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KS1 Teacher - Full-time

Laddingford CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3091-103T
  • Posted:29/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:17th April 2023
  • App Close Date:05/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 8th February


Laddingford Primary School are seeking to appoint a KS1 teacher, to join our experienced and supportive team. This post is initally an 18 month fixed term contract until July 2024 with possibility to extend depending on budget/school roll. We have recently expanded to 4 classes and will be introducing a nursery cohort in Septmeber.  is expected that we will be able to sustain this expansion going forward, at which point the contract would be made permanent, but this is not guarenteed. We welcome applications from ECTs.

Laddingford is a warm and happy place -this is often remarked upon by parents, staff and visitors to the school. Staff wellbeing is a top priority, leaders recognise that happy staff who are acheiving a good work life balance are in the best possible position to help our children thrive. The staff team at Laddingford is stable, with all teachers having been in post for several years. We have a well developed curriculum, learning platforms and resources to support planning and teaching. The staff team are supportive of one another, this is an enviroment where every one is continually learning and striving to increase their knowledge and improve their practice by engaging in academic research and trying new things.

The community that we serve in Laddingford is small but vibrant, every member of staff is commited to the best possible educational experience and outcomes for everyone of our 81 children and their families. We are proactive in engaging parents and value the support we get from them, and the wider community. 

Laddingford is a highly inclusive environment, we have a slightly higher than average number of children with SEND and broadly average number of children in receipt of Pupil Premium.  Nurture based practice, including restorative justice approaches to behaviour management, underpin all that we do. I would encourage you to visit the school prior to your application, as well as looking at website and our facebook page @LaddingfordCEP to get a feel for who we are.

Visits can be arranged by telephoning Susan Watson in the school office on 01622 871270 to. I look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Laddingford Primary School take the safeguarding of our children very seriously, any job offer is subject to references and DBS clearance. 

Information about the school

Laddingford is a small rural Primary School in easy reach of Barming, Maidstone, Marden, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge.

Welcoming everyone, building foundations, leaving no-one behind

Laddingford St Mary’s is a happy and vibrant school where children and staff are excited about learning. Our aim is for children to leave Laddingford not only with knowledge but also with the skills and disposition needed to be a successful lifelong learner; throughout all lessons we focus on skills such as inquisitiveness, independence and a positive mind-set. As a result our children are excited about their learning, hardworking, focused and confident.

We strive unashamedly for academic excellence for all children in our care, whilst also nurturing and celebrating the wide range of other talents that make them special and unique. I am lucky to lead a fantastic staff team, who are dedicated to their roles and passionate not only about our children’s education but also their holistic development. Our communities happiness and well-being are our number one priority. Our calm and nurturing atmosphere is underpinned by our core Christian values, as a Church of England Primary School we strive to provide children with a sound moral compass which will support them throughout their education and beyond.

At maximum capacity our school is able to educate just 91 children. This means that we truly are one family, we go on whole school trips together and at playtime and lunchtime children socialise happily together across year groups. We currently have 80 children on roll and the class structure is flexible depending on the size of each year group.

Laddingford St Mary’s is a very special place, our school has a warmth and positive buzz that is best experienced firsthand. If you are interested in what we have to offer and think this could be the right school for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and to this end all staff are subject to DBS checks.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622 871270)

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.