Class Teacher - Key Stage 1 Or Key Stage 2

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About the role

The Governors of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint a dynamic and innovative teacher (KS1 or KS2) to complement our team, from September 2021.

This post is suitable for an NQT or for an experienced teacher either looking to develop their leadership aspirations or to remain an excellent and innovative practitioner in the classroom. 

Confirmed as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted in March 2018 and underpinned by a strong Catholic ethos, we are ambitious and are ready to walk with you on a journey that will take both you and our children to ‘the best that we can be.’  Could you join us on our journey and help our children to achieve their ambitions?

Working in a two-form entry school, overlooking Fairlands Valley Lakes, you would be just thirty minutes away from central London by train and situated just minutes from Junction 7 of the A1(M), making the school journey manageable.

We can offer you:

  • A forward thinking, prayerful community, rooted in the traditions of the Catholic church with strong links to the parish and the wider community;
  • A strong sense of community and a commitment to local, national and international neighbours;
  • A diverse and supportive group of families, appreciative of teachers and committed to learning;
  • An inclusive ethos, valuing the unique individual and a diverse heritage;
  • The support of a parallel teacher to plan with;
  • A long-term commitment to your professional development;
  • A school wide commitment to ‘high challenge, low threat’ principles;
  • A supportive community where individuals are encouraged to lead, inspire and innovate;
  • Excellent local training through Herts for Learning and the Diocese of Westminster;
  • A welcoming school with children who have positive attitudes to their learning and care for each other;
  • Pupils who are recognised for their outstanding behaviour and personal development;
  • a friendly, caring and dedicated staff, committed to school improvement;
  • A financially secure, well maintained and adequately resourced school.

If you are an NQT we could also offer you: 

  • NQT benefits (including additional non-contact time) extended to two years in our NQT+1 Programme;
  • The support of a parallel teacher to plan with;
  • An experienced mentor and a developed programme of tailored CPD;
  • Access to the HfL NQT programme;
  • An early start in July if you are available.

If you are an experienced teacher we could also offer you:

  • The chance to lead in a curriculum area;
  • The chance to influence our future curriculum innovations;
  • The chance to coach others, making use of your areas of expertise;
  • A commitment to trusting your professionalism and avoidance of micro-managing;
  • A commitment to your leadership development.

Visitors to our school always comment on the purposeful atmosphere, the sense of family and the engagement of our children. We are hoping that visits to the school will soon be possible again. However, you can also get a good sense of the school by visiting our website (, by looking at our Twitter feed (@svdp_school) or by accessing our YouTube Channel:

For a discussion about the post or to arrange a visit,  please call Jon White (Headteacher) on 01438 729555 or email

The Governors and staff of St Vincent de Paul Catholic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Each successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other relevant checks following local and national protocols. References will be taken prior to interview and will be followed up rigorously.

For further details please contact Sally Lorimer, School Business Manager at or telephone 01438 729555.