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Highbury Primary School


Class teacher (2 terms maternity cover)

Salary M1 to M3 £25,714 - £29,664 per annum. Full Time, Fixed Term contract 1st September 2021 to 8th April 2022 with the possibility of an extension to the end of summer 2022. Closing date 21st May 2021. Interview dates 25th & 26th May 2021. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a primary practitioner to be part of the schools journey and work in partnership with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

Highbury Primary School is an increasingly popular, well respected school.  It is a growing two-form entry primary school with a nursery offering an excellent start to education for children living in its community. The school’s motto of “Valued as Individuals, Inspired and Nurtured as Learners” encapsulates the inclusive ethos which permeates all school life. Equally, pupils embrace the school’s values by referring to the ‘value heroes’ of Respect, Resilience, Confidence, Kindness, Inclusive and Aspiration. Located in Portsmouth, Highbury Primary School is a fully inclusive school which is extremely proud of its nurturing and resilient ethos. The School is a welcoming, happy and positive place to come and work.

We are looking to appoint a person who is passionate about Primary Education and who is dedicated to promoting our school values. The position will be to cover a period of maternity leave, initially for 2 terms however if circumstances change within the school, a permanent role may become available.

We welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their career including Early Career Teachers, previously known as an NQT. If successful, you will be fully supported with an experienced mentor during this time.

We believe that success at Highbury primary is built on strong relationships and teamwork.  We are a forward thinking and reflective school who continually strive to improve practice, through continued professional learning and developing opportunities for career progression.

We are looking for a new colleague to join us, who is a confident, reflective teacher and an enthusiastic team player.  The successful candidate will be need to be a competent and nurturing classroom practitioner with high expectations of children´s academic, personal and social achievement. They will be enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the wider aspects of school life and be committed to working in partnership with parents/carers, governors and the local community to secure the best possible learning and teaching for all.

In return, you will be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, bringing you added benefits and opportunities, for example specialised professional development from practitioners through cutting edge research.  You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.

The interview is likely to be held remotely with the possibility of face to face teaching. Depending on the amount of applicants, the interview process could be over 2 days.

For further details please contact the Business Manager, Mrs Sam Tindall by email on: or for further details please call the school on: 023 92375404.  School visits are warmly welcomed, please call the school to arrange an appointment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.