Experienced or NQT Teacher

for September 2020


Tenable: September 2020

Salary: MPS/UPS

Contract: Permanent full time


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 2020 and we would welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their career: NQTs, teachers at the beginning of their careers and more experienced teachers.

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’d love to hear from you and encourage you to visit our school. Please contact the school office on 0208654260 to arrange an appointment.  Our information pack, JD/Person Spec, application forms and guidance can be downloaded from our website.

Closing date and time for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th March

Assessment and interviews will be scheduled for w/b Monday 30th March

Class Teacher Job Description

Class Teacher Person Specification

Teaching Staff Application Form

Teacher Disability Form

Guidance Notes for Applicants

Teacher Information Pack 

St John’s C of E 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

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Teaching Assistant (TA)


Teaching Assistant (TA)

Tenable from Spring 2020

Part-time: Mornings (and lunchtime supervision) 8.45am - 1.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am -1.30pm on Fridays to accommodate the weekly staff meeting

TA pay range: Grade 3 points 5-6, full time salary £21,591 - 21,981 pa (part time is pro-rata’d)


This is a marvellous opportunity for an inspiring TA to join our school on our exciting journey to become fully two-form entry. 


We are looking for a TA who has experience of working in a school setting who will facilitate the children to grow and evolve in a way that truly reflects our amazing community.  We are a dynamic and successful school with a positive ethos, professional staff development at the centre of our work and strong family values in which children make very good progress.  The successful candidate will be able to provide excellent classroom practice and demonstrate effective playground responsibilities; and build effective relationships with individual and groups of children, some of whom may have special educational needs and disability (SEND).


Our recruitment process is about finding the right personality with the right experience, someone who will be as excited as we are about supporting and developing our children.


Our new Teaching Assistant will have:

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experience of primary school classes, preferably including the EYFS setting and working with SEND children
  • A caring and positive attitude towards all pupils
  • High expectations of children and themselves
  • A commitment to going that extra mile to ensure pupils achieve their best.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver appropriate interventions.
  • An understanding of and support the distinctiveness of church schools (you don’t have to be Christian).

We offer:

  • A welcoming, positive and caring environment.
  • Supportive, dedicated and dynamic staff.
  • Well-maintained buildings and extensive grounds.
  • An ambitious, supportive and effective Governing Body.
  • A productive and helpful school association and wider community who are fully invested in their children’s learning and last but not least…
  • Delightful, curious, engaged, enthusiastic and well-behaved pupils who thrive and achieve through our broad curriculum and activities.

If working at our school appeals to you and you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be assessed on receipt and individual interviews may be arranged earlier.

Our application form and guidance can be downloaded below.     

No agency enquiries or CVs please.

Guidance Notes for Application

Application Form

Disability Application Form

Job Description

Recruitment Pack

Applications must be completed electronically and emailed to the address on the School’s application form as soon as possible and at the latest by 5pm Sunday 15th March.

Although the closing date is the Sunday 15th March, we reserve the right to review applications on receipt and close the advert early.

St. John’s C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. References for shortlisted candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicant.

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 Notices: http://www.st-johns.croydon.sch.uk/

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.


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.