Primary Teacher KS2

School/Academy Services, Teaching in Academies
Full Time
One year from September 2019 – possibility of permanent contract thereafter
Borrow Wood Primary School - Part of Odyssey Collaborative Trust, Arundel Drive, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7QW
Main Pay Scale

Borrow Wood Primary School is part of the newly formed Odyssey Collaborative Trust (OCT). OCT is a local Derby City Trust currently consisting of 6 schools. The Trust was formed in March 2019 by the head teachers of the 6 founding schools, who share a strong ethical vision based on retaining the identity and ethos of each individual school, whilst working together to promote and maximize opportunities to provide the best possible education for all children across the Trust.

Therefore, we are not managed and controlled remotely by a large Multi-Academy Trust. Nor do we have a corporate image. We are proud of being Borrow Wood Primary School with our own individual ethos of:


Challenge… Where we have a go, make mistakes and try again.

Honesty… Where we always tell the truth.

Ownership… Where we take responsibility for our behaviours, learning and environment.

Inclusive… Where we accept and respect everyone.

Care… Where we look after ourselves and others.

Excellence… Where we bring out the best in ourselves.

This is a very exciting time to join Borrow Wood and become part of The Odyssey Collaborative Trust journey to excellence.

Governors are, therefore, looking to appoint a teacher who has a proven record of quality first teaching to work at our school. You need to be committed, dedicated, determined and resilient - an individual who is knowledgeable about learning and skilled at bringing out the best in all our learners so that they become confident, resourceful and well educated members of our society.

You will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a keenness to develop excellent subject knowledge
  • Use Assessment for Learning evidence to inform planning
  • Differentiate teaching and learning according to need
  • Show a high level of skill in classroom organisation and behaviour management
  • Be an effective team player
  • Deliver exceptional pupil progress and outstanding attainment
  • Believe that ALL children should be the best they can be.

In return, we provide the opportunity to work with polite and well-mannered children, who have positive attitudes to their learning and want to do well; and to be part of a staffing team that plans together and supports one another.

We also encourage our staff to be open minded to all learning opportunities for themselves and therefore place high value on CPD to keep our teachers up to date with skills and knowledge. Our focus throughout this year and next is on developing teachers to be ‘experts’ in the subjects they lead with the support of our Curriculum Leader.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Applications from NQTs welcomed. The post will start September 2019.

To visit school please contact Mrs Nicola Molloy via: We have set aside dates for visits: Monday 10th June 2019 at 9.00am and Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 4.00pm. If you are unable to make these dates please contact us to discuss an alternative time.

Please complete an Odyssey Collaborative Trust Application Form, which is available below as a download, or contact school for an application pack and email the application, together with a covering letter/personal statement to

Closing date: Friday 21st June 2019 by 9.00am. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

Interviews: Thursday 27th June 2019


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