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Class Teacher - Maternity

Allington Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5209-120T
  • Posted:30/11/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:19.2.24
  • App Close Date:12/12/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:14.12.23


Allington Primary School is a large primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone, with wonderful children, supportive colleagues and parents, and excellent facilities.

  • Are you a practitioner with high aspirations and expectations of children and yourself? 
  • Are you passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to succeed?
  • Do you value a rich and varied curriculum and enjoy providing children the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills?
  • Can you think creatively and inspire children in their learning?
  • Are you an effective communicator and a positive team player?

If so, we would love you to join our team!

We are seeking to appoint an experienced class teacher for a Year 4 class, who is committed to enabling our children to become the very best versions of themselves possible. Our school is a place where the statement ‘Happy children learn well’ underpins all that we do and we work together as a team in order to ensure this happens. In joining our school, you will become part of a fantastic team of staff and spend your days with children who love to learn. You will have opportunities for professional development to enhance your career progression.

The start date will be 19th February 2024. The position is part time (2 days), to cover Maternity leave until the end of Term 1 in the following academic year (October 2024).

We strongly recommend a visit to the school where you will also have the opportunity to discuss the role and the school with the Headteacher.

We are looking for a teacher who can:

  • Model strong teaching methodologies to ensure the delivery of good and outstanding teaching and learning for our children;
  • Be committed to on-going professional development;
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school;
  • Provide a vibrant and motivating learning environment;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to make positive contributions to a team

We offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who want to learn well.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to ensuring the school goes from strength to strength.
  • An inclusive environment where children come first.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to social media checks and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


Information about the school

Orchard Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of two large, successful primary schools in Maidstone - Allington Primary School and Barming Pre-School and Primary School.

Our schools act as beacons of learning for children and adults alike, inspiring self-development and nurturing growth with fun and enjoyment. This is not a one size fits all trust; we recognise that our schools have their own identities and needs. Each school has their own Headteacher and autonomy to foster individuality, together with the advantage of working as a team to provide school to school support and share excellence across the Trust.

Orchard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post will be subject to a DBS check and successful references prior to a start date. Please read the schools' Child Protection Policy which can be found in the documents below. We reserve the right to interview and appoint, prior to the advertised closing date.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss J Wimpenny
  • Address:Hildenborough Crescent, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0PG
  • Telephone: (01622) 757350
  • Email: hr@allington.kent.sch.uk


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.