What are we looking for? Person Specification



  1. You will have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 GCSE in English, mathematics and in a science subject
  2. You will hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification
  3. You will have clear and accurate verbal and written communication skills


  1. You will have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not constitute a risk to the health, safety and wellbeing of pupils. This includes:
  • The ability to communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and pupils’ parents/carers.
  • Possession of sound judgement and insight
  • The ability to remain vigilant and attentive at all times while supervising, assisting and supporting pupils and/or working in hazardous situations
  • The potential to develop the ability to respond to pupils’ needs in a timely and effective manner
  • The potential to develop the ability to manage classes/groups of pupils
  • The potential to develop the ability to plan and prepare lessons and courses for children
  • The potential to develop the ability to deliver lessons and learning sequences
  • The potential to develop the ability to assess development, progress and attainment of children
  • The potential to develop the ability to report on development, progress and attainment of children


  1. You will be subject to appropriate pre-selection or pre-employment checks. This will include obtaining a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check and information from the children’s barred list
  2. Fee paying trainees will be expected to undertake a pre-training health questionnaire according to the normal practice of the provider. Salaried trainees and apprentices will be expected to undertake a pre-employment health questionnaire according to the normal practice of the employer
  3. Where disabilities exist, you will be able to meet the role description, person specification and functional capacity with reasonable adjustment(s)


    1. You will need to be flexible, motivated and resilient
    2. You will have the resilience to cope effectively with a variety of stressful situations and the energy and stamina to thrive in a challenging environment
    3. You will need to have the ability to work on your own initiative and be aware of the importance of managing workload
    4. You will need to have the ability to combine work and study
    5. You will have consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct
    6. You will maintain high standards in ethics and behaviour both within and outside school
    7. You uphold public trust in the profession
    8. You will have an easily recognisable yet realistic enthusiasm for working with children, treating them with dignity, being able to build relationships rooted in mutual respect, whilst at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to your professional position
    9. You will have the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues and build relationships with children that promote learning
    10. You will have the ability to reflect on your own practice and learning and listen and take on board advice
    11. You will be tolerant and respectful of others’ actions and beliefs, upholding fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect
    12. You will be able to attend work and carry out tasks in a consistent manner

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Interests that would enhance children’s learning lives

2Schools Consortium is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from groups under-represented in primary schools, for example, men, those from ethnic minority groups and those with disabilities.

If you would like to find out more or have questions that are not answered, please contact us by phone or email.

Everyone at 2Schools Consortium is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and all staff and volunteers are expected to adhere to these.