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Year 1 Teacher - Job Share

Downs View Infant School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2574-80T
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depedent upon experience
  • Start Date:21st February 2022/19th April 2022
  • App Close Date:17/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:25th January 2022


Do you believe that all children have the right to an outstanding education and be taught by teachers that are able to motivate, inspire and enable all children to achieve at least their full potential?

Downs View Infant School is a three form entry school, which was graded Outstanding in June 2011. It has gone from strength to strength from this point.  As member of CATs Collaboration, we share our outstanding practice whilst developing leaders to enable all children make accelerated progress in a stimulating environment.

We are outstanding but we are not perfect and we are always looking for new ways to be more creative in our teaching and learning whilst still maintaining our high standards. Our overall purpose is to ensure all children start and leave school happy, feeling confident and ready for their next steps.

We are a fantastic hard working team, who are full of enthusiasm and passion and strive for all children to be given the opportunity to achieve and be given the best future possible. You need to be an aspiring outstanding teacher who wants to be supported to learn new innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning and develop professionally.

Does it sound like you could fit into this team and have the drive necessary to make a difference to children’s lives? Do you get excited watching children thrive? Then come and meet our passionate staff and delightful children and have a tour! Words cannot describe how positive the ethos and how stimulating the environment at Downs View is- you need to experience it to believe it!

We have a temporary maternity teaching vacancy for start of term 4, 22nd February 2022 or start of term 5, 19th April 2022  until at least end of term 3 2023 with potential of extending the contract beyond this date.  This will be working on Monday , Tuesday (all day every week)  and Thursdays (one week all day, one week afternoon only).

You will be working as part of an outstanding Year 1 team with an outstanding experienced teacher/Leader as a job share.   You will have weekly planning and preparation time with your teaching team, led and supported by an experienced Year 1 Leader. 

Please read our application booklet for full details- we look forward to meeting you!

Information about the school

Downs View is a three form entry purpose built Infant School on the outskirts of Ashford. We have 270 children in our school. We enjoy an excellent partnership with other local schools and settings, including Kennington C of E Academy. We have five Basic Skills Quality Mark awards, a Healthy School Award, Platinum Travel Plan, Active Sports Mark, Governor Mark and Arts Mark Gold. In June 2011 we were graded Outstanding by Ofsted. We have a Forest School and extensive grounds which we utilise to maximise learning. We are part of a very proactive CATs collaboration where we benefit from working in partnership with fifteen other local schools in Ashford. We have 2 Senior Leaders in Education and have benefited from having a Maths mastery specialist ; they enrich the opportunities we offer for all children. They also utilise their expertise to support other schools and colleagues. We value play and child initiated learning across our school which has resulted in high quality learning through play both inside and outside. Please look at our website to find out more about our school, its values and ethos.

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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).