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Teaching School Partnership Co-Ordinator for the Appropriate Body Services - Part-time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5464-81S
  • Posted:03/02/2023
  • Pay:£13,515 pro rata (FTE £21,801)
  • Start Date:17th April 2023 or as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:22/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Kent Teaching School hub has been accredited by the Department for Education to provide initial teacher training, the Early Career Framework (ECF), an Appropriate Body (AB) service, the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and school professional development to schools across East, West and South Kent.

The Appropriate Body service supports schools with the induction of teachers who are in the first two years of their teaching careers (teachers in the first two years of their careers are known as ‘Early Career Teachers’ or ‘ECTs’).

The Kent Teaching School hub recognise that a strong induction of ECTs helps ensure that teachers have a secure foundation for a successful career. With this teachers can transform the life chances of the children they teach. Research evidence indicates that ensuring high quality teaching within schools is probably the single most effective thing we can do to promote both overall attainment and equity in society.        

The main parts of the AB service include:

  • Monitoring of support:
  • Appropriate Bodies check that early career teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements, and that regard is had to the statutory guidance.
  • Appropriate Bodies provide ECF fidelity checks, ensuring schools are supported to provide ECTs with an ECF-based induction.
  • Monitoring of assessment of ECTs: Appropriate Bodies make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards at the end of their two year induction period.
  • Establishing relationships with schools: The level of support a school might need from its Appropriate Body will vary. Therefore, a central aspect of the work of an AB is to build open and constructive dialogue with schools so that the best possible support and guidance can be provided.  Good relationships are also pivotal for ensuring that schools understand their statutory duties when employing Early Career Teachers.

Information about the school

Situated in Tunbridge Wells, with excellent transport links to London, Bennett is a popular and over-subscribed academy with an enviable record of outstanding academic achievement over many years. A Church of England co-educational school with independent academy status

• 1,903 on roll including 397 in the Sixth Form • Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2023 • World Class School Quality Mark reaccreditation in 2021
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results • Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Karolina Seath, HR Manager
  • Address:Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: (01892) 521595
  • Email: recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 514424


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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.