Salary: MPS

Employer: Derby City Council

Hours: Full-time

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Temporary, for one year, with the possibility of becoming permanent

Start Date: September 2024

  • Do you want to work in a fun and vibrant school with professionals who are passionate about helping children to be the best that they can be?
  • Do you believe in the importance of providing children with a safe and secure environment in which they can learn and reach their full potential?
  • Do you have a proven track record for high aspirations and ensuring you deliver lessons that will spark a love of learning?
  • Do you want to work in a school where creativity, innovation and thinking outside the box are encouraged on a daily basis?
  • Do you want to work at a school that puts its pupils at the heart of everything we do?

Then we are the school for you! Gayton Junior School is a larger than average-sized junior school in a pleasant residential setting. The school is rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school with a shared ambition that all pupils should have the very best experiences, a collaborative culture and high expectations for all.

We are looking for an inspirational classroom teacher to join our school, initially for one year, commencing September 2024.

We will offer you:

  • a rare opportunity to join a popular school with excellent facilities
  • a team of hardworking, passionate, and talented staff
  • well behaved, polite and helpful pupils who enjoy coming to school
  • a leadership team who will support and nurture your development
  • a governing board that is highly committed and supportive of the school and the Headteacher.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office (01332 760372).

Completed applications are to be returned by email to the school ( by midday on Wednesday 15th May 2024. Your application form may be accompanied by a letter. CVs will not be accepted or taken into account.

Click here for the Job Description

Click here for the Person Specification

Click here to download the Derby City Application Form

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Shortlisting will be held on Wednesday 15th May and successful applicants will be notified by email. It may not be possible to notify unsuccessful applicants at this time. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd May.

The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday 15th May at midday. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.