Great Clacton Junior School

State Primary in Essex


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Required for September 2004

The vacancy is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the main salary scale. Because of a very strong roll at this popular school, we are looking to appoint an excellent or potentially excellent new teacher as soon as we can, so the prompt return of your application would be appreciated. The vacancy follows a rising roll, which will continue to rise further.
The school will be expanding in 2005 to 480 places, and changing its status to Church of England Aided.
A full description of the post is available by post or email to interested candidates.

Candidate Requirements:

The post is available for an experienced teacher or an NQT. An ability to work well with a class, yet within a supportive team, will be an essential asset, as will a sense of humour! Any interest and/or expertise in music and/or games could be an advantage.
However, we are more interested in finding a first rate teacher first and foremost.

About the School:

A lovely location, in a seaside town. Housing is widely available, at lower prices than elsewhere in Essex.

The school is situated in a residential area of Clacton-on-Sea known as Great Clacton, and serves a large and varied area. Previously known as Burrsville Junior School, we became Grant Maintained in 1997, and became Great Clacton Junior School in September 2000.

The building is of two storey construction, with four large classrooms on the upper floor, and four on the ground floor. There is a further purpose built Year 6 block of three classrooms outside, which the Governing Body paid for largely from their savings. This building also contains a special needs teaching and resource area. The school is three form entry, with a capacity of 360 pupils. The school has its own large field, with a successful and still developing environmental area, and looks out onto partly open countryside beyond Pickers Ditch. This is a nature reserve which runs adjacent to our property, and which we use extensively.

During the two years of Grant Maintained Status, the library was completely refurbished, CCTV cameras were installed to cover the site, and a new security fence erected to cover the side and rear of the site. We have very little vandalism on the site now, and the majority of ex-pupils treat the school with respect.

We currently have ten classes, but a roll of 324! Each class has its own class teacher, and an additional full-time teacher has the role of Special Needs Co-ordinator, and he will be working within classes throughout the school, supporting children with learning needs. There is also some non-contact time for subject co-ordinators, provided by a 'floating' Assistant Head. The school also currently has ten part-time Classroom Assistants, some supporting specific children with statements, some working more generally with all classes. Children are set in all years for numeracy and literacy lessons. We have full internet access in all classrooms through a network of computers, and also several standalone computers. Every room has at least two good computers, and we also have other hardware provided through the EAZ (see below). In April 2003, we proudly opened a brand new ICT suite with 16 computers linked to their own dedicated server.

The staff have quite a healthy mix currently of male and female, and of experience and youth.

All staff development is focused through the School Improvement Plan, which is just being fully re-written. During November 2001, we were assessed against the Investors in People criteria, and were found to fully satisfy them. This makes us an IiP school.

We are expanding with asistance from the LEA to have 480 places by September 2005, and are also changing to Church of England Status on the same timescale. This will be the first Church school within Clacton-on-Sea.

How to apply:

 All applications for this vacancy must be received online.
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 All applications must be received by 04 April 2004.

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