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Teacher in Charge

Oakridge Primary School
Teacher in Charge
Payscale: MP3-6 + TLR2, £31,750 - £38,810 + £3,017
Closing date: 9am, Monday 19th February 2024
Interview date: Thursday 22nd February
Start date: May 2024


Come and join a supportive, community-focused school where you will collaborate with colleagues within the school and in the wider trust, allowing you to grow and develop further. 


Context of the school
Now is the most exciting time to become a part of Oakridge CP School. You will lead our creative and enthusiastic team on our journey of improvement as we strive to provide the very best education for our pupils. 


We place key emphasis on staff career development, advising staff on areas to progress whilst also having an open discussion around what areas they are interested in developing further. 


Our learning environment and education provision is second to none. Our new garden school curriculum is getting our children outside into our incredible grounds, while our collaborative approach to planning with the other YEAT schools ensures that children are getting the very best in teaching and learning.


We are proud to be a part of the Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust (YEAT) alongside Castleton, Glaisdale, Lealholm, Airy Hill and Westcliff in Whitby. YEAT is also one of 32 organisations nationally to be a designated ‘English Hub’ which delivers excellence in early language and phonics teaching in reception and KS1. At Oakridge, the impact of this support is clear in our early reading provision and in our rapidly improving writing.


Our teachers benefit from a team of highly motivated Teaching Assistants that play a vital role in school life. 


We value our local community and they in turn support us. Our PTFA raise incredible amounts of money by holding events such as Christmas fayres and bingo nights while our pupils have regular visits to local farms and churches. Every year our pupils deliver Harvest parcels and then send Christmas cards to elderly villagers as part of our aspiration to instil in our pupils a strong sense of community spirit. 
Our opportunity
We are looking to appoint a colleague to join us as a ‘Teacher-in-Charge’. The teaching role may be in either of our two classes depending on the successful candidate’s previous experience. This is an excellent training ground for a Headship or other senior leader role. Regrettably, this opportunity is not suitable for ECTs. 
We are looking for:
  • A skilled professional who has an engaging and inspirational style of teaching.
  • Someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure our children achieve their very best, and promotes academic excellence
  • An established teacher with a flair and passion for primary education who will embrace working and teaching in our school.
  • A professional with senior leadership skills or aspirations to develop these, who can contribute and lead on school development initiatives.
  • A highly-organised individual who is able to manage the day-to-day operation running of a small school, balanced with their own teaching commitment, in the absence of the Headteacher.
  • Someone who will embrace our nurture principles and a nurturing approach to supporting children with a range of needs.
  • The ability to act as a deputy designated safeguarding lead.
  •  A leader who can support the development of subjects/initiatives across their own school and others.
We can offer you: 
  • A warm, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other.
  • A place within the wider trust team where staff’s wellbeing is valued and nurtured. 
  • Happy and enthusiastic children.
  • A school with exciting and attractive learning environments, including extensive outdoor spaces.
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas and a sense of teamwork.
Join us and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about.
Application Process

Application Pack

An email will be sent to candidates with details of the shortlisting process. 
We do not accept CV’s.
Please get in touch if you experience any problems with the online application system.
Please ensure that you provide evidence and examples of how you meet the person specification within your application.
Book a Phone Call with the Headteacher or a School Visit
We actively welcome informal conversations with Benjamin Russell, Acting Head of School. Please contact Chloe Bullen to organise a call with the Headteacher or a school visit. Contact Chloe on 01609 536 964 or via
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.


Safeguarding and Child Protection

The safety and well-being of the children in our care is always our highest priority. Please review our safeguarding policy here

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

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