3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Autumn 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6 Kent Fringe

What skills and experience we're looking for

Nexus Education Schools Trust are recruiting an Early Years Class Teacher for Joydens Wood Infant School to provide for the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for each individual child in their class and to support the overall development of the school. We are looking for someone who can start in Summer 2 with the children in Reception who will then move up with the class to Year 1 in September.

Planning and Teaching

  • To be responsible for the classes and groups assigned to you by the Headteacher.
  • To teach effectively with skill and sensitivity.
  • To ensure that a high standard of education is maintained at all times and pupils engage with their learning.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver learning experiences appropriate to the needs of the learners in line with the school curriculum.
  • To ensure teaching is clear, effectively communicated and lessons are appropriately structured.
  • To develop independent learners with positive learning attitudes and behaviours.
  • To ensure that all groups of pupils have their learning needs met.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support.

Classroom Management

  • To ensure the classroom is a stimulating learning environment with well-presented displays and working walls linked to relevant class work.
  • To promote good order and discipline in line with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • To promote the general well-being of pupils and ensure that social and emotional aspects of learning are effective.
  • To develop strong pastoral support for pupils.

Monitoring, Assessment and Recording

  • To record, assess and evaluate each pupil’s progress in accordance with statutory requirements and school policy.
  • To use data effectively to track children’s progress.
  • To contribute to the annual programme of school self-evaluation.
  • Moderation of learning and achievements.

Wider Professional Responsibilities

  • To follow the school’s safeguarding and health and safety procedures and be fully aware of the safeguarding and health and safety policies.
  • To be a role model and encourage good relationships with children, parents and colleagues.
  • To supervise children out of class as required.
  • To liaise effectively with stakeholders, including colleagues and parents.
  • To carry out specified actions required by the priorities of the School Improvement Plan. (following NQT year)
  • To undertake continual professional development to enhance your role as a teacher in the school.
  • To take part in the agreed procedures for your performance management in the school and meet Teacher Standards. (performance management following NQT year)
  • Working with colleagues and pupils throughout the school in the development of the curriculum.
  • Lead on the development of a subject area within school. (following NQT year)
  • Management of budget area when appropriate and the maintenance and allocation of resources for these areas (following NQT year).
  • Leading staff workshops/seminars as appropriate.
  • Liaison with advisory staff and external agencies as appropriate.

Undertaking other reasonable and appropriate tasks as required by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Positive schools that are open to new ideas and keen to develop further
  • Happy, friendly and motivated children
  • Inclusive schools where achievement is celebrated
  • Supportive staff, parents and governors
  • A commitment to staff development
  • Opportunities to work closely alongside other schools in the Trust
  • Appropriate resources, environment and support
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Strong school partnerships within NEST

We cannot offer visa sponsorship to overseas applicants. All candidates must have the right to work in the UK

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding is paramount at Joydens Wood Infant School and being vigilant is what we pride ourselves on.

All members of our school community, volunteers and visitors/contractors are subject to the same safeguarding procedures and expectations.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@nestschools.org

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Joydens Wood Infant School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Email address
Phone number
01322 523188

Joydens Wood Infant School is a popular 3 form entry infant school with 235 happy and inquisitive children.

We are located in northwest Kent, just inside the M25. We are very close to the motorway networks and a few minutes drive from Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Our leafy site is in a quiet residential area, but close to semi-rural green belt spaces. We share our large site with Joydens Wood Junior School, an academy like ourselves which is part of the NEXUS Educational Schools Trust

Arranging a visit to Joydens Wood Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@joydens.org.

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