This Person Specification provides a picture of the skills, knowledge and experience needed to carry out the job and will be used in the short-listing and selection process.

Essential Desirable
Qualifications Qualified Teacher Status. Evidence of continuing professional development.
Experience If an NQT; evidence of successful development of practice through placements. At least one year experience of teaching at Primary Level and/or Foundation Stage pupils (teaching practice included).
Knowledge and Skills Thorough knowledge of the curriculum across the primary key stages.

Ability to challenge and support all pupils to do their best.

providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge

An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities for all pupils.

An understanding of the principles of good classroom management and planning.

Confident in using ICT for a range of purposes.

Sound basic knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and strategies for identifying SEN or very able pupils

Identifying termly any pupils who are vulnerable and communicating them through the school system

Interest and/or expertise in a curriculum area.

Personal Qualities Have high expectations for all pupils Enthusiasm, commitment and energy.

Good organisational and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work positively and sensitively with pupils and parents.

Ability to accept responsibility for planning and sustaining own professional development.

Willingness to contribute to whole school initiatives, and support school improvement programmes

Ability to work constructively as part of a team. Flexible, solution-focused team player


Ability to motivate others.