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Forest School Teacher - Part-time

Oaklands School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2433-145T
  • Posted:26/05/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week Beg 1st of July


Forest School Teacher ( Part time and permanent) for September 2024

We have a unique and  exciting opportunity for a forest school teacher. Our current Forest school leader has created a fantastic learning environment and developed a  sequenced curriculum from nursery to YEar 6. Our children thrive in these sessions , not only learning the focus skills of tool work, fire safety or knot tying, but also problem solving, team work and risk taking. The  succesful candidate will carry on this wonderful work, plan and lead sessions for every year group and continue to develop our excellent forest school.  


  At Oaklands we are passionate about making sure that every one of our children realises their potential.  We believe that Together Everyone Achieves More, therefore, only the very best will do for our team.  We are a good school and pleased that we are consistently well achieving with our KS2 children leaving significantly above the national average.  

Visits to the school and forest school site are essential.  Please make sure you can come and see if we are the team and the school which you would like to work in.  

This school’s great as there’s lots of space to play and to learn” Year 5 child.

We can offer:


  • An established Forest school with a sequenced currciulum in place 
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
  • Strong team support within a positive and welcoming ethos.
  • Wide range of resources and support, such as full time TAs, iPads and laptop.
  • Fantastic ground and faciliiteis including Forest School, Running Track, Science Lab, Training Kitchen, Arts Room, Sensory room,  Swimming Pool and Library. 
  • Thorough Professional Development to enable you to further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of ways. 
  • Cross trust support and opportunities 

Our school is committed to equality and take the safeguarding our children very seriously. Therefore all references will be rigorously taken up, no open references will be accepted and an enhanced Disclosures and Barring check .

Information about the school

Oaklands School is a Good school ( July 2023 report ) with results which are at or above national averages. We are a two form entry primary school situated in Walderslade.

The school is set in extensive grounds and is well resourced, including our own swimming pool offering swimming from Year R through to Year 6, a Forest School, our very own Farm, training kitchen, Art & Design Room, Running Track other superb opportunities for outside learning.

We offer wrap around care including breakfast and after school facilities to support working families. At Oaklands there is a very strong sense of being a team with dedicated staff whose aim is to offer our children a first class education. Our Forest school is key to this aim and has been critical to the development of our children as resilient and confident learners.

At Oaklands we are committed to safeguarding and so there will be a range of checks which we will carry out with you including taking two professional references before interview; requesting a self-disclosure criminal record history and then several pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

We are part of the Westbrook Trust and enjoy the support and freedoms of being in a family of supportive schools who all share common values and ethos.

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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.