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Pear Tree Community Junior School

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Required from January 1st 2021 – Sooner if possible

Full time - Part time may be considered

Fixed term until August 31st 2021

Main Scale Points 1-6


Pear Tree Community Junior School is seeking to appoint an excellent teaching practitioner who has high expectations of pupil progress and a drive for self-development.


The school has been on a rapid improvement journey and many challenges have been met and overcome. The next phase of our journey will be to move towards consistently excellent provision and see all our pupils truly flourish.

On our improvement journey, we have seen the dramatic impact of year group leads across the school. This has included; overseeing the quality of teaching and learning; shaping and developing the curriculum and ensuring inclusive provision for all pupils. Moreover, the role of middle leaders to improve the teaching and learning of our core subjects has ensured we are accelerating the progress of all pupils.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as well as make a significant impact on the children and staff in our school.  Being part of Transform means that you will receive unparalleled professional development opportunities and be part of a well-integrated, supportive network.


The school is now looking to appoint a Teacher who has a passion for enabling children to achieve.

The successful candidate will provide additional support to identified groups of children. This will be taking individuals or groups of children across whole year groups to increase attainment and improve outcomes.

You will:

  • Contribute to raising the educational achievement and progress of pupils at Pear Tree Community Junior School
  • Contribute to the development and coordination of the 'Jigsaw approach'
  • Monitor and track the educational achievement and experience of children at Pear Tree Community Junior School
  • Planning and arranging interventions aimed at increasing attainment and improving educational outcomes. 
  • Track and monitor the educational attainment, progress, and experience of identified groups of children to advise and recommend support and interventions necessary to improve outcomes.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming community and a highly motivated, professional staff team that are driven towards continuously raising standards.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities through an extensive range of network groups and other Transform Trust initiatives
  • Calm and purposeful learning environments
  • Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
  • A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Career opportunities as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust The opportunity to be innovative in supporting school improvement and to make a real difference to the lives of Pear Tree Community Junior School pupils.
  • A friendly, hardworking and professional team which has high expectations of pupils.


About Pear Tree Junior:

  • Pear Tree Junior School is located in Derby City in a diverse community
  • OFSTED graded the previous school (prior to conversion to an academy) as requiring ‘Special Measures’ at the last inspection during November 2016. We are awaiting the current school’s first inspection (delayed due to Corona virus)
  • Pear Tree Community Junior School is a rapidly improving school as recognised by a peer review led by Challenge Partners This is a rapidly improving, inclusive school that is on an exciting journey. Staff have embraced the culture shift that is improving the school. The shared vision at Pear Tree exudes increasing energy and drive at all levels.’
  • Pear Tree Community Junior staff benefit from the collaborative approach to continued professional development provided by being a member of Transform Multi Academy Trust and the Transform Teaching School Alliance


Alongside the Teacher Job Description there will be the following additional responsibilities:

  • Provide intervention for identified pupils across the whole school (KS2) 
  • Plan and deliver relevant differentiated and challenging 'catch-up' curriculum as part of the schools targeted 'Jigsaw Approach'.
  • To identify clear teaching objective and learning outcomes, with appropriate differentiation, challenge, support and maintain high expectations

Please contact the school on 01332 760610 if you are interested in viewing the school.  Due to current Covid guidance there will be some restrictions on how and when we can offer an on sight visit.

How to apply:


Application form and further information can be downloaded from this page. Completed application forms should be emailed to j.ozmen@peartreej.derby.sch.uk.  Questions and queries can directed to Jackie Ozmen, School Business Manager at Pear Tree Community Junior School , telephone number  01332 760610.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th November 2020 – 12 noon

Scheduled interview date:  Friday 13th November 2020


Transform Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with over 6700 children in 19 Primary Schools covering Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. Joining us, you will be part of an ambitious and innovative organisation. We promote the autonomy and local nature of each of our schools and we are an enabling organisation rather than a directive one.

We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities. Our Vision is to provide high quality education and deliver the best outcomes for children.

We are partners in East Midlands Maths Hub, Derby Research School, Inspiring Leaders and Challenge Partners.


We can offer you:

  • Unrivalled opportunities for professional development through our schools and Transform Teaching School Alliance
  • Trust support networks
  • Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
  • Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
  • Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff


For more information about us please watch the Transform film at www.transformtrust.co.uk


Transform Trust and its Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical, enhanced DBS with children’s barred list clearance and completion of safeguarding children in education training


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