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Teacher - Maternity Cover - Maternity

Otford Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2138-200T
  • Posted:02/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS- will consider pay which reflects experience.
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc, we may appoint before closing date


'The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size' - Albert Einstein 

Kindness, Curiosity and Courage are our core values at Otford. Our vision is to inspire our young people to explore, discover and fly-high.

Now is the perfect time to make a positive change for the children's futures through teaching them, by helping them to return to school, by looking after their well-being, and by giving them the tools they need for their next steps in life. 

Is your 'new idea' to start a new job? Are you a good learner and excited to develop the learning skills of the children you teach? Are you passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to think and to learn? If so we have a truly exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for an inspiring teacher to join our forward-thinking team from January 2023.  This is a Maternity cover position.

At Otford, we believe that children should be independent and innovative, resilient and resourceful. We want them to be involved in every aspect of their learning, reflect on their successes and build upon them.

Our children achieve well but we also want them to remember their learning experience at our school with a smile and with laughter. We want them to leave effective learners and well-prepared for their future. We want to celebrate every child’s achievement whether it is in Geography or Grammar, Music or Mathematics; we want a teacher who feels it is a privilege to be able to teach and learn from the children at Otford.

Otford is a fabulous place for learning because we already have:

  • Dedicated, hard-working staff who are passionate
  • Amazing children who are kind, courageous and curious
  • A community that helps each other and develops together
  • Supportive parents that want to help more!
  • A truly spectacular site with amazing potential for outdoor learning
  • Governors who are supportive, offer professional challenge and embrace new ideas

If this intrigues you, then you may well be matched to our school! Please do feel free to contact us should you have any questions.  We are now able to receive some visitors and tours of the school are encouraged.  Please contact Samantha Carroll, HR Assistant for details 01959 523145, samantha.carroll@otford.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

Otford Primary School is located near Sevenoaks, based in the historic village of Otford. We are a two-form entry school, drawing from the village and immediate surrounding areas with committed staff and parents. We like to maximise links within the village and local community.

The School has undergone buildings and facilities development in the last few years. A large sports field and outdoor spaces are used to maximise physical activity and learning outside the classroom as well as weekly Forest School sessions off site. Please refer to our website for more information!

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list.

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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.