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Ks2 Teacher - Full-time

Chilmington Green Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2093-46T
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:April 2022 (subject to DBS)
  • App Close Date:03/02/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:wb 7th Feb (subject to references)

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Chilmington Green Primary School are looking for a creative and innovative KS2 teacher who is willing to embrace the use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning.

We need someone who is open to new ideas and willing to support our vision to transform the standardised model of direct learning to a model which allows for improved interactions and strengthened relationships that provide our children with opportunities for self-directed learning.

We aim to nurture a community of learners who challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies,

We want teachers who:

  • Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century
  • Want to move away from passive forms of learning and move towards interactive teaching methods that promote critical and individual thinking
  • Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to deliver personalised learning that is accessible for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges
  • Want to work with other staff as a community of learners that challenge traditional thinking
  • Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system
  • Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners
  • Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning
  • Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

The Stour Academy Trust recognise and value that staff work tirelessly as both individuals and as members of a team, to provide an outstanding standard of education and improve the life chances for all children. Our staff are committed, passionate and go the extra mile in order to drive standards in our pursuit for excellence.

Take a look at just some of our pledges to our teachers: 

  • An additional day’s paid leave per academic year**
  • Staff not expected to respond to e-mails after 6.00pm or at weekends
  • Free confidential counselling
  • Teachers not expected to create lengthy plans
  • Emphasis on ‘live marking’ and using TAs to lessen the volume of marking outside of lessons
  • A maximum of six scheduled meetings per term

*This is at the discretion of the Headteacher, professional development will always be seen as a priority.
**After the completion of two years’ continuous service

We can offer experienced teachers:

  • Rapid career progression
  • Great professional development
  • Opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities

We can offer ECTs

  • Support from experienced mentors
  • Frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers within the Trust
  • Clearly focused training schedules

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer. Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Information about the school

Chilmington Green Primary School is a large primary school on the new Chilmington Green development in Ashford.

It is operating as a one form entry school for children of primary age (4–11-year-olds), with the exception of Reception year, which allows two forms of entry, allowing for 60 Year R pupils to join the school each year. The newly opened school nursery now inhabits a dedicated space for up to 26 nursery aged children (2, 3 and 4-year-olds) per session and also includes a Specialist Resource Provision for up to 14 pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan for Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At full capacity, the school has sufficient space to offer 420 primary school places to children in the local area and has 14 classrooms, a library, nurture room, multi-use games area plus a large hall and sports field available to hire by the community.

The school is a member of The Stour Academy Trust, a forwarding thinking Multi Academy Trust of primary schools that are transforming that way that children learn in order to better prepare them for the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.chilmingtongreen.kent.sch.uk

For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

Job Contact Information

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).