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Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-98T
  • Posted:04/11/2023
  • Pay:MPR
  • Start Date:2 January 2024
  • App Close Date:24/11/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 27 November 2023


Bishop Chavasse CofE Primary School in Tonbridge, Kent, is a new academy in Tenax Schools Trust. We are seeking a Key Stage 1 teacher for a job share Weds-Fri to join our energetic team at our newly built school. 

We are a 2FE primary academy school in a state-of-the-art new building in Tonbridge.  We are rated ‘Good’ with an ‘Outstanding’ Early Years provision (July 2022); inspectors recognised the high expectations across the whole school.  If you are passionate and motivated about enabling everyone to achieve through wisdom, compassion and honesty, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you and we would love to hear from you.

Teaching is a true passion for us all and, whilst demanding, it is incredibly rewarding. We offer excellent professional development opportunities, motivated children, supportive, committed parents and a large school site with great facilities and forest school. Teamwork is very important to us and you will plan and work in partnership with your year group colleague and key stage team, easing the planning load and enabling idea sharing.

We are committed to growing leaders – all of our teachers are keen to take on a subject area to lead and we have an excellent subject leader network across the Trust to support with this development. If you have an interest or qualification in a specific subject area, in particular languages, maths or DT, we would love to hear about that, but this is not essential.

You are encouraged to visit our website as a window to view our friendly and supportive school and our delightful young people's achievements.  In addition, our Headteacher would welcome a phone conversation, or a visit, should you wish to discuss the vacancy prior to applying. 

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a two form entry free school academy and a member of the Tenax Schools Trust. We opened in September 2017 and now occupy a brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

Our school provides high quality education for Year R to Year 6 - we reached capacity in September 2023.

Following our full, section 5 Ofsted inspection on 5th and 6th July 2022 we are very pleased that Bishop Chavasse Primary School has been judged as a 'Good' school, providing 'Outstanding' provision for our early years children. Our children’s aspirational journey through the school was noted with ‘high expectations reflected in all phases of the school’.

Pupils moved into our brand new, state of the art school building in April 2019 which offers our pupils access to a stunning, well stocked library, a STEAM room, well-equipped music room, additional learning spaces and colourful, well equipped break-out spaces including play therapy and sensory room. Our outdoor spaces include designated play and sports areas for Year R, KS1 and KS2. These include sports field, Multi-Use Games area (MUGA), trim trails, climbing equipment, outdoor classroom, play barn and playground games - all ideal for outdoor learning and play. In addition, we have a newly-established Forest School area.

All pupils, regardless of background, are offered a full and enriching curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, inclusive, Christian environment.

Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of our local community, where staff, parents and children are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. As a Church of England school, Bishop Chavasse is linked with St Stephen’s Church and other local churches in Tonbridge and we have access to the excellent support provided by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education.

Tenax Schools Trust is a dynamic and enterprising organisation which is underpinned by a strong Christian character and ethos and is a formidable local driver of school improvement. Our Trust delivers high standards through a strong belief in an approach that insists that all children and young people can excel irrespective of their starting points. The Trust leads the Kent Teaching School Hub which delivers the Early Career Framework, as well as the NPQ suite of qualifications. Teach Kent and Sussex, is our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ initial teacher training centre, operating from Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. This wider work by the Trust provides a wealth of potential CPD opportunities.

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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.