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Victoria Community School - 8 days remaining
Closing Date 19/05/2021 23:59:00
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, DE14 2LU
- per full time
NOR: 440

Our community
We are a two site, two form entry school with our Reception to Year 3 classes based at our Victoria Road site with our purpose-built Nursery based just over the road, on York Street and our Year 4 to Year 6 classes plus the Speech and Language Centre based at our Orchard site.

We currently have just over 400 pupils across our two sites and Early Years Centre. The majority of our families are from a minority ethnic community where 91% of our pupils are bilingual or multilingual. More recently we have admitted a number of pupils with a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds including families from Eastern Europe. We are very proud of our children's cultural heritage and take every opportunity to promote and celebrate our diversity.

The Victoria Road site is housed in a Victorian building some 140 years old and a purpose-built Early Years Centre for our Nursery children. The accommodation consists of spacious well-equipped classrooms as well as a hall, gym, library, Interactive Learning Centre, specially equipped sensory room, and staff room.

The Orchard site, which is just under a mile away from our Victoria Road site, is based on Belvoir Road and comprises of a fifty-year-old refurbished building with a large playing field. Currently Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 and our Speech and Language Centre are based at this site. The Speech and Language Centre is a County funded resource for 20 pupils with Developmental Language Disorder and/or Speech Sound Disorders who experience a wide range of difficulties with communication and any associated problems. The Centre functions as part of the school and as such staff and pupils participate in all aspects of school life.

The school has recruited both experienced and newly qualified staff. We currently have 19 teaching staff and 26 support staff plus our administration, lunchtime, catering and premises teams. We have strong links with local schools, colleges and universities and welcome into school a number of students following a variety of courses. Our school is supported by staff from our caretaking contractors.

The school attracts additional funding to support our pupils learning needs including EAL and Minority Achievement Funding as well as a delegated budget to support mainstream pupils with learning difficulties.

Classroom Organisation
Most children are organised in a class with an average class size of 30 in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 except for our Speech and Language Centre. Additional teaching assistant support is provided in every classroom. Staff are firmly committed to a team approach to facilitate children's learning and we are constantly reviewing and developing school policies and practices. Class teachers and support staff have regular planning meetings to ensure all staff are deployed effectively to ensure maximum benefit to children's learning through a differentiated curriculum.

Curriculum Development
In March 2017 an Ofsted Inspection rated our school as good. We are continuing our priority to raise achievement in the core subjects, particularly at Key Stage One and to stretch our high achievers. We have a strong commitment to the Arts and are fortunate to have talented staff to support all aspects of the curriculum.

Leadership and Management
We have a very capable Leadership Team which encourages leadership at all levels. Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants play an important role in all aspects of the school.

Extra Curricular Activities
Usually our pupils are involved in a range of activities including football, cricket, dance, netball and games clubs, although these clubs are currently on hold. We receive support from external groups such as Burton Albion who run a range of after school sports clubs for our pupils.

Inclusion - Everyone is Important
We use a variety of approaches to support children and families who may be encountering difficulties including nurturing and mentoring. We have a rigorous approach to screening pupils who may be finding learning more difficult. Our Special Needs Co-ordinator meets regularly with class teachers and we have a strong team of staff who directly support the teaching of SEND pupils across the school.

Home School Partnership
We believe children's progress and achievement is greatly enhanced through an active partnership between home and school. Our Family Liaison Officer and Attendance and Admissions Officer support families by running ESOL classes and by supporting parents with applications, visits to Job Centre plus, making phone calls etc. Many of these activities are currently run virtually.

We hope this information will have been helpful to you. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01283 247432.

In the interests of promoting a Healthy School we operate a no smoking policy.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More Information: https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/jobs/ks1-teacher-year-2