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Class Teacher - Full-time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-18T
  • Posted:04/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:04/03/2019 at 14:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 12th March 2019


Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School, which opened in September 2017, is looking to appoint a new teacher to join our small team of staff as our school moves into its third year.  If you are a KS1 or Year R teacher who is able to inspire, ignite imagination and instil a love of learning then this is the vacancy for you.  We are looking for a colleague to join our team, building upon our successess and helping us to continue to shape the future of Bishop Chavasse Church of England School. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Early Years/KS1 practitioner or NQT, to play a pivotal role in continuing the achievements from our founding year and to continue to establish us as a school of first choice. Joining our school at this formative stage provides potential for ambitious candidates to grow quickly into middle or senior leadership posts, supported by the Founding Headteacher and a Trust dedicated to continually developing our staff through supportive partnerships with Trust schools and the Teaching School Alliance.

In April 2019 we will be moving from our temporary accomodation into brand new, state of the art accomodation which will be equiped with high quality resources, enabling teachers to deliver outstanding lessons for all of our pupils. In addition to classrooms and dedicated SEND spaces the school will have a bespoke library, food technology classroom, peripetetic classroom and will also have a designted Forest School area in addition to its large playground, MUGA court and spacious playing field.   

Our successful candidate will be a highly motivated, consistently good to outstanding teacher, and able to contribute to a strong, inclusive and cohesive ethos reflecting the school’s Christian character.

Our vision for Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is for it to be at the forefront of developing new approaches to learning, embedding the ‘mastery’ approach to primary phase teaching and learning and securing the very best outcomes for pupils. Our pupils are delightful and are proud ambassadors of their school.  They are inspired to embed the school’s values and develop personal character through additional wider curriculum activities and opportunities which motivate them, enable them to grow in confidence and cultivate thinking skills and creative potential beyond typical expectations.  

For this reason, we are seeking a committed, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher to join our amazing staff team who are dedicated to acheiving our school's vision, whilst building on the excellent reputation we have already extablished within our  community.

To arrange an informal conversation about this post please contact Donna Weeks, Founding Headteacher, by email at headteacher@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk

Tours of the school are highly recommended.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School opened in September 2017 as part of the Tenax Schools Trust. The school is a 4-11 Church of England two form entry primary free school which has recently opened in brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

The core of our vision is to create an outstanding Church of England primary school at the heart of local community where all pupils, regardless of background are offered an inspiring curriculum which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential.

Our Christian values prevail throughout our school. Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School continues to strive to be at the forefront of developing new approaches to learning, embedding the ‘mastery’ approach to primary phase teaching, whilst securing the very best outcomes for all of our pupils.

Our school, which currently provides a high quality education for just Year R and Year 1 pupils this academic year, will welcome new Reception children each September until it reaches capacity in 2022.

We have moved into our brand new state of the art school building in April this year and are able to offer a stunning environment for the right candidate, comprising of a stunning library, food technology room, intervention rooms and colourful, well equipped, breakout spaces and forest school area.

Our school has already developed a strong community, and together, staff, parents and children we are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. Providing our children with a rich and varied experiences encourages our children to develop independence and confidence.

Tenax Schools Trust was founded by Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (Bennett) an Outstanding secondary school, located in nearby Tunbridge Wells. Bennett is a designated Teaching School, part of the Altius teaching school alliance which provides significant opportunities for development to staff across the Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Donna Weeks, Headteacher
  • Address:Bishop Chavasse Church Of England School, 2A Baker Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0FB
  • Telephone: 01732 676040
  • Email: headteacher@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.