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EYFS (Reception) Class Teacher

  • London

  • Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School

  • £32070 - £43727

  • Full-time


We are looking for an EYFS (Reception) Class Teacher to join our happy and successful team for September 2020.


Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School is a successful IAPS Preparatory School in West London providing education of the highest quality for 420 boys and girls aged from 4 to 11 years.

If you are passionate about education and have a proven record of excellence in supporting children’s learning and development, then this is an exciting opportunity for you to join our happy, friendly and forward-thinking school that is fully committed to striving for the best in our pupils

The successful candidate will have:

• an appropriate teaching qualification for this age group

• experience of teaching Reception aged children within the Early Years Foundation Stage

An application form can be downloaded from our school website: please click on the link below.

Applications must be received by Wednesday 22nd April

Job Description

Our EYFS (Reception) Class Teacher will:

• teach a class of pupils ensuring that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting meet the age, learning and social needs of the children;

• instil a love of learning through a wide range of creative teaching styles;

• maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside of the classroom, ensuring equality of opportunity for all;

• contribute to constructive team-building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, and with parents;

• ensure pupil entitlement to the EYFS curriculum;

• implement agreed school policies, guidelines and procedures;

• support initiatives decided by the Senior Leadership Team;

• plan appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, through differentiation of tasks;

• be able to set clear targets, based on prior attainment, for pupils’ learning;

• provide a stimulating classroom and outdoor environment, where resources can be accessed by pupils;

• keep appropriate and effective records, integrating formative and summative assessment into weekly and termly planning;

• report to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils;

• maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy, and keep records of pupil behaviour, completing notes following any incidents;

• be vigilant in preventing bullying and work swiftly to resolve incidents of bullying following the school’s anti-bullying policy;

• plan and accompany school trips which support the curriculum;

• participate in the appraisal system, having a high importance for their own professional development;

• have a keen awareness of safeguarding, particularly relating to the age group of the children being taught;

• ensure that child protection procedures are understood and consistently followed;

• abide by the staff code of professional conduct;

• build good relationships with pupils and parents following the school’s open-door policy;

• feedback to whole staff of any course information or professional development enabled by the school

• attend meetings before and after school, including twilight meetings, as the Head might consider necessary

• manage classroom resources

• respond promptly to all school correspondence

• follow the school’s policy on emails and internet use

• undertake break/lunch duties as required

• attend school functions as are deemed part of the annual cycle of the school year

• support and guide teaching assistants or learning support assistants within the classroom

• fulfil other reasonable duties as directed by the Head.

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School was inspected by ISI in March 2016 and received the grade of ‘excellent’ in all categories, and underwent a successful compliance inspection in February 2019.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of gender, race, religious belief, marital status or disability. Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applications will be subject to checks with past employer and an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies can be found on our website:

Salary range: £32070 - £43727

Date advertisement posted: Monday 9th March

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 22nd April

Further Information


Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School

16 Ravenscourt Avenue, Chiswick, London, W6 0SL


Closing Date: 22 April 2020

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