Why Choose Kent?


As one of the largest local authorities in the country, Kent is well placed to offer teachers the scope of challenge and rewards they're after. Whether this lies in an energetic urban secondary school or a more serene coastal village primary, it all adds up to a choice of career in a supportive, professional, attractive environment.

With over 800 schools in Kent, there's plenty of opportunity to move around and share your passions with a number of age groups in a variety of settings. There are 537 primary schools and our secondary stream, which is selective at 11+, includes a mix of grammar, special, mixed ability, independent and academies across the county.

The excellent transport links in Kent enable you to travel round the county with ease, whether you are using public transport or your own car. The opening of Ebbsfleet International Station and Ashford International Station has made this even easier, getting to the continent or central London has never been quicker!

The busy cosmopolitan towns of Maidstone, Ashford, Tonbridge and the famous City of Canterbury offer a wide range of entertainment and days out.  Whether you enjoy retail therapy, people watching in cafes or dining out, there’s plenty to do outside of the classroom.

Why not come to see for yourself and explore the rich history that is evident throughout Kent, with many National Trust sites, beautiful castles, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, amazing coastline and fantastic beaches. 

If a change of scene means a move for the whole family, take a look at the school support vacancies or visit www.kent.gov.uk/jobs or www.jobsinkent.co.uk to see what opportunities are available for your spouse or partner.

Moving home, particularly from another county can be daunting, email us at kent.teach@cantium.solutions for more information on Kent and for advice and support on relocation.

To find out more information about the schools in Kent please visit the Kent County Council website or view Kent Ofsted Reports.