Class Teacher


Passionate about education?
Inspired by Children?
Curious about how to develop yourself and others?

One of the reasons I have come to concentrate on the imagination as a means through which we can assemble a coherent world is that imagination is what, above all, makes empathy possible…of all our cognitive capacities, imagination is the one that permits us to give credence to alternative realities. -
Maxine Greene Releasing the Imagination

Title: Class Teacher – Key Stage 1 and 2

Responsible to: Headteacher

Grade: Main Scale 1 – 6

Make your career in Cambridge.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join us at the University of Cambridge Primary School – the only University Training School for primary in the UK.

The University of Cambridge Primary School is seeking to appoint inspired educators to be key contributors in the development of our new school, which opened in September 2015. We have 540 children in 2020-21 and will be a large 3 form school in 2022.

We are seeking applications from successful Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers. You will be a confident and passionate primary teacher. You will be able to demonstrate high expectations, a flexible and resilient attitude to challenge and commitment to providing irresistible learning opportunities for all children. You will have the interpersonal skills to model empathy, respect, trust, courage, and gratitude within a framework in which everyone is ambitious, innovative and inclusive.

As the first and only primary University Training School, we aspire to develop a research informed learning community, with a spirit of enquiry and commitment to excel so that we become local, National and International contributors to the discourse about education in the 22nd century.

We are excited about building a team. You need to be a team player. You need to be humble and willing to make mistakes. You need to be reflective. You need to have a good sense of humour.

We welcome and are excited about growing a diverse school community. Come and be part of something very special.

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge Primary School, you may receive the following benefits:

• Child Care Vouchers
• Wellbeing Services:
o In house wellbeing sessions
• Through Health Shield:
o A full employee assistance programme
o Virtual GP Surgery
o Free eye test and optical voucher
o Perks – exclusive discounts
o Health Cash Plan

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

Please visit our website for an application form and further information:

All completed applications should be returned to the school either by post or email:

Please note if you have not been contacted by Monday 4th May 2020 unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

School Tour for prospective applicants: Tuesday 31st March 2020 17.00-18.00

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21st April 2020 9am

Shortlisting: Friday 24th April 2020

You will be observed teaching a lesson on the day of the interview

Interviews and lesson observations: Monday 4th May 2020

Start date: September 2019

School website:
Main Scale
Staff category
Teaching Staff
Closing date
Tuesday 21 April 2020
School name
University of Cambridge Primary School
Dr James Biddulph
DfE school no.
Eddington Avenue Cambridge Cambridgeshire
01223 792440
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