THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Swansea,
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary Range: Not Supplied
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 17 July, 2024 12:00 AM
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Parkland Primary School: Teacher

Swansea Council
Parkland Primary School is situated approximately 3 miles west of Swansea's city centre. Parkland Primary serves a large area of Swansea West, comprising Sketty Park, Derwen Fawr and parts of Sketty. The school is situated within beautiful grounds which are comprised of three yards, two fields and a woodland area. The school serves a diverse population which includes a specialist teaching facility for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties from year 3 to year 6.

Central to the school's philosophy is that children learn best when feeling safe, happy and secure. Much emphasis is placed on children learning from first hand experiences and being immersed in their learning. We foster motivation and enjoyment in learning through providing a broad curriculum which focuses on academic progress, sports, the arts and thinking. We have firm beliefs in learner voice and children's rights and encourage pupils to develop a sense of responsibility and to show consideration for others through restorative practices. We celebrate successes to develop self-confidence, and foster self-efficacy to develop children's abilities to understand themselves, impacting upon self-reflection and improvement. Our school nurtures pupils' metacognitive skills. By fostering pupil's metacognition, we enable pupils to set goals, reflect on their learning, and adapt strategies, facilitating both academic success and personal growth.

The governing body wish to appoint a committed, inspirational and excellent practitioner to join our happy, hardworking team.

Candidates are asked to outline their own philosophy of primary education, their experience, their expertise and specific skills (including talents such as music, art, sports, dance and so on and to outline to what standard is achieved), abilities and the qualities they would bring to the school.

The post requires:-
  • An excellent classroom practitioner with high expectations and a sound knowledge of teaching and learning pedagogy and philosophy and how children learn;
  • A firm understanding of how to develop learning focused lessons/activities which have assessment for learning at the center;
  • Teachers who have the ability to lead by example, and develop new initiatives;
  • Good motivators, who can inspire, support and challenge pupils whilst working well as part of our team;
  • An understanding of metacognition and how to develop pupils' metacognitive skills
  • An understanding of how data and pupil information can be used to aid planning for pupil progress;
  • ICT competency in order to deliver the curriculum using the latest technology.
  • Be able to lead initiatives and developments;
  • Possess excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Have a clear understanding of inclusion;
  • Value the development of the whole child;
  • Be highly organised and motivated;
  • Be innovative and make major contributions to whole school improvement;
  • Have the ability to lead and work as part of a team;
  • Understand the role parents play in the education partnership;
  • Be calm, committed and understand the need to work outside of school hours, including residential visits;
  • Be competent in undertaking risk assessments;
  • Be able to collaborate with external agencies and professionals to provide additional support and resources for children with diverse learning needs.
  • Embody professional standards

Parkland is a successful primary school, with high standards and a staff that show huge commitment to what is best for the children and to both class and whole school initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to raising standards and deliver the very best experiences for all pupils. This is an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a vibrant, caring and hardworking primary school.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post. Application forms are available from: www.swansea.gov.uk follow the link to teaching vacancies or from the school:

Email: parkland.school@swansea-edunet.gov.uk .

Completed forms should be returned to the Head Teacher of the school.

Application form - primary, secondary, special teachers (Word doc) [117KB]

Parkland Primary School - Teacher (PDF) [101KB]

Parkland Primary School - Teacher - Person Spec (PDF) [108KB]

Closing date: Monday 17th June 2024 (12 noon)

Shortlisting: Tuesday 18th June 2024

Candidates informed: TBC

Tour of school: TBC

Interviews: TBC

Commence Post: 2nd September 2024