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Class Teacher - Year 5 and 6 - Full-time

Penshurst CEP School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-3314-111T
  • Posted:11/02/2022
  • Pay:MPS - Fringe
  • Start Date:Tuesday 19th April 2022
  • App Close Date:21/02/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:In the week beginning 21st February 2022


We are looking for a great teacher to work as part of our hardworking and supportive school community.  We are able to offer some flexibility around this post and could potentially accommodate any of the following:

  • A fixed term contract for the Summer Term
  • A permanent post starting after Easter
  • A job-share for either of the two scenarios above. 

Our priority is ensuring that the pupils in Year 5 and 6 can be supported through this period of transition.

 Our small school offers a distinctive experience – we have enthusiastic, caring pupils who are keen to learn and a small, friendly teaching team. Our parents and governors are also supportive of the school – appreciating the unique environment and great teaching the school offers to all pupils.

The post being offered would involve teaching our Year 5 & 6 pupils. The right candidate will have:

  • An understanding of the strengths and challenges of working in a small school.
  • Experience of teaching pupils in Key Stage 2 – preferably Year 5 & 6.
  • Experience of teaching mixed aged classes – preferably KS2.
  • A wide range of teaching strategies that are research/evidence based.
  • Excellent subject knowledge across the primary curriculum
  • Able to deliver well planned lessons that promote the acquisition of knowledge.
  • An understanding of the importance of prior learning and how this influences what pupils learn.
  • An ability to evidence progress and demonstrate that pupils know more / remember more.
  • Good communication skills so that parents and pupils feel comfortable discussing sensitive or worrying issues with you.
  • A positive and team-centred approach – this is so important when working as part of a small team that everyone feels supported and valued.
  • Resilience and be reflective.
  • The ability to embrace and be a role model of the school’s vision ‘walking in the shoes of others’ and our values of courage, determination, compassion and friendship.
  • An understanding of the role of a Church of England school in pupil development / experiences.
  • Broad shoulders, a sense of humour and willingness to work hard.

In return we offer a small and supportive school community who work together to create a very special school. We view each pupil individually; focusing on their strengths and ensuring our curriculum enables them explore a range of learning opportunities and experiences. We prioritise the well-being of both staff and pupils and do all we can to promote good mental and physical health.

If you consider you have the necessary qualities then we would encourage you to book a tour of the school to enable you to get a feel for the school, staff and pupils.

For further information call the Tracy Rust, the school’s Office Manager (01892) 870446 or email trust@penshurst.kent.sch.uk .

We look forward to hearing from you and would encourage you to visit the school.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).


Information about the school

We are a small village church school, at the heart of our community, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have around 90 pupils taught in four classes: Foundation, Year 1 & 2 ; Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6.

The school plays a very active role in the local and wider community and provides many opportunities for children to develop their talents and interests, whether this be in the sporting competitions we take part in or in our wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

Our staff team is small, friendly and mutually supportive, which we believe is a real strength of our school. Our Christian values are important to us and are at the heart of all we strive to achieve. We encourage all members of the school community to walk in the shoes of others; - demonstrating our understanding of the needs of others as well as promoting kindness at every opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 870446

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).