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Class Teacher - Maternity

Shears Green Infant School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2119-118T
  • Posted:29/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS / UPS
  • Start Date:30th October 2023
  • App Close Date:16/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:18th October


                                                Hornchurch Academy Trust

Required September 2023

Job Title: Class Teacher 

School:   Shears Green Infant School

Post:      1-year fixed term maternity cover 

Grade:    MPS / UPS

The Hornchurch Academy Trust is a group of six schools based in Rainham, Upminster and

Northfleet within the London Borough of Havering and Kent.

We are looking for an amazing person to join our friendly, supportive, nurturing team from 30th October if possible or before 10th November 2023.

If you would like the opportunity to work in a collaborative working environment, sharing skills, knowledge and expertise, then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a quality first teaching practitioner who:

  • Has a passion for delivering skills and knowledge through an interactive approach
  • Has a good understanding of learning through discovery and investigation 
  • Enjoys celebrating the progress children make.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills to ensure home school links are strong.
  • Works well and thrives within a team led environment
  • Has high expectations of themselves and the children

There are opportunities for professional development and promotion within the Trust.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Hayley Kotze on 01474 566700

Closing date 16th October  2023  - Interviews 18th October 2023

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

As part of Hornchurch Academy Trust, we can offer you:

  • Enhanced career development opportunities, working across the Trust schools.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to support career progression.
  • Mentoring support from an experienced and supportive team of staff and access to trained wellbeing mentors in all schools.
  • Continuous service granted to joining staff.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including face to face counselling, financial, family and legal advice.
  • Staff discount scheme (HES rewards).
  • 24 hour access to online Wellbeing support App.

Information about the school

Shears Green Infant School is part of the Hornchurch Academy Trust which is a group of six schools based in Rainham, Upminster and Northfleet within the London Borough of Havering and Kent.

We are a four form entry Infant school nestled within Northfleet just off of the A2. We have lovely outdoor learning areas including our Reception play garden, our year 1 play garden and our large forest area.

We offer wrap around care and have been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award for our dedication to working relentlessly with parents to ensure the best care for our children.

Everyone at Shears Green Infants is supported to feel happy and confident in all they do to achieve the best they can. Our family approach where everybody looks after everyone filters through all we do.

As a feeder school to Shears Green Junior School, our transition programme and relationship with them is exemplary, enabling children and parents to begin their journey in the Junior School with confidence and ease.

Our community links with nursery feeders is strengthened through training programmes delivered by our Early Years team enhancing practice and school readiness.

Our parents say we are caring, kind, committed and always go the extra step to ensure the safety and happiness of the children in our care. Visitors comment on the calm and focused learning environment which enables our children to take risks and feel confident to be challenged.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 566700


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.