Farsley Farfield Primary School


Upper KS2 leader with assessment (TLR2b)

What an opportunity!

The Governing Body of Farsley Farfield Primary School wish to appoint a talented, successful and highly motivated teacher to join our Senior Leadership Team from 1st September 2019.

The successful applicant will have the ability to teach Year 6, lead upper KS2 and be responsible for KS2 assessment and interventions. We may also want this post-holder to lead Junior Literacy, but this is open for discussion. Some leadership release time will be provided and the post comes with a TLR 2B, currently £4529 per annum.

We are an exciting, ambitious school that has a ‘can do’ attitude to education.

We are a large, popular, consistently ‘good’ school with an intake of 60 and 460 pupils on roll (including up to 52 nursery children).  We have two buildings (infant and junior) and magnificent school grounds.  Our children are lovely and they work hard.  We are proud of each of them and their varied achievements. Our parents are supportive of our work. The staff team is hard working, committed and skilled; they combine this with flair and imagination.  We work closely in teams and we support and help each other.

Academic standards are generally good and sometimes very good.  We have a rich and engaging curriculum and make huge use of educational visits with access to a number of minibuses. We have a large number of extra-curricular clubs, and a strong relationship with local sports clubs.  We are strong in sports generally and would welcome even more expertise. We have a very good reputation for inclusion and many, many more children funded for SEND than is typical for primary schools.  The successful candidate will have skills around SEND and a positive approach to inclusion.

Our wonderful and extensive school grounds give plenty of scope for environmental work. We also have our unique ‘Farfield Farm’ including poly tunnels, raised beds, chickens, pigs, bees, greenhouse, accessible garden, farm classroom and 60-tree orchard. If you have particular strengths or interests in environmental education, sustainability or horticulture, this would be a good place to work!  In 2017 we were awarded the title of national Healthy School of the Year by the TES in recognition of our work around food production, cooking, healthy eating, sports and physical activity.

We are looking for a fabulous teacher to further their career with us.  S/he will need to have a good sense of humour and a commitment to working with others.  Crucially, s/he will have a passion for children’s learning and very good classroom practice evidenced through pupil progress and other feedback.  We expect very strong IT skills to make best use of the school’s strong ‘e-learning’ culture and infrastructure.  This might not be the right school for you if you are not confident with IT or committed to the use of the outdoors to enhance learning and healthy lifestyles.

In return, Farsley Farfield Primary School will do its very best to value and develop you professionally.  We will provide a rewarding and supportive working environment. This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking deputy or assistant headship within the next few years.

Please take a look at our website: www.farsleyfarfield.org.uk and pay particular attention to the wonderful class blogs for more information and to get a ‘feel’ for our school. We also welcome visits to the school at 4pm on Tuesday 30th April or Thursday 2nd May 2019 – please email the office if you would like to join this one-hour tour and chat.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Tuesday 7th May 2019.  If you are successful in the short-listing process, you will be invited to attend for interview on Friday 17th May 19. As part of the final selection process, you will deliver a lesson and complete some other tasks.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Farsley Farfield promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.