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Class Teacher - Full-time

St Mary's CEP School, Dover, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-3356-146T
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:02/05/2024 at 07:00
  • Interviews:7th May 2024


Required: September 2024

Full Time Class Teacher (applications from ECTs welcome)

We wish to appoint an excellent, highly motivated and committed teacher with high aspirations for children’s learning and behaviour to join our strong and dedicated team at St. Mary’s CofE (Aided) Primary School. 

If you are currently undertaking your PGCE in Primary education or a Schools Direct, SCITT programme and have you started to think about where you will be starting your career as a Primary Teacher we can offer :-

  • a caring and welcoming school community
  • a committed staff team
  • supportive staff, governors and parent/carers
  • happy, enthusiastic and motivated children who enjoy school
  • personalised professional support and training for further career development
  • professional development

We are a vibrant community in which pupils and adults live, learn and achieve great things together. 

Our children learn best when teaching is engaging and innovative. We want to appoint a teacher who has high expectations, has a good practical understanding of the national curriculum and has a commitment to securing good and outstanding progress for all pupils.

Our staff are welcoming, caring, hardworking and supportive.

The successful applicant will need to:-

  • be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • have high expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour
  • have aspiration for all of our children
  • be very well organised
  • have the ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • be able to offer something extra to our team

Visits to the school by prior arrangement are encouraged. 

Please apply by completing the Kent Online application form.

St. Mary's Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  The School will undertake an online check of shortlisted candidates in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education. 

Please note that it is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

Please see our Child Protection Policy.

The school is committed to Equality and Diversity in employment practice and delivery.  References will be requested for all candidates shortlisted and prior to interview.

For further details, please e-mail Lorraine Windsor, Business Manager at St. Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School:


Closing Date:  9am on 2nd May 2024

Information about the school

St Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School is a vibrant learning hub, sitting just below the iconic Dover Castle, in the heart of Dover. We have been linked with St Mary’s Church since the school opened in 1789. Pupils regularly visit the church and our very strongly held school ethos reflects this link and the Christian nature of the school

The school is housed within a very well maintained two storey building. Inside the building there is a wide variety of learning areas with traditional classrooms as well as smaller work spaces and study areas, a large school hall, a well-stocked library and rooms set-up to deliver programmes which support social emotional needs. Our school has an unusual multi-tiered site which has been developed creatively to provide outdoor learning opportunities including spaces to play, to relax, to garden as well as our extensive Forest School complete with fabric canopy in the tree tops. There are upper and lower playgrounds for infants and juniors with adventure play areas on both. The school also benefits from a separate playing field just a half minute walk from the main school site on Maison Dieu Road.

We are ideally placed to be able to make use of a number of local amenities. Every class has a tailor made programme of work to be undertaken at Dover Castle each year and being within walking distance is ideal. We also walk to Church, to the town, Dover Museum and Library and, of course, the sea front.

Currently there are just under 200 pupils on role organised into 7 classes. Staff and governors are proud of our inclusive and multi-cultural school and currently pupils at St Mary’s speak 19 different languages. We also have pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and staff who are well placed to meet these needs. We work hard to forge effective links with our families.

We have a large and happy staff, including a high proportion of support staff who all work positively together towards our motto “Learning for Life with God as our Guide”. We have excellent teachers, a strong team of support staff and an effective leadership team made up of our Executive Headteacher, Head of School, SENCo and governors. We are pleased to be an active member of the Samphire Learning Hub, a collaboration of other local schools. Staff at all levels within school benefit from the opportunity to network with colleagues in other schools. We all work to achieve the very best outcomes for the children.

St Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School has collaborated with St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe Primary School for six years with a shared Executive Headteacher and School Business Manager.

All members of our school community are invested and committed to our school's Christian vision: 'Through the loving example of Jesus Christ, we strive to provide opportunities for all members of our diverse school community to flourish within a caring, aspirational, spiritual and inclusive environment. We aim to create successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens ready to take the next steps in life'.

We aim to create successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens ready to take the next steps in life.

Our Christian Narrative is taken from the book of Matthew in the Bible, Chapter 5 verses 14 to 16:- “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” All children and adults strive to be the best that they can possibly be; our school environment enables all to flourish academically and socially

Our core Christian Values of peace, trust, perseverance, friendship, and respect underpin all aspects of school life.

Our school rules (be kind; be safe; be ready to learn) provide the framework for everyone to teach and learn safely, happily and successfully at St Mary’s.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lorraine Windsor
  • Address:St Mary's CEP (VA) School, Laureston Place, Laureston Place, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QX
  • Telephone: 01304206887
  • Email: business.manager@stmarysprimary.net

Fax: 1304206887


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.