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Class Teacher - Maternity

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-257T
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:January 2023 - to be discussed
  • App Close Date:07/12/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a knowledgeable, dynamic practitioner who is looking for a new opportunity in our forward-thinking, nurturing school. Here at Chartham Primary, we are excited to be recruiting for an experienced KS2 Classroom Teacher starting in January 2023. 

The role is for temporary maternity cover until 31st August 2023, however there may be an opportunity for this role to become permanent. The role is advertised as full-time, however there may be a possibility of working 4 or 5 days a week, this can be discussed at interview. 

Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for every child, and enjoy working in close partnership with parents and our community. We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our children with wonderful outdoor learning opportunities. We are a fully inclusive environment and are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion. We also had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019. 

 We can offer you:

  • A welcomingschool enriched with amazing outdoor facilities
  • Friendly, enthusiasticchildren who are very proud of our school
  • A dedicatedand motivated staff team who thrive on new challenges, and are keen to support and learn from each other
  • An innovativeapproach offering a holistic, meaningful and relevant curriculum
  • A forward thinkingand creative school, committed to the development of all our staff
  • A uniqueand spacious environment which celebrates our inclusive ethos

 In return, we are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic, imaginativeand willing to take risks to inspire their children
  • Committed to continuous improvementwith a reflective outlook on their own practice
  • An excellent role modelfor staff and children (with a good sense of humour!)
  • Compassionateand prioritises the wellbeing of all children
  • Committed to upholding excellent standardsof teaching and is highly effective in their role
  • Passionateabout our children and community, and supports the Chartham vision

If you believe you are the right person for our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information and/or to arrange a tour of the school. Please call or email the school office to make an appointment, or you can watch our video tour on the school website. We really look forward to hearing from you. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 380.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Inspira Academy Trust is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jamie Noble, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: hr@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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.