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Kindergarten Class Teacher - Full-time

Bronte School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-6026-65T
  • Posted:16/09/2022
  • Pay:Bronte School Teaching Pay Scale
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:29/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 10th October 2022


                                                     Kindergarten Class Teacher

                                         (Qualified Teacher or Early Years Practitioner)

                                                     Required from January 2023

The Kindergarten class at Bronte, which occupies a light, airy ground floor room in the main school building, is staffed by the class teacher/practitioner, and a teaching assistant. The class comprises children who are in the school year prior to the start of their Reception year.

The current incumbent is a qualified teacher with a specialism in Early Years. The role could also be filled by a suitably qualified EY practitioner, and in these job details, the titles ‘teacher’ or ‘class teacher’ can generally be viewed as interchangeable with ‘practitioner ‘or ‘class practitioner’.

The role would suit someone who is recently qualified or a person of more experience. The key factors in the successful candidate are a commitment, dedication and affection towards children, and a professional, knowledgeable approach to early years education and development. 

Good communication and organisational skills are also important:the role involves extensive liaison with parents, and, internally, co-ordination with the Headmistress, the Head of Lower School and the early years team,  and with other colleagues.

The salary, is subject to experience and qualifications, and will be based either on the Bronte Unqualified Teacher Scale (£23,521-30,576) or the Qualified Teacher Scale (£31,711-40,248). There is a NEST pension scheme. Hollidays must be taken in School holidays. Children of staff are eligible for a fee discount, at Bronte School and Bronte Nursery.

Applications, comprising a brief covering letter, a CV and a completed application form, should be sent by Thursday 29th September 2022, to the Bursar, Miss Susan Allison (susan.allison@bronteschool.co.uk, 01474  533805), from whom the application pack is available. All applications will be acknowledged.

There will be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to visit the School beforehand. Anyone who is giving serious consideration to an application is welcome to have a call with the Headmistress, Mrs Emma Wood. This should be arranged through the School Office Manager, Mrs Nicky Mason (nicky.mason@bronteschool.co.uk, 01474 533805).

Bronte School is an equal opportunities employer. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate for this post will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Information about the school

Bronte School is an independent preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11. The School’s ethos is based upon the twin pillars of academic excellence and of being a family school. A stimulating and purposeful curriculum is accompanied by high quality academic management, which aims to provide inspiration and challenge for all the children of the school, analysing in detail progress and attainment for each individual boy and girl. Educational breadth is seen as complementary to depth and level of study. Art, music, PE and drama take their place alongside the humanities, languages, science, and the core subjects of English and mathematics.

The School has considerable success in supporting children through to a place at their first-choice school. For many this is a selective or super-selective grammar school, whilst others also go on independent schools or other types of state schools. Another route is to a major 13-18 boarding school, via a feeder prep school for Years 7 and 8.

Bronte is a small school, of around 150 pupils, in a single class entry, with maximum class size of 20. The teachers are dedicated, professional and supportive, caring deeply for the children and getting to know them very well. This personal attention forms a central part of the School’s family atmosphere. Pastoral care is very strong, and is seen as fundamental to the children’s success, happiness and sense of self-fulfilment.

The School has a Christian tradition, at the same time as having extensive diversity in the ethnic and cultural composition of its familes, reflecting that of the local area.

Bronte is privately owned, by Nicholas Clements. As Proprietor, he is responsible for the governance of the School. The Headmistress is Emma Wood. There is an Advisory Board, which provides support for the governance.

Bronte Nursery, the School’s sister setting, is large, high quality nursery, ages 3 months to 4 years. It is located about 200m away, also on Pelham Road.

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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.