Reception/KS1 Teacher - Maternity Cover

Banstead Preparatory School

We are looking for a Reception/KS1 Teacher to join our team at Banstead Prep School as soon as possible, to cover maternity leave. Full-time with possibility to drop to 3 days from September 2020.

Banstead Preparatory School is a co-educational prep school and nursery, educating around 250 girls and boys aged 2-11. Set on the outskirts of the village of Banstead, Surrey, there are good transport links to London and the South East.

Our state-of-the-art facilities enable us to offer the broadest range of opportunities as part of an engaging, innovative and exciting curriculum, helping us to set the highest possible ambition for every child, and get the best from everyone.

Education with character is the ethos that sits at the very heart of our school and forms the core of what we believe. There’s more to a good education than learning – we work to develop our children’s characters, build their tenacity, foster courage and above all, inspire them to achieve excellence.

Banstead Prep isn’t a feeder for any particular senior school, we work to help parents identify aspirational but realistic school choices. We prepare the children through broad curriculum teaching within the normal school timetable to ensure every child leaves us for their senior school of choice feeling valued, prepared, confident and ready to thrive.

Closing Date: 4 December 2019

Interviews: w/c 9 December 2019

Salary: United Learning Teacher Pay Scales - Competitive

Tenure: Maternity Cover, Full-time (possibility to drop to 3 days from September 2020)

Start Date: ASAP

The role

The purpose of this role is to inspire, encourage and empower our pupils to achieve their very best, and provide an environment where pupils develop academically and socially in an independent and self-confident way.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach all subjects as required to a class of pupils, undertaking all of the duties expected of a class teacher
  • Teach any required subjects to other groups and classes, as reasonably required
  • Maintain a good up-to-date knowledge of the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum and assessment procedures
  • Be committed to academic excellence and develop and implement programmes of study to ensure that each pupil develops at a good pace through differentiated planning and teaching
  • Use a range of ICT equipment and software appropriate to the year group
  • Provide a stimulating learning environment through display, that is routinely maintained
  • Maintain full and informative records efficiently
  • Documented planning for the short, medium and long term
  • Support colleagues as necessary and cooperatively to work as part of a team, attending all meetings and INSET
  • Undertake duties before, during and after school as required
  • Participate in co-curricular school activities including clubs and residential field trips
  • Attend school functions
  • Be committed to the personal development of the pupils in the form and take responsibility for their welfare and social well-being
  • To liaise with colleagues as pupils move throughout the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Keep the Head fully informed of any significant developments concerning any pupil in the form
  • Any other duties reasonably required

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • A postgraduate teaching qualification
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development


  • Strengths in the teaching of Phonics and Early Mathematics would be an advantage
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and ICT skills
  • A good up to date knowledge of the EYFS and Key Stage 1 Curriculum


  • Applications welcome from NQT’s, as well as experienced teachers
  • Experience of teaching the EYFS or National Curriculum at KS1
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance both in terms of attainment and progress
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Experience of collaborating with colleagues


  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives

Personal Qualities

  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Positive rapport with pupils
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences


  • A team player with leadership qualities and a reflective and flexible approach
  • Organized, energetic and able to self-direct
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Committed to the School’s ethos
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the school
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role
  • Willingness to go the extra mile

The full Job description and Person Specification is attached. Please read for complete details.

You must also have evidence of the right to work in the UK (i.e. Passport or working visa).

Banstead Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

United Learning

Banstead Preparatory School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.


Further Information

04 December 2019 Closing Date
United Learning Teacher Pay Scales - Competitive
Sutton Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3RA