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Class Teacher Key Stage 2 (Potential TLR for an Exceptional Candidate) - Full-time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-294T
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th May 2024


Staplehurst School is a large village primary school with wonderful children and excellent facilities.

  • Do you have a proven track record of high impact on learning outcomes?
  • Are you committed to improving standards and raising achievement?
  • Are you looking at joining a knowledge-rich school?
  • Are you an effective communicator and good team player?

If so, we would love you to join our team!

We are seeking to appoint an experienced  KS2 class teacher, with the potential to lead a core subject. You must have a  strong understanding of pedagogy and  deep subject knowedlege across the curriculum. You would be joining a  knowledge-rich school and a place “Where children come first’. In return you will join a wonderful team of staff and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career. TLRs are available for the suitable applicant.

We are looking for a teacher who can:

  • Model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice to secure consistently good and outstanding teaching and learning for our children;
  • Be committed to on-going professional development;
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school;
  • Maintain a dynamic and inspiring learning environment;
  • Have good interpersonal skills and be able to work well as a member of the staff team.

We offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school;
  • A school where the well being of staff is a priority;
  • An inclusive environment where children come first;
  • Excellent professional development opportunities; opporutnites to study for a National Professional Qualification;
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Applications are welcome to the closing date of 3rd May 2024 and interviews will take place 10th May 2024. However, we may recruit early for the right candidate. 

The start date is September 2024. The position is full time and permanent.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended, and we would love to show you around, so that you can see the school in action and ask any questions that you might have. Please contact Lucy Davenport (Head Teacher) by email: ldavenport@staplehurst.kent.sch.uk  to arrange a time and date. 

 Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Staplehurst School has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are proud that ‘the school’s values of positivity, respect, independence, determination and excellence (PRIDE) are seamlessly woven into everyday life’ Ofsted January 2022. Our school is a two form entry community school, with approximately 400 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff.

Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, music room, library and a lovely Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm.

Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst, we consider our curriculum to be knowledge-rich. We view the curriculum as the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge, the definition of which has been carefully considered and sequenced to offer children the best opportunities as successful 21st century citizens. We champion the importance of invaluable knowledge that children deserve – this informs how we grow our pupils, and how we ensure that when they leave, they have had a rich, culturally diverse experience and are ready to progress to secondary school as well-rounded, considerate individuals.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In line with KCSIE guidance, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291


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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.