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We are looking for a teacher to join our welcoming, friendly school to teach a mixed-age Year 5 and 6 class.
We are looking for someone who is:
positive, energetic and enthusiastic
creative and has a child-centred approach to learning
keen to develop and share their growing knowledge and expertise and become involved in wider school life
a reflective practitioner who has high expectations of themselves and the children they work with
someone who is looking to develop their own leadership skills by supporting other teachers and teaching assistants through the use of dedicated additional release time in a core subject area.
We would like someone who shares our love of learning, is passionate about enabling pupils to succeed and will become an essential part of our successful staff team.
Fordcombe School offers well-behaved pupils who genuinely love learning; a rich, varied and full curriculum; a hard-working, friendly and welcoming staff and governor team and an extremely supportive parent body.
Please visit the school website for more information about who we are and what we do (www.fordcombe.kent.sch.uk).
Visits to the school are encouraged. Please telephone 01892 740224 to arrange a visit or to have an informal conversation with the Headteacher.
If you are an NQT looking to start your teaching career, we have a good track record of supporting teachers at the start of their teaching journey. Applications are warmly welcomed from teachers who are self-starters and looking to begin or continue their teaching career in a friendly, aspirational environment.
Shortlisting: Successful candidates will be notified by 3.30pm on Monday 20th May by telephone and e-mail.
Suitable candidates who apply before the deadline, may be invited to attend an interview before the official closing date.
Fordcombe C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Legislation.
Fordcombe is a rural primary school set in the heart of the Kent countryside. It has up to 105 pupils on-site with approximately 15 pupils per year group. On entry, pupils are fortunate enough to spend their first year in a reception class with 15 classmates. There are three mixed-age classes in Key Stage 1 and 2 with roughly 30 pupils in each.
Graded as Good in our last Ofsted inspection, pupils attitudes to learning, their behaviour around the school and the vibrancy and diversity of our curriculum were all picked out as real strengths. We have been graded as Outstanding in our last Church school inspection with the relationships between staff, pupils and parents highlighted as key positive areas, along with the opportunities all staff have to lead areas of the curriculum.
We have an enthusiastic and welcoming staff team who is committed to seeing the school achieve the best for its pupils. We believe the induction of new staff members is key, and have training opportunities available both in school and in the local cluster of schools in order to support initial practice. We have a very supportive parent body that have funded the development of our library and improvements in our music curriculum. We are part of the Tenax multi-academy trust, and also the Sevenoaks Partnership of Schools, benefitting from the close links with other local schools in both networks. We are looking for someone who is willing to join our small and dedicated team, working alongside other staff to continue learning and continue moving learning forward.
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