Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Reading Recovery Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Swingate Primary School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2549-69T
  • Posted:25/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:06/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are Looking for an amazing, and highly valued, Reading Recovery Teacher.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational Reading Recovery teacher to begin in September 2023. If you are dedicated and passionate about teaching Reading Recovery and want this to be your main role, then this could be the position for you. We are offering a real opportunity to make a positive impact across our school and ensure all of our young learners develop a love for reading.

You will need to be committed to being the very best Reading Recovery teacher and you will want to inspire and motivate children to be the best that they can be, as well as supporting and inspiring other teachers and Teaching Assistants to improve their practice through your expertise. This post is for teachers who are already trained as a Reading Recovery teacher.


We are looking for someone who will:

· Put pupils first and see barriers to learning as a challenge.

· Have high expectations of all pupils and secure exceptional outcomes for all.

· Demonstrate our school character values: bravery, resilience, empathy and responsibility.

· Be active in developing positive relationships with parents and carers.

· Embrace change and innovation positively and with a good sense of humour.

· Help drive our school forward to future successes; working alongside the English Leader to support them in their leadership of early reading.

· Be an excellent practitioner who can lead by exemplary practice.


We can offer:

· Fantastic children who are well behaved, enjoy school and strive to do their best.

· An inspirational, dedicated and vibrant staff team who are passionate in developing the whole child

· A Senior Leadership Team who understand and believe in Reading Recovery.

· A dedicated Reading Recovery room which is fully resourced.

· Supportive and caring parents and governors that want the best for our children.

· Opportunities for growth, development and career progression.


We would love to have to opportunity to meet you before interview and show you around the school. Please telephone or email Liz Stamp (School Business Manager) to book a visit.


Swingate Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service.


Information about the school

We are a brilliant, large three-form entry (including a Nursery), inclusive, successful school with extensive woodland grounds and friendly staff. We aim to inspire our children to be Brave, Resilient, Responsible and Empathetic. Our curriculum is child-centred, creative and progressive.

We are part of the Bluebell Federation comprising of Swingate and Horsted Schools.

Our teachers work collaboratively to reduce workload and we have an impressive sporting profile. We are a Jigsaw Flagship school and staff and pupil well-being is valued and promoted. Swingate has a strong leadership team that welcomes and encourages children and staff to reach their true potential. Check out our Twitter account: @SwingatePrimary.

We offer a fantastic wellbeing package including a pension scheme, carefirst and training and development opportunities

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 Education.