Class Teacher - Maternity

Minterne Community Junior School and SSLU, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2463-89T
  • Posted:18/03/2020
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:30/04/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are seeking to appoint a full time inspirational KS2 teacher. The role will commence in term 1 to cover short maternity leave.

You must be enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated to work in our wonderful school with our friendly staff and amazing children. Minterne Junior School is a very popular three form entry Junior School set on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. We nurture our pupils and provide them with strategies and knowledge to become independent learners and well-rounded members of society.

We are seeking to appoint a teacher who…

  • demonstrates outstanding classroom practice
  • are imaginative and enthusiastic, with an eagerness to bring learning alive
  • have high expectations of pupil behaviour and work, with a commitment to raising standards
  • possess excellent organisational skills, be able to work as part of a team with a positive and flexible outlook
  • have a capacity and interest to grow and develop professionally
  • are open to challenges and change when new initiatives need to be considered

In return, we can offer…

  • well-behaved pupils, who are enthusiastic about learning, polite and happy to be at school
  • large, bright classrooms with wide-ranging resources to support creative teaching
  • teams of colleagues that offer support and who share good practice
  • clearly timetabled PPA time
  • high-quality CPD

This post could be suitable for either an experienced teacher or a Newly Qualified Teacher who is able to consistently teach to a minimum of ‘good’ standard.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed – come and see us in action!

To ensure the safety of all, and following the government guidelines, during this challenging time interviews may take place via video link using Skype, this link may also be used to verify identification documents for DBS purposes.


Information about the school

Minterne is a large 3 form entry Junior School with an attached speech and language unit called The Acorn Centre. The school serves a pleasant residential area of the town. Facilities are excellent and include an ICT suite with 35 PCs. The school has a large, well-stocked library. We have also built a second hall.

The supportive staff work closely in Year Group Teams. . Minterne was graded as Good by Ofsted in April 2014. The school is well known for Creativity, Sport and Music.

Minterne is part of the Potential in Everyone Academy Trust - a unique Trust comprising two small Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary Schools (Bredgar and Borden), a three form entry Community Infant School (The Oaks) and a three form entry Community Junior school (Minterne). The infant and junior schools share a specialist unit resource for children with speech and language difficulties. All four are schools based in the Swale district. The Academy Trust is lead by David Whitehead, CEO.

Minterne is committed to stringent Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. Any anomalies or gaps in employment history will be vigorously pursued prior to any job offer.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 475223


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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.