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Teacher (PPA Cover) - Part-time

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3749-155T
  • Posted:06/10/2021
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Governing Body of St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School (Voluntary Aided) are looking to employ a qualified Teacher, with experience of working across all year groups, on a part time (15.25hrs), fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 (with the possibility of extending should it be required). Please note, this role is not suitable for NQTs.

This role will involve covering class teacher's PPA across the school.

Working days/hours will be:

Tuesday - afternoon

Wednesday - all day

Thursday - all day

This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to develop within a school family which is a friendly and culturally diverse Catholic community. Applicants do not need to be of the Catholic faith but must be supportive of the ethos of the school.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an inspirational teacher who can bring out the best in the children so that all pupils make very good progress
  • Is well organised with high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • Is a practising Catholic/Christian or supportive of the ethos of the school
  • Is an enthusiastic and excellent team member.

In return, we can offer:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and display outstanding behaviour as recognised by Ofsted
  • Hard working supportive staff who are committed to the wellbeing of the pupils entrusted in our care
  • A supportive and highly effective Governing Body
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Professional development within an informal collaboration of six primary schools (EduCant).

At St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School, we see it as our role to develop and nurture the 'whole child', whilst recognising their unique qualities that each individual brings to our community.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended. Please contact Jack Devine for an appointment: jdevine@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk.

Please apply using the Catholic Education Service application form and associated documents, all of which are available as part of this advert for downloading and completing. Please email completed forms to jdevine@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk.

Information about the school

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary-Aided school (we are not part of a multi-academy trust).

We are a dedicated and committed team of staff who enjoy close links with our parents and the church. We often refer to ourselves as a 'school family', committed to academic quality, personal and spiritual development and high standards of behaviour and respect in a caring environment.

We are a one-form school and currently have a roll of 210 pupils, organised into 7 year groups, Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

The school had an Ofsted inspection in January 2016, when the school was graded as 'Outstanding' in all areas. In the Ofsted report, the inspector commented “The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are polite, courteous, friendly and supremely self-assured. Most possess levels of self-confidence unusual for their age”.

Our successful Ofsted inspection is allowing us to think more creatively about the opportunities we are providing for our pupils; for example - we host a DT day towards the end of each term whereby the normal school day collapses and the pupils engage in planning, designing, making and evaluating their products.

As a team of dedicated teachers and support staff, we are extremely proud of how our pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally and socially. Ofsted went on to say: "The school's Catholic heritage provides a framework for this exceptionally inclusive culture and ethos. Pupils are expected to treat each other as they expect to be treated themselves."

This has also been validated by our S48 RE Inspection graded 'Outstanding', March 2017.

Please visit our website to learn more about our school family.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jack Devine (Business Manager)
  • Address:St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, 99 Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NE
  • Telephone: 01227 462539
  • Email: office@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01227 459655


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).