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Class Teacher - Full-time

Godinton Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2625-133T
  • Posted:26/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS & UPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:23/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29th April 2024


We are looking for a friendly, inspiring and highly motivated teacher to join our key stage 1 team on a permanent contract from September 2024.  The position is likely to be in year 2.  We welcome applications from qualified teachers with experience of teaching across KS1 and or lower KS2.

Ideally, you will be an enthusiastic practitioner with the knowledge and skills to support and challenge pupils of all abilities, including those with special educational needs and disabilities as well as the academically more able.  You will have outstanding teaching experience of teaching KS1/Lower KS2 and a clear understanding and a passion to support and nurture the development of our children, providing them with every opportunity to develop their full potential.  Proven expereince of teaching synthetic phonics is essential.

We have a great team here at Godinton who work incredibly hard to bring out the very best in our children.  As a two form entry school, class teachers work with supportive year group partners to create exciting and inspiring lessons for the children and are well supported by Team Leaders.

We are looking for someone that shares our ethos of growing and learning together, with the passion, creativity and energy to deliver stimulating lessons that are both engaging and challenging.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to offer them an environment of opportunity and discovery through a rich and broad curriculum with as wide a range of activities as possible. We also have a wonderful outdoor space which provides an excellent area for discovery.

In return we can offer you a supportive and caring team of teachers, support staff and governors led by a strong and visionary team of leaders, who also understand the importance of staff well-being and ensuring we also offer the right environment for our colleagues to thrive in. We are commited to supporting teachers with their journey along their career path through carefully selected CPD and opportunity.

The closing date for applications is 23rd April with interviews w/c 29th April. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates. Early applications will be considered before the closing date.

Visits to our school are positively encouraged. For an informal chat and more information on visits please telephone Mrs Claire Williams on 01233 621616 or email office@godinton.kent.sch.uk

For more information about our school please visit our school website www.godinton.kent.sch.uk

'The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, satisfactory references and pre-employment health screening'.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2024) you will find the following policies as attachments.  Child Protection (Safeguarding) Policy and Recruitment and Employment of Ex Offenders

Information about the school

Welcome to Godinton Primary School.

When you step inside our school, you will find an exciting environment of creativity and discovery, where children’s natural curiosity is stimulated and their capacity to learn is nurtured. We are very proud of our ethos, which provides a supportive, family atmosphere with an emphasis on ensuring that our children are happy and confident individuals who love coming to school.

At Godinton Primary School, our team works hard to provide every child with a well-rounded education, enabling them to reach their full potential and succeed wherever their strengths and skills may lie. We strive for academic excellence in our pupils but believe that this should be delivered alongside an enriching and creative curriculum.

We enjoy stand-alone Academy status and have been graded as GOOD by Ofsted at our last inspection (Feb 2024).

Tucked safely away on the Godinton Park Estate, its only when you step within the school gate that you can fully appreciate the school’s privileged outside space.

Our school grounds are both extensive and beautiful, stretching around the entire building and providing a wonderful natural backdrop. Children at Godinton benefit from vast playing fields, adventure play areas, two playgrounds and a thriving wildlife garden and environmental area. A broad area of woodland, also within the grounds, provides an inspiring space for curriculum enrichment, as a stimulus for poetry or creative writing or as the location for scientific nature trails.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where you can see for yourself what a special place Godinton Primary School is.

Miss Jill Talbot


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Williams (School Business Manager)
  • Address:Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR
  • Telephone: 01233 621616
  • Email: claire.williams@godinton.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 Education.