Horniman Primary School

  • Horniman Drive
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3BP
  • Tel: 020 8699 3190
  • After School Club: 020 8699 8378
  • Email:
  • Headteacher: Julie Loffstadt
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KS2 Class teacher

The Role

We have one full time, permanent post, starting in September 2017, to replace the sudden departure of one of our teachers. The post is for a KS2 teacher, the year group is flexible but successful applicant must be comfortable teaching across Key Stage 2.

 In our most recent report, Ofsted said:

  • Pupils behave well and feel safe. They have very positive resilient attitudes towards learning and life. The school council, eco council and work on sustainability help prepare them for later life as active, responsible citizens.
  • The breadth of learning at this school is extensive. We have a very wide range of highly popular clubs at lunchtime and after school supplement well-taught lessons during the school day.
  • Music, drama, dance, outdoor learning in the woods, philosophy and debates successfully extend pupils’ experience and help prepare them for later life and learning.
  • Leaders, including governors and the Head teacher, are successfully driving improvements in teaching and achievement, especially in writing.


Horniman Primary School, Horniman Drive, Forest Hill, London SE23 3BP.   The school has ample on street parking and is just a 15-minute walk from Forest Hill mainline station.  For more information, visit our website

What we are looking for

Horniman is a unique school in a changing landscape and the governors and leadership team are looking for a teacher who;

  • can excel within a hard working team, with strong leadership
  • can ensure the school’s vision gives our children the very best opportunities in all aspects of their school life
  • are enthusiastic and have high expectations of themselves and the children they teach
  • are creative, innovative, reflective practitioners
  • can promote and maintain the high profile of computing in the school
  • can keep abreast of new developments within computing

We can offer you:

  • Fantastic children.
  • A supportive working environment with opportunities for meaningful professional development and an experienced team.
  • A unique school with recent renovations, providing new, well equipped classrooms and facilities.

We have a reputation for excellence in music and art, and our provision of a vast selection of extended activities. We are an eco-school who have achieved gold in the sustainable travel award and Gold for the Primary Science Mark, and are working towards the Gold Arts Mark.

Salary details

Salary will be according to experience on inner London pay scale.

Further information

Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as qualifications and reference checks (prior to interview where possible). Candidates will be subject to satisfactory medical clearance; as well as proof of eligibility to work in the UK. This post is also subject to disqualification by association regulations under the Childcare Act 2009.

Applications must be made on the Lewisham application form for the attention of the Head teacher and sent to CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date

The closing date is Tuesday the 6th June 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will then take place on Thursday the 8th June 2017; please note that only we will only contact shortlisted candidates. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 020 8699 3190 or email 

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Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.