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EYFS Teacher (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

Woodchurch CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3145-158T
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:4th November 2024
  • App Close Date:10/07/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated EYFS Class Teacher to join our team at Woodchurch CEP School. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, proven experience as an effective classroom teacher, and the ability to inspire little minds.  With a focus on maintaining high expectations and ensuring all children are given opportunities to excel, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our children. 

Key Requirements:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, and organisational skills
  • Ability to maintain positive behaviour and confidentiality
  • Motivation to achieve the best for our children
  • Experience working with children of different ages and abilities in the Early Years
  • Commitment to ensuring no ceilings to learning
  • High expectations and a sense of humour

Benefits of Joining Woodchurch CEP School:

  • Kind, caring, and hard-working children
  • Supportive families and community
  • Motivated and committed staff team
  • Positive working environment
  • Commitment to staff wellbeing
  • Small class sizes of 26
  • 1 day a fortnight PPA that can be taken at home
  • Collaboration with other local primary schools
  • Good Ofsted rating in 2023

The role is to cover a maternity leave from the beginning of term 2 (4th November 2024) until the end of the academic year (22nd July 2025), on a fixed term contract. 

If you are a dedicated and passionate EYFS teacher looking to join a supportive and thriving school community, Woodchurch CEP School welcomes your application. Come be a part of a team that values excellence, growth, and making a difference in the lives of children. Apply now to embark on a rewarding teaching journey with us.

We welcome and value visits prior to your application – come and meet us! Please email or call to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Interviews: TBC however we reserve the right to interview any strong applicants prior to this date. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check and two recent references. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Information about the school

Woodchurch Church of England Primary School has 165 children on roll and is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside in the village of Woodchurch, 6 miles from Ashford and 4 miles from Tenterden. We are a school at the heart of the community, that puts children at the heart of everything we do. Our site consists of a mixture of Victorian and modern buildings.

Woodchurch CE Primary School plays a central role within a close-knit village community. We enjoy a well-established relationship with the wider parish. We are proud of our inclusive, Christian ethos and benefit from strong, mutually supportive links with the local community, church and parents.

As a school we value each individual child and strive to provide a stimulating, learning experience for all our children. We are committed to ensuring that each child achieves their very best whilst in our care.

Our confident and engaging children are key to the welcoming family atmosphere you will find here at our amazing school. Our parents care about their children’s education, and we have a very active parent and friends association. You will be supported by a great Governing Body. We have strong links with our collaboration, Tenterden Rural Alliance made up other schools, including primary and secondary schools.

To find out more about us visit our fantastic school website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kelly Burlton and Mrs Jen Dawes
  • Address:Bethersden Road, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3QJ
  • Telephone: (01233) 860232
  • Email: office@woodchurch.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01233) 860804


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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.