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Reception Teacher - IA

Ivingswood Academy



Fixed Term for the Spring and Summer Terms 2020

Required: January 2020

Red Kite Schools Trust is a multi-academy trust based in Chesham.  It currently consists of three schools, one secondary (Chesham Grammar School) and two primary schools (Ivingswood Academy and Waterside Primary Academy).

Ivingswood Academy has a vacancy for a well-qualified and enthusiastic full-time Reception Teacher to join a team of committed and supportive colleagues, all of whom are dedicated to providing children with the best possible education. 

The successful candidate will need: 

  • To inspire children with enthusiasm and a love of learning
  • To have genuine commitment to provision within a play based curriculum
  • To organise the classroom environment to encourage a positive learning experience full of practical opportunities to support children’s learning 
  • To take responsibility for the progress of all children in his/her class with the ability to reflect on data and plan appropriate intervention so that children make rapid and sustained progress
  • To embed positive behaviour strategies within his/her classroom practice 
  • To communicate and consult effectively with the parents of all children
  • To ensure that wide ranges of role play activities are at the very heart of the children’s education
  • To ensure the appropriate balance of teacher led and child initiated activities
  • To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in line with the requirements of the EYFS framework
  • To be a highly effective communicator
  • To keep up to date with changes and developments in education 

We offer:

  • Positive, happy and polite children who are motivated to learn
  • A welcoming and inclusive school
  • A supportive, forward thinking team of staff
  • Commitment to your professional development
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • London fringe salary
  • An opportunity to work in an area of outstanding natural beauty, 30 minutes from London

For an application pack, please see linked documents.  Pre-application visits are warmly welcomed. Completed applications should be emailed to:

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th November 2019 at 10am


Red Kite Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.