June 11, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a Reception teacher who can nurture, inspire and motivate our children.
Teachers Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Range
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 27, 2024


Do you thrive on seeing your pupils excel?

We are seeking an inspiring Primary School teacher to join our dedicated and supportive team. This is the role for you if you are committed to ensuring the success of all pupils.

We are looking for a Primary School teacher who can nurture, inspire, and motivate our children.

You will have:

  • A degree level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status.
  • A sound understanding of the breadth of content covered across the primary core and foundation subjects.
  • Effective teaching, organisational and communication skills.

This is an important role for our academy as we constantly strive to improve and excel in all that we do.

To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • Plan teaching to ensure the progression of all pupils.
  • Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting high standards of attainment and behaviour.

The role will be based at The Baird Academy until 31 August 2025. If there are no vacancies at The Baird at this time, the role will be redeployed to one of our other Academies in the Hastings area.

The Baird Primary Academy

At The Baird Primary Academy, nurturing our pupils is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in setting high expectations to empower each pupil to recognise and reach their fullest potential. Our dedicated approach ensures that when they leave us, they are not just prepared, but inspired for the next stage of their educational journey and beyond.

We go beyond academics to cultivate essential life skills such as self-belief, resilience, motivation, and independence. These qualities are the building blocks for success in every aspect of life, equipping our students with the confidence and determination to thrive.

We have a total capacity of 320 pupils. The academy also hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 years.

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits.

These include:

  • Automatic annual pay increments.
  • High-quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression.
  • A strong commitment to your health & well-being including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day one, and Employee Assistance programme.
  • Generous public sector pension scheme.
  • Discounts on retail & travel.
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme.
  • Charity Giving.

As the largest Multi-Academies Trust in Sussex, we are a close-knit family of schools committed to achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, and nurturing potential. Sponsored by the esteemed University of Brighton, we provide high-quality learning experiences for our pupils.

Our success is a result of the dedication and expertise of our staff and central teams, creating vibrant places of learning that ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of education. Together, we aim to inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best.

At the heart of everything we do are our pupils. We believe that learning should be exciting, engaging, and fun – an adventure where curiosity is celebrated, and creativity is encouraged. We strive to create an environment where each child feels inspired and supported, enabling them to discover their unique talents and interests. 

For further information about this opportunity please download the attached job description and personal specification, and view our candidate pack.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Carly Welch, Principal

Please apply today. 

Closing date: 27 June 2024.

Interview date: 2 July 2024.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Further information is available here: Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975 - GOV.UK (

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff and volunteer recruitment practices. If you would like any support or assistant at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know, by contacting us by email to or by telephone to Emma Richings 01424 905 306.

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