Reception Teacher

Salary information: M4-M6
Start date: 1st September 2024
Location: Surrey Square Primary School
Contract type: Permanent

This is a rare opportunity to join the teaching team at Surrey Square Primary School. Surrey Square is more than a school in so many ways; we work together from the core, equipping our community to thrive and build a better world for themselves and others. We offer an exciting opportunity to rethink and reshape what we believe a holistic, fully rounded education should look like.

Surrey Square is one of 3 schools that makes up the Big Education Trust family. It is a Trust that exists because we share the belief that the UK curriculum is narrow, outdated and over-indexed on academics. We strive to demonstrate that another way is not only possible, but essential.

If you are:

  • driven by your values, and passionate about the role a primary school can play in transforming children’s lives…
  • excited by working in a collaborative environment…
  • passionate about the power of building positive relationships…
  • committed to developing yourself as a practitioner and leader…
  • wanting to make a change within the education sector…
  • resilient and up for a challenge…
  • keen to work in an environment with a strong emphasis on well-being


                    …then we want to hear from you!

How to apply

Please apply using the link below.

Closing date

May 17, 2024




We value a culture which supports and develops all our people, where people come, stay and flourish.

The qualities we look for in our staff are reflected in our values and we look for people who are passionate about our mission and are keen to collaborate to ensure the best possible outcome for our students, families and communities.

We look to create an enabling, engaging, psychologically safe and collaborative culture and look to recruit staff of all levels and backgrounds.


Staff wellbeing is at the heart of our values

We are proud to offer family friendly policies including flexible working, shared parental and adoption leave plus a maternity return to work programme

We are passionate about supporting our staff through our Menopause policy

We offer 26 days annual leave for our full time staff which rises to 28 days after 3 years of service and 31 days after 5 years’ service

Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line

Online Healthy living and financial support portal

Lifestyle discounts to High Street shops, restaurants etc

Free online monthly Yoga classes

Free Flu vaccinations (if you are not eligible via the NHS)


We believe passionately about high quality CPD

Access to Big Education leadership courses Big 8 and Big Leadership Adventure

Access to our CPD hub for online courses

We support external study routes linked to your role

All staff annual Inset day

We are proud to be a London living wage employer

Health & Financial Wellbeing

Reducing financial stress

You’re entitled to the scheme from day one, helping you plan for the future

  • Big Education contributes to your pension
  • Tax efficient savings
  • Protection for your family
  • Flexible retirement

Electric car scheme, to help reduce our carbon footprint

Cycle to work scheme

Interest free travel season ticket loan

My Gym and My Active discount schemes

Technology IT scheme

Free mindfulness Headspace app

Free Will writing

Staff Discounts

Values in action

Passionate about our commitment to Climate & Sustainability

We encourage both pupils and staff to think about the environment and how their actions will impact upon their local surroundings, as well as the global environment.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

We create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

We are committed to supporting our staff and applicants to be their authentic selves in the workplace without judgement and ensuring that diverse communities are celebrated.

Community Engagement

Join us in making a positive impact on society through our school community engagement initiatives. Check out our school websites and socials for details!