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Reception Or Key Stage 1 Class Teacher - Full-time

White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2315-35T
  • Posted:23/04/2019
  • Pay:MPS - dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:26/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 03 May 2019


White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated teacher in either Reception class or Key Stage 1 to join our successful team from 1 September 2019.  Both Newly Qualified and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

The College is situated in the St. Radigund’s area of Dover overlooking the Coombe Valley. The College enjoys stunning views of Dover Castle and beautiful countryside.

We are a two-form entry primary school with our oversubscribed Pebbles Nursery. The Early Years, Key Stage 1 and the SEND Department are housed in a new building, whilst Key Stage 2 is in an older but well-maintained building.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in January 2019 and was graded ‘Good’ with Early Years graded ‘Outstanding.’

Our College is a highly rewarding place to work and shares a wonderful team spirit. Staff are passionate about realising the full potential of every child in our care. They are dedicated to achieving the highest possible standard.

White Cliffs has a proven track record and an excellent reputation for developing staff at all levels. We offer huge opportunities for CPD at White Cliffs, Pebbles Nursery and throughout the Trust.  

Salary: Teachers' Main Pay Scale - salary would be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Informal visits are strongly recommended.  If you would like to visit the College prior to application, please contact Ms S Watson on 01304 206174, who will arrange for you to visit the College and meet our children and staff.

Please complete the application form available on Kent Teach or online at: www.whitecliffs-primarycollege.com/vacancies and email to: paprincipal@wcliffs.dfamat.com or download and post to Ms S Watson, PA to Principal, White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, St Radigund’s Road, Dover CT17 0LB.  Telephone: 01304 206174.  References will be requested prior to interview.

Closing date:  12pm, Friday 26 April 2019   *   Interview Date: Friday 3 May 2019

The Trust promotes smoke and e-cigarette free sites and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to Children's Barred List and DBS (List 99/CRB) checks.

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer.  All applicants will be treated equally and fairly irrespective of their gender, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age, or disability.

Information about the school

Pebbles Nursery is part of the Dover Federation for the Arts Multi Academy Trust. It is under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer for the DFAMAT, Mr D Meades and Principal of White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, Mrs S Knight-Fotheringham.

Pebbles Nursery has been judged as an outstanding early years Provider by OFSTED 2013/14. Situated inside White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, it provides a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment for 2-4 year olds. The nursery offers an exciting, creative curriculum, which has been carefully designed to challenge and inspire young children.

The nursery staff are led by a qualified teacher and our practitioners hold a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 qualification. In addition, they each have a passion for working with young children and an in-depth understanding of child development.

The Dover Federation for the Arts Multi Academy Trust (DFAMAT) is a family of schools and colleges which serves the Dover community and beyond. It comprises Astor College, Barton Junior School, Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School, White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts and Pebbles Nursery.  We have a well-established reputation for offering our pupils a safe and caring environment in which they can be happy and thrive as they learn. Ideas and opportunities are explored with enthusiasm through a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the Trust. All our young people, from the youngest to the oldest in our community, are encouraged and supported to be the very best versions of themselves possible.

The safety and well-being of our staff and students are always top priorities. At all levels, individuals have the opportunity to extend their interests and develop their talents through collaboration and celebration within strong and imaginative teams.

Our four schools are ably run by their Principals and Heads of School who, along with the Company Secretary make up the Executive Leadership Team led by the Chief Executive Officer. There is a Board of Trustees and four local Academy Boards which focus upon individual establishments. 

The DFAMAT is very proud of the commitment, expertise and dedication of its staff. We value the development and nurturing of personal responsibility and leadership within a friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere. It is important that new staff should feel able to share this progressive and exciting ethos. A full Induction program is provided for new staff.

The Trust family belongs to a national and international community of learning. We benefit greatly from a wide range of cultures and networks established over many years. Our rich history of achievement in the Arts, both inside the curriculum and outside it, has provided generations of young people with the confidence and openness necessary for modern life.

We place great importance upon inspiration and creativity within Teaching and Learning and the high standards inherent in that. Staff are encouraged to build on their skills through Continued Professional Development. The DFAMAT provides many opportunities for the in-house exchange of ideas and strategies between staff. It provides breadth and depth of experience in leadership at all levels.

Every single child is entirely unique. It is our belief that helping to provide each one of them with the best life chances possible is the most precious of privileges.

The Federation promotes smoke and vaping free sites and the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Contact Information


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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.