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Class Teacher - Maternity

Ashford St Mary's CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3340-178T
  • Posted:22/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:01.01.23
  • App Close Date:13/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 17.10.22


We are looking for a maternity cover teacher from 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023.

Ashford St Mary’s Church of England School is a friendly and welcoming community where everyone works together and learns together with a determination to succeed. We have a distinctive Christian vision 'To enjoy life in all its fullness and shine as lights in the world'

Our well behaved and motivated pupils are eager to learn through engaging and creative lessons which (in the words of the children) “teachers make really fun”. Our cross-curricular approach to learning through exciting topics, such as Dinosaur Planet, Scrumdiddlyumptious and Fallen Fields, motivates the children to become enthusiastic and independent learners. Children particularly enjoy opportunities to share their learning with their peers, pupils in other year groups and with their parents through our end-of-unit celebration events.

We have been graded Outstanding by SIAMS (April 2018) and Good by Ofsted (January 2020) We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher to join our team from September 2022.  

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has high expectations of all pupils,
  • Can use cross-curricular approaches to raise standards
  • Inspires and motivates children to do their best in everything they do
  • Is an outstanding classroom teacher  
  • Is able to work effectively within a team
  • Is committed to their own CPD with an interest in how this impacts on raising standards
  • Is innovative in their approach to teaching
  • Is a good communicator with a sense of humour
  • Is willing to uphold the Christian ethos of the school.

If you are our succesful candidate, you will receive excellent support and nurture from our professional team, and will play a significant part in moving our school forward.


Information about the school

Ashford St Mary Church of England Primary School is a two form entry school situated in the centre of Ashford.

We have a spacious and attractive site where things come in twos just like Noah’s ark – two classes per year group, two halls, two libraries, two playgrounds. Each of our year groups also has a shared space which provides an additional area for learning opportunities.

Our staff are a dedicated and hardworking team but we believe in having fun together too. The supportive staff work together to achieve the same goal and ensure that each child is given the best possible chance to grow and develop into well-rounded individuals.

Ashford St Mary’s CEP School is a town centre school located in a rapidly growing town with good transport links across Kent, to London and to France. We are part of Central Ashford Town Schools collaborations (CATS) and benefit from shared professional development opportunities and sharing of good practice amongst schools in a similar catchment. We also access training and support from Ashford Teaching Alliance which promotes school - to - school support.

Our Christian values of trust, respect, friendship, compassion, perseverance and forgiveness were chosen by the staff, pupils and parents and underpin everything we do. We have close links with St Mary’s church and the children benefit from visiting the church for services throughout the year and from the clergy leading worship at school.

We are well resourced with ample outdoor space. Our creative curriculum offers lots of opportunities for active, hands-on learning and our children speak with pride and enthusiasm about their learning. Pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds. There is an independent nursery attached to the school as well as a breakfast and after school club. The school buildings are modern and well resourced.

Pupils and staff are extremely proud to be part of Ashford St Mary’s School.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 634004

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.