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Part-Time Forest School Leader - Term Time

St George's CEP School, Sheppey

  • Ref:KCC886-5228-65S
  • Posted:14/12/2018
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Feb 2019
  • App Close Date:18/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Forest School Leader Required

Our successful Forest School requires a new leader following the pending retirement of the present post holder. Our Forest School is well resourced and has been set up to a high standard to encourage resilience in our pupils. Alongside the woodland walk, we have a cabin, fire pit and woodworking benches! Are you the person to take on this exciting role? You must like being outdoors (in all weathers), have a keen eye for working with nature, the ability to work solo for the majority of the time and a love of childhood development. Alongside this is managing some paperwork, policies and procedures and dealing direct with parents. A vision for the further development of the area and a partnership approach to working with our grounds staff would be an advantage.

We are looking for ideally a Forest School qualified applicant, preferably through Earthcraftuk.com. We would like you to be able to start in late January to work alongside our current member of staff for a successful handover.

Candidates who can match some or all of the following will be at an advantage -

  • An educational qualification at Level 2 or above
  • A qualification at Level 2 in Woodland/Countryside (or similar) and two years' experience of working with a client group in an educational capacity
  • A portfolio of evidence working with children/ schools/ the local community.

The role is for two days per week, currently Thursday and Friday. Training is available for an exceptional candidate who is not qualified.

Prospective candidates should book a tour and allow approximately one hour for a meeting with our current leader.

KR3 (Full time equivalent= £15,628-17,188) Actual salary is £4180. Six hours per day for two days per week. 38 weeks per year (term time only).

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS (police check) and references being satisfactory. Compulsory completion of the school’s child protection and anti- radicalisation training are also part of any job offer.


Information about the school

St. George’s school is housed in wonderful, modern and purposeful buildings with panoramic views across the Isle of Sheppey. Our school has been open since September 2009 and has fantastic facilities, which cater for 420 pupils. A private nursery on site has an extensive waiting list. Graded good in our Diocese inspection and good in our Ofsted inspection (2012 & 2018) this popular school goes from strength to strength. We are a member of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk).

St George's Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, online recruitment checks and overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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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.