EYFS/KS1 Teacher - Fixed Term Maternity Cover Contract

Type of Position:EYFS/KS1 Teacher
Subject:EYFS & KS1
Salary:Competitive Salary plus benefits
Start Date:September 2023
Closing Date: 21 April 2023 at 12 noon
Interviews:Week commencing 24 April 2023


EYFS or KS1 Teacher

Required from: September 2023 – May 2024

Contract term: Fixed Term Contract – Maternity Cover

Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited from well qualified and passionate Teachers for this opportunity to join a thriving and successful EYFS or KS1 Department. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and well-qualified Early Years Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 teacher. The post holder will also be expected to lead a subject area and an interest in DT would be desirable. The ability to work well within a team is essential. We expect inspirational, exciting teaching delivered with kindness and a sense of humour.

Blackheath High School is an inspiring school characterised by the warmth of its community and its aspirational, outward looking approach.

Pupils benefit from the wider opportunities offered by the GDST. The successful candidate will demonstrate equal passion for their subject and working with young pupils. Staff are expected to contribute to our co-curricular programme.

About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18 and was rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014). We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment over the last five years, our brand new Senior School opened this year, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please visit www.gdst.net or contact Sharon Read at s.read@bla.gdst.net

Applications must be received by: 21 April 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place on week commencing 24 April 2023

Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

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