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Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2490-191T
  • Posted:17/04/2023
  • Pay:Main Scale
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:15/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 15th May


Class Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative Class Teacher to join our fantastic staff team at Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School.  The ideal candidate will inspire and motivate pupils, be an integral member of our staff team and will promote curiosity and happiness for our pupils.  If you think you have what it takes to support and develop our pupils to maximise their learning potential, then we would love to hear from you.

Bishops Down has an exciting and vibrant culture of learning with a commitment to inclusion. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the embedded coaching culture of the school and of the professional development opportunities on offer.

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming, caring school where everyone is valued
  • Friendly, enthusiastic pupils who are very proud of our school
  • A dedicated and motivated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school and in the local community
  • Access to CPD including regular coaching sessions
  • The full support of the leadership team and Governing Body for professional and leadership development.
  • A well-functioning curriculum team to support your subject leadership
  • A forward thinking and creative school, committed to the development of all our staff
  • A positive learning environment where achievements from everyone are celebrated

In return, we are looking for someone who is:

  • A caring teacher who has the needs of our pupils and their families at the heart of everything they do.
  • A highly effective classroom practitioner who is passionate about education and a track record for inspiring and motivating children of all abilities and needs.
  • A compassionate individual committed to high standards of teaching as well as prioritising the wellbeing of all children
  • A good sense of humour
  • An excellent role model for staff and pupils and a source of inspiration.
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Informal visits to the school are recommended. If you are considering applying we would like to give you a tour - please phone to make an appointment on 01892 520114. Please have a look at our website for further information about the school www.bishopsdownprimary.org.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint early.

Bishops Down is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our pupils. This post is subject to a full DBS check.

Information about the school

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive, non-denominational school working in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Collaborative Trust. The school was built in 1967 and is situated on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells in a leafy and pleasant residential area.

The school site is beautiful, elevated and fringed with green playing fields and woods. A fragrant quiet garden, pond and wooden structures in the grounds offer opportunities for happy playtimes.

We have just under 240 pupils in the primary and nursery classes. We also have a designation for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs who are all included in mainstream.

We run Wrap Around Care at the beginning of the day and after school for our school and nursery children and during the holidays we run a Holiday Club for all children in the community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Sheldon, Personnel Officer
  • Address:Rydal Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SU
  • Telephone: (01892) 520114
  • Email: office@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 619130


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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.