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EYFS Teacher (Reception) - Full-time

Cage Green Primary School and Phoenix Centre , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-200T
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:18th and 19th June


Cage Green Primary School is looking for a teacher to teach our Reception class from September 2023.

Why Cage Green?

Most people get into teaching because they want to make a difference. Our Deputy Head once said, "You work here because you think you can change the world."  This is very true.  The combination of beautiful behaviour and many children who come from deprived backgrounds means that there isn't a school like it in Tonbridge where you can make such a difference to children's lives and get the statisfaction that comes with it, as well as enjoy your work.  Benefits include: high quality planning in place for all year groups, we offer a wellbeing day each year to take off whenever you please, breakfast on a Friday morning and a contribution towards gym membership. There is the opportunity to acrue working from home time in running a club, we protect PPA time ferociously and we ensure that no staff meeting is longer than an hour in our quest to support wellbeing.  Processes such as assessment are overhauled as a team to reduce teacher workload.  

We are a noisy, energetic and enthusiastic staff with a positive outlook and a very good sense of humour. Our children are lovely; they are enthusastic, well behaved, motivated and ripe for some great learning. We are looking for a teacher to join us  who will share our positive outlook and wants a job where they can make a real difference to the lives of children, some of whom come from really difficult circumstances.  Teachers at Cage Green are people who have a real drive to change the futures of children, provide a safe space to those in need and do the things that make a difference. If you are an ambitious, forward thinking teacher you might just be the right person to join our team of excellent practitioners.  

This role would not be appropriate for an ECT.  However, if you are an ECT looking for a role with us, we would love to start you off on your career in KS1 or 2.  Please see our other advert for this. 

If you want to know more about the school, I would be very pleased to meet you and take you on a tour.  Once you see our calm, focused children and the enormous potential they represent, I am sure you will feel the same passion for this school that our staff do.  Please contact me, Joanna Styles, Headteacher on 01732 354325. 

Officially, we are a new school because we reopened as part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019.  As a result, we don’t have an Ofsted report.  The one that is listed for Cage Green is an old report and no longer represents the school in any aspect. 

Early applications are encouraged and Cage Green Primary School reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

Previous applicants need not apply.  If you have not been invited to attend an interview within two weeks of the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion, feedback on unsuccessful applications is not given.



Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 210 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

It is an exciting time to join Cage Green as we became part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019. If you come to join us, you will be part of a dynamic period of development and progress to ensure that our children receive the very best learning experiences they can.

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01732) 354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468


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.