Year 6 Leader/Class Teacher

Posted on: Tuesday 18 August 2020

Dereham CE Junior Academy

Are you a highly-skilled and enthusiastic teacher who is looking to further explore their leadership potential?  If so, we have the position for you. 

 Year Leader (Year 6) /Class Teacher and member of the Senior Leadership Team

Dereham Church of England Junior Academy

Gilpin’s Ride, Littlefields, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1BJ

Tel: 01362 693876


  • Year 6 Leader/Class Teacher
  • Post Grade: MPS/UPR + TLR 2 (£3,200-£4,500 dependent on experience)
  • Permanent Post
  • Full Time: 0.8 Classroom teaching commitment and 0.2 Leadership time (and PPA)
  • Required for 1st January 2021

Are you a highly-skilled and enthusiastic teacher who is looking to further explore their leadership potential?  If so, we have the position for you. 

We are a four form entry Junior School looking for someone who can skilfully lead a year group and help drive our fantastic school even further forward as part of our dynamic leadership team.

We are seeking to appoint an engaging, creative and committed teacher who will lead an existing strong year group team and help us provide the best education and experience possible for our wonderful pupils.  As a Year Leader, your role has significant impact on not only your class and year group, but the whole school.  Among numerous other things, you will:

  • Secure the highest standards of pupil achievement across their year group by being responsible for developing and delivering an excellent curriculum as well as implementing identified actions
  • Improve the practice of other staff in their year group by monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and learning, and by taking the lead responsibility for the performance management of your year group team
  • Have a key role in the strategic development of the school by identifying, planning for and supporting key school improvement priorities
  • Be inspirational!


*See accompanying Job description for a full list of responsibilities.

This is a truly exciting role and is one which offers ample opportunity to develop your leadership abilities. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of friendly, dynamic and hard-working Senior Leadership Team.  This role requires you to teach four days, with the fifth day spent out of the classroom for strategic leadership meetings and tasks (and PPA).  These tasks are completed as part of a team, thus affording everyone the chance to contribute to whole school priorities and then implement them as a shared vision.

In addition to your leadership and class teaching role, it is expected that you will lead an area that is central to improving the whole school.  The specifics of this this will be decided after appointment and will be influenced by the successful candidate’s skill-set (see ‘School Leadership Responsibilities’ in the Job Description).

Above everything else, the biggest ‘pull’ for our school is our amazing pupils.  They deserve the best.  Therefore, it is imperative that you are able to:

  • Build lasting memories for our children
  • Increase their life opportunities and broaden their horizons
  • Forge harmony not just happiness
  • Promote and develop the importance of positive relationships between everyone in and out of the academy
  • Embrace failure as well as success and develop resilience in the face of adversity
  • Challenge as well as support our pupils and help equip them with the attributes needed to embrace an ever-changing future.


Dereham Church of England Junior Academy is an inclusive academy that is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).  They also support us in ensuring the above points are our priority.


As this post is affected by the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, candidates will need to complete a declaration to establish if they are disqualified. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the DBS process.

Closing date: Monday 14 September 2020


How to apply

Under normal circumstances we would strongly advise prospective candidates to arrange a visit to see our lovely school in action.  However, with the school working very differently due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is a little tricky as we have to limit visitors during school hours where possible.  We ask that in the first instance, you contact the school and talk to the head teacher or deputy if you would like any further information and before you arrange a visit.

In the meantime, we recommend you have a good look at our website and start to think about what you can bring to our fantastic school and help make us even better!

Closing date: Monday 14 September 2020 – 1.00pm

Interview date: Week Beginning 21 September 2020


Please use the DNEAT application form and, within the application, state how you feel that you meet the job description.  Email completed forms to: (office manager) and (deputy head)

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