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Class Teacher - Full-time

Bethersden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2278-115T
  • Posted:29/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are excited to be recruiting for a Key Stage Two teacher to join our friendly, welcoming village school. At Bethersden Primary School, children are at the heart of everything we do. We are very lucky to have a highly skilled, committed team who go above and beyond to ensure that our children feel safe and secure, enjoy their time at school and benefit from an excellent education. We are looking for a candidate who will compliment our team, united by the same central belief, that everything we do is driven by wanting the very best for our children.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • believes in high expectations for child, no matter what their background or needs- because we believe in our children and their ability to succeed;
  • is a team player, who looks to learn from others and share best practice;
  • is a reflective practitioner, who believes that getting better never stops;
  • has strong interpersonal skills- including humility and being a good listener;  
  • exudes warmth and optimism;
  • will go the extra mile, adopting an 'all hands on deck' mentality when needed;
  • will be a champion of our children- always driven by doing the very best by them. 

We can offer:

  • a school full of enthusiastic, motivated, friendly children;
  • colleagues who are warm and welcoming, and who work collaboratively;
  • supportive parents and governors;
  • a comprehensive and ambitious curriculum, with planning supported by a number of well chosen schemes to benefit workload;
  • a school which benefits from being part of a village community;
  • a school which has benefitted from a recent period of development- including our SEND provision and curriculum offer, and which continues to develop further under the guidance of the recently appointed headteacher.

For candidates who may not have considered a small school before- a small school offers every teacher the opportunity to make a big impact. If you are driven by the opportunity to make a tangible difference, we might just be the school for you!

To get a real feel for our school, have a look at our Twitter page

Candidates are strongly advised to view the school before applying- in order to book a viewing, please call our office at 01233 820479 or email headteacher@bethersden.kent.sch.uk

We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

We are a small, friendly, village primary school with 120 children taught in 6 classes. Our rural location just off the A28 between Ashford and Tenterden means we serve families from the village and the wider area. We have received a Good grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2023).

Our large site has extensive grounds, which includes a gardening area and large playing field.

We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring our children excel through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Rebecca Heaton
  • Address:Bethersden Primary School, School Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AH
  • Telephone: (01233) 820479
  • Email: office@bethersden.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 820646


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.