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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 Primary Infant School 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 and Parkside Primary Schools. We share our Executive Headteacher with Garlinge, Bromstone and Parkside Schools.

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

All posts at St Mildred's Primary Infant School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is an offence to apply for the role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

St Mildred's is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants. We will carry out an online search for all shortlisted candidates.

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 Education.