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Class Teacher/Early Years Leader - Job Share

St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-3722-59T
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 14th December 2022


  • Do you believe in high expectations for all?
  • Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?
  • Do you have the passion and creativity to help drive our good school towards outstanding?

If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, at this exciting time on our journey.

This is a job share position (0.5 per week) in reception with an opportunity to be joint Early Years Leader.

This is an opportunity for a teacher with “drive and energy” to join an established team and bring new ideas and enthusiasm. We are looking for someone who is dedicated, innovative, creative and self- motivated.

You should be willing to use your skills and talents to help foster knowledge, inclusion and thoughtfulness, independence and strong self-belief in the children; as well as sympathetic to the Catholic ethos of the school.

You will be part of a team determined to offer the best possible education for the children for whom we are responsible and who are not afraid to take a pioneering approach to achieve our aims.

You should have the determination to ensure all the children in early years can develop the ability to question and think for themselves and aspire to be the best they can be.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS/Primary Curriculum;
  • be an exceptional role model; passionate in developing high standards and expectations for all pupils;
  • have ambition, enthusiasm, resilience and the ability to inspire and motivate others;
  • work as part of a team and be committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves;
  • take a full and active role in all aspects of school life and passionately promote a clear child-centred vision;

In return, we offer:

  • fantastic children with enormous potential;
  • a strong, positive and caring Catholic ethos;
  • a sense of community through our close partnerships with our families, parishes and the wider community;
  • a personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff;
  • a strong commitment to staff well-being;
  • Inspiration and full support to develop your career;
  • a beautiful Catholic primary school in a picturesque seaside setting.

We welcome Catholic and Non-Catholic applicants. Non-Catholics must be able to support the Catholic life and ethos of the school.

Applicants must believe in and model our motto and values which is 'High Expectations for all, in the Light of Christ' - THOUGHTFULNESS, INCLUSION and KNOWLEDGE

We encourage potential applicants to visit or arrange a discussion with the head teacher and children before applying. Please contact the school office to do this.

Application forms for the role may be obtained below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th December 2022 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th December 2022

Please send completed applications forms directly to jane.vernon@stethelbertsschool.co.uk (School Manager/PA)

St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is committed to recruiting with care in order to safeguard the welfare of pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children, plus verification of right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School is a one form entry school set in the heart of the Georgian town of Ramsgate, Kent, just a short walk from the beaches overlooking the English Channel. The school had its last Ofsted Inspection in June 2019 and is rated Good. Our staff and governors are hard-working, caring, supportive and friendly and the children are very well behaved. With our church being on the school site we are building strong links with our local community. Our school motto is ‘High Expectations for all, in the Light of Christ’. Children are encouraged to fulfil their potential through a creative curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, develops independence and enquiry-based learning skills and offers appropriate challenges so that they achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of their lives. Our school values are THOUGHTFULNESS; KNOWLEDGE; INCLUSION.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 570689


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.