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Early Years Teacher (Nursery) - Maternity Cover - Maternity

The John Wallis Church of England Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6919-645T
  • Posted:18/08/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Interview Dates TBC


Unlock the Future: Join our Team at The John Wallis Church of England Academy!

Are you an ambitious, motivated, and excellent Early Years Teacher looking for a career-defining opportunity? If so, we invite you to be part of the John Wallis Church of England Academy family.

At The John Wallis Academy, we are unwaveringly committed to excellence because we believe in the power of choice. Our mission is clear: we are dedicated to ensuring that every child, regardless of their background, receives a top-tier education that paves the way for real choices in life.

Our staff embody this commitment. They understand the profound importance of delivering an exceptional standard of education, and they stand ready to inspire, motivate, and support our pupils on their educational journey.

Our students are a testament to this dedication. They not only value learning but also demonstrate an unwavering commitment to their studies, consistently giving their best effort to achieve their goals.

As a member of our Nursery, you will have the chance to shape the lives of our young pupils while advancing your own career and expertise. We are looking for the best teachers—individuals with outstanding subject knowledge, a commitment to excellence in the classroom, and a passion for unlocking the potential in every child.

At The John Wallis Academy, we believe in attracting the best staff, and we are prepared to offer you an exceptional package to make that happen:

Comprehensive Training and Opportunities: We provide a full and comprehensive training program for all staff, tailored to your ambitions, skills, and drives. Regardless of your level of experience, we are committed to nurturing your professional growth and to providing opportunities for career progression.

Balanced Workload: We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. That's why we offer an 80% teaching timetable for ALL staff, ensuring ample time for research, team teaching, PPA, and personal well-being.

Unique Educational Perspective: As an all-through school, The John Wallis Academy provides ambitious educators with the opportunity to understand the educational process and curriculum from ages 0 to 19. 

Family-Friendly Benefits: We offer free childcare through our wrap-around club offer for primary-aged pupils and a 25% discount on fees at our on-site Nursery provision (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), making life easier for our dedicated staff. 

Collaborative Opportunities: Our partnership with Benenden School opens doors to their expertise and facilities, allowing you to expand your knowledge and network.

Enriched Curriculum: Our curriculum not only focuses on exam success but also genuinely enriches the educational experience through regular trips, visits, and guest speakers for pupils.

Supportive Leadership: You'll work within our mini-school structure, guided by a supportive extended leadership team and Faculty Directors overseeing heads of subjects.

 Skills and Experience 

To be considered for the position: 

  • Must hold a teaching qualification and EYFS certified
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children in a Nursery/Reception class setting
  • Strong knowledge of EYFS Framework
  • Caring and nurturing attitude towards children
  • Excellent written communication, timekeeping, reliability, and timely reporting

Information about the school

Our vision for every John Wallis student is clear: we expect them to graduate from our Academy equipped with the qualifications, skills, and unwavering confidence needed to achieve their ambitions, whether that's pursuing higher education or embarking on their chosen career path.

Join us at The John Wallis Church of England Academy, where our commitment to excellence and belief in the power of choice shape the futures of our students. If you're passionate about education and share our vision, we invite you to apply for a position with us today.

Together, we can make a difference and provide our students with the tools they need to shape their own destinies.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment Team
  • Address:Millbank Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3HG
  • Telephone: 01233 623465
  • Email: HR@thejohnwallisacademy.org


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.