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Class Teacher - Part-time

Wittersham CEP School, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-3346-84T
  • Posted:29/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:20/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


All teachers want to make a difference; to offer children the best of opportunities to learn and to succeed, to grow as happy, accomplished sociable young people.

Come and make a difference at Wittersham!

We are seeking to appoint a Early Years teacher for September 2023, for 3 days a week, who has a proven track record of excellent practice. This will be for 2-3 days a week(depending on the applicant), job-sharing with another experienced teacher. You will be part of a forward thinking team who put children's learning and well-being at the heart of everything they do.

If you are passionate about children's learning, ambitious about developing outstanding practice and a team player with a sense of fun, then Wittersham is the school for you.

We want a teacher who is:

  • Enthusiastic, committed and has high expectations of pupils and themselves
  • Committed to raising standards of achievement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and keen to work as part of a motivated team
  • Able to be supportive of the school's Christian, caring ethos

We can offer you:

  • Happy, engaged and articulate children who are eager to learn and proud of their school
  • Good professional development opportunities both externally and with a Headteacher experienced in developing professionals through National Support work and mentoring
  • A friendly, creative and committed team of staff and a school with a happy, positive atmosphere
  • A supportive and enthusiastic Governing Body and parenting community
  • Being part of the forward thinking Tenterden Rural Alliance of schools which includes opportunities for further professional development, participation in national action research projects and links with schools nationwide through Whole Education
  • A caring, thriving and welcoming environment with strong ties to the community
  • A school in beautiful surroundings with a large sports pitch, recently modernised Early Years outdoor space, a swimming pool, reflection garden and nature area

Come and see for yourself or contact the Headteacher for an informal chat to find out more.  Visits are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01797 270329 or via email at office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

We are incredibly proud of our wonderful rural school and all the pupils who embark on their journeys as part of our Wittersham family.

As a proud Church School, our Christian vision underpins our decisions and actions. As a result, the staff team and school community are inspired to ensure children feel valued, empowered and nurtured whilst developing a strong moral purpose which embodies our Chrisitian values of respect, kindness, self-worth/perseverance, forgiveness and love.

Children at Wittersham are treated as individuals and encouraged to develop enquiring minds, a thirst for challenge and a ‘can do’ attitude. Staff and governors consistently strive for high standards and excellent progress with every child at the centre of what we do. Expectations for learning and behaviour are high and our extensive extracurricular and enrichment programme highlights our commitment to the individual. We aspire for our learning community to achieve high standards by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, opportunities and experiences to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Wittersham was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in its 2017 church inspection (SIAMS) which celebrated the school’s strong Christian ethos and set of values. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ during its most recent inspection. The inspector described the children’s experience of being at this school: “This is a happy and welcoming school. Christian values and a strong sense of community lie at the heart of this village school. Staff have caring relationships with pupils and know their families well. Pupils respond positively to leaders’ high expectations. Pupils want to do well, and they learn to persevere and not give up. They thrive within this trusting and harmonious environment” (HMI January 2020).

Wittersham school is situated mid-way between Tenterden and Rye, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the church. We serve a range of rural areas and many families choose to travel in order to secure a place in our wonderful school. Our rural location is a key element of the broad Wittersham curriculum offered to children. We aim to utilise this at every available opportunity as we believe it further enhances children’s holistic development.

At Wittersham Church of England Primary School, we believe parents are partners in children’s development and, along with our talented and committed staff working together as a school family, we can ensure that children are nurtured, empowered and successful at school.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit our school, or would like to know more, please do contact us: we would be happy to show you around any time.

Wittersham CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To find out more about us, visit our school web site at: www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk or phone on 01797 270329 or email the school office at office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk to arrange an appointment to look around the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Caroline Penn
  • Address:The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7EA
  • Telephone: (01797) 270329
  • Email: office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01797) 270259


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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.