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Class Teacher/Ect - Fixed Term

Istead Rise Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2063-158T
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:09/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12th June 2023


  • School: Istead Rise Primary School
  • Salary: MPS
  • Fixed Term (12 Months)
  • 32.5 hours per week

We are looking to appoint an inspiring, motivated teacher to join our welcoming team from September 2023. This position would suit an Early Career Teacher that wishes to develop their career in a successful supportive school. We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our fabulous school for a pre-application visit.

Appointment would initially be on a 12-month fixed-term contract.

The successful candidate will:

  • Value all pupils as individuals and put them at the heart of everything you do.
  • Nurture and excite our children, enabling them to develop their skills so they can be enthusiastic, independent problem solvers.
  • Be enthusiastic and creative.
  • Have a good understanding of all areas of the curriculum.
  • Be able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Maintain a dynamic and inspiring learning environment.
  • Be ambitious, innovative and inspirational.
  • Work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.

We can offer you:

  • Inspirational and well-behaved children, who enjoy being at school and have a real thirst for learning.
  • A supportive leadership team, who will help develop your practice and career.
  • A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with.
  • An incredible inclusion team, who ensure that all wellbeing and SEND needs are well met.
  • Consistent, clear, school wide approaches to teaching and assessing all subjects.
  • A commitment to reducing the overall workload of our teachers, having recently introduced new procedures, aimed at eliminating unnecessary tasks, related to planning, marking and data tracking.
  • An induction programme, with excellent support for your transition into your role.
  • A range of high quality CPD opportunities.
  • An exciting, ambitious and engaging curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of our children.

Please send in your application as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as soon as we receive them even if this is prior to the application close date.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Steven Payne, Headteacher, at steve.payne@swale.at or 01474 833177

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

 If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 12th June 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Istead Rise Primary School is located in a semi-rural village on the outskirts of Gravesend, and currently has 300 pupils on roll.

At Istead Rise there are four core values which the school works hard to instil. These are: independence, respect, perseverance and self-reflection. Istead Rise Primary School uses a Restorative Approach to manage behaviour, and deal with conflict. This approach focuses on developing positive relationships within the school and creates a safe, secure environment which enables children to develop both academically and socially.

In September 2018, we received a long awaited visit from Ofsted who judged the school to be good with many outstanding aspects including Behaviour, Pupil Welfare, Early Years and Leadership. The inspectors celebrated the pupils’ positive attitudes to learning; exemplary conduct and our successful curriculum which sparks pupils’ interests. We are proud of the exciting, memorable experiences that we offer children as part of our curriculum. Our extensive and picturesque grounds afford our children with many opportunities to take part in Forest Schools, a range of sports and a range of after school clubs.

Our school is part of Swale Academies Trust. Being a member of a highly successful Trust has enabled us to share expertise and good practice with other primary schools. Our Senior Leadership Team value all staff greatly and are committed to supporting teachers in achieving a healthy work/life balance. We are committed to reducing the overall workload of our teachers and have procedures in place, aimed at eliminating unnecessary tasks, related to planning, marking and data tracking.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Steve Payne - Head of School
  • Address:Downs Road, Istead Rise, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 9HG
  • Telephone: 01474 833177
  • Email: irpoffice@swale.at


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.