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Class Teacher - Full-time

Oaklands School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2433-142T
  • Posted:01/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:06 May 2024


Class Teacher (full time and permanant) required for September 2024.

We have an exciting opportunity for a teacher within the Oaklands TEAM.  At Oaklands we are passionate about making sure that every one of our children realises their potential.  We believe that Together Everyone Achieves More, therefore, only the very best will do for our team.  We are a good school and pleased that we are consistently well achieving with our KS2 children leaving significantly above the national average.  

I like coming here because I like working hard” Year 1 child.

This role will be in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2, joining  an enthusiastic and creative team.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled teacher.  We need someone who has high aspirations of what children can achieve to join our friendly team 

The role would be suitable for an ECT as we have an established and successful record of working with ECTs. 

Being a proactive team player is key for our team and the successful applicant will have to be this as well as an enthusiastic and imaginative teacher. 

Do you have the skills and desire to make a difference to our children?

We want a good teacher who is kind but helps us learn”  Year 3 child.

Visits to the school are essential.  Please make sure you can come and see if we are the team and the school which you would like to work in.  

Can you:

  • Inspire our children to become independent learners with a thirst for acquiring new skills and knowledge?
  • Demonstrate consistently high expectation and behaviour management techniques?
  • Help them to develop as confident individuals?
  • Become a strong team play member of Team Oaklands and share your ideas with colleagues?
  • Demonstrate effective teaching and creativity in your teaching? 

This school’s great as there’s lots of space to play and to learn” Year 5 child.

We can offer:

  • A Good, high performing school with good track record of results
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
  • Strong team support within a positive and welcoming ethos.
  • Wide range of resources and support, such as full time TAs, iPads and laptop.
  • Fantastic ground and faciliiteis including Forest School, A Farm, Running Track, Science Lab, Training Kitchen, Arts Room, Theatre space, Swimming Pool and Library. 
  • Thorough Professional Development to enable you to further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of ways such as Read, Write Inc; Middle Leadership Development or a range of teaching experiences from EYFS up to KS2.
  • Cross trust support and opportunities 

Our school is committed to equality and take the safeguarding our children very seriously. Therefore all references will be rigorously taken up, no open references will be accepted and an enhanced Disclosures and Barring check .

Information about the school

Oaklands School is a Good school ( July 2023 report ) with results which are at or above national averages. We are a two form entry primary school situated in Walderslade.

The school is set in extensive grounds and is well resourced, including our own swimming pool offering swimming from Year R through to Year 6, a Forest School, our very own Farm, training kitchen, Art & Design Room, Running Track other superb opportunities for outside learning.

We offer wrap around care including breakfast and after school facilities to support working families. At Oaklands there is a very strong sense of being a team with dedicated staff whose aim is to offer our children a first class education.

At Oaklands we are committed to safeguarding and so there will be a range of checks which we will carry out with you including taking two professional references before interview; requesting a self-disclosure criminal record history and then several pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

We are part of the Westbrook Trust and enjoy the support and freedoms of being in a family of supportive schools who all share common values and ethos.

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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.