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Junior School Teacher (Ks2) - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-73T
  • Posted:23/04/2019
  • Pay:Gad's Hill School pay scale
  • Start Date:Aug 2019
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w/c 20th May


Gad’s Hill School requires a talented and passionate primary school teacher to join our team and to teach children in Key Stage 2. Full details of responsibilities can be found within the job description but, in summary, the successful candidate will provide effective teaching, as part of an efficient and collaborative Junior School team, so that pupils learn and make good progress.

In our school, all children are nurtured and educated as individuals. Teachers know the children well enjoy wonderfully strong relationships with their classes. As well as teaching Junior subjects to a high standard across Years 3 to 6, you will be required to demonstrate exceptional Form Tutor abilities, including maintaining behaviour through our reward system, providing pastoral care and tracking individual academic progress. You will be able to communicate effectively with parents via email, telephone and face to face.

Our children are encouraged to take part in after-school clubs provided by all teachers. Additionally, teachers are required to attend some evening musical performances to assist with pupil supervision, pupil social events run in conjunction with our excellent parent helpers, whole school evening events such as Prizegiving and Carol Concerts and to also attend the annual evening performances of our Junior Production.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide effective and efficient teaching so that pupils learn and make good progress, including quality planning, preparation, marking, recording data, schemes of work and differentiation.
  • Maintain an awareness of curriculum, educational, social and welfare issues at school, in Kent/Medway and nationally to ensure that the curriculum, programmes of study and teaching methods are up-to-date.
  • Communicate with pupils, parents and other stakeholders as necessary to keep them informed of progress and developments.
  • Meet published deadlines with respect to assessment data, marking & recording, reports, registration/attendance data, coursework schedules, schemes of work, planning or any other tasks, to ensure that pupils, parents and the school are kept informed of progress and that the school has data available to track performance.
  • Engage in teacher assessment & appraisal systems. Observe colleagues’ lessons. Engage in training in order to maintain and improve personal skills and departmental performance.
  • Undertake supervisory duties out of the classroom in order to maintain pupil safety & welfare.
  • Perform Form Tutor duties in order to support the pastoral development and welfare of pupils.
  • Enhance learning opportunities for pupils using events (e.g. assemblies, plays, after school activities or clubs, subject revision sessions, visits, debates, parents’ evenings etc.) to extend pupil learning experiences.

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to sixteen years, located near Rochester, Kent. Based within the former home of Charles Dickens, the School is ideally situated with easy access to the M2 motorway and high-speed rail connections to London. The School combines modern facilities with timeless values. The Kindergarten and Junior School occupy purpose-built accommodation opened in 2013. The Senior School occupies Charles Dickens’ former home, along with a range of other buildings including accommodation for specialist and practical subjects. At the present time, the School has 318 pupils on roll and employs around 90 staff, approximately 40 of whom are qualified teachers.

Although we are approaching our first centenary as a school, having been founded in 1924 in the richly historical family home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill is refreshingly free of many of the trappings of other, more overtly traditional private schools. Indeed, Gad’s is a wonderful place to work; the children are genuinely enthusiastic and there is a very positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our challenge is to make the most of our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere to add significant value to every individual.

At present there is no sixth form education at Gad’s and pupils currently depart for local grammar schools (80%) or colleges (15%) or other independents (5%). In the last year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.

The school operates a good number of after school activities and would welcome new additions to the extra-curricular programme.

Job Contact Information

Fax: Fax: 01474 822977


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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.