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Class Teacher - Part-time

Martello Primary , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2039-104T
  • Posted:24/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depending upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and caring part-time class teacher at our unique primary school. 

Ideally we are looking for someone with previous teaching experience who is looking to broaden their experience and will be paid at MPS or UPS depending on experience. Although our preference would be for an experienced teacher, we recognise that some ECTs have a wealth of experience and so would not discount an application from them. 

The successful candidate will assume the role in September 2023, and there may be the opportunity for a paid transition in Term 6 this academic year if the successful candidate is available. 

We are aware that the deadline for teachers who currently have permanent contracts is 31st May 2023, so would urge anyone who is in this position to submit their application as soon as possible. 

Please contact the principal Natalie Barrow, via Natalie.Barrow@turnerschools.com, to arrange a tour of our wonderful school.

The closing date for this position is Friday 9th June, though we reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Do you have a real passion for ensuring all children have access to an amazing primary school education and experience? 

Are you committed to ensuring pupils’ high academic achievement as well as outstanding personal development opportunities? 

Would you like to work in a vibrant, diverse and inclusive school that makes for an inspiring place to work?

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Be committed to providing all pupils excellent teaching and learning opportunities, so they make good progress and achieve well
  • Understand how children learn best and contribute to planning highly engaging and interesting lessons
  • Work well as part of a team, showing excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school and the personal development of our children
  • Have the drive and passion to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community
  • Show optimism, positively and ambition for the school, its pupils and the Trust

In return, we can offer:

  • Wonderful children with a desire to learn and achieve 
  • A hardworking, friendly and committed staff team
  • An inspiring, supportive and experienced leadership team
  • A well-equipped and resourced school with excellent facilities
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities for teachers of all levels of experience
  • Excellent collaborative links between the three Turner Schools primaries at all levels (we share curriculum planning responsibilities and sharing of resources)
  • A Trust that prioritises wellbeing for all, including staff
  • Private healthcare through Benenden
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, some of whom face significant challenges and disadvantage

Information about the school

Martello Primary is a one-form entry school situated in the East Cliff area of Folkestone. It opened to all year groups almost seven years ago and within this time has established strong provision across the school. It was rated by Ofsted in March 2022 as Good in all areas. The school additionally has a Specialist Resource Provision specifically supporting 15 children with a diagnosis of autism.

Being a small primary school means that we are able to maintain a ‘family’ feel to the school and really nurture our children’s needs. Many children who come to our school are disadvantaged and face challenges which could present barriers to their learning and achievement without the exceptional care of the committed staff team.

Links with the local community have brought many enrichment opportunities to pupils: the Locavore Community Garden hosts weekly outdoor learning lessons for pupils across the school and there are strong partnerships with local sporting and creative organisations.

Collaboration is strong between Martello and the two other excellent primaries in the Turner Trust; Morehall Primary and Folkestone Primary, both of which are geographically close by. Subject Networks are well-established, and a culture of sharing planning and expertise has been established. Staff report that they are happy and enjoy working at Martello.

Martello Primary is an exciting place to work, and somewhere you know you can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We warmly encourage you to visit our school. Please contact Louise Lythgoe, Executive Headteacher, to make an appointment, via the school office on 01303 847540.

Across Turner Schools we:

Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary

Folkestone Academy

Morehall Primary

Martello Primary

and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominquez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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.