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Primary Teacher


Teachers Main Pay Scale


Full Time

Contract Type

Temporary for one year due to falling pupil numbers


Borrow Wood Primary School – Part of Odyssey Collaborative Trust

Age Range:

3yrs  – 11yrs,  367 on roll including nursery

Summary Description

Borrow Wood Primary School is part of the Odyssey Collaborative Trust (OCT). OCT is a local Derby City trust currently consisting of 6 schools. The trust was formed in March 2019 by the head teachers of the 6 founding schools, who share a strong ethical vision based on retaining the identity and ethos of each individual school, whilst working together to promote and maximize opportunities to provide the best possible education for all children across the Trust.

Therefore, we are not managed and controlled remotely by a large Multi-Academy Trust. Nor do we have a corporate image.  We are proud of being Borrow Wood Primary School with our own individual ethos of:


  • Challenge…   where we have a go, make mistakes and try again.
  • Honesty…      where we always tell the truth.
  • Ownership… where we take responsibility for our behaviours, learning and environment.
  • Inclusive…     where we accept and respect everyone.
  • Care…            where we look after ourselves and others.
  • Excellence… where we bring out the best in ourselves.

This is a very exciting time to join Borrow Wood and become part of The Odyssey Collaborative Trust journey to excellence.

Governors are, therefore, looking to appoint a teacher, who is committed, dedicated, determined and resilient - an individual who is knowledgeable about learning and skilled at bringing out the best in all our learners so that they become confident, resourceful and well educated members of our society.

You will need to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a keenness to continually develop excellent subject knowledge
  2. Use Assessment for Learning evidence to inform planning and next steps for the children
  3. Differentiate teaching and learning according to need and children’s interests
  4. Show a high level of skill in classroom organisation and behaviour management
  5. Be an effective team player
  6. Deliver exceptional pupil progress and outstanding attainment
  7. Believe that ALL children should be the best they can be

In return, we provide the opportunity to work with polite and well-mannered children, who have positive attitudes to their learning and want to do well; and to be part of a staffing team that plans together and supports one another.

We also encourage our staff to be open minded to all learning opportunities for themselves and therefore place high value on CPD to keep our teachers up to date with skills and knowledge.  A key priority is to focus on developing teachers to be ‘experts’ in the subjects they lead with the support of our Curriculum Leader.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

For a socially distanced visit to school please contact Mrs Nicola Molloy on 01332 662826.

Please complete an Odyssey Collaborative Trust Application Form, which is available below as a download or contact school for an application pack and email the application, together with a covering letter/personal statement addressing the 7 points above.  

Email your completed letter and application to Zoe Fletcher -

CLOSING DATE: Friday 30th April 2021 at 9.00am. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

INTERVIEWS: Wednesday 5th May 2021