Teacher, full-time

Class Teacher - Experienced or NQT for September 2021


Tenable: September 2021


Contract: Full-time permanent

St John’s is a vibrant and happy expanding primary school with a distinctive Christian ethos and good public transport links.  We are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of our excellent teaching team from September and we would welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their careers: experienced teachers, teachers at the beginning of their careers, returning teachers and NQTs.

We offer:

  • Highly motivated and happy children who strive to achieve their best  
  • A friendly, supportive and dedicated team of colleagues  
  • An excellent, spacious and innovative learning environment in our brand-new building   
  • High quality bespoke opportunities for professional development.

Are you:

  •  A creative and inspirational teacher?  
  • Innovative and passionate about learning? 
  • Committed to raising standards and helping all children to achieve their best? 

If so, we encourage you to browse our website and watch the virtual tour of the school and then we encourage you to ring the school office on 0208654260 to arrange a chat or perhaps a visit in person if the current Covid:19 situation allows.


Our school is adhering to all relevant government guidelines and updates our related risk assessments regularly. Should a visit or interview be arranged we would continue to take all available precautions to ensure the safety of our children, staff and visitors.

Our information pack, JD/Person Spec, application forms and guidance can be downloaded from our website.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may be short-listing on receipt of applications.

Assessment and interview arrangements will be discussed with our shortlisted candidates.

St John’s CofE Primary School is an employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check and childcare disqualification Declaration. References will be also be sought. Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.  In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data. The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Privacy Notice.

Class Teacher Job Description

Class Teacher Person Specification

Teacher Information Pack

Disability Form

Equalities Form

Teacher Application Form

Guidance notes for applicants

Working at St. John's

St. John’s is a friendly and welcoming school and is a great place to work. Visitors always comment on the ethos of the school being one of the things which most strikes you when you first walk through the door, and this is one of the things that makes it such a friendly place to work. We have a strong staff team and together teachers, TAs and all support staff work to ensure the very best for all our children.

St. John’s is a church school and we ask all staff members to be in sympathy with our Christian faith (but this does not mean that you have to be a practising Christian). We hold Collective Worship every morning and all members of classroom staff attend this with their classes. It makes a fantastic start to the day and means that the whole school community is able to come together before they begin their daily learning.

Everyone works hard to make our school environment an enjoyable place to work and learn for all children and adults. All of the classrooms are bright and spacious and we are lucky enough to have a large amount of outside space including a school field as well as two playgrounds and a Spiritual garden. We all take great pride in our school and take the time to make our displays and learning environments colourful and engaging.

Local area

The school is situated in the quiet residential area of Shirley and is easily accessible from both Croydon and Bromley. It is very close to the main road between Croydon and Bromley and there are frequent buses into the centre of Croydon and to East Croydon train station (where there are many trains towards central London and the south coast).

The school has a large staff car park or there is free parking on the road outside school.