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Class Teacher - Full-time

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-120T
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a great opportunity to appoint a Class Teacher, joining the team from September 2024, or earlier dependent on availability. Our successful candidate will be a part of our academy which opened in September 2017. Our teaching staff at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy provide outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils, and our appointed candidate will contribute to this and support our journey. We are looking for a fantastic practitioner who is a creative and imaginative teacher with the ability to plan highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all children in our care. 

Excellent classroom management skills and high expectations of all pupils are essential as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum and new assessment framework. Our successful candidate will have experience of teaching Key Stage 1 and/or Key Stage 2.

Note that whilst the position is offered on a fixed-term basis initially, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust.  The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a graduate with QTS and/or PGCE
  • Has evidence of outstanding practice as a classroom teacher
  • Has high levels of success in teaching in the primary sector and can demonstrate how they have been able to meet the needs of children with SEN/D
  • Has the highest expectations of pupils and themselves
  • Is enthusiastic, imaginative and forward thinking
  • Has the ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed
  • Is able to form positive relationships with children, staff, parents and governors
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

In return, we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team

This is a full-time, fixed-term position until July 2025 offering MPS, based on experience + London Fringe Allowance. We can consider a January 2025 start for the right candidate.

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Information about the school

Working for the academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a highly successful two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6 having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We have continued to expand and from September 2021 we have children up to year 6 and with every year group at full capacity.

The academy enjoys modern facilities, a nursery for pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection in November 2021, having been evaluated as outstanding in each of the five areas of inspection, Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years Provision. Please click here to view our website and learn more about Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.

COPA Mission Statement At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we are committed to providing a quality, inclusive education where all children are able to achieve their full potential, building on a firm foundation of secure reading, writing and number skills. We are passionate about creating a learning environment where children feel safe and happy, enabling all to develop into individuals who are confident to take risks and who are able to be actively involved in their learning. We are dedicated to providing learning experiences that challenge all pupils, fostering resilient, motivated learners who go on to become lifelong learners. Through a curriculum that encourages intercultural understanding within the local and global communities, we aim to nurture our pupils in becoming considerate and compassionate towards others, celebrating each other’s differences. We are resolved to promote a culture where collaboration and community is highly valued, and where we all work as part of a wider team who share good practice and offer support to others.

"Our state-of-the-art facility opened in Kent’s Ebbsfleet Valley on 6th September 2017, offering outstanding educational experience for primary aged children.

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust, one of the nation’s most successful, medium-sized, multi-academy trusts. Mrs. Julie Forsythe, the Principal of Cherry Orchard Primary Academy will work closely with other schools and professionals within Leigh Academies Trust to develop a quality, inclusive education, where all children are able to achieve their full potential." - Principal Julie Forsythe

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • Telephone: 01322 242011
  • Email: office@cherryorchardprimary.org.uk

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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.