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Lead Practitioner - Full-time

Maypole Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2066-261T
  • Posted:07/02/2023
  • Pay:MPS + TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:13/02/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a passionate Lead Practitioner at Maypole Primary School, starting in September 2023.

The Inspire Federation aims to provide an outstanding education for all learners based upon its school/Christian values alongside the federation’s four core curriculum values. We recognise the significant impact teaching has on pupils’ attainment and progress. The post of Lead Practitioner has been created to develop the pedagogical knowledge and skills of staff, which in turn will lead to the best outcomes for pupils.

The Curriculum to Inspire is based upon four core curriculum values of which forms the basis all we do. The Lead Practitioner will play an integral part in the continuing development of the curriculum, which in turn will deepen their own pedagogical knowledge and practice.

The lead practitioner will be a key figure in supporting the development of teachers across the federation. The successful candidate will be concentrating on effective learning and teaching strategies which benefit our pupils and staff by helping raise achievement for all and develop excellent practice across all schools. The development of individuals within the federation is a leadership opportunity which will give readiness for Deputy headship and then Headship.

This role is in addition to the Class teacher responsibilities.

Maypole School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Inspire Federation recognise the importance of family and are committed to ensuring staff are given time to share special occasions.

Staff with children under school age will be given the day off to spend their child’s birthday with them. When your child reaches school age, staff will be given time to attend school events e.g. sports day, nativities, church services.

If you wish for your child to attend xxx (only for Seal and Maypole Lorraine please say nursery or the school) you will be given a free breakfast club place and 20% discount on nursery or after school club fees.

Teachers are given two release days a term to complete medium term planning for the following term to reduce the amount of work they need to do in the school holidays, as this needs to be spent recuperating and reenergising.

To arrange a visit please contact the school on 01322 523830 or email maypoleheadofschool@inspirefederation.co.uk  


Information about the school

At Maypole School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos.

We are very proud of our achievements and the high standards achieved by pupils. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

In our Ofsted (June 2018), we were pleased that the school continued to remain good. The school community is committed to pupils reaching the highest possible standards and to further improve their achievements.

We offer excellent CPD opportunities for staff, which includes the development of highly effective ECTs and trainee teachers as well as leadership opportunities for more experienced staff.

We are privileged to have such wonderful children at Maypole School and we always aim to ensure that every child gets nothing less than the very best they deserve.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 556581


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.