Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teacher - Full-time

Blean Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2258-181T
  • Posted:04/11/2022
  • Pay:Main Scale
  • Start Date:20/02/2023
  • App Close Date:01/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:08/12/2022


KS1 Class Teacher – Maternity Cover

Do you want to teach in our ‘outstanding’ school?

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious teacher to join our passionate and committed team to cover maternity leave.  We are a highly successful school and underpinning our pupils’ very high achievements is our very rich, broad and balanced curriculum and children learn well in all subjects.

We are looking for:

  • A reflective practitioner who actively promotes inspirational teaching and learning practices; with excellent knowledge of KS1 pedagogy
  • Applications are welcome from experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession
  • A practitioner who will use action research based enquiry as a tool to improve practice at Blean School and with our partners
  • Innovation, motivation and creativity in subject leadership and the passion to share and drive improvements
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school and the personal development of our children
  • An excellent team player with the ability to enthuse, motivate and lead
  • Someone who has great communication skills with parents, governors and staff
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour!

We can offer:

  • Highly motivated, well behaved and enthusiastic children
  • A committed team of staff willing to learn from and with each other
  • A stimulating environment
  • A supportive senior leadership team where well-being is at the centre of their ethos
  • A forward-thinking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ambitious, inventive and inspiring leadership
  • A culture of continuous improvement and a supportive learning community that offers coaching, mentoring, modelling and feedback
  • Supportive parents and carers with high expectations
  • A strong Governing Body who support and challenge us to be the best we can be

 The recruitment process will include lesson observation, pupil led discussion and formal interview.   

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged so that you can see at first hand why we are so proud of our school.   Please email office@blean.kent.sch.uk to book one on request.

“Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.” 

Closing date:  Thursday 1st December 2022         Interviews:  Thursday 8th December 2022

Information about the school

We are a popular, creative and imaginative school set on the outskirts of Canterbury on a spacious site. Ofsted judged us as ‘Outstanding’ in our recent Inspection (March 2022); with leadership described as exceptional.

"The headteacher has an unwavering determination to provide the very best learning experiences for all pupils. This is shared by all leaders and staff and accomplished with much skill and passion. Leadership is exceptional. It is inspiring and highly motivating for staff and pupils. There is a remarkable sense of teamwork amongst staff, in a supportive atmosphere. Leaders have excellent knowledge and expertise, which is often called upon by other schools in the local authority and beyond" (Ofsted March 2022)

We are an inclusive school and all our children, including those with Special Educational Needs and children who are less advantaged, make excellent progress and achieve.

We have a strong track record of collaborative working with the EduCant group of schools and in providing high quality professional development through our Learning and Development Centre.

If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to support us in the next phase of the school’s development and would like to know more about our school, visit our school website on www.bleanprimary.org.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Ian Rowden
  • Address:Whitstable Road, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9ED
  • Telephone: (01227) 471254
  • Email: office@blean.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 787247


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.