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Temporary Teacher - Maternity Cover - Full-time

Tunstall CEP School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3337-73T
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Easter 2022 or earlier
  • App Close Date:02/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C 10th January 2022


Are you an experienced Early Years or KS1 teacher looking for a new challenge in an outstanding school, with amazing resources and an awesome setting?

Do you believe a school is…? ‘A Place Where Everyone Can Flourish’ John 10:10

We are looking to appoint a creative, nurturing and inspiring teacher to cover a maternity leave from as soon as possible until May 2023. We are particularly interested in applications from teachers with 4 or more years’ experience.

 Is now the time right for you to join our team?

We want teachers who are:

  • strong, confident and empowered to make a positive impact
  • reflective team players, who are willing to listen and learn
  • have clear evidence of outworking what outstanding teaching and learning is
  • holding achievable yet aspirational expectations for themselves and their pupils
  • able to communicate with all stakeholders with confidence, competence and care
  • invested in upholding and developing the Christian Vision of the school

We can offer:

  • an inclusive, welcoming and energised staff
  • an understanding leadership team who invest in staff wellbeing
  • informed, proactive and invested governors
  • a competitive salary on the MPS
  • amazing pupils and supportive parents
  • opportunities for professional development
  • coaching, support and mentoring
  • an attractive and very well resourced school.

Please do look at our school website https://www.tunstall.kent.sch.uk, which has lots more information about us.  We would also welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our school and our ideas in person, and perhaps learn a little about you.  To arrange a meeting or telephone conversation with Mrs Beckie Andrews (Headteacher) please contact PA to the Headteacher: Anne Watson on: office@tunstall.kent.sch.uk We are also able to offer tours with social distancing.

Tunstall CEP School is a place where children flourish and everybody matters. It is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, including checks against the barred list. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. An additional Church reference is warmly invited.

Information about the school

Our Vision

‘We believe that God’s abundance is for everyone. Learning opportunities should be broad, inclusive and inspiring. Children must feel safe, secure and empowered to be risk takers. Creativity is nurtured and harnessed at every opportunity. We value each other’s uniqueness with dignity and respect’

A warm welcome to Tunstall Church of England Primary School and thank you for considering our amazing school for your career progression. Tunstall Church of England Primary School is an extremely popular and oversubscribed church school on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, Kent.

We are blessed with a spacious, stunning, purpose-built, modern premises and hope to be recognised by all who cross our boundary as a dedicated, outstanding school, which develops aspirations within pupils, an enthusiasm for learning and has delivered excellent academic results over many years.

Our pupils’ achievements are exemplary. From music to maths, science to serving community lunch to local residents, we support our children to be the best they can possibly be. This has been recognised by Ofsted who deemed us to be an ‘outstanding’ school in all areas. Our pupils’ attendance is excellent and this helps them to fully engage with our broad, exciting ‘Discovery Curriculum’.

Outdoor learning, active learning and the broadest offer possible of a wider curriculum, ensures all children can pursue the skills and knowledge necessary to follow their dreams. Our dedicated staff, extensive grounds and superb resources equip us well to provide our children with the best possible learning opportunities.

We value our bond with Tunstall Church very highly and promote our distinctively Christian Vision, Ethos and Values in everything that we do.

Job Contact Information


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).