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Class Teacher - Full-time

The Island Learning Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F76-55-T
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:10/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA after shortlisting

Schools this job is for


The Island Learning Trust are seeking to recruit an outstanding Key Stage 2 teacher to work at Sunny Bank Primary School. We are looking for a teacher who loves teaching, children and who aims high in all endeavours, going the extra mile for every child.

The successful candidate will be joining a well-established team who are energetic and passionate about their pupils' learning and wellbeing. They are a dynamic and highly supportive staff team with a sunny outlook who always put children first! Please take a look at our school and Trust websites to find out more about The Island Learning Trust community and why we always encourage everyone 'to be the best we can be'.

In September 2023 we opened our brand new school buildings, which includes a well-resourced nursery and 8 class block including Year R - just what our children, families and community need and deserve! A school for the future; a beautiful building, exciting, engaging curriculum and the highest standards of teaching and learning. The future is bright at Sunny Bank and the sky is the limit!

Since joining the Island Learning Trust in 2020, Sunny Bank Primary School, has been on a rapid improvement journey and outcomes for children at the school have been good for the last two years. At the end of 2023, the KS2 Reading outcomes at the expected standard and the higher standard exceeded the National average. The % of children reaching the expected standards for RWM combined was only 3% below the National average. Attainment in writing, maths and phonics are significantly improving and closing the gap towards National expectations. The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about helping children to overcome barriers so that they can achieve excellent outcomes. They will be joining a school with established routines, responsible and ambitious children, staff who have the correct balance of support and challenge and a local community of stakeholders and parents who work in partnership to secure the best outcomes for our children.

Each of our schools offer a lively, happy vibrant school community with a positive outlook and the support of a dynamic staff team with high quality CPD, coaching and mentoring. To ensure that we support our staff to “be the best that they can be…” we offer a range of wellbeing services to all members of Trust Staff, including access to the Westfield Health Plan which is a Private Healthcare cash plan. We are very proud of our growing Trust and strongly encourage interested candidates to visit us. Please contact recruitment@tiltrust.org to arrange a time and date to visit or if you have any questions regarding this position

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Island Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding. The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across the Trust which is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

*The Island Learning Trust reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is appointed prior to the closing date*

Information about the trust

TILT is a local, high performing Trust that is invested in raising aspirations for children and families in Swale. The Island Learning Trust promotes and achieves excellence. It recognises the importance of outstanding teaching and learning by actively encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst having consistent standards of behaviour and attendance. Treating everyone as equal, whilst celebrating diversity, is a non-negotiable; protecting all through safeguarding, health and safety and welfare is paramount. The Trust's core mission is to drive transformation in educational standards for all pupils; accelerating progress, raising standards of education achieved and the aspirations of the children and families we serve, developing high performing, outstanding schools for the future.

Staff have a responsibility to be positive in their relationships with pupils and supportive of each other. We have a responsibility to ensure every moment a child is in our school will be spent productively. Through thorough use of evidence we will enable all children to make excellent progress. Our motto is "...to be the best we can be..." We maintain a relentless focus on raising standards of achievement so that all pupils have opportunities to achieve their full potential.

We expect all staff to maintain the highest professional standards at all times. We put children first. Staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils. Our aim should always be to provide for the pupils of our school what we would want for our own children. In order to do this we maintain a rigorous focus on: accelerating and improving attainment and progress, improving the quality of teaching and learning so that it is at least strongly good, effective leadership and accountability structures and ensuring consistent application of agreed systems and processes throughout all TILT schools.

The Island Learning Trust was established on 1st November 2016. The MAT was comprised of Minster Primary and Halfway Houses Primary, both schools are on the Isle of Sheppey, an area of high deprivation and socio economic challenges. These two founding schools are both Ofsted rated good schools. The outcomes at Minster Primary are outstanding. Sunny Bank Primary School in Sittingbourne joined TILT in February 2020 under a sponsorship arrangement and significant all round improvement has been made with the support of the MAT.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Hayley Chambers
  • Address:Brecon Chase,
    ME12 2HX
  • Telephone: 01795 606458
  • Email: recruitment@tiltrust.org



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.