Maun Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the stars

Y1 Teacher/Maths Leader Vacancy

Y1 Teacher and Maths Leader required from January 2022 (or as soon as possible after this)


At Maun Infants, we are passionate about giving our children the best possible start to school life.  Our dedicated and hardworking team go the extra mile to ensure that all our children and their families are well looked after during their time with us.  The school values sit at the heart of our strong ethos and our approach is a partnership between nurture and challenge.  We believe learning should be fun, exciting and engaging, and are constantly striving to ‘reach for the stars’ by being the best that we can be.  As specialists in early years education, we believe firmly that it is our job to equip our children with secure foundations on which their lifelong learning will build.  This includes competence with core skills in reading, writing and maths whilst also recognising the importance of the broader curriculum.  


We are seeking to appoint a strong teacher and Maths Leader to join the Maun team from January 2022 (or as soon as possible after this), and are keen to appoint the right person to share their skills within our supportive team and successful school. We welcome applications from teachers with proven capability in Key Stage 1, though experience and knowledge of the EYFS curriculum would also be desirable to support the leadership role.


This post would be to teach in Year 1 initially, though applicants should be open to the prospect of teaching in other areas of school as required in the future.  It would particularly suit a teacher with 3-5 years of successful teaching experience and 2-3 years of effective leadership experience, who is now ready for further career development through leadership of a core curriculum area.


The successful candidate will be someone with a sound understanding of the mastery approach in maths, who can demonstrate proven personal ability for achieving strong pupil outcomes in this area. They will share our passion for learning breadth and be able to plan creatively to ensure this is prioritised alongside development of core basic skills. They will also recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and will actively support our whole school wellbeing drive, including through effective modelling within their own behaviours.


We believe our staff are our most valuable resource and aim for all to feel effective, valued and happy in their roles.  As a core curriculum leader, the successful candidate can expect leadership support including coaching, matched to their career stage and experience, in order to sustain their own continued professional development alongside the development of the school.  We also recognise the link between staff wellbeing and workload, and constantly seek to ensure our everyday practice strikes a positive balance between the two (see our approach to ‘Workload and Wellbeing’ outlined separately within the application pack).  This post is offered as full-time or 0.9 to suit the successful candidate and to be agreed at interview.  Where a 0.9 contract is preferred, this will include four days of weekly contact time with children, with half-a-day release for PPA and ongoing subject leadership responsibilities.  Though there will be occasions when release time will need to be taken in school (i.e. to complete subject leader monitoring), there will be flexibility for this normally to be undertaken at home.


We are looking for a teacher who is:


  • Creative, imaginative and passionate about all children having high quality learning experiences across the curriculum;
  • Forward-thinking, positive, energetic, reflective and highly motivated;
  • Committed to raising standards and working effectively alongside senior leaders to drive whole-school improvement, especially in Maths;
  • Actively supportive of the school’s drive to encourage positive mental health and wellbeing, including through physical activity and singing;
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Committed to working in partnership with our families.


In return we can offer you:


  • A strong and positive commitment to on-going professional development;
  • Support from all levels within the staff team and governing body;
  • A small school feel with a hardworking and dedicated team who are well-motivated to do their best for our children;
  • A warm and welcoming learning environment within which all members of the team are valued;
  • Happy, enthusiastic and friendly children who love to learn;
  • A sense of humour and laughter, particularly when it’s needed the most!


Application is through the Teaching Vacancies website:


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and actively encouraged – it’s really important to us that prospective candidates feel we are the right place for them as much as we want to find the right person for us!  Please contact the school to make an appointment ( 860773).


Please also be aware that the interview process will be subject to any guidance issued by the DfE and UK Health Security Agency at the time, and will comply with our school COVID risk assessment.


Closing date: 10.00am on Thursday 18th November 2021

Shortlisting: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Interviews: Thursday 2nd December 2021


If you have not heard from us by Monday 29th November, please assume you have not been shortlisted.


This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check, and Disqualification from Caring for Children Regulations (DCCR) disclosure, along with satisfactory references prior to commencement of employment.