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Overdale Primary School, Scarborough

Year 2 Class Teacher

Post: Year 2 Teacher
Salary: MPS 1 – UPS 3, £30,000 - £46,525 per annum
Hours: 1.0 FTE (Full time)
Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 11:59pm Midnight, Sunday 2nd June
Interviews: Week commencing 10th June
Start Date: October 2024

Are you a Primary school teacher looking to join a leading primary school based on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast? We are looking for a Year 2 Teacher to join our friendly, thriving school to start in October 2024. 

We welcome applications from ECT’s.

About Overdale Community Primary School

‘Respect, Responsibility, Resilience’

Our new school opened in September 2021; it is an amazing purpose-built modern school for the children of Eastfield.  The school offers state of the art facilities, which will be a tremendous boost to children’s academic learning as well as enhancing the value of the local community where it sits.

Alongside this, we have spacious classrooms benefitting from natural light and ventilation, creating the best possible learning environment for our pupils and best possible working conditions for our staff. Outdoors, we have two football pitches, a rounders pitch and a one-mile running track, along with an environmental area and quiet place with logs and other features. We use our outdoor space for orienteering and problem-solving. We can teach numeracy and phonics outdoors, for example, and we also have two outdoor gyms. The school now has double the capacity of the old building on the former site and the new location provides a link between the older parts of Eastfield and the new housing developments in Middle Deepdale to the north.

Our school is at an exciting phase of development. You will be joining an extremely friendly and supportive team, who are driven to ensure that our pupils achieve the highest possible standards. As a school, we all work together so every child succeeds. The ability to collaborate and be open to personal and professional development is essential. If you are ambitious in your career, self-motivated and want to be the best that you can be, we would encourage you to apply. You will be working with a new headteacher who has high expectations and is driven to ensure that the school is a place for children to be safe, inspired and challenged to fulfil their potential. Staff wellbeing is high on the leadership’s list of priorities and it is ensured that all of our staff team work collaboratively to help get the best out of each other’s skills and expertise to help drive further improvement in school.

We are supported by a highly experienced, committed and loyal staff team, supportive parents/carers, a strong Governing Body and a local community who all remain very proud of us. We truly provide a nurturing setting where our pupils are polite, happy, confident and friendly.

Here at Overdale Community Primary School we are proud to be a leading school in the area. Together we have built a school that has the highest aspirations for our children to shine, but also one that supports and celebrates our amazing community that we are proud to serve.

School Therapy Dog

At Overdale School we work hard to ensure that our children feel like school is a home from home. A place they can learn, thrive and be happy. That is why we now have our school therapy dog Buddy. Buddy has been a fantastic addition to our school for our children and our staff. Our pupils love to come and see Buddy and he has an immediate calming effect on our children who might be having a bad day or just need a cuddle. We are seeing lots of benefits already of having our school dog. Improving attendance, a calmer environment, support for our ASD children and much more. His hypoallergenic fur has given children the opportunity to be around a dog and not suffer from a reaction.

Having a dog in school has the potential to help young children to develop in a range of academic, personal and social areas.

He is very much a part of our Overdale family, and we love having him around school.

Our Opportunity

Our school has low staff turnover and is popular with parents and the community. We are looking to appoint a Year 2 Teacher to join our team and contribute to our excellent curriculum provision.

Experience of leading Phonics and Early reading is desirable but not essential

You will:

  • Be able to support in the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for all pupils
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with, and build excellent working relationships with fellow staff, parents/carers and pupils

Working in our school is incredibly rewarding as we all work together as part of ‘Team Overdale’ enriching the education of our pupils.

We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for education and wish to work in a setting which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive, cohesive community – relationships throughout the school are welcoming, kind, inclusive and thoughtful
  • A vibrant, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other
  • Children who are enthusiastic about learning and apply our school logo to every day: we listen, we learn, we shine
  • A school with an exciting and attractive learning environment.
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, traditional values and a sense of teamwork
  • Well supported teachers and support professionals who are committed to driving high standards
  • An excellent working environment in a beautiful coastal setting

Queries / School Visits

Please contact Chloe Bullen on 01609 536 964 or via

Chloe has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.

Visit Slots

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1-5pm

(Not including half term – week commencing 27th)

Please email Chloe to book a visit, note that our candidates may be in attendance at the same slot.

Application Process

Application Pack

Apply online via NYC Jobs

Please contact us if you experience any difficulty with the application process.

Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs.

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see application pack). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide two employment referees. Generally, this is your current and most recent employer.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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