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Key Stage 2 Teacher - Fixed Term

Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-102T
  • Posted:01/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:15 April 2024
  • App Close Date:28/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 4 March 2024


We are looking to appoint a KS2 teacher to join our friendly, supportive, and highly committed team within our newly built school, part of the Tenax Schools Trust.

Why join Bishop Chavasse?


  • Our culture of high expectations means teachers are liberated to teach and students can learn.


  • Strong professional development and support through our close collaboration with other Tenax Trust Schools includes funded NPQs and peer review programmes. Teachers’ Subject leadership time and Curriculum planning time takes place within the school day.


  • Visible and supportive leadership team promotes the flourishing of all.


  • Ofsted rated our Early Years ‘Outstanding’ and the rest of the school ‘Good’ (July 2022): “Pupils are proud of their school. The values of respect and honesty were clear to see. This is a school with purpose and new direction.”


  • Schemes of work and curriculum resources fully resourced and ready.


  • A compassionate, safe culture where hardworking staff and students want to do well and thrive.  


  • A school where our strong Christian ethos is theologically rooted and permeates all our teaching and learning


We encourage candidates to come for a chat with the Headteacher and tour of our wonderful school - please contact recruitment@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk or 01732 676040.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a two form entry school and a member of the Tenax Schools Trust. We opened in September 2017 and are located in South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

Our school provides high quality education for Year R to Year 6 - we reached capacity in September 2023.

Following our full, section 5 Ofsted inspection on 5th and 6th July 2022 we are very pleased that Bishop Chavasse Primary School has been judged as a 'Good' school, providing 'Outstanding' provision for our Early Years children. Our children’s aspirational journey through the school was noted with ‘high expectations reflected in all phases of the school’.

Pupils moved into our brand new, state of the art school building in April 2019. We have:

• Spacious classrooms along two easy to navigate corridors – one for EYFS and Key Stage 1, and one for Key Stage 2;

• Outdoor areas including a designated play and sports areas for EYFS, KS1 and KS2: sports field, trim trails, climbing equipment, outdoor classroom, prayer gardens and a new Forest School area;

• A bright, spacious and well stocked library;

• Quiet learning spaces outside the classrooms for personalised teaching;

• A dedicated room for music lessons;

• A room for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM);

• A fully equipped sensory room;

• Play therapist with a dedicated play therapy space;

• Daily Collective Worship where the school comes together to worship and reflect;

• On site kitchen facilities providing a choice of healthy, nutritious lunches every day;

• A variety of after school Enrichment clubs ranging from pottery and gardening to dodgeball and pop lacrosse as well as daily breakfast club.

All pupils, regardless of background, are offered a full and enriching curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, inclusive, Christian environment.

Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of our local community, where staff, parents and children are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. As a Church of England school, Bishop Chavasse is linked with two local churches: St Stephen’s Church and St Peter and St Paul’s and we work closely with the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education to ensure our Christian ethos is theologically rooted and permeates every avenue of our school community, teaching and learning.

Tenax Schools Trust is a dynamic and enterprising organisation which is underpinned by a strong Christian character and ethos and is a formidable local driver of school improvement. Our Trust delivers high standards through a strong belief in an approach that insists that all children and young people can excel irrespective of their starting points. The Trust leads the Kent Teaching School Hub which delivers the Early Career Framework, as well as the NPQ suite of qualifications. Teach Kent and Sussex is our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ initial teacher training centre, operating from Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. This wider work by the Trust provides a wealth of potential CPD opportunities.

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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.