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Natural World Specialist - Full-time

Lightyear Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F91-27-S
  • Posted:31/01/2024
  • Pay:KR8 £28,598 - £32,333 (pro rata £25,039 - £28,309)
  • Start Date:April/May 2024
  • App Close Date:25/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 28th March


Do you believe in the power of the natural world and outdoor learning and the importance of the role it plays in the development of young people?

Are you passionate and skilled in developing learning experiences for children outdoors, related to the natural world around them? 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a passionate Natural World Specialist to inspire and teach our children, staff and communities.  

We are on a quest to find our Lightyear Natural World Specialist who will work with Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School in the following areas:

  • Lead group and class learning outside investigating science, nature, environment, animals and plants.
  • Develop our natural world provision and the expertise of staff.
  • Embed an ambitious and enthusing natural world offer to all children.
  • Communicate with children, staff, families and the community regarding the natural world offer.
  • Carve out the role of the outside and natural world learning across the federation.

If you would like to discuss the role further and tour the schools please contact Repton Manor office@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk or Greatstone school office@greatstoneschool.co.uk to book an appointment with Matt Rawling (Executive Headteacher). Candidates must be available for interview Thursday 28th March. 

Information about the federation

Lightyear Federation - Caring, Dreaming, Thinking Bigger - Lightyear Federation is made up from two foundation Primary Schools, Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School. Our Federation believes in maintaining the unique character of both schools, reflecting the communities which they serve, whilst benefitting from collaborative skills, expertise and joint staff development. Our dedicated staff and governors offer our children and families exciting learning and development opportunities and we grow our schools with one shared vision as a family. Nurture is central to all we do and we believe that children must feel safe, happy and confident to achieve their best.

Job Contact Information

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  • Address:Repton Ave,
    TN23 3RX
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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 Education.