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Primary Class Teacher - Term Time

Heath Farm School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6060-130T
  • Posted:25/11/2023
  • Pay:£30,000-£45,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/12/2023 at 19:30
  • Interviews:TBC


How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

Job Title:         Class Teacher - Primary

Location:         Heath Farm School, Charing Heath, Ashford

Salary:             £30,000 - £45,000 per annum dependent on experience

Hours:             32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

About the role

As the Class Teacher, you will be delivering inclusive, responsive and innovative teaching and learning to one of our Primary Classes. You will constantly strive to produce outstanding/good teaching and learning at all times to ensure that all learners succeed. You will also have responsibility for overseeing a subject area of the school curriculum. Under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will carry out the professional duties of a schoolteacher as set out in the current School policies.


  • Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent
  • A deeply held conviction that every pupil can achieve and reach their potential
  • The belief that all pupils deserve a life of choice and opportunity
  • Ability to be adaptable in a fast-paced extremely environment
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Ability to support colleagues in developing their practice in relation to the subjects you lead
  • Excellent classroom practitioner and team player
  • Ability to work successfully with pupils with challenging behaviour
  • High expectations of others
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to undertake training

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 

Information about the school

About the School

We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil can make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. From our nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist College Provision, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives.

Our pupils present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.

Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care. We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

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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.