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Year 4 Teacher (Interim Role) - Full-time

Tunbury Primary School, Walderslade

  • Ref:KCC886-2530-348T
  • Posted:01/12/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:11/12/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:December


We are looking for an experienced teacher to teach one of our Year 4 classes from January 2024 to the end of March 2024.  

With three classes in each year group, our new teacher will be working in a team alongside experienced colleagues, including our Years 2-4 Phase Leader.  We offer PPA time for the whole year group together to prioritise team working and support.  Although this is initially an interim role suiting a short-term placement, there is the possibility of longer term employment too.

New to Tunbury?  We are a thriving three-form entry primary school on the border of Kent and Medway.  We are a Kent local authority school. We completed a successful Ofsted inspection in June 2023. 

Tunbury Primary School has:

  • Children’s well-being at the heart of our school
  • A clear focus on teaching and learning
  • Strong teamwork – we are Team Tunbury
  • A clearly articulated, values-based curriculum
  • Whole-staff commitment to do our very best for our learners
  • Support for your professional and career development

 What do we want in our new class teacher?

  • Strong classroom practice 
  • Secure pedagogical knowledge 
  • Ambition, care and inspiration for our children
  • A team player, able to work well with others 

If you are keen to develop your own skills in a forward-thinking school setting, then Tunbury may be the school for you.  Visits are warmly welcomed - please arrange this via the school office on 01634 863085 or office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk .  Alternatively you may like to arrange a chat on the phone or a Teams call to discuss the position in more detail - please just let us know, as we would be happy to help.

Please note: applicants will be considered as they apply and before the closing date for this vacancy.

Thank you for your interest in Tunbury Primary School.

Information about the school

We are Team Tunbury, a safe, nurturing and inclusive school community where everyone is respected and valued. We inspire our children to be successful, independent life-long learners.

We are a popular three form entry school set in spacious grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade, Kent. Our children are happy, well motivated and very keen to learn. The Tunbury staff team is welcoming, supportive and positive about making a difference. Our school is rated Good by Ofsted.

Tunbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Quotes from our school community:

“My children have had amazing relationships with their teachers and TAs, which has really helped them to grow.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“Thank you to the whole team at Tunbury - SLT, teachers, TAs, volunteers, support staff and canteen staff! Your role is more important than you may know and I am grateful my children have the care and nurture, as well as academic support at Tunbury.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“It is a place where you can feel safe and learn about all the things in the world.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“There are amazing people to look after me.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“Children are happy and enjoy being here.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

“What works well at Tunbury? Teamwork! I like the whole atmosphere within school. All staff are friendly to each other and have the same ambitions for the children.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

"Everyone at this school is part of ‘Team Tunbury’. Leaders have created a collaborative community. There is a real spirit of togetherness and inclusion." (Ofsted, June 2023)

Job Contact Information

  • Name:The Office
  • Address:Tunbury Primary School, Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9HY
  • Telephone: 01634 863085
  • Email: office@tunbury.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.