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Class Teacher - Part-time

St Richard's Catholic Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-3740-89T
  • Posted:22/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:05/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 9th June 2023


  • Do you have a belief and determination that you can make a difference?
  • Are you a highly motivated teacher who can engage and support children to reach their full potential?
  • Do you thrive when two days are not the same?

We are looking for someone who will inspire our children, work with energy, enthusiasm and creativity in either one of our Key Stage 1 or lower Key Stage 2 classes.  As an individual, you will possess strong communication skills, have high expectations and good classroom practice whilst having a belief and determination that you can make a difference and be committed to improving life chances for all our children.

We can offer you an exciting, well organised, vibrant environment as well as a developing outside space in which to work.  We have a friendly, welcoming and dedicated team to support you.  All staff focus on raising standards, whilst providing opportunities which allow our children to learn, grow and achieve.  Our children are at the heart of everything that we do!

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual who wishes to develop their career in our increasingly successful school.  St. Richard’s is at the heart of a supportive Catholic community as part of Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (KCSP).  In our recent Ofsted inspection, it states: Pupils are happy at school and enjoy learning. They describe St Richard’s as a ‘kind, respectful, exciting, fun and beautiful place to be, where we are loved.’ Pupils thrive in a caring environment. Everyone is included, and encouraged to do their best. Expectations for all pupils are high. One parent said, ‘The support that is available is above and beyond and you get a real sense that everyone in the school genuinely cares about the children.’ Ofsted October 2022.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers and Early Career Teachers (ECT) to work 2 days per week, who are looking to develop and thrive in our school community. In addition, teachers that are Catholic and non-Catholic but who are supportive of our religious ethos.  

In order to appreciate everything that our school has to offer, informal visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be organised by contacting our School Business Manager, Andrew Gretton, via email agretton@kcsp.org.uk or calling the school on 01304 201118.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 5th June 2023 at 9.00am

Interviews will take place: Friday 9th June 2023

Any offer of employment is subject to our Safeguarding checks, including satisfactory return of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, references and a pre-employment health history questionnaire.

Information about the school

St Richard's Catholic Primary School is an Academy as part of Kent Catholic Schools Partnership. Our one form entry school is situated near to the town centre of Dover and is over-looked by Dover Castle. It has spacious grounds which include a field, playground, fire pit area, outdoor classroom and adventure playground.

Parents send their children to St Richard's because they want their children to be part of a faith community. Many, but not all are Catholic, and all children and their families are very welcome. It is very much a family academy and provides a caring atmosphere where all children are loved.

The academy is proud of all members of the community, especially the children. They are happy, loving and lively; always ready to welcome and full of fun. Staff are committed, ensuring that the children receive the best care and education. Governors work hard to support the school community, sharing their skills and monitoring all aspects of school life.

The work of the school is based on six Gospel Values: Love, Kindness, Honesty, Forgiveness, Respect and Hope.

There are two simple school rules: Love yourself and those around you and Act safely

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr A Gretton
  • Address:Castle Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT16 1EZ
  • Telephone: (01304) 201118
  • Email: agretton@kcsp.org.uk


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.