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Key Stage 2 Teacher - Maternity

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-194T
  • Posted:14/05/2020
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:24/05/2020 at 22:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 28 May


Garlinge Primary School and Nursery currently has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and dedicated class teacher to provide maternity cover in Upper Key Stage 2 from September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to join our school community and we welcome applications from both experienced teachers and those who are newly qualified and looking for their first post in the teaching profession.

We require a commitment to deliver an outstanding level of Teaching and Learning aimed at raising standards and providing a rich and enjoyable curriculum.

Our children are fantastic and in order for them to achieve they need challenge, high expectations and engaging teaching.

If you would like to visit our school please email the HR Officer on ashbyc@garlinge.kent.sch.uk to make an appointment for a tour of our large site. The tour will be conducted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team with full adherence to social distancing guidelines. Currently we obviously are only catering for a small number of pupils as part of our childcare for Key Workers.

Our school website also features a comprehensive video tour of the school which gives a fantastic representation of a typical day at Garlinge when our school is fully open to all of our children. You will also find a wealth of information relating to policies, values and standards to give you an understanding of how our school operates in normal circumstances.

To apply, please complete the online application form and include a letter stating your reasons for choosing our school. Please do not attach a CV as all necessary information should be provided in your application form.

A formal interview will take place on Thursday 28th May with a panel comprising of the Headteacher and a Deputy Headteacher. We will ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to during the interview process.

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

If applicants have not been contacted by Wednesday 27th May they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 800 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with specialist provision for Physically Disabled pupils and provide a link class with Foreland Fields School.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for NQTs. We are also proud to be part of a Federation between our school and Parkside Community Primary School in Canterbury.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.