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Early Career Teacher - Full-time

Queenborough School and Nursery , Queenborough

  • Ref:KCC886-2237-61T
  • Posted:29/01/2024
  • Pay:Main Pay Scale
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:w/b 18th March 2024


Are you looking to start your career at an outstanding school with a strong track record of supporting and developing Early Career Teachers? 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Career Teacher to join our outstanding school. We offer the opportunity to work within a team of passionate and committed teachers and leaders, serving motivated, respectful and well-behaved children. 

At our most recent inspection in July 2023, Ofsted found, 'Staff, including those new to their careers, feel highly valued and supported. They know that leaders consider their well-being and workload and that there is a strong culture of mutual support and teamwork. Staff value the opportunities they receive to develop, excel and become effective leaders.' Our staff survey for 2023-24 found that 99% of staff agree 'All staff are treated fairly and with respect at this school'.

As a former Teaching School, we are committed to the continued professional development of all staff at all levels and we provide excellent opportunities for career development. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has the highest aspirations for themselves and the children they teach;
  • Is committed to furthering their own professional development;
  • Is passionate in shaping and supporting the whole child;
  • Can work as part of a team;
  • Is committed to the safety and welfare of all children;
  • Is approachable, friendly and has excellent communication skills.

In return, we can offer:

  • Investment in you, your teaching craft and your career opportunities;
  • A happy and vibrant working ethos;
  • Motivated, polite and well-behaved children with a love for learning;
  • A team of motivated, talented and passionate staff;
  • An inspirational and engaging curriculum;
  • Leaders who understand and promote staff well-being;
  • Excellent opportiunities for career development and continued professional development.

We would encourage candidates to visit and see our outstanding school in action prior to application. Appointments can be made via email: headteacher@queenborough.kent.sch.uk. All candidates must share our commitment to the safeguarding of children and the position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Information about the school

Queenborough School & Nursery is a two-form entry primary school and maintained nursery on the Isle of Sheppey, proudly serving the local communities of Queenborough and Rushenden. We also have a purpose-built baby unit and a toddler room allowing us to accommodate children from the ages of 0 to 11.

Our school is a special place and we have an exceptionally positive school ethos. Our children's behaviour is exemplary and positivity, respect and friendship pervade the school. As a result, staff turnover is typically very low and our staff remain at the school for significant lengths of time. All of the school's senior leadership team, including the headteacher, began their teaching careers at the school and over 80% of our current teaching staff have been with the school since the start of their careers.

We are all incredibly proud of our school and passionate about the work we do. We never stand still in the pursuit of excellence and we have exceptionally high expectations of all members of our community; we know there are no limits to what can be achieved through hard work and self-belief, as can be seen in the outcomes achieved each year by our children.

Our aim is to immerse our children in a world-class curriculum which not only provides them with a broad and rich spectrum of academic knowledge, but also equips them with the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development required to be confident and fully participative members of modern Britain.

The school was first recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2016 and we are incredibly proud to have retained this at our most recent inspection in July 2023. The school is an ArtsMark Gold school, as well as holding the SMSC Mark, Music Mark, School Games Mark Gold Level and Primary Science Quality Mark at Gilt level.

'The Queenborough values of ‘Belong, Expect, Achieve, Thrive’ reverberate strongly throughout this highly ambitious and exceptional school. They are deeply embedded in the school’s culture and lived up to by pupils. Pupils love school, feel very safe and thoroughly enjoy learning. They are extremely proud of their school, their achievements and those of others. There is a demonstrable sense of community and belonging.' (Ofsted, July 2023)

In March 2020, the school academised to become a founding member of EKC Schools Trust which has continued to add value to all aspects of school life while allowing us to retain our unique identity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 581200

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 Education.