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Early Years Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Ulcombe CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3083-70T
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1st May 2024
  • App Close Date:20/03/2024 at 00:15
  • Interviews:Wednesday 27th March 2024


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated teacher for our small year R/1 class. This would be suitable for someone who wishes to either begin or develop their career. We are looking for someone with early years experience and an understanding or experience of KS1 as this is a mixed age class.  

Ulcombe is part of the Aspire Federation of Schools which include: Ulcombe, Kingswood, Platts Heath and Leeds and Broomfield. This is led by executive headteacher Emma Hickling.

If you have: • Good communication skills  • High expectations • Determination to make a difference • A commitment to raising standards and achievement • Understanding that every child is unique and is able to reflect this in their practice • The ability to be a team player and are willing to share ideas with their colleagues.

Then we would really like to meet you!

We can offer: • Happy children who value learning and aim to achieve high standards • A safe, caring learning environment • An enthusiastic and supportive staff team • A chance to work across more than one school in collaboration with the Early Years team.

Above all we are seeking an inspiring and innovative teacher who expects and achieves high standards for all children.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged; please contact Mrs Rumsey (office manager) -  office@ulcombekentsch.co.uk or 01622 842903 to make an appointment.

Ulcombe Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure

Information about the school

Ulcombe Primary School is a unique, small voluntary controlled Church of England Primary School for 4-11 year olds, located in the heart of the Kent countryside in Maidstone, Kent. The excellent pupil to staff ratio enables much smaller than average class sizes which contributes to the very special ethos around our school. Classrooms are spacious and very well-resourced. Our grounds are extensive and equally well resourced. Our school values not only the development of each child's academic ability but also strives to nurture the whole child through a creative and extended curriculum. This curriculum has been particularly praised by Ofsted for it robust nature an the opportunities it provides for every child to thrive. Ulcombe Primary School prides itself on being an inclusive school where learning is enjoyed and children are engaged and happy. We are part of the wider Aspire Federation of schools comprising of four local schools within a very small catchment area.

Our school Christian Values are: Hope, Trust, Respect and Endurance. These are at the heart of everything we do.

The ASPIRE mission statement is:

The ASPIRE Federation will nurture curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in environments where pastoral care is excellent. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring citizens in modern Britain.


We aim to be an outstanding federation at the heart of our culturally diverse communities, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum in line with each of the individual school’s values and beliefs. This is summarised through the motto and values of the federation: ASPIRE - A School Partnership In Rural England

Motto : ‘ We Aspire to Inspire’

Our Values K – Kindness U – Understanding P – Patience H – Honesty L – Love B – Boldness

The ASPIRE Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

For a further discussion about this post please call the school office on 01622 842903 or email office@ulcombekentsch.co.uk.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Masters
  • Address:The Street, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1DU
  • Telephone: (01622) 842903
  • Email: office@ulcombekentsch.co.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 Education.