Early Years - Maternity

St Stephen's Infant School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2611-111T
  • Posted:14/09/2021
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1 January 2022
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Are you an experienced teacher or enthusiastic ECT looking for a new role in an exciting and nurturing school? St Stephen's Infant School have a maternity cover vacancy and look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to our supportive, forward-thinking team in January 2022.

This unique opportunity would suit both experienced practitioners and ECTs who are looking for a teaching role in EYFS. We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the Bronze, Silver and Gold Woodland Award and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic teachers who will work in partnership with the teaching team to promote continuous improvement. 

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming, caring school where everyone is valued
  • Friendly, enthusiastic pupils who are very proud of our school
  • A dedicated and motivated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school and in the local community
  • Access to CPD including regular coaching sessions
  • The full support of the Headteacher and Governing Body for professional and leadership development
  • A well-functioning curriculum team to support your subject leadership
  • A forward thinking and creative school, committed to the development of all our staff
  • A positive learning environment where achievements from everyone are celebrated

In return, we are looking for someone who is:

  • A caring teacher who has the needs of our pupils and their families at the heart of everything they do
  • A highly effective classroom practitioner who is passionate about education and a track record for inspiring and motivating children of all abilities and needs
  • A compassionate individual committed to high standards of teaching as well as prioritising the wellbeing of all children
  • A good sense of humour with a splash of silliness
  • An excellent role model for staff and pupils and a source of inspiration
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Informal visits to the school are recommended. If you are considering applying, we would like to give you a tour - please phone to make an appointment on 01227 769204. Please have a look at our website for further information about our school. You can also watch our virtual tour via the following link: St Stephen's Infant School.

Information about the school

St. Stephen's Infant School is on the edge of Canterbury and shares the lovely site with the Junior school.

We are a professional and fun loving team with high expectations of pupils and ourselves.

We have achieved Artsmark Gold, the Woodland Award Bronze, Silver and Gold, and also the Gold Green Travel Award.We also had a very successful Ofsted inspection in 2019.

St. Stephen's Infant School is committed to the welfare and safety of all our pupils and therefore this post is subject to a DBS check.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 787493


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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.