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Vacancy Details 

Role: Full Time Class Teacher 

Position Start Date: September 2024 


Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 year 


Grade / Salary: MPR or UPR 


Location: West Leigh Junior School, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2JB 


Job Description 

Come and join our happy, lively and dedicated team at this successful and popular school. We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and reflective class teacher. West Leigh offers wonderful, hard-working and happy children who show great interest in their learning, an extremely supportive community and a full range of professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will 

  • promote high standards and challenge 

  • use a sense of fun to excite and inspire our children 

  • be passionate about learning and teaching 

  • work flexibly with a team 

  • display energy, imagination and initiative 


Please see the attached job description for further information about the scope and responsibilities of the role. 

We welcome applications from experienced and aspirational teachers with a proven track record of excellent practice. 

Applications from ECTs are also welcome. 

Please contact the school to arrange a visit. 

Information about the School 

West Leigh Junior School is part of Portico Academy Trust which aspires to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. It aims to deliver to local families an excellent primary education and create new opportunities for its pupils. 

Set in the heart of the community, West Leigh Junior School offers a welcoming environment that provides a rich curriculum, where children enjoy learning and where achievement in all aspects of life is celebrated. 


Our board of trustees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS clearance. 


Closing Date: Thursday, 18th April 2024 at midday. 


Interviews: Thursday, 25th April 2024 


For further details or an application pack, please contact Director of HR, Mrs Rebecca Sanderson, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB. 

Telephone: 01702 987890 ext 310 


Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates. 

Attached Documents: 

Class Teacher Job Description

Person Specification 

Teaching Application Form 

Application Email: 


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