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Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 Teacher - Full-time

St Simon of England RCP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3743-69T
  • Posted:09/02/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Term 1 September 2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:17/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We would like to offer a life changing opportunity to join a forward looking team where our mission is to:

“Work, learn, play and pray together as a whole school family fulfilling God's unique plan for each and every one of us.”

We are looking to appoint a Foundation Stage teacher who is passionate about developing the best in all children. Ideally, someone who is dedicated and can work effectively as part of a team. We are looking for creativity and imagination someone who sets high expectations for themselves and others.

We can offer:

  • Lovely children with a thirst for learning
  • A caring Christian ethos where all are valued
  • An excellent well -resourced learning environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and sharing of good practice within a multi-academy trust
  • An extremely supportive partnership of staff, governors and parents
  • A family school with a strong sense of community

 We would like to appoint a teacher for our Foundation Stage:

  •  Who is able to ensure that all children achieve their full potential
  • who aspires to be or is an outstanding practitioner
  • who is able to offer learners a high quality, exciting and creative curriculum giving them the confidence and skills to achieve
  • who has the vision to take on curriculum leadership

We welcome applications from experienced teachers. The successful applicant would be able to join us at the begiining of Term 1 in September or sooner.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the head teacher Peter McCabe by emailing Peter.McCabe@st-simons-ashford.kcsp.org.uk or by contacting the office 01233 623199

St Simon's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS Check, Occupational Health Check and satisfactory references.

Applications must be made on the CES Application Form attached to this advertisement, alternatively it can be downloaded from www.catholiceducation.org.uk.  All completed applications should be emailed to the school using the school email address as follows Peter.McCabe@st-simons-ashford.kcsp.org.uk

We reserve the right to interview candidates upon receipt of application during the advertisement window. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Information about the school

St Simon of England Catholic Primary is a warm friendly School with a family atmosphere and a strong sense of community. The children and their parents are very proud to belong to the school and work together to fulfil the school's mission and vision.

Children are central to all that we do:

 "Every child matters as an image of God and a gift of love."

We are a one form entry, oversubscribed Primary School, located within the growth town of Ashford in Kent. Ashford has a large choice of affordable housing and offers good links to London and the Continent.

St Simon's benefits from being part of a large Multi-Academy Trust; The Kent Catholic Schools Partnership. We are active members of one of Kent's most successful and innovative local collaborative hubs the Central Ashford Town Schools (CATS).

The school is well known among the local community for our excellent pastoral care and for being fully inclusive.

We welcome applications from enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals who are committed to enabling children to fulfil their potential.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 640616


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 Education.