Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Ks2 Classroom Teacher - Full-time

St Peter's Church of England (VC) Primary School, Aylesford

  • Ref:KCC886-3057-103T
  • Posted:26/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:22/02/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Friday 3rd March


We are seeking to appoint a KS2 class teacher, into Year 4 in the first instance, as from September 2023. We have a very experienced teaching team and hence this post would particularly suit someone either starting or in the first few years of their teaching career.

St Peter's is not a typical school - it should be typical, but it isn't. We are as far removed from the increasingly prolific corporate type academy as is possible. We are not driven by SATs success and have no desire to achieve an outstanding Ofsted grade. We don't  teach to test and we certainly don't narrow our curriculum in order to give more time to English and maths. Too many schools have become factories, focussed only on grades and league tables. Instead, we have a simple maxim, which is to provide the education we would wish for our own children.

Please understand that we strive to ensure that the children achieve to the highest level possible in the core subject areas. English and maths are absolutely key to a child's development and we value them immensely. It's just that we value the whole curriculum equally. Art, music, PE and MFL are just as important to a child's development as English and maths. We  provide our pupils with the richest, broadest education possible. Until Brexit, we were part of the Erasmus project, and took our chidlren to partner schools across Europe.

We are a popular, over subscribed traditional village school. Our facilities are not exactly as we would wish and budgetary limitations will always constrain us. However, we have a very settled and supportive staff. If you join us, we will support you as you continue through your career. You would have a dedicated mentor, as well as links to colleagues in other local schools. We haven't had an ECT join us for 6 years, but one of our HLTAs has progressed to being a class teacher whilst she gains QTS, whilst a KS3/4 English teacher who had taken a break to raise her children, began working as a TA, then HLTA and is now a class teacher here. We want to develop you and will provide you with the support you need.  

We have very developed schemes of work and comprehensive lesson plans, so you don't need to complete reams of planning. But you also have the freedom to be creative in your teaching, so you can step away from the set schemes if you so choose.

You would have two mornings of PPA if you are an ECT. One will be spent with your KS2 colleagues, during our Creative Thursday.

If you are interested in learning more about our school and the position here, have a look at our website - which is in the process of being revamped - but then contact us to arrange a visit. The Headteacher will show you around and discuss our ethos with you.

St Peter’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to safer recruitment procedures. Enhanced DBS checks are required for this post.

Information about the school

St Peter's is a small, delightful village primary school situated in the medieval village of Aylesford, housed in a Victorian building and the old vicarage, opposite the village church. We take pride in our caring and supportive attitude to everyone at the school and aim to ensure that the continued professional development of all staff is a priority.

We currently have 197 children in seven classes. We are over subscribed and as a result of extensions to our Victorian building, our PAN has recently been increased to 30. We expect to have a roll of 210 within the next 2 years.

Our ethos is that we aim to develop the child as a whole. We are not focused on SATs league tables or achieving a judgement of Outstanding from Ofsted. We want to deliver to our pupils the type of rounded education that we would wish for our own children. This means delivering the widest and richest curriculum possible. We aim to provide our children with an education which prepares them for the adult life ahead of them.

Children learn a modern foreign language from Year R and continue to do so throughout their years here. Every Thursday is a Creative Day, when we only teach art, music, MFL, computing and PE. Education is not about focusing your efforts on achieving the highest possible SATs grades; real education is about providing our children with the best possible teaching and the widest possible curriculum.

We want our children to be both supported, and to be shown that it is quite alright to take a chance and to fail. They must learn that being taken out of their comfort zone is exciting and not frightening. We are preparing our children for life, not a test. But if we do so professionally, with high quality teaching, then they will succeed in tests as best as they are able, as well as being fully prepared for the life which awaits them.

We have a small team of dedicated staff who love their school and work extremely hard to ensure that our children receive the best possible education. We support each other and appreciate each other's strengths. This is a friendly and supportive environment and we welcome like minded individuals who wish to join us.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 717235


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.