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Ks1 Teacher (ECT Applicants Invited) - Full-time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-232T
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS - with Golden Hello of £3k (see advert)
  • Start Date:Term 1
  • App Close Date:01/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing in T6



Classroom Teacher: Key Stage 1 - will suit ECT

Salary: MPS/UPS + £3k Golden Hello
Start date: Term 1: September, 2024 


               …Teachers with pizzazz!

We are looking for a special someone who thrives on challenge and most importantly, shares our view that all children matter - they deserve the very best of starts. We are seeking someone with drive, a passion for teaching and who loves children.

Whitehill Primary School is in an exciting phase of its improvement journey and we need like -minded professionals to join our happy, determined team. We are at a juncture where we might have the perfect opportunity for you.

As a school, we actively encourage growth and development and as such, provide a full package of CPD, opportunities for people to step up as leaders and mentoring where needed. As a large school, we have lots of scope for our employees to learn and thrive. We value and look after our team and as part of our offer, all staff have free access to Benenden Healthcare.

Whitehill serves a diverse community.  Our vision is for all children to experience inspirational learning, to develop aspirational ideas and have future success.  We are proud of, celebrate, value and embrace the rich diversity within our school and beyond. We strive to assist every child so that they feel safe, have the confidence and resilience to make and learn from their mistakes and to overcome any difficulties.  We want all of our students to discover the joy of friendships and the joy of learning,  to develop into well rounded individuals who can thrive academically and socially and ultimately contribute positively to the world, succeed throughout life and fulfil their dreams without limits.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced teacher who:

  • Is aspirational and inspirational 
  • Is a keen learner, who is reflective and is committed to improving their practice
  • Has high expectations of themselves and the children
  • Is passionate, shows initiative but remains grounded
  • Models exceptional professionalism, commitment and integrity and uses their excellent interpersonal skills to establish positive working relationships with their team, parents and children
  • Contributes to wider school life, and understands the importance of being part of a wider school community

If this describes you, we would love to hear from you.

Staff at Whitehill Primary School also receive free Benenden Health Care, annual flu jabs and free childcare.

The school is offering a recruitment incentive of £3k. This is split into the following payments - £1.5k subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, and a further £1.5k to be paid in September 2025 as a retention incentive. Applies to direct applicants only, not via Agency.

Start date: Term 1, September, 2024

Find out more at:

We warmly welcome and encourage visits to our School. To arrange an appointment, please telephone Francesca Lear, PA to the Headteacher on 01474 352973 ext. 2004 or email learf@whitehillprimary.com or Jenny Lumley at email lumleyj @whitehillprimary.com

Interviews: From 12th June, 2024

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive 3 form entry Primary School and Nursery serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

TDET is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.com
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.