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Job Share Year 4 (Ks2)Teacher - Maternity

Godinton Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2625-135T
  • Posted:29/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th May


Fixed Term Maternity Contract from September 2024 to end of term 5 2024/25 or sooner - Year 4 (Part time 0.4, 2 days per week)

We are looking for a friendly, inspiring and well-motivated teacher to join our brilliant KS2 team, in a year 4 class as part of a job share, maternity cover (2 days per week).  Applications are welcome from all qualified teachers, with a strong experience of teaching in KS2. We have an amazing team at Godinton who work hard to bring out the very best in our children. As a two form entry school, class teachers work with year group partners to create exciting and inspiring lessons for the children and are well supported by Team Leaders. 

You should be an enthusiastic and excellent 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 also have the passion to want to nurture and inspire our children, providing them with every opportunity to develop their full potential.  You will need to demonstrate consistent, high quality classroom practice and inspirational teaching, underpinned by an excellent understanding of the curriculum.

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 wonderful outdoor space which provides an excellent area for discovery. We are looking for someone that shares our ethos of growing and learning together.

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 school leaders, who also understand the importance of staff well-being and ensuring we also offer the right environment for our colleagues to thrive in.  

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 

The closing date for applications is 26th April at 16:00, we do however encourage early applications as these will be considered ahead of the closing date.  Interviews will be held w/c 6th May and further details will be provided at shortlisting, candidates will be observed in a teaching activity.

For more information about our school please visit our school website www.godinton.kent.sch.uk (http://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 (2021) 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.