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Pre School Teacher - Maternity

Rye Community Primary School, Rye

  • Ref:KCC146-826-4T
  • Posted:21/05/2024
  • Pay:M1-UPS3
  • Start Date:02/09/2024
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:28th June 2024


Rye Community Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic, and adaptable Teacher to join our highly motivated team. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all pupils to experience an exceptional education. We want every child to grow and flourish in our care.

A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention.

The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education.

Our ideal candidate will:
• Have a working knowledge of the EYFS curriculum, policies, and practices.
•Have a love of learning and ability to convey this to pupils.
•Be enthusiastic, energetic, and open to innovation.
•Have good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team.
•Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace.
•Be committed to continuing professional learning.
•Have integrity, optimism, and a good sense of humour.
•Hold a good honours degree along with qualified teacher status and or EYTS (early years teacher status).
•Create plans for daily activities in line with the school curriculum.
•Engage with young children in activities that are age-appropriate whilst bearing educational merit.
•Foster a positive and healthy learning environment.
•Ensure the classroom is always kept in a clean and safe condition.
•Encourage creative thinking and learning.
•Interact with other teachers and administrative staff as needed.
•Communicate with parents regarding child development and progress.
•Have patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

In return, we offer:
•A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues.
•A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do.
•A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals.
•A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the pupils’ life chances.
•A school in which the pupils are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.

•A school in which the pupils are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit to our school prior to application.
Rye Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Dear applicant,

On behalf of our pupils, colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank you for your interest in a position at Rye Community Primary School. I hope you find the application pack both helpful and informative. Rye Community Primary School is a place where learners feel safe, cared for and have space to learn. We pride ourselves on being a closely knit community where children are known as individuals and their talents are nurtured and celebrated. There is significant transformational change to improve the standard of education and facilities at Rye Community Primary School – ideal for ambitious and talented individuals to truly make a difference and build upon our most recent OFSTED good grading, in March 2023. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of every child – we see it as our role to unlock the diverse abilities and talents found in each pupil regardless of ability, background or need. Through an imaginative and vibrant curriculum, we provide a gateway for learning which challenges everyone to ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ from the outset. We want to inspire and excite – creating a love of learning which will serve our children well throughout their educational journey. There are three educational settings in Rye – Starfish Pre-School, Rye Community Primary School and Rye College. Between us we offer an exciting continuous learning journey from the age of 2 to 16 – ensuring children have the best opportunity to move seamlessly between the key stages of learning whilst ensuring consistency throughout their educational experience. In your application, please outline why you would like to join Rye Community Primary School, how you meet the person specification and what makes you the best person for the job. We value honesty. I look forward receiving your completed application.

With thanks,

Kelly Martin Headteacher

Benefits: All colleagues have 24 hour access to our EAP support line for a wide range of areas. The school has a seat at the trust wellbeing committee. PPA is offered as a work from home option. Discounted membership at the local leisure centre is offered. We are able to direct colleagues to access discounted activities and tickets via a monthly subscription. Employees benefit from a 10% discount at the onsite Pre-School (2-4 years). All colleagues are able to access bespoke learning opportunities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Martina Webb
  • Address:The Grove, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ND
  • Telephone: 01797330848
  • Email: mwebb@ryecollege.co.uk


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.