KS1/2 Teacher - Full-time

The Stour Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F9-44-T
  • Posted:05/02/2020
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:4th March 2020 at Thistle Hill Academy


The Stour Academy Trust are looking to recruit enthusiastic and resilient class teachers to work in KS1 and KS2 in our Swale Hub.

Due to the collaborative nature of the Trust, these vacancies could be at any one of the following schools:

Lansdowne Primary School, Thistle Hill Academy or Richmond Academy. 

It has never been a better time to join the Swale hub and be part of a team that truly are making a difference to childrens' lives. At our most recent Ofsted (Richmond 2019) it was recognised that "Officers and trustees of The Stour Academy Trust have high expectations and are relentless in securing the necessary improvements. They are systematically reversing past weaknesses and creating a culture of achievement in the school."

Lansdowne was rated as a Good school with Outstanding in Leadership and Early Years by Ofsted in September 2017, with inspectors praising the school’s “high-quality professional development for staff” and “outstanding curriculum”.

Since January 2018, the trust’s renewed efforts to drive improvement [at Thistle Hill Academy] have shown credible success. Leaders’ actions are already having a significant effect on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress.

At interview we will be able to discuss with you about the potential opportunities available at each school - please use the links above to see more details about each school or visit our websites and social media pages. 

Please note: references will be requested prior to interview (once selection of applicants for interviews has been agreed)

Information about the trust

Join a supportive and collaborative network of teachers at The Stour Academy Trust.

For new teachers we offer a supportive start to your career. Our induction process ensures that the appropriate guidance, support, training, expectations and observations are provided through a structured but flexible individualised programme.

"Staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the trust. Newly qualified teachers and those new to the school are particularly well supported." Ofsted 2018 Finberry Primary School

Experienced Teachers:- Looking for more responsibility or greater professional development? The Stour Academy Trust can offer experienced teachers the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities with rapid career progression in our successful and growing Trust.

Supported by a network of teachers, the Trusts collaborative model of working in Hubs allows all teachers access to resources, experience and opportunities that are just not available to those working in stand alone schools.

Our staffing structure places teachers on a clear career pathway, presenting numerous opportunities for further leadership or curriculum responsibilities.

Individualised support from Lead Practioners - The Stour Academy Trust utilises Lead Practioners to support all its teachers to be outstanding.

As experienced coaches and mentors, Lead Practioners support individual teachers by planning lessons together, modelling teaching, sharing best practice in developmental marking, demonstrating the effective use of TAs, observing teaching and providing constructive feedback in a positive environment.

Teachers working with our Lead Practioners have shown significant improvements in their teaching, leaving them feeling more confident and secure in their ability to deliver a positive impact on pupil learning.

Benefits - Full induction process ~ Structured but flexible programme to support teachers in their NQT year ~ Ever evolving work-life balance package including the chance to have PPA time at home every fortnight ~ Support from a network of experienced teachers ~ Excellent career development opportunities

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lauren Singleton
  • Address:The Stour Academy Trust,
    Park View,
    CT2 0NR
  • Telephone: 01227 931560
  • Email: pa@stouracademytrust.org.uk


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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.