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Teacher - Early Years - Maternity

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2490-153T
  • Posted:23/09/2021
  • Pay:Teacher Main Scale
  • Start Date:Term 2
  • App Close Date:07/10/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Monday, 11th October



Are you an experienced EYFS Teacher or an ECT with a passion for Early Years? Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School are seeking a Reception class teacher to cover maternity leave from the Autumn half term. Have you the vision, commitment and enthusiasm to help us develop and deliver the best early years provision for every child in our Reception Class.

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is a happy, inclusive school with a strong family ethos and strong team commitment to improving the outcomes and aspirations of all our children. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic EYFS teacher, who will work in partnership with the Nursery and year 1 staff to promote continuous improvement.

This post is suitable for experienced EYFS teachers or recently qualified teachers with a passion for the Early Years. We would provide support from an experienced Nursery Teacher and have trained mentors within school

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
  • The full support of the Headteacher and Governing Body for professional development.

In return, we are looking for someone who is:

  • A caring teacher and leader 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 Early Years education and supports other staff to make continuous improvements to their practice.
  • An excellent role model for staff and pupils and a source of inspiration
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Please contact the school on 01892 520114 if you would like an informal chat with Mrs Owen, Headteacher, or if you would like a tour of the school.  

Information about the school

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive, non-denominational school working in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Collaborative Trust. The school was built in 1967 and is situated on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells in a leafy and pleasant residential area.

The school site is beautiful, elevated and fringed with green playing fields and woods. A fragrant quiet garden, pond and wooden structures in the grounds offer opportunities for happy playtimes.

We have just under 260 pupils in the primary and nursery classes. We also have a designation for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs who are all included in mainstream.

We run Wrap Around Care at the beginning of the day and after school for our school and nursery children and during the holidays we run a Holiday Play Scheme for all children in the community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Sheldon, Personnel Officer
  • Address:Rydal Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SU
  • Telephone: (01892) 520114
  • Email: office@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 619130


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.