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Class Teacher - Maternity Cover - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-201T
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:26 April


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Key Stage 2 teacher to join our team in September 2023 covering a period of maternity leave.  The role is part time, working two or three days per week.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Qualified Teacher Status 
  • The desire to make a difference and a passion for education
  • A nurturing personality and ability to build good relationships with adults and children

In return we can offer you:

  • A caring, friendly and motivated work environment
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Lunch provided by the in-house kitchen
  • Supportive parents and governors
  • Well-behaved children with a love of learning
  • An on-site swimming pool with the opportunity for lifeguard and swimming instructor training

Amherst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA barred list for children. 

Visits are welcome and encouraged.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for this role.

For further details, please contact the School Office: office@amherst.kent.sch.uk Tel: 01732 452577

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three-form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School.

Our Ofsted inspection in May 2022 reported that:

Amherst School is a warm and welcoming community where leaders do whatever it takes to help every child flourish. Pupils love their time at school, not least because of the enormous range of opportunities on offer.

Pupils describe the school as a special place to be. This environment helps pupils to become remarkably confident and self-assured. Their exceptional behaviour and attitudes reflect the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation.

Leaders have planned a broad and varied curriculum. Pupils develop a love of learning due to engaging experiences within and beyond the school.

Leaders maximise their impact through the way they inspire, motivate and develop others.

Without exception, staff say that the headteacher is considerate of their workload and well-being.

Governors are part of the school’s open and honest culture. They provide robust challenge to the leaders, which leaders listen to and act upon. Governors know the school well and are right to have confidence in its leadership.

Should a suitable candidate apply, we reserve the right to close the advertisement at an earlier date. Early applications are welcome.

Job Contact Information


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 Legislation.