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Teacher/Nursery Lead

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Main Pay Scale + TLR 2 minimum (£2,721)
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/10/2018 at 17:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Teaching Opportunities at
Opossum Federation

Nursery Leader Required as soon as possible

At Opossum, we believe that all pupils deserve high quality education which engages, inspires and challenges; so that everyone meets their full potential. We strive to create safe and happy learning environments which promote independence and high expectations of all. We are committed to providing opportunities which promote open mindedness, empathy and celebration of the rich and diverse communities which we serve; so that everyone is able to contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices so that our pupils develop physically, emotionally and morally. We are determined that our pupils will be successful and will leave us as confident, highly educated members of the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Early Years teacher to join our team as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be employed as a teacher with a teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) to manage the Opossum Nursery.

Salary: Main Pay Scale + TLR 2 minimum (£2,721)

Alongside a teaching responsibility, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Nursery which a particular focus on ensuring a smooth and safe start and end to each session and to enhance practice be being able to act as a professional role model to all other adults within the setting.

What we offer:

  • All our teachers are provided with an iPad, Mac Air, and access to other necessary resources.
  • An enhanced PPA offer - In addition to PPA release time we provide additional non-contact days each half term for planning and assessment moderation.
  • Teachers recruited to are offered a competitive London salary package (a recruitment and retention package).
  • Specialist Tutors/Professionals to support service delivery.
  • An innovative personalised Professional Development for all career stages.

If our offer is what you are looking for and you feel you have the necessary skills to contribute to our continuing successful journey we would love to hear from you.

To download an application pack, please visit either of our website at Please submit all completed Applications to Raihana Patel at


Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 15th October 2018, 5.00pm


All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and Satisfactory References and candidates are required to submit a self – disclosure form with their application.

The school is registered in accordance with the General  Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as currently set out in the  Data Protection Bill. The school is required to share some of the data with the Local Authority and with the DfE

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.