Class Teacher

The Vale Academy

  • MPS/UPS £30,000 - £46,525
  • Bedfordshire / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Class Teacher

The Vale Academy is an exceptional primary school that offers a warm, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment for children aged 2-11.

We are looking for a creative and innovative Class Teacher to join our team and play a key role in motivating and inspiring young learners. In everything we do, we aim to create a positive and safe environment to foster success and impact our students’ lives.   


Why join The Vale Academy?

1. Fantastic Students: The Vale Academy is home to some of the most wonderful students you’ll ever meet. Our students are kind, caring, and eager to learn. They make the school a joyous place to be.

2. Hardworking Teachers: Our teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. They go above and beyond to ensure that every child receives a high-quality education, tailored to their individual needs.

3. Supportive Parents: Our parents are actively involved in their children’s education and work closely with our teachers to ensure that their children receive the best possible education. We value our parent’s support and work together to create a strong, supportive community.

4. Safe and Nurturing Environment: We believe that a child’s learning environment plays an essential role in their success. Our school is a safe, nurturing environment where children feel comfortable to learn, grow, and explore.

5. Opportunities for leadership progression: As part of The Shared Learning Trust, we place value in our own colleagues and empower them to reach their full potential. We offer a range of training opportunities, include NPQ qualifications, coaching and mentoring and Masters qualifications, and encourage those who want to progress into leadership roles. 

Overall, The Vale Academy is a school that is dedicated to providing an outstanding education to every child. Our lovely students, hardworking teachers, and supportive parents create a community that is committed to excellence in all areas of education.


The successful candidate will have:

·        QTS is a must.

·        Passion for Education: Ideal candidates should have a genuine love for teaching and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of their students.

·        Creativity: Primary school students respond well to engaging and creative teaching methods. Ideal candidates should be able to think outside the box and come up with new and exciting ways to teach.

·        Excellent Communication Skills: Ideal candidates should be able to communicate effectively with both students and parents. They should be able to explain complex ideas in simple terms and be able to give constructive feedback.

·        Strong Organisational Skills: Primary school teachers have a lot of responsibilities, and it is important to be organised and efficient. Ideal candidates should be able to manage their time effectively and have strong organisational skills.

·        Team Player: Teaching is a collaborative effort, and ideal candidates should be able to work well with colleagues and other members of staff.

·        Continuous Learning: Ideal candidates should be committed to ongoing professional development and should be willing to learn and adapt to new teaching methods and technologies.


Job Specifics:


Start date: January 2024  

Salary: MPS/UPS £30,000 – £46,525

Contract: Full time, permanent, teacher T&C’s



The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits


We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Dry cleaning and ironing service

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme




We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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