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Phase Leader for Reception and Year 1 - Full-time

Tunbury Primary School, Walderslade

  • Ref:KCC886-2530-270T
  • Posted:10/03/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR (£4,373)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:20/04/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:April 2021


We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join Team Tunbury as our new Phase Leader for Reception and Year 1.  Do you have magic at your fingertips and a passion for learning? Then we want you!

At Tunbury, we have three Phase Leaders who lead Years R-1, Years 2-4 and Years 5-6.  Together with the Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers and SENCo, the Phase Leaders are a key part of our Extended Leadership Team.  

We are a large, thriving primary school, with three classes in each year group, and a strong staffing team of teachers and teaching assistants within each phase.  The Phase Leader position is a class-based role, with release time for Phase Leadership of half a day per week or 1 day per fortnight, in addition to weekly PPA time.

 What can we offer?

  • A supportive ethos that encourages challenge, change and innovation
  • Sparkly, happy children who are waiting to be inspired
  • A well-resourced learning environment, including extensive school grounds
  • Support for your career development

 What do we want?

  • Outstanding classroom practice in Reception and Year 1
  • Pedagogical knowledge for the EYFS and National Curriculum
  • An inspirational teacher and school leader 
  • A strong team player

If you are keen to develop your own skills in a forward-thinking school setting, then please apply to our school. We would love you to be part of our team.

Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to visit Tunbury before making an application.  However, we would encourage you to talk to us about the role before applying.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment for a phone call or Teams call with our Headteacher or Deputy Headteachers. Additionally, although this information is designed for prospective parents, you can find out more about our Reception provision by visiting https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/New-Entrants-2020/ 

Please read our person specification and job description carefully before submitting your application. 

Information about the school

Tunbury Primary School is a popular three form entry school set in spacious grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade, Kent. Our children are happy, well motivated and very keen to learn. The Tunbury staff team is welcoming, supportive and positive about making a difference. Our school is rated Good by Ofsted.

Tunbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Ruth Austin
  • Address:Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9HY
  • Telephone: (01634) 863085
  • Email: office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk


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.