EYFS Leader and Full Time Class Teacher - January 2023 Start - Full-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-146T
  • Posted:14/07/2022
  • Pay:UPS and TLR
  • Start Date:January 2023 start or earlier
  • App Close Date:26/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WB: 3rd October


Are you already an EYFS Leader or someone who has been teaching in EYFS for a while (understands the new EYFS framework, RBA - Reception Baseline Assessment and the Ofsted requirements) and is looking for a new challenge at a new school. Come join us... we are a supportive team who is committed to the children and staff who attend our school!   We want the best for all the children who attend Barming Primary School - using a holistic approach.   

We are a school that prides itself on trying to manage the work-life balance for staff... yes, there are times when there is a lot to be done, but this is balanced by not working all INSET days as we have extended our staff meetings slightly, giving over staff meeting time to the completion of tasks or even having the occassional well-being staff meeting which you can use as you please!   Education is a vocation to many of us, we know it is tough and sometimes we are faced with challenging odds.   However, our Leaders have a day out of class per week, alternating between PPA release time and Management time!   There are lots of other things, so if you want to find out more, please come for a visit and meet the team!

We are looking for someone to lead our EYFS and work alongside our current Pre-School Manager. We are offering UPS and a TLR!

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team.   We are looking for someone with a positive growth mind set and a drive and passion for education; where fun, enjoyment and quality first teaching is at the heart of all lessons. 

We can offer you:

  • A commitment to CPD
  • A commitment to your well-being and managing a realistic workload
  • A supportive, friendly and welcoming staff
  • Well behaved and motivated children

If you:

  • Love teaching and have a drive to help all children achieve;
  • Have a growth mind set and strong subject knowledge;
  • Think outside of the box and create fun and enjoyable lessons;
  • Believe in utilising outside spaces, including meaningful school trips to enhance learning experiences;
  • Are ready to join a supportive team of Senior Leaders, Teachers and Teaching Assistants, who care about well-being (work hard in order to play hard!!);
  • Whole heartedly believe in a collaborative approach to education and love to work as part of a team;
  • Have a strong understanding of safeguarding children and keeping them safe in education;
  • Are a good/outstanding teacher.

Then we would welcome an application from you!

As noted by OFSTED, leaders and teachers have high expectations and staff provide pupils with a high-quality environment that encourages learning and supports activities.

Visits are strongly advised to help you decide whether or not this is the school for you!   I look forward to meeting you and showing off our lovely school, our fabulous children and the stunning and extensive grounds the school is set in.

Previous Primary School experience essential. 

We warmly welcome visits to the school. Please visit our website for more information about the school or contact the school office in order to arrange: office@barming.kent.sch.uk or ring 01622 726472.

Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Appointment will be subject to DSB and reference checks.   

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date of this application.

Information about the school

Barming Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and is made up of Allington Primary School, Belmont Pre-School and Barming Primary School. Belmont Pre-School is part of Barming Primary School meaning we cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 420 children in purpose built accommodation, including shared resource and work areas, library and computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position.

Well-being is high up on our priorities, ensuring that this is cascaded throughout our school for children, staff and wider community. This helps to provide an environment that is continuously looking at work/life balance - work hard / play hard!

Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, check against the ISA barred list for children and it is subject to references. Reference will be sought before interview, unless otherwise stated on your application form with a valid reason.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: office@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


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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).