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Ks1 Teacher (Maternity Cover) - Full-time/Part-time

Broadwater Down Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2651-196T
  • Posted:24/11/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/02/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are looking for an organised, positive and excellent class teacher, to join our school team to cover a teacher on materinity leave.  The class has 15 delightful children who are keen to learn and are well behaved.  You will have a full time TA to support the class and an additional TA who will work alongside a child to access child initiated time.  We are fully supportive of a careful transition into Year 1 and our current teacher has been working hard to use child initiated learning to the fullest.  This opportunity is a temporary position for up to a year, however it could lead to a permanent role.

We are a welcoming, happy, committed and hardworking team with a strong belief that well-being and happiness comes first.  We have built an ethos based on mutual respect, emotional regulation, happiness and pride.  Visitors to the school comment on the positive atmosphere, happiness of the children and friendliness of the staff. 

Our recent OFSTED report (March 2023) commented, 'The school’s values of community, diversity and excellence are deeply rooted here. Leaders have built trusting and respectful relationships with every pupil. Pupils receive high-quality pastoral support. They feel happy and safe and are ready to learn.'

 We whole heartedly believe that:

"Every child is happy and excited about their learning because they have a strong community committed to supporting and celebrating their individual characters and achievements."

We can offer:

  • supportive, enthusiastic and friendly colleagues
  • happy, friendly pupils who want to learn
  • extensive school grounds, including our own forest school area
  • supportive governing body 
  • coaching and mentoring for all teachers
  • high quality training and collaboration with local schools

At this school you will see...

  • A creative approach to teaching - we use up lots of glue sticks, paint, paper, sand and glitter!
  • We like to take learning outside...making the most of our forest school area and woodland
  • A clearly sequenced curriculum with support from a nearby school to develop this further
  • A team approach - no problem is too big or too small, we are in this together
  • Happy and keen children, we are proud of our keen learners and inquisitive minds and we genuinely know every child individually
  • A staff team who enjoy being at the school and who are welcoming, kind and all with their individual talents
  • Staff with an essential sense of humour
  • Treats in the staffroom (but not for long!)

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Information about the school

We are a primary school that believes that kindness and happiness are at the core of everything we do, happy staff means happy learners. We know how important team work is and we are lucky that our team supports each other, helping out where needed, going that extra mile to support learners and importantly having a sense of humour.

We are situated near the Pantiles end of Tunbridge Wells and we are lucky to have a large site with lots of outdoor space such as a field, big playground, class outdoor areas and a courtyard. Currently, we have seven classes from Reception to Year 6 with around 150 and pupils on roll.

We are a happy, caring and supportive school, with high standards, committed and passionate in changing life opportunities for our children through an enriched and exciting curriculum. We are in contact with the local community and full participate in local events as well as fundraising for the chosen house charities.

We are proud of our recent, and very successful, OFSTED inspection (March 2023); graded as good in all areas. We encourage you to read the full report, reflecting our school's ethos, strengths and what is it like to attend this school.

It was noted that, "Staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Pupils work and play well together. Pupils understand clearly the school rules and why they need these. They appreciate the help that teachers give them to understand their feelings and make the right choices. Pupils know that it is important to be kind to each other. "

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 535591

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.