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Class Teacher - Full-time

Paddock Wood Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2127-89T
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:Main Pay Scale commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:30/05/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2022.

 

About the role: Are you looking for a school that not just covers the curriculum, but helps children discover it? Paddock Wood is looking to recruit a Class Teacher to continue our journey with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme - which puts children at the heart of their learning and builds inquiry-based learning alongside the whole community. Our children recently said 'I love how our inquiries are creative and so much fun...they make us think about our learning more and more deeply'. We are an experienced staff team who offer both support and a friendly welcome.

Our ideal candidate will be;

  • enthusiastic and committed
  • high expectations of all pupils
  • knowledge of the PYP preferable
  • creative and willing to step outside their comfort zone.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​This is a full time, permanent position offering Main Pay Scale, commensurate with experience.To find out what's special about Paddock Wood, please book a phone call or tour by contacting talent@latrust.org.uk in the first instance.

Following our latest pupil survey, our children said their favourite part of school was:

  • "Art, because it makes me feel creative".
  • "I like the clubs and playgrounds at school, because I get to see my friends and I’m happy I can talk to teachers about my feelings".
  • "Seeing my teacher’s beautiful face smile and how she understands that I have troubles".
  • "Doing maths and science, because in science you get to do experiments and in maths I've always been good at it".
  • "I absolutely love learning".​​​​​​​

With answers like these, why wouldn’t you come and teach here? To find out more please come and have a tour and discuss the role.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Information about the school

Working at our school: We are a thriving and engaging three-form entry school in the heart of West Kent in the town of Paddock Wood. Our ethos encapsulates high standards and expectations, excellent learning and teaching, and the positive wellbeing of our pupils and colleagues. We have a strong and committed teaching team which is widely respected and supported by our academy community. Our teachers vary in experience from Newly Qualified to 30+ years, and each brings something valuable to share, and a passion to learn. Our staff and the wider Trust team has a lot to offer new colleagues, in terms of sharing experience and opportunities, and professional development and training.

Our broad curriculum is supported by specialist teachers of music, French, PE, computing and outdoor education. Some features that help us stand out from other schools are that all of our pupils learn French, learn other subjects in French and leave us conversant in the language, pupils leave us with a strong understanding and appreciation of music and sporting skills and that we embed independence, stamina and considered risk into children’s learning, for example through EYFS and KS1 team games and initiative exercises, Year 3 outdoor/forest skills, Y4 mountain biking, Year 5 caving and kayaking, and Year 6 skiing/snow-boarding. We have our own school minibuses and we very frequently take children out into the local area and into central London, as well as taking Year 5 pupils to the Brecon Beacons and Year 6 pupils to France or Scotland. We have a strong regard for extra-curricular learning and a healthy catalogue of sporting and other successes and awards.

Our academy benefits from significant parent and community support, but we are not complacent - we are committed, hard-working and welcoming. Our children are delightful; calm, focused and very eager to learn.

‘Our highly ambitious community builds thinking learners, who act with agency and create lasting memories.’

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Old Kent Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6JE
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

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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).