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Forest School Leader - Part-time

Sussex Road Community Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2156-302S
  • Posted:13/05/2024
  • Pay:KR6 / MPS, depending on experience/qualifications
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:6th June 2024


We are looking to appoint an outdoor enthusiast who genuinely believes that there is no such thing as bad weather!  Someone who understands the importance in building resilience in children and the part that outdoor learning plays in that.  Someone who sees a muddy pair of trousers as an indicator of adventures, rather than another thing in the washing pile!

At Sussex Road Primary School, our Mission Statement is Challenge, Question, Explore.  This is the at the heart of our curriculum and ensures our children are exposed to learning experiences that build resilience and make memories.  

Forest School has become an integral part of our curriculum over the past 10 years. Children from Yr R to 6 enhance their learning through being in the Forest and learning outdoors.  We recognise the considerable benefit outdoor learning has on a child's well-being and want to extend our provision to enable children to access Forest School sessions consistently throughout their time at Sussex Road Primary School.

Ideally, the candidate would have Level 3 Forest School training but we are open to providing training to the right person.  We have in place a Forest School Teaching Assistant who supports the learning in the forest and works under the guidance of the Forest School Leader.

Working hours would be between 8:30am and 4:00pm, 3 days a week during Term Time.  However, for the right candidate, we can be flexible with working days and hours.

If you are intrested please do contact the school for futher information, we look forward to hearing from you! 


Information about the school

Our popular, heavily over-subscribed school, which has 420 children on roll, is located near to the town centre of Tonbridge, about 5 minutes walk from the main line railway station.

We have 14 classes from Reception through to Year 6.

Our children are friendly and engaging; they are keen to learn and a pleasure to teach.

To join us you need to be supportive of a culture which expects you to continuously improve your practice to provide the very best for our children.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note, to ensure equality for all applicants, we are unable to accept applications and CVs forwarded directly to the School, without prior agreement.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732)352367


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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.