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Foundation / KS 1 Leader or Class Teacher - Full-time

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3749-176T
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 23rd May 2022


Come and join our team!

The Governing Body of St Thomas' Catholic Primary School (Voluntary Aided) are ideally looking to employ an EYFS/ KS1 leader. The leadership position comes with a TLR. Governors will however, consider applications from strong practitioners looking for a new opportunity as a class teacher in either EYFS or KS1. 

Since our Ofsted inspection in 2021, we have continued upon our journey, not only to retain our 'Outstanding' status, but to further develop and enrich our curriculum, providing opportunities for creativity and risk taking - thinking outside the box!

This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to develop within a school family which is a friendly and culturally diverse Catholic community. Applicants need not be of the Catholic faith but must be supportive of the ethos of the school.

We are looking for someone who:

as a class teacher:

  • Is an inspirational teacher who can bring out the best in the children
  • Is well organised with high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • Is keen to take an active part in the wider contribution/life of the school.

as a leader (if applying for the EYFS/KS1 leader role):

  • Is able to demonstrate commitment to the vision and values of the school through their leadership
  • Has the passion, knowledge and skills to support teacher development and learning so that all pupils can reach their full potential
  • A strong teacher at any point of their career but who is able to demonstrate proven leadership skills across the specified age range and the impact of their role on school improvement.

In return, we can offer:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and display outstanding behaviour as recognised by Ofsted
  • Hard working and supportive staff who are committed to the wellbeing of the pupils entrusted in our care
  • A supportive and highly effective Governing Body
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Professional development within an informal collaboration of primary schools (EduCant).

At St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School, we see it as our role to develop and nurture the 'whole child', whilst recognising their unique qualities that each individual brings to our community.

Don't take our word for it, come and visit our school (during term time only). Contact Kyla Weeden at the school for an appointment: kweeden@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children and this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, reference checks and a pre-employment health check.

Applicants must complete a CES application form. Please download or print the document, complete in full and either submit online or send into school by post or hand deliver, along with all other relevant documents requested as part of the application process that are available for download at the end of this advertisement.

Information about the school

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary-Aided school (we are not part of a multi-academy trust).

We are a dedicated and committed team of staff who enjoy close links with our parents and the church. We often refer to ourselves as a 'school family', committed to academic quality, personal and spiritual development and high standards of behaviour and respect in a caring environment.

We are a one-form entry school and currently have a roll of 210 pupils, organised into 7 year groups, Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

The school had a recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, when the school retained its grade of 'Outstanding'. As a team of dedicated teachers and support staff, we are extremely proud of how our pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally and socially. Our last denominational inspection in March 2017 graded St Thomas' as outstanding in all areas.

Please visit our website to learn more about our school family.

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).