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Class Teacher - Full-time

Copperfield Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2024-268T
  • Posted:12/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 16th October


Copperfield Academy is looking for a passionate teacher who would like to be part of our friendly team and join our fantastic children on their learning journey. Whether you are new to teaching or looking to develop and take on more responsibility, as long as you have a 'can-do' attitude, you will be the right fit for us.  

Whether you can start right away or in Christmas, do read on...

This is an exciting time at Copperfield, and it will be for anyone who joins us!

We are about to embark upon the next stage of our journey, towards being designated as ‘outstanding’, and are well on the way to offering ‘truly exceptional opportunities for learning’ in line with our Trust’s, REAch2, vision.

We are offering career progression and development; strong bespoke professional development; the chance to work with outstanding senior leaders, and in partnership with outstanding schools, across the whole country, and, in time, potential TLRs for those with the right skills and attributes.

The incredible pupils of Copperfield Academy are looking for class teachers who… 

…will ensure they are always our priority

…are willing to take risks with learning

…are irresistibly optimistic

…are passionate about the challenge of learning

…are committed to improving children’s life chances

…deal in hope and aspiration

…are committed to an all-inclusive approach to learning

…are experienced in/across the primary phase

 Does this sound like YOU?

 If so, do get in touch!

Copperfield Academy is committed to providing the highest standards of educational opportunity to every one of its pupils.

‘Children are our Priority - Change is the Reality - Collaboration is our Strategy

The successful candidates will:

  • be able to carry out all duties as described in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document
  • work directly to the Teachers’ Standards 2012
  • have all the essential attributes as described above


Copperfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.

The successful applicants will be required to possess an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Tours available upon appointment – please call, and arrange a visit, prior to application.

Completed application forms should be sent to Ben Clark, Headteacher, at ben.clark@copperfieldacademy.org

Copperfield Academy reserves the right to appoint exceptional candidates immediately upon successful application, tour and interview.

Information about the school

Copperfield is an old and long-established Northfleet School, having opened as Dover Road School in 1904.

Increasing success in recent years has meant we are fast becoming a very popular school with local families, and we currently have the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren here of former pupils. We are known for extending a warm welcome to families that are new to Gravesend and to many families new to the UK.

As part of the nationwide REAch2 Academy Trust, leaders and staff at Copperfield are committed to working hard to ensure it is a happy school where pupils of all ages thoroughly enjoy their learning and being at school. We consider ourselves to be a supportive extended family of, and for, all our families that is able to meet the needs of the most-able and the most-challenged.

It is now formally recognised that Copperfield Academy is a good school, and a vibrant school. Classrooms are calm and purposeful places, where pupils learn in a safe atmosphere. Leaders are determined that every pupil’s experience, regardless of their individual needs, is a positive and successful one. As a result, pupils flourish and thrive.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 352413


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.