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Key Stage 1 Phase Leader - Full-time

St John's CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3372-74T
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS / UPS +TLR
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/04/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:W/C 24th April


St. John’s is excited to announce that we are looking to recruit a talented and dynamic KS 1 Phase Leader, starting in September 2023.

St John’s is a Single Academy Trust with Voluntary Aided status. We welcome candidates who value our Christian ethos while contributing individual flair to our fantastic school.

The successful candidate will have plenty of drive, creativity and energy to join a very talented team. They must have super inter-personal skills and the ability to build excellent relationships across the whole school community.

St. John’s is a school of contented staff, well satisfied parents and most importantly, full of happy children who love learning.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be an excellent teacher with a desire to contribute to the development of St. John’s at a leadership level
  • have an effective knowledge and experience of the very best KS1 practice and be happy to develop further
  • have a passion to inspire your team and the pupils in Year 1 & 2
  • have the resolve, enthusiasm and positivity to make a real difference to the lives of children
  • be able to build excellent relationships with all stakeholders


As a valued member of our team, you will:

  • be positive, nurturing, patient, calm, organised and adaptable
  • have a strong desire to lead and develop an excellent phase team
  • use your own initiative as well as accept direction
  • be enthusiastic and have a positive outlook in the face of changes and new challenges
  • have excellent communication and people skills
  • be naturally imaginative and creative to enrich the curriculum and develop exciting learning opportunities


 In return we offer you:

  • delightful, responsive children, who are eager to learn
  • a fantastic learning environment set within beautiful grounds
  • very supportive colleagues, parents and Governing Body
  • further opportunities for continued professional development
  • strong links with other schools in our Maidstone school’s consortium
  • a strong culture of well-being to support all staff
  • Dedicated weekly PPA and leadership release time

Successful candidates would need to uphold and believe in our school ethos and core Christian values which matter greatly to us and prove that they can make an invaluable contribution to the well-being and best outcomes for our children.

This teaching position is a full-time, permanent role starting 1st September 2023. Remuneration is within the MPS / UPS scale + TLR. Visits are positively encouraged or call for an informal chat about the role. Please telephone or email the school office to arrange a visit or a call with the Headteacher Mr D Smith.

St John's Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of all children. Please be advised all appointments are subject to the necessary pre-recruitment safeguarding checks, including online checks and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

St. John’s School is a very successful ‘stand-alone’ two form entry Church of England Primary Academy. We have an excellent reputation in our community as a school where our pupils enjoy a nurturing, respectful, fun and friendly place to learn. We take pride in our high achievements and as a school we are passionate about the environment; this has been recognised by Eco Schools through being awarded the prestigious Green Flag.

We opened in September 1987 and serve primarily the Grove Green and Bearsted Park areas. Our most recent full Ofsted inspection (July 2015) rated us Outstanding in all areas; in 2019 we were also rated highly in our Church Schools inspection as well as by Ofsted in their inspection of our History curriculum.

St. Johns is well resourced and set in extensive grounds where pupils can enjoy plenty of outdoors space to play and learn. We are supported by a strong governing body and have an active ‘Friends’ parents association, who bring our school together to host events throughout the year.

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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.