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Forest School Leader - Term Time

St Mildred's Primary Infant School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-2328-97S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are seeking to appoint a Forest School Leader who is a motivated and enthusiastic professional.  We would expect the suitable candidate to be able to provide weekly, 2 hour sessions for each of our Year Reception classess and 1 session a week for a Year 1 and 2 class on a timetabled basis.  For the additional time, we would want to provide nurture sessions for smaller groups of children.

St Mildred's Primary Infant school has a friendly and supportive staff ready to welcome you to our school team.

We would encourage candidates to visit the school prior to application.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be calm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have a high level of education with a Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths, or equivalent.
  • Have a NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in leading Forest School.
  • Be able to model good spoken English
  • Be flexible and able to multi-task!

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team.  Candidates will also undertake a 30 minute Forest School activity with a group of children.

The post is for 28.75 hours per week (Monday-Friday) 9.45am - 3.00pm, term time only.  The pay scale is Kent Range 5 at £20,595 for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £13,471 pro rate per annum for this role.

CVs will be not accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.  Please ensure you give email addresses for referees.

As the safety of our children is paramount in all we do, the successful candidate will be required to complete and Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of their application they have been unsuccessful.


Information about the school

St. Mildred’s is a three form entry infant school in Broadstairs with a creative and child centred approach to education. The school is situated near the railway station and library and is about 10 minutes from the beach at Viking Bay. Our Outstanding Ofsted report from November 2021 stated ‘Everyone works together to help pupils achieve their very best. Consequently, pupils are happy and eager to be at school.

St Mildred's has a well developed creative curriculum, which provides our children with exciting opportunities for learning, both in the classroom and in the wider environment. We place high value on the Arts and outdoor learning; we have established a Forest School in our grounds. Our staff are friendly, enthusiastic and very committed to providing the best education we can for our pupils.

We have a supportive Governing Body, all of whom contribute to the strong community environment we have within the school.

St Mildred's is a Co-operative Foundation Primary school which believes strongly in the Co-operative ethos. As part of Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust we work in very close partnership with Bromstone Primary School with whom we are federated, and with Garlinge Primary School. We share our Executive Headteacher with Garlinge, Bromstone and Parkside Schools.

As part of our Admissions Policy, children of staff who have been employed by us for 2 years or more rank second on our Admissions criteria to gain entry to our school.

St Mildred's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. You will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 complete an online search for shortlisted applicants.

Please note that we will only accept applications made electronically through this site. Applicants will always require the relevant child safeguarding checks to be successful.

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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.