Class Teacher - Full-time

Federation of The Downs & Northbourne CEP Schools, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-68T
  • Posted:22/05/2020
  • Pay:Main scale
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:17/06/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:WB 22nd June 2020 TBC


The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP are looking to appoint a class teacher to join our team at The Downs CEP for September 2020. This is a fixed one year contract in Year 5.

Are you an effective practitioner with a passion for creating inspiring learning opportunities?

This is an exciting opportunity to either begin or develop your career further by joining our team of dedicated staff who work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to aspire to be the best they can be. We pride ourselves on the nurturing atmosphere and Christian ethos that is experienced by everyone who works in, or visits our school.

We operate across the school in three teams: lower (R and 1), middle (2, 3 and 4) and upper (5 and 6). 

For all teaching posts, we welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

You will be:

bright, enthusiastic and lively with an aptitude for providing a stimulating learning environment

willing to work as part of a team (we are two form entry and so you will need to be able to work with your parallel class teacher)

highly effective practitioner

passionate about teaching; - creative, inspiring and dedicated to ensuring children meet their full potential and make excellent progress

We can offer you:

excellent resources

enthusiastic and enquiring children

spacious grounds

supportive team of staff, parents and governors.

Site visits are welcome and applicants should contact The Downs CEP School on 01304 372486 to arrange a suitably convenient time.

Our school website also provides additional information about our values and curriculum provision as well as the school prospectus.

Our Federation is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our children.


Information about the school

The Downs and Northbourne CEP Schools became a Federation in September 2011. The Downs is a large two form entry Primary School, in Walmer. Northbourne is a rural five class primary school close to the village. Both schools take pride in having a strong sense of community and family. Both schools have extensive grounds, including forest school at Northbourne, and excellent resources. Both schools share a Governing Body and work very closely on school leadership, improvement and development opportunities.

Our Ofsted inspections graded both schools as good. Each school has a strong Christian ethos and active links with the local churches as demonstrated by our outstanding SIAMS inspections.

In April 2019, The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP schools became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of seven local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Personnel across the Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons.

All Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure Application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss T Leighton - Head of School
  • Address:Owen Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7TL
  • Telephone: (01304) 372486
  • Email: secretary@thedowns.me

Fax: (01304) 380471

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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.