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Class Teacher - Maternity

Sellindge Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2300-59T
  • Posted:05/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:01/01/24
  • App Close Date:05/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10/10/23


Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment where every child is given every chance to be nurtured and developed.  

We embrace the individual and support them in recognising their self worth so that they are confident to drive their own learning.

We strive to equip all our pupils with the skills they need to embrace future opportunities and fulfil their potential.                         

We are looking to appoint a dedicated class teacher who is an excellent classroom practitioner for a maternity cover period.  This is to cover our year 6 teacher from January 2024 until the end of the academic year.  This is smaller than average class - currently 18 pupils. There may be scope for this to be extended.  The successful candidate will have high expectations of pupil progress and behaviour whilst being sensitive to the individual needs of all the pupils.  They must be be confident to liaise with parents and have good communication skills.  It is essential that they are a good team member and sympathetic to the ethos and values of our school.  A creative outlook and good sense of humour are also desirable.

This role is to cover a period of maternity leave, however, owing to the expansion of the school there may be an opportunity for this role to be extended for the right candidate. 

The role offers some flexibilty and we are looking for either full time or we would consider applicants who would prefer part time - please see screening questions.

Please take a look at our website to find out more about the school www.sellindge-ashford.kent.sch.uk . If you would like a tour of the school please call the School Office for further information. 

All applications should be made via the Kent Teach website. 

All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will be held Tuesday 10th October 2023

Information about the school

Sellindge Primary School is a thriving school situated in a small, semi-rural village, surrounded by farmland, between Ashford and Hythe. The original building dates back to 1900 but there have been recent renovations, including a new 6 classroom block in 2021, new playground and newly developed wildlife area giving the school a feeling of space both inside and out. The school was judged as ‘Good’ during a 2023 OfSTED inspection, with areas of outstanding provision, in Early Years and in Behaviour and Attitudes.

The school has recently expanded to become a 1FE school and, although the school is growing in size, most class sizes are currently smaller than the average. The school has 173 children on roll and maintains a small village school feel with a real sense of community amongst children, staff and families.

The school is dedicated to the welfare of our pupils and ensures that all members of staff are committed to our safeguarding policy.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303) 814187


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.