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Maternity Cover Teacher - Maternity

Platts Heath Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2169-35T
  • Posted:27/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:01.09.2023
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:06.07.2023


We are looking for a qualified teacher to cover maternity leave from September 2023 to July 2024 for a small class of KS1/KS2 children. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and talented teacher to join our friendly, hard-working and supportive team. Platts Heath is an active learning school with three mixed age classes and is part of the Aspire federation. 

We are looking for an individual with the ability to maintain and develop the high standards of teaching and learning that exist within the school, whilst our current teacher is on maternity leave. In turn we are able to offer you the opportunity of working with children who are highly motivated, happy in their environment and display excellent behaviour patterns. 

The school does have a significant proprotion of SEND and we would welcome practitioners who support our inclusive and nurturing vision. 

If you are interested in applying or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mr D Waters (Head of School) by email dwaters@aspire-kent.org.uk 

Information about the school

Platts Heath Primary School is a Good school and part of the ASPIRE Federation. A partnership of four small village primary schools in rural Kent, near the county town of Maidstone. Two schools are Church of England primary schools and two are community primary schools. The ASPIRE mission statement is:

The ASPIRE Federation will nurture curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in environments where pastoral care is excellent. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring citizens in modern Britain.


We aim to be an outstanding federation at the heart of our culturally diverse communities, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum in line with each of the individual school’s values and beliefs. This is summarised through the motto and values of the federation: ASPIRE - A School Partnership In Rural England

Motto : ‘ We Aspire to Inspire’

Our Values K – Kindness; U – Understanding; P – Patience; H – Honesty; L – Love; B – Boldness; R - Resilience

We are committed to safer recruitment and will require you to fill in a self disclosure form if you are shortlisted. We will also require you to produce certain documentation to confirm, identity, qualifications and the right to work in the UK. You will need a copy of your birth certificate. Attached to this job advert is our child protection policy and our recruitment policy.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 858450


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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 Education.