Class Teacher from September 2024

Contract Type: Fixed term from 1 September 24 to 31 August 2025 in the first instance

Working Pattern: Full time

Advert Start Date: 28/03/24

Advert End Date: 19/04/24 5:00 PM

Salary: MPS/UPS: £30,000 - £46,525 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.

Hours per week: Full time as in accordance with the Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document


Closing date:


This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the school.

Fixed term for one year in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

Due to increasing pupil numbers, governors are wishing to appoint a full time Class Teacher to join our successful team of passionate educators in school. This post is temporary, for one year in the first instance. Newly qualified, recently qualified and more experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

Gosforth Park First School is a popular school in the heart of Gosforth, well supported by parents and the local community. We serve a changing population and strive to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met, both socially and academically. Our school community has high aspirations and expectations for the children we serve. We are committed to encouraging children’s understanding and acceptance of other faiths, beliefs and cultures while supporting them to develop their own place in the community, both locally and globally.

The following drivers are at the heart of our broad and balanced curriculum.

Confidence, Challenge, Creativity and Community

Gosforth Park First School has a real sense of family. This is a view shared by pupils, parents and staff. The new motto, ‘together we make a difference’, is felt as you walk through the door. This is a caring, nurturing school. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. They say behaviour is good and they have no worries about bullying – Ofsted (February 2020)

We are looking for a teacher who:

  •          Is an outstanding and motivated practitioner who secures excellent pupil progress and has a passion for teaching and learning.
  •          Has a high expectation of all children.
  •          Is creative and proactive in their approach to teaching and learning.
  •          Has a deep understanding of how children learn to read and can foster a love of reading
  •          Has excellent knowledge of systematic, synthetic phonics and the teaching of early reading and writing
  •          Uses summative and formative assessment (assessment for learning) accurately to ensure that high standards of progress and achievement are promoted through all the work of the school.
  •          Has excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys working in a team.
  •          Can support subject development across the school
  •          Is passionate about becoming an integral part of our school’s journey towards outstanding.
  •          Has a thorough understanding of how to adapt teaching for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    Gosforth Park First School is fully able to support an ECT in this post.


In return we offer

  •          An inspiring and supportive Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body
  •          A dedicated and supportive staff team
  •          Leaders who take staff wellbeing and workload seriously
  •          Happy, engaged and enthusiastic children
  •          An outward looking school that works closely with parents and the community
  •          An inclusive and supportive working environment
  •          Collaborative working within the Gosforth Schools’ Trust


Gosforth Park First School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a range of other recruitment checks.

As this post involves working with children, venerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

As part of the shortlisting process, we may be carrying out an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we may want to explore with the applicant at interview.

Interested candidates are welcome to come and visit our school for a tour and to meet the Head Teacher on the following dates and times:


  •          Tuesday 16th April 4pm
  •          Wednesday 17th April 4pm
  •          Thursday 18th April 2:30 pm
  •          Friday 19th April 4pm

Please contact the school office to book a visit.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th April 5:00 PM.
We will be shortlisting successful candidates on Tuesday 23rd April and contacting these candidates to inform them about the interview process and any associated tasks which will take place on Thursday 2nd May or Friday 3rd May. The process will involve observations of class teaching either at the candidate’s current school or if this isn’t possible, with pupils in our school.

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website: (click on the ‘Vacancies’ tab).

Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically to the Head Teacher, Mrs. Leanne Lamb

Please note that we will not be accepting any hard copy application forms.

We look forward to hearing from you