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Class Teacher - Y5 - Thursday 12th March 2020

Class Teacher - Year 5

Required for September 2020


Do you want a new and unique challenge at a new Primary Academy and the chance to be part of something really special?

Great Ouse Primary Academy, Bedford, opened as a brand new school in September 2017, originally with a pre-school, Reception year and year 1 and 2 classes. This has now grown to include students up to year 4. The school will eventually grow to 420 pupils and be two-form entry.

Great Ouse Primary Academy thinks and dreams big for its pupils, developing them into great achievers.

In addition, Great Ouse Primary Academy is part of the very successful Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). This is a multi-academy trust made up of five excellent member academies, which has a commitment to excellence in education and puts student progress at the heart of all it does. SAF has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong support network and a variety of opportunities for staff in each of its academies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and experienced classroom practitioner to teach in Y5 who has excellent knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. You must be able to demonstrate commitment and passion for education through raising standards and introducing new initiatives including planning and delivering the outstanding learning opportunities for our children. The successful candidate will closely liaise with all staff, parents and outside agencies to ensure best outcomes for all children.

Positivity and a sense of humour are essential alongside expert knowledge of the Primary curriculum, resilience, creativity, commitment and professionalism. We would like you to be able to foster a nurturing learning environment where there are high expectations for all children and to be committed to your own professional development and continuing to grow within your role. Experience and the ability to take on a Subject Leadership role is desirable.

We encourage enthusiastic and motivational candidates who share a genuine passion to the posts to apply.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to the continuous professional development of all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed, by appointment.

Closing date: Tuesday, 21st April 2020 at midday

Interview date: Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Please note that the school reserves the right to begin the recruitment process prior to the closing date. Therefore, candidates are recommended to submit their application as soon as possible.

For further information on the role and to obtain an application pack, please click on links below.

Please return your application form to: The HR Department, Sharnbrook Academy Federation, Great Ouse Primary Academy, Seaforth Gardens, Bedford, MK40 4TJ.


Telephone: 01234 907896.

Applications from agencies and personal CV’s will not be accepted.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.

Click here to view the Class Teacher Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to view the SAF Safe Recruitment Procedure Document

Click here to view the SAF Recruitment Privacy Notice

Click here to view the Teaching Staff Application Form


Applications close Tuesday 21st April 2020

Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives