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Class Teacher - Maternity

The Downs CofE Primary School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-80T
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Term 5
  • App Close Date:24/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Downs CEP School are looking to appoint a class teacher to join our team at The Downs CEP School. This post is to cover maternity leave in our reception year and will start 19th April 2022. 

Are you an experienced and effective practitioner with a passion for creating inspiring learning opportunities? Do you have experience in reception?

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career further by joining our team of dedicated staff who work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to aspire to be the best they can be. We pride ourselves on the nurturing atmosphere and Christian ethos that is experienced by everyone who works in, or visits our school.

For this teaching post, we welcome applications from experienced teachers.

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the application form. Your supporting statement should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 and should address the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

If coronavirus restrictions allow we would welcome visits to the school prior to application. Please contact the school office to book this.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01304 372486 or email secretary@downs.kent.sch.uk

 The successful candidate(s) will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Only applications submitted on the Kent Teach application form will be considered. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

The Downs CEP School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, two references and proof of qualifications.


Information about the school

About us:

The Downs CEP School is located in Kent in the UK. We have wonderful children and a fantastic team of staff who all work together to try and make learning fun!

We are very lucky to have lots of fantastic facilities for our children, including a large field with some great playing equipment, a wonderful library which is jam-packed with books for everyone to enjoy.

Vision Statement:

The Downs CEP School has great aspirations and a strong Christian ethos. Our children learn to show respect for others and the world god created.

Our vision for The Downs CEP School is to put God and Family at the heart of all we do. As a nurturing community, we use the parable of The Mustard Seed “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible.” (Matthew: 17 v20). This guides the way we value and treat all members of our school community. Through our pastoral care and our rich curriculum experiences we provide a safe and dynamic learning environment in which all can flourish.

Our six Christian Values are at the heart of our vision. Every day we aspire to grow in Faith, Love, Compassion, Kindness, Respect and Forgiveness, so that our school family may experience the joy and hope of “life in all its fullness” (John: 10 v10).


In April 2019, The Downs CEP School became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of eight local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Members of DEALT:

• Northbourne Church of England Primary School • The Downs Church of England Primary School • Kingsdown and Ringwould Church of England Primary School • Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School • Sholden Church of England Primary School • Hornbeam Primary School • Sandown School • Worth Primary School

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Natalie Luxford - Acting Headteacher
  • Address:Owen Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7TL
  • Telephone: (01304) 372486
  • Email: secretary@downs.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01304) 380471


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.