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Senior Teacher with Responsibility for Developing Teaching and Learning - Full-time

Fordcombe CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3313-102T
  • Posted:10/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR (dependent on experience)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:19/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 25th May


We are looking for someone to join our team as a senior teacher, someone who wants to take the next steps in their career, someone who has the potential to be a school leader of the future, someone who wants the opportunity to learn, to grow and to practice skills they have learnt around change and change management. This opportunity would suit someone who is keen to progress and be part of a vibrant small school that aims to do ‘big school’ things. This opportunity is for someone that wants to get involved in all aspects of school life, from supporting children at the top of a primary school, to leading the development of teaching and learning across the primary age range and working with a welcoming school community.

We are looking for a person who:

  • is an excellent classroom practitioner who is committed to continuing to develop their own teaching practice
  • is excited to work collaboratively with the Headteacher and wider team to lead strategic school improvement
  • has some experience of leading aspects of whole school improvement
  • is committed, organised, flexible and a good team player and wants to part of the leadership team
  • has high expectations of colleagues, children and themselves and is an excellent role model
  • has a passion for raising standards and attainment and is passionate about all children being able to achieve their potential
  • stays calm, adapts and can demonstrate resilience whilst keeping a sense of humour and has the courage and strength to step-in and step-up
  • is a trustworthy colleague who brings out the best in others and creates a sense of togetherness by encouraging mutual respect, confidentiality and through demonstrating high standards of professional behaviour seeks to work well with others
  • knows that learning and personal growth involves risk, being bold and making the odd mistake along the way
  • will be able to proactively use dedicated weekly release time to help develop themselves, support colleagues and lead change across the school.

We can offer you:

  • Positive, professional and very supportive colleagues.
  • The chance to work with our amazing, hard-working and enthusiastic pupils.
  • A really supportive parent and community relationships.
  • A vibrant and dynamic working environment.
  • Great links with local schools through our partnerships with the Sevenoaks Partnership of Schools, the Tenax Trust and the Kent Teaching School Hub.

 Do you…

  • Enjoy teaching and the privilege of shaping young people's lives?
  • Have a desire to make a lasting difference to the young people in your care?
  • Have a desire to develop colleagues classroom practice?

If so, this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

This post is for a September start. Visits to the school are highly recommended. Interviews will be held in May.

For more information about Fordcombe School, please visit  http://www.fordcombe.kent.sch.uk/

To discuss the role and arrange a visit, please contact Chris Blackburn – 01892 740224.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are also committed to safeguarding those in our care – the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to thorough background checks. 

Information about the school

We are a small, half-form entry primary school situated in the beautiful Kent countryside, just outside Tunbridge Wells. The school hall is in the Victorian part of the building and most of the classrooms are in a newer purpose built extension. We have a great library space as we believe all children should have the opportunity to read widely and be reading for pleasure. We are small school team that believes we should be doing ‘big school things’. Beyond the core curriculum, our current focus is music, French, PE and developing teacher expertise in computing. The focus has changed and evolved as each new member of staff has joined us bringing with them different passions and skills. We share our high academic expectations with all our staff, parents and young people: we work hard as a group so that all pupils achieve well. More than this, we believe a primary school should be a place where children start to learn who they are, start to learn who they want to be and start to learn how they are going to live their lives.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr C Blackburn
  • Address:Fordcombe CEP School, The Green, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RY
  • Telephone: (01892) 740224
  • Email: office@fordcombe.kent.sch.uk

Fax: Same


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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).