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Senior Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Shipbourne School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2190-48T
  • Posted:13/05/2019
  • Pay:UPS 1
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:18/05/2019 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 23rd May


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? Would you like to work with an inspirational head teacher in leading a unique school on its journey to outstanding? Are you an excellent practitioner who leads by example and possesses 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.

We are looking to strengthen our staff team by appointing a Senior Teacher to lead learning in our class of year 4 to 6 children. Management time would be made available to enable the right candidate to collaborate with the head teacher and wider staff team, developing teaching and learning across the curriculum, ensuring excellent outcomes. If you are inspired by this opportunity, then please do arrange to visit so that we can show you around our school. We promise that you won’t want to leave.

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.