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Teacher - Full-time

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:KCC887-2537-42T
  • Posted:08/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:5th October 2022

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Start Date: January 2023

Bligh Primary School is part of the Maritime Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. Our academies transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

At Bligh Primary School we believe that it is our responsibility to give our children the greatest range of opportunities possible. We believe that providing the valuable building blocks to learning will enable our children to grow into successful adults and valuable members of our community. More than anything we want to give our children the opportunity to make a choice about their futures, to shape their own destinies, to be what they want to be!

Are you a qualified teacher with experience of Year 2 and the potential to help support our Early Career and Graduate teachers? Are you a dedicated professional committed to ensuring the best life chances for our children? Are you keen to develop your your knowledge and skills of best practice ? If so we would love you to join our Bligh team.

We would also welcome applications from suitable ECT's

In return we offer: 

  • a positive, friendly and happy working environment 
  • a fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils 
  • national terms and conditions 
  • tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities 
  • a generous package of Maritime Trust staff benefits. 

 

Further details about the school and trust can be found in the applicant information pack attached. Visits to the school are welcome, please contact the school office to arrange a time. 

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with hiring managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

 

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School forms part of the Maritime Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust that is committed to making sure that education is meaningful.

Our Trust is made up of 11 primary schools located in Greenwich, Bexley and Kent. Though our schools may be different with their own in-school culture and community spirit, they all work harmoniously and collaboratively together within a curriculum that ensures each and every child is being equipped with leadership and life skills. At Maritime, we do this by empowering schools to drive more meaningful and enjoyable outcomes for children by having great people working for us, who commit to working hard to make an impact whatever the school and whatever the role.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DFE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school.

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.