self-esteem, confidence and independence.

• The ability to deliver 11+ activities and progress pupils to achieve.

Applicants with the following characteristics are sought:

• Enthusiasm, vision, drive, adaptability, and resilience

• High personal standards

• Confident, positive, and approachable

• Flexible and able to maintain high standards.

• Commitment to continued personal and professional development

• Advocate a sound educational philosophy, with the ability to translate into practice

• Ability to create an excellent learning culture which is recognised by staff, parents and pupils

Interested candidates should send an application at the earliest possible time. The review of applications will begin as soon as applications are received. The school reserves the right to appoint before the stated application deadline date should an exceptionally appropriate candidate be identified.

If you love working with children and you want to further your experience with the possibility of promotion and working your way up in a thriving setting, please apply now!

Westbury House Preparatory School and Nursery is a part of Inspired Learning Group and is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).