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Teacher - Full-time

The Stour Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F9-39-T
  • Posted:12/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:31/03/2019 at 21:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 4th April


The Stour Academy Trust are looking to recruit two enthusiastic and resilient class teachers to work in EYFS and KS1 starting in September 2019.

Due to the collaborative nature of the Trust, these vacancies could be at any one of the following schools:

Adisham CE Primary School, Sturry CE Primary School and Hersden Village Primary School.

At interview we will be able to discuss with you about the potential opportunities available at each school.

Find some more information about each school below:

Adisham CE Primary School

Adisham was rated as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2017, with inspectors praising the school’s “clear and ambitious leadership” and “polite and respectful” pupils.

An Outstanding half-form entry school, Adisham is oversubscribed in early years for 2019 and remains a popular primary school in the Canterbury area. With small year group sizes, Adisham benefits from the Trust’s high-quality training and opportunities for staff whilst maintaining its ‘community and family’ atmosphere.

Hersden Village Primary School

Hersden was rated as Good by Ofsted in March 2018 and with plans for a new housing development opposite the school, the school’s infrastructure is set to change for the better with the addition of four new classrooms and a new library, opening in September 2020. This is the perfect opportunity to join a team that is soon to begin a new chapter in the history of the school.

Sturry CE Primary School

Having been the sponsor school of The Stour Academy Trust since its formation in 2012, Sturry CE Primary School remains at the forefront of providing outstanding teaching and learning. An Outstanding two-form entry school, Sturry is oversubscribed in early years for 2019 and remains a popular primary school in the Canterbury area.


Under the ‘strong and inspirational leadership’ of The Stour Academy Trust, this is the perfect opportunity to join an outstanding team of likeminded staff who want to provide the best education possible for its pupils.

Our clear staffing structure allows multiple opportunities for applicants to take on roles with greater responsibility e.g. Curriculum leads, Teaching and Learning Advisors. View our staffing structure here.

We are encouraging applications from both experienced teachers and NQT’s.

We can offer all successful applicants:

  • permanentcontract
  • Opportunity to move to other schools within the Trust
  • Full induction process
  • Ever evolving work-life balance package
  • Support from a network of experienced teachers
  • Excellent career development opportunities

We can offer experienced teachers:

  • More responsibility
  • Greater professional development
  • Opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities
  • Rapid career progression

We can offer NQT’s:

  • Support from experienced mentors
  • Frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers within the trust
  • Clearly focused training schedules
  • Extensive support from our Lead Practitioners 

We recognise that people work more effectively when they are able to strike a healthy work-life balance. All staff are able to take their PPA time at home (1 full day every fortnight). 

Information about the trust

Join a supportive and collaborative network of teachers at The Stour Academy Trust.

Supporting NQTs - The first year of teaching is a considerable significance in the professional development of a new teacher. Our induction process ensures that the appropriate guidance, support, training, expectations and observations are provided through a structured but flexible individualised programme.

"Staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the trust. Newly qualified teachers and those new to the school are particularly well supported." Ofsted 2018 Finberry Primary School

Opportunities for career progression - Looking for more responsibility or greater professional development? The Stour Academy Trust can offer experienced teachers the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities with rapid career progression in our successful and growing Trust.

Supported by a network of teachers, the Trusts collaborative model of working in Hubs allows Teachers access to resources, experience and opportunities that are just not available to those working in stand alone schools.

Our staffing structure places teachers on a clear career pathway, presenting numerous opportunities for further leadership or curriculum responsibilities.

Individualised support from Lead Practioners - The Stour Academy Trust utilises Lead Practioners to support its teachers to be outstanding.

As experienced coaches and mentors, Lead Practioners support individual teachers by planning lessons together, modelling teaching, sharing best practise in developmental marking, demonstrating the effective use of TA’s, observing teaching and providing constructive feedback in a positive environment.

Teachers working with our Lead Practioners have shown significant improvements in their teaching, leaving them feeling more confident and secure in their ability to deliver a positive impact on pupil learning.

Benefits - Full induction process Structured but flexible programme to support you in you NQT year Ever evolving work-life balance package Support from a network of experienced teachers Excellent career development opportunities

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lauren Singleton
  • Address:The Stour Academy Trust,
    Park View,
    CT2 0NR
  • Telephone: 01227 931560
  • Email: pa@stouracademytrust.org.uk


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.