Class Teacher

The Post of Class Teacher at RA Butler Academy
School Information

Are you looking for a new teaching post at an exciting and vibrant school? Then come and work with us. We can offer:
• Supportive and collaborative teaching teams
• Inquisitive children who love learning and being challenged
• A tailored career development programme with opportunities to work across more than one school
• The chance to be a member of a nationally recognised, forward-thinking Trust and Teaching School
• A very happy place to work and learn

We are looking for enthusiastic Newly Qualified or experienced teachers to join our friendly, committed and talented team. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work in our ambitious and outward-looking three form entry Academy. These are fixed term, full-time posts (initially for a year) and could be in Early Years, KS1 or KS2, so please express your preference

About the school:
RA Butler Academy is a fantastic place to work. Being three form entry, we are the largest primary school in Saffron Walden. As a large school, our teachers really benefit from working as a team. Each year group has three classes, so planning is shared and collaboration is high. We monitor teacher workload carefully and this is reflected in our new feedback policy. We also employ a school counsellor, specialist PE teacher, learning mentor and school nurse.

We maintain a strong family ethos across the school and really value every single child and the contributions that they make. We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School meaning that we ensure that our children have a right to a good education, to develop talents, to have a voice, to have friends and to feel safe and play.

Our exciting and engaging curriculum has a strong pedagogical base. Aspects of the curriculum that we deliver throughout the school are; a strong focus on the teaching of reading and reading for pleasure, high profile work on vocabulary, active learning techniques, carefully sequenced learning experiences, high expectations and securing learning in the long term memory supported by retrieval practice.

RA Butler is a core school of the Saffron Academy Trust, working alongside Katherine Semar School and Saffron Walden County High School to provide the best educational experiences for our children. Staff CPD is highly valued at the school and our staff are able to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them through collaborative working with local schools. We are also an active part of the Saffron Alliance Teaching School Network which enables us to be very outward looking. A large percentage of our staff are engaged in action research projects. Current projects involve working with the University of Cambridge on DIALLS work and an Inquiring Science project, school based Lesson Study with a lead tutor from the University of Hertfordshire and Maths Mastery development. We are also active members of a Computing Hub and Science Learning Partnership.

We welcome visits to the school before short-listing. Please contact Wendy Zych to 01799 523651 if you would like to arrange a visit. Although we are on the edge of Essex, we are not far from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For an application pack and information about the role, please visit

The closing date for applications is noon Friday 6th March 2020
Interview date is 12th March 2020

R A Butler Academy is committed to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references, medical checks and successful Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks.

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Closing date
Friday 06 March 2020
School name
R A Butler Academy
Mrs Emma Vincent
DfE school no.
881 5264
R A Butler Academy - Infant and Junior Schools South Road Saffron Walden
CB11 3DG
01799 523651
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