Classroom teacher (primary): model job description

Download our model job description and person specification for a primary school teacher and adapt it to reflect your school's context.

Last reviewed on 12 December 2023
School types: AllSchool phases: PrimaryRef: 538
Contents
  1. Model job description and person specification
  2. Adapt the job description and specification for EYFS teachers

Model job description and person specification

Download and adapt it to reflect the role in your school.

It's based on the professional responsibilities and expectations of teachers set out in the:

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Adapt the job description and specification for EYFS teachers

An in-depth understanding of the EYFS curriculum Experience teaching in an EYFS provision (if appropriate) Any other requirements your school has for EYFS teachers, including pastoral responsibilities Any specific EYFS qualifications you require for this

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