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Maternity Cover Teacher (2Days Per Week), Fixed Term - Part-time

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-21T
  • Posted:18/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 7th February 2022


TWYDALL PRIMARY SCHOOL (Part of the Rainham Mark Education Trust)

Twydall Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS

Tel: 01634 – 231761: e-mail: office@twydallprimary.medway.sch.uk

Vacancy:  KS2 Teacher Maternity Cover, Feb 22 to July 22

2 days per week (Wed & Thurs)

Are you enthusiastic, motivated, and ready to make a difference?

If you are – we would like to hear from you.  We are seeking a teacher who has the passion to inspire, and who is committed to providing the best learning experience and outcomes for pupils.

We are proud of what we achieve at our school and this is due to passion, drive and enthusiasm to be the best we can for our children, our team and our community. Our unified and supportive team is made up of creative individuals who each bring something different. They contribute in a variety of ways with every person being important to our success. As a teacher in our team you will be given the opportunities, with support to thrive and develop professionally.

If you are:

  • Someone with the passion and drive to join our effective lower Key Stage 2 team.
  • Someone with enthusiasm and understanding of how to teach stimulating, challenging and enriching literature. 
  • A candidate with high expectations of themselves and their pupils who is able to foster independence, resilience and community.
  • Committed to your own professional development and want to join a dynamic and ambitious team.
  • Someone who thinks creatively in your role as a class teacher, making learning fun and exciting with each day a memorable experience for both you and the children.  
  • A person who strives for personal and professional excellence.

We can offer you an amazing opportunity in an ambitious and vibrant school.  Our senior leadership team is highly committed to developing others and is supporting a working culture that focuses on high expectations.

You can also benefit from a number of staff wellbeing and enrichment activities including access to a Gym within the Trust, staff social activities, access to a staff wellbeing committee to ensure an appropriate balance between work and home life.

Twydall Primary School has circa 375 pupils and is a central part of the local Community, with large grounds, and an excellent outdoor learning environment. Twydall Primary School is a unique school and has been praised by Ofsted on our Inclusion provisions.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments are subject to successful references and a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure.

We encourage visits to see our school in action.  Please telephone 01634 231761 or e-mail williams-king.s@twydallprimary.org.uk to make an appointment.

Closing date for applications 4th February 2022 or earlier depending on applications received.

Interviews w/c 7th Feb

Information about the school

Twydall Primary School and Nursery, part of the RMET (Rainham Mark Education Trust) family of Schools.

A nurturing school at the heart of its community,

We are a unique school, in which all pupils strive to be the very best they can be. We are a happy and motivated community, our inclusive ethos is built around Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment (4 C’s).

All our work is underpinned by our highly qualified, dedicated and innovative specialist staff. We work with parents, Governors and Medway LA to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to our local community.

External verification clearly highlights Twydall Primary is rapidly moving forward on our journey to be rightly recognised as being a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted.

We are confident that our pupils are able to experience the joy of learning through our broad and engaging curriculum with specialist teaching support from Rainham Mark Grammar School. We are extremely aspirational for all members of our school community: we embrace life-long learning and are committed to extending our knowledge, developing our staff and all of our children.

Our curriculum intent is to increase each child’s cultural capital through:

Recognising children’s prior learning. Providing a specialist based teaching, which offers rich learning experiences connected through the skills of reading. Developing interpersonal skills, resilience, intellectual curiosity. Stretch, challenge and inspire. Developing a sense of passion and knowledge of their local area and communities. Experiencing the joy of learning through challenging enrichment opportunities.

Our curriculum Implementation is based around specialist teaching in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to deliver the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths and also for the teaching of the Foundation subjects of Science, Humanities and Art.

In EYFS our children learn through a mixture of child initiated play and direct teaching in small groups. The classroom environments are carefully set up to develop curiosity, independence and challenge. The development of language through rhyme and story-telling are a focus. Pupils are able to learn inside and outside across the sessions. RWI phonics is introduced in the nursery as a foundation for reception.

In Key Stage 1 children are registered in their home classrooms but then move for phonics, English and Maths lessons. All other subjects are taught in the home classrooms we recognising the need for children to develop their imaginations and learn through play we practice Continuous provision throughout Reception and Year 1 and 2 to encourage children’s development and encourage their natural curiosity.

We have a great deal of experience, specially trained staff and a superb Inclusion team who work hard with all families to ensure that all pupils receive the very best care, provision and expert help. The whole school benefits from having a broad intake including those with physical disabilities and complex medical needs.

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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).