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EYFS Class Teacher - Full-time

St Peter's Methodist Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3289-135T
  • Posted:17/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:07/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 10th May 2024


We are seeking an inspirational, highly motivated and creative Early Years teacher to join our team of hardworking, friendly and supportive staff from September 2024.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring person to join our team from September 2024. This post will be in our Early Years class.

We celebrate and value a broad, engaging curriculum where the children are active learners and fully engaged in the life of the school.

St. Peter’s is situated in the centre of historic Canterbury. We offer our pupils a broad, pupil-led creative curriculum with a strong focus on music, sport and the arts as well as a commitment to the highest standards of academic achievement. Our school enjoys a strong relationship with the Methodist Church but our pupils come from a wide variety of backgrounds and we offer a caring, Christian ethos.

We offer excellent CPD opportunities for all staff, encouraging all teachers to take on leadership responsibilities early in their career within our school.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-resourced school with high expectations, enjoyment of learning, value added for all and excellence for many supported by a proactive and understanding group of Governors.

The successful applicant will be:

  • an excellent early years practitioner with high expectations of teaching and learning, achievement and behaviour
  • able to offer learners a high quality, exciting and creative curriculum, giving them the confidence to succeed
  • able to lead and develop a curriculum area

We can offer you:

  • Children who are articulate, great fun, willing and eager to learn.
  • A creative, positive and friendly staff team.
  • A supportive environment where there are many opportunities for professional development.
  • A chance to collaborate with colleagues within school as well as within our active and highly effective collaboration of six schools.
  • A well-resourced primary school, set in excellent school grounds within the city walls of Canterbury, where opportunities for learning using our local environment are actively encouraged.
  • An opportunity to share a real, relevant and engaging curriculum.

Experienced teachers are welcome to apply. Please tell us about your skills and interests. All applications need to be submitted through https://www.kent-teach.com/

If you would like to visit our school please contact the headteacher on headteacher@st-peters-canterbury.kent.sch.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time for this to take place.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This role involves regulated activity relevant to children, it is the post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

The School will undertake an online check of shortlisted candidates in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education. Please also note that we will be completing an online search of your name as part of safer recruitment checks, this will include Google and social media sites.

Information about the school

St. Peter's Methodist Primary School is a Good (Ofsted 2018), one form entry voluntary controlled primary school located in the heart of Canterbury. The school enjoys a strong relationship with the Methodist Church and has been recognised as Outstanding in the June 2018 SIAMS inspection. We have the benefit of modern facilities and an attractive, well-planned playground and forest school area within a historic setting. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff work closely together to raise standards and develop creativity. All staff benefit from effective support and CPD to enable them to develop.

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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.