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Ks1 Lead with Teaching Responsibilities - Full-time

Borough Green Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5201-230T
  • Posted:23/09/2022
  • Pay:UPS
  • Start Date:03/01/2023
  • App Close Date:07/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:13/10/2022


Borough Green Primary School is looking to employ a KS1 Leader. We are looking for someone with strong leadership qualities to become part of our senior leadership team. This position involves teaching a mixed Y1/2 class, as part of a team of three teachers.  A strategic thinking, reflective practitioner is essential.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting the school’s vision and ethos – Being able to develop in each child the skills of courage, adaptability and determination.
  • Develop and monitor teaching and learning throughout Key Stage 1 using effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Reflect and review methodologies used in KS1 and throughout the school.
  • Lead by example as a teacher and as a senior leader, achieving high standards of pupil attainment, behaviour and motivation through effective teaching.
  • Oversee the day to day management of KS1 including the KS1 SATs
  • Be part of the Senior Leadership team and take a full role in the strategic leadership of the school.
  • Have the essential quality required for this KS1 leader position. The ability and desire to provide all teachers with an example which demonstrates the commitment required to achieve excellence and school improvement.

Ideally have experience of leading maths

School Vision

Our children need to be: physically and mentally healthy, able to take decisions and deal with any challenges. To achieve this they will require a range of skills: courage, adaptability and determination. Each child is at the centre of this “Circle of Courage”, which has four elements:

  • Belonging
  • Independence
  • Mastery
  • Generosity

All staff are expected to encourage these qualities both within their classroom and beyond.

We can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with excited and curious children who love learning and are passionate about reading
  • The opportunity to work with a school which is sustaining already embedded teaching for mastery in mathematics practices
  • Experience in teaching a curriculum which has been carefully and uniquely designed for our children in our locality and with ambitious expectations for foundation subjects as well as core disciplines
  • An excellent CPD programme as well as opportunities to support your career aspirations
  • A school with supportive parents and a vibrant PTA
  • A school environment with a nursery onsite and expansive grounds including a meadow, forest school, nature area, outdoor classroom and covered swimming pool.

Visits to the school are encouraged and you will also find a wealth of information about our school on our website https://www.bgpschool.kent.sch.uk/

To arrange a visit or an informal conversation with our Headteacher, Mrs Karen Sandberg, please contact the school office 01732 883459.

Information about the school

Borough Green Primary School is a Foundation School which means that the school’s Governing Body has greater powers than in community primary schools. For example, the governors employ all school staff, they own the school site, can set certain school policies and have the power to determine the timing of the school year. Consequently, our governors are fully invested in the schoolcaters for children from 4 to 11 years of age with Steps to School, our on-site nursery and pre-school, providing childcare from 3 months and an after school club for our school age children.

Our school has a century’s history of success and is at the heart of the local community. We provide a highly enjoyable experience-based education for children aged 4 to 11 years. We aim for academic excellence but we also recognise the importance of every child’s personal development. Our school ethos is warm, welcoming and inclusive with a very strong family atmosphere that provides a great sense of belonging. Our strong team of staff does all it can to ensure that our children make the most of their innate abilities and potential.

Fundamental to our success is the quality, commitment and teamwork of everyone involved with our school. Whatever their role, our staff are fully committed to supporting our children’s success.

Children need to be: physically and mentally healthy, able to take decisions and deal with any challenges. To achieve this they will require: a range of skills, courage, adaptability and determination. Each child is at the centre of this “Circle of Courage”, which has four elements: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity.

“unrelenting ambition to secure best possible outcomes for all pupils” Ofsted August 2018

“strong family ethos” and “strongly inclusive culture” Ofsted August 2018

Our school is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we have good rail and road links being close to both the railway station and M20.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882169


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.