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Early Years Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Smarden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2288-46T
  • Posted:11/02/2020
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:16th April 2020
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26th February 2020


How would you like to build your Early Years teaching career in an idyllic rural setting, rated good by Ofsted in 2017, offering the traditions of a rural village school with exceptional facilities? This role would suit either full time or part time candidates.

Smarden Primary School has recently taken over the management of Smarden Preschool, which is located on our site. We are now looking for an exceptional Early Years teacher to join our enthusiastic and imaginative team at Smarden Primary School. This is a unique opportunity to shape the development of the Preschool and further embed the service into our local community.  The post is for either an April or September start.

The children here are impeccably behaved and despite being small in size, we are huge in ambition. We have beautiful grounds and a thriving Forest school which is integrated into our inspiring curriculum. We are very much a family school and play an active role in our community - taking part in many events in our beautiful village, supported by an incredible team of parents.   

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  Early Years Teacher, starting from the 16th April or 1st September. 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 EYFS 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 Speight 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.

Please apply using the application form, which can be downloaded from the Kent Teach website.

Information about the school

Founded in 1716, Smarden's original school building is at the heart of the beautiful village. The building at the front dates back to 1858. In 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.

Four new, large classrooms were built to the rear of the old building and we are now able to deliver a 21st century learning environment within a new single-storey building, a new link corridor connecting the two buildings together and a new outdoor space with provision for games, social use and outdoor classrooms. We also have a wooded area on site from where we run Forest School, allowing the children to embrace the outdoors as an inspirational learning environment.

In September 2019 Smarden Preschool became part of Smarden Primary School and the wider TKAT family. Smarden Preschool has provided childcare for the village and local area for over 25 years in various formats. Merging with Smarden Primary School has helped to secure the long term future of the setting.

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.