Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Key Stage 2 Teacher – Maternity Cover - Full-time

The Primary First Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F16-177-T
  • Posted:17/05/2024
  • Pay:Teachers Main Pay Scale
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:14/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP

Schools this job is for


Applications from ECT’s are welcome.

We are looking for an enthusiastic KS2 Class Teacher to join Westcourt Primary School. The class is well established and has a great attitude to teaching and learning. There is a range of abilities within the class, with an experienced Teaching Assistant supporting the class. 

The successful candidate will: 

· Be able to demonstrate excellent classroom practice and a commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all children.

· Inspire our children as resourceful, independent, creative, and happy learners.

· Be an enthusiastic team member who shares the vision of the school.

· Be an effective communicator with staff, parents, and children. 

We can offer: 

· An opportunity to join a welcoming, friendly, and fun school team committed to the children’s education, progress, and a lifetime love of learning.

· A highly committed and supportive leadership team that support and mentor staff.

· A committed and dedicated governing body.

· Wonderful children who are at the heart of our community. 

The school began its transition to a two-form entry in September 2016 and will reach full expansion by 2022. The school joined the Primary First Trust in February 2017. There is a 52-place nursery in the school. The school has a diverse intake, consisting of 15 ethnic groups; 31% of pupils have English as an additional language (EAL). The school has extensive grounds, including playgrounds, a field and Multi-Use Game Area. All of these are used to enhance pupils’ learning experiences. 

The school is situated in the east of Gravesend, offering quick links to the A2/M2. The site is extensive, giving staff good car parking facilities and a dedicated PPA room and a staff room. The building is well-maintained, offering a good working environment. The school values staff well-being and support is put in place for new staff members so that they are quickly integrated into the school community. We have a supportive staff community with calm well-mannered children. The school is well resourced, and there are opportunities for continued professional development. 

Your interview day is a mutual process aligned to help you to decide if Westcourt Primary & Nursery School is the right school for you to advance your career. We aim to make it as supportive as possible. 

Please visit our website at https://www.westcourt.kent.sch.uk/ or contact Margaret Sexton, Headteacher, via email at mags.sexton@westcourt.kent.sch.uk if you have any questions regarding the position.

Applications should be submitted via email to mags.sexton@westcourt.kent.sch.uk by Noon, Friday 14th June 2024. Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to Margaret Sexton at Westcourt Primary & Nursery School, Silver Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4JG. 

The Primary First Trust and Westcourt Primary & Nursery School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check and other employment checks. 

The Primary First Trust and Westcourt Primary & Nursery School are committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery. References will be requested for those shortlisted ONLY and before the interview.

Information about the trust

The Primary First, a Trust that truly celebrates and nurtures the diversity and distinctiveness of its partner schools. We are a growing network of 10 individual primaries across Bexley, Gravesham and Medway. All are at different points in their journey - each with a unique context, considerable strengths and specific opportunities.

Job Contact Information



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.