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Early Years / Key Stage 1 Teachers - Full-time

Smarden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2288-30T
  • Posted:24/04/2019
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24th May 2019


Due to increasing numbers, we are looking for two exceptional full time NQTs or early career teachers to join our enthusiastic and imaginative team at Smarden Primary School. 

How would you like to begin your teaching career in an idyllic rural setting, rated good by Ofsted in 2017, offering the traditions of a rural village school with exceptional facilities?

The children here are impeccably behaved and despite being small in size, we are huge in ambition. We have beautiful grounds and are due to start a Forest school in September, which will be integrated into our inspiring curriculum.

Our staff are our most treasured resource and we strive to ensure that we nurture talent at all levels. We actively encourage teachers to engage in research informed practice and reflective thinking and as a member of the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), we not only work collaboratively across the school, but with other schools across the trust. In partnership with TKAT, we offer outstanding CPD and leadership opportunities that result in rapid career progression.

If you have a growth mindset, love teaching and have a passion for learning then our children need you! We are looking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic EYFS Teacher and a Year 1 / Year 2 (or early KS2) Teacher. One post is permanent and the other will be fixed term for a year. This is an exciting opportunity to join the fantastic team at our lovely school.

You will be: • Passionate about teaching • Able to create a vibrant and stimulating learning environment • Keen to deliver exciting, engaging lessons • Willing to work hard and contribute within a small and dedicated team

We offer: • An excellent, well-resourced working environment • Supportive colleagues, governors and community • A friendly, welcoming atmosphere • Coaching, support and mentoring • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils

We warmly welcome visits to our school. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Mrs Caulfield on 01233 770316 or email: office@smarden-tkat.org

The post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Teaching Agency and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

Founded in 1716, the original school building can still be seen in our village. The current building at the front dates back to 1858. In academic year 2014/2015, the school underwent extensive refurbishment and new building works. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school and was part of the Priority School Building Programme. New, large classrooms were built to the rear of the old building and we are now able to deliver a 21st century learning environment which includes a new single-storey building, a new link corridor connecting the 2 buildings together and a new outdoor space with provision for games, social use and outdoor classrooms. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, the ability to take responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence. We pride ourselves on providing a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere where each child can achieve success. We actively encourage partnership between parents and our local community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Elizabeth Rice
  • Address:Pluckley Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8ND
  • Telephone: 01233 770316
  • Email: erice@smarden-tkat.org

Fax: 01233 770316


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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.