Reception Class Teacher

At Oasis Academy Limeside , Oldham
Salary: Main Pay Scale (appropriate to the holder’s experience and qualifications).
Role: Full-time
Contract: Temporary
Start Date: ASAP
Closed Date: 12:00 PM on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Interviews: Interviews week commencing 30th November 2020

Reception Class Teacher

Salary: Main Pay Scale (appropriate to the holder’s experience and qualifications).

Role: Full-time

Contract: Temporary until 31.8.20

Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date: 12:00 PM on Tuesday 1st December 2020

Interviews: Week commencing 30th November

An exciting opportunity to join this outstanding academy. Help us take Oasis Academy Limeside in Oldham to the next stage in its development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative teacher to join our EYFS team.  The candidate must be an outstanding teacher with ambition, drive and a passion for learning. They must have high expectations for everyone, and support and promote the Oasis ethos of inclusion and holistic education.

Oasis Academy Limeside is an outstanding all-inclusive primary Academy accommodating children aged 3-11, with an additional 2 year-old unit. It has a strong track record of innovation, community transformation and involvement in academic research and continuing professional development for teachers at all stages of their development.

Be a part of the Oasis family of academies transforming schools into community hubs through a holistic view of education.

To download an application pack for this role please visit,or contact Sharon Slater, – Tel: 0161-688 7535

To arrange a visit and to request further information please contact the Principal Ms Kathy Maskell ( You can find us on: Third Avenue, Limeside Oldham. OL8 3SB. Tel: 0161 688 7535        

To learn more about this outstanding Academy please visit our website on

Job Description

POST:                                Class Teacher

RESPONSIBLE TO:          Principal

SALARY:                            Main Pay Scale (appropriate to the holder’s experience and qualifications)                                                           

LOCATION:                       Oasis Academy Limeside

WORKING PATTERN:       Fulltime



  • To provide a happy, welcoming and motivating learning environment where children enjoy learning and the challenges of new experiences.
  • To promote and celebrate high standard of achievement through outstanding practice in all aspects of academy life.


  • To undertake the responsibilities of a class teacher in relation to the class allocated.
  • Have knowledge of and keep up to date with the Early Years framework, Development Matters and the National Curriculum, the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, PSHE and Citizenship, SRE, statutory assessments and national legislation.
  • To have knowledge of and keep up to date with current educational policy, research and thinking.
  • Plan and deliver the teaching and learning programme for all pupils within the class / unit with regard to the school’s aims, policies and schemes for learning.
  • Provide clear structures for learning experiences and units that maintain pace, motivation, challenge and interest for the learners.
  • Ensure effective teaching, establish high expectations of behaviour, achievement and attainment, using a variety of teaching and learning techniques and styles to engage and encourage the learners.
  • Select and make good use of IT for classroom / unit, management and assessment support.
  • Understand how pupils’ learning is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development and understand the stages of child development.
  • Assess and record individual pupil’s progress with regard to the academy’s policy and use the information to set targets and inform planning.
  • Provide reports on the progress of all pupils in the class to the Principal and parents as required.
  • Be familiar with the SEN Code of Practice and identification, assessment and support with special educational needs.
  • Evaluate own teaching and set targets to improve effectively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and community groups and stakeholders.
  • Participate in staff meetings; attend professional training days and meetings with parents and community groups / agencies as required.
  • Take responsibility for personal professional development in relation to the roles held in the academy and its aims.
  • Be familiar with the school’s systems and structures as outlined in the staff handbook and policy documents, including Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures and Health and Safety procedures.

Safeguarding children and young people

Oasis Community Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced CRB check.

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Statement of Conditions of Employment.

The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.

Person Specification - Class Teacher

Our Purpose

Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally. Our task is to serve our students as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people.  

Oasis Community Learning Ethos

Our ethos is an expression of our character - it is a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all we do. Our work is motivated and inspired by the life, message and example of Christ, which shapes and guides every aspect of each of our schools. This is foundational to our belief that all people are created and loved by God as equal and unique beings, and to our commitment to model inclusion and compassion throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of each Academy community.

For further information, please refer to the Education Charter document which accompanies this job description.





  • Qualified to Degree Level;
  • Qualified Teacher Status;
  • Experience of working with Primary aged children
  • A commitment to further professional development;
  • Experience of working with parents and partners in the wider community;
  • Successful  enhanced DBS;

Experience of working with EYFS children

Professional  Knowledge and Experience

  • A track record of outstanding classroom practice;
  • Understanding of the role of a class teacher;
  • Understanding of the National curriculum and EYFS framework, its assessment and a clear knowledge of the methodology needed for high rates of progress
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures and statutory requirements of Equal Opportunities, SEND and safeguarding procedures



Professional Skills


  • Ability to maintain a positive school ethos with an accent on high achievement and inclusion for all;
  • Ability to communicate and promote the aims and objectives of the academy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with a wide variety of people inside and outside the academy;
  • Ability to motivate and stimulate pupils of all abilities to enjoy learning and to maximize their learning opportunities;
  • To teach to a very high standard;
  • Ability to use data for assessment and analysis purposes;
  • To have a thorough understanding of assessment for learning and pedagogy;
  • Experience of participating successfully in a team for professional development.



Professional Philosophy and Commitment


  • Clear philosophy of values driven primary education.
  • Understanding of and commitment to developing links between home, school, neighboring schools and the local community.
  • Commitment to promoting equal opportunities and meeting the special educational needs of all pupils, including gifted and talented pupils;
  • Commitment to putting pupil outcomes at the core of all aspects and to raising standards.



Personal Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to be reflective and self-evaluative;
  • A sense of perspective and the ability to rise to challenges;
  • Enthusiasm; flexibility; resilience; self direction
  • Make appropriate judgments over issues of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in partnership.


Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Reception Class Teacher, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.

Apply by Email

Please send your completed application forms to by no later than the 12:00 PM on Tuesday 1st December 2020.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact a member of the Oasis Academy Limeside recruitment team on 0161 688 7535.