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Foundation Stage/Year 1 Class Teacher - Job Share

Shipbourne School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2190-46T
  • Posted:12/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:25/03/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 2nd April


Are you a passionate Early Years practitioner looking for the perfect school? Do you have an outstanding and creative classroom style that inspires and empowers those around you? Are you looking for an exciting role in a school with fantastic children who are highly motivated to learn? Do you lead by example and possess the initiative, skills, energy, drive and passion necessary to continue to develop and secure the very best outcomes for all our children, helping each to fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners? If so, then we would love to meet you.

Shipbourne School is set in beautiful countryside just outside Tonbridge and is supported by a highly-valued community of parents and governors. We have a track record of strong attainment and provide a programme of tailor-made professional development to ensure every member of staff reaches their true potential to the benefit of our children. Our school is a nurturing environment where children aren’t afraid to take risks on the way to becoming life-long learners. Everything we do is centred on our school values, resulting in an engaging curriculum that prepares children for more than just their next academic step.

Due to the relocation of a long-term member of staff, an opportunity has become available to work as class teacher for two days a week (Thursday and Friday) in our Early Years/Year 1 class of 18 children. The successful candidate would join an experienced practitioner in leading learning and would need to have recent experience of working with this age-range, including assessment and moderation.

Main responsibilities would be to:

  1. Ensure the effective and efficient management and organisation of learning resources, collaborating effectively with job share partner.
  2. Create and keep up to date the Foundation Stage Profile including observation records.
  3. Collaborate with and direct support staff.
  4. Analyse FSP results to see any areas that children are not achieving and areas where children are achieving well.
  5. Maintain accurate assessment records in line with National Curriculum age-related objectives.
  6. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure effective provision and intervention.
  7. Liaise with local nursery and playgroups.
  8. Attend training for Early Years and Key Stage 1 and moderation meetings.
  9. Keep up to date with local and national initiatives and incorporate them into our environment as appropriate.
  10. Regularly communicate with parents about their child’s learning.
  11. Work with outside agencies when required.

In addition, subject co-ordination responsibilities would be available to experienced candidates.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

Information about the school

Our unique school is situated in the beautiful countryside of Kent, nestling at the bottom of Stumble Hill in Shipbourne village. It is a small school which has served the community since 1852. We have the capacity for approximately 60 pupils. Our children come from the immediate vicinity and further afield from villages, such as Hadlow and Plaxtol, as well as Tonbridge.

The school is currently organised into three classes. Our unique setting and school structure allow for focused teaching to meet the ability and personality of each child; staff get to know pupils quickly and tailor their lessons to facilitate effective learning for all. We take great pride in our nurturing environment and everyone is treated as part of a family: all lives are enriched through sharing and collaborating as we prepare the children for an exciting future in which they can be both independent and aware of the feelings and needs of others.

The school has a very active PTA which supports the school in a range of ways to raise money to help us meet the changing demands of life in the 21st century, whilst still retaining the intimate nature of our small school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Daters
  • Address:Shipbourne School, Stumble Hill, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9PB
  • Telephone: (01732) 810344
  • Email: office@shipbourne.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 811355


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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.