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Class Teacher (Year 5) - Hilltop Primary Academy - Full-time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-193-T
  • Posted:26/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + Joining Bonus of £2,000
  • Start Date:Easter 2023
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBA

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Class Teacher (Year 5) – Hilltop Primary Academy

Required: Easter 2023

Salary: MPS/UPS

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Plus a one off joining bonus of £2,000, paid in twelve monthly instalments

Hilltop Primary Academy are looking to appoint a talented and inspirational Year 5 Class Teacher from Easter 2023.  The successful candidate will have relevant experience of working with children in an education setting either at primary level, or a secondary teacher who wishes to relocate to primary education. As a member of the team at Hilltop Primary Academy, you will be enthusiastic, imaginative and forward thinking and has the ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed.  

Hilltop Primary Academy is an oversubscribed two form entry school which has the benefit of a large playing field and a heated indoor swimming pool. The Academy is part of the Skills for Life Trust. The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.  As part of the Skills for Life Trust you will be involved in collaborative working across the primary and secondary settings.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive:

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Secure car parking
  • Laptop and technical support
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out this video for more information about Hilltop Academy:


If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861593 ext: 337 or email hr@sflt.org.uk who can arrange this for you. You can also visit our website at www.sflt.org.uk for more information on the Trust and to see our current vacancies.

The Skills for Life Trust is commitment to safeguarding.  All of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies which is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Closing Date: 10th February 2023.  We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust vision is for Skills for Life to pervade the curriculum and extra-curricular activity. In addition to the normal school diet, the Trust aims to prepare our students for the adults that they are to become, through teaching life skills and exposing them to a whole range of potential careers and mentors from the business world, both locally and regionally. The Skills for Life vision also permeates through staff practices, where we are mindful of staff well-being and workload. We are a trust who cares for their staff and this is reflected in our low staff turnover and positive staff surveys.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.