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Class Teacher (Key Stage 1)

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Ebbsfleet, Kent

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
English, Mathematics, Physical education, Religious education, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

Job summary

Calling all primary teachers! Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a truly fantastic opportunity to appoint a Class Teacher (Key Stage 1) to join us and be part of our new academy which successfully opened in September 2017. This is a rare chance to join a school at an early stage of its journey and play a pivotal role in its success and development. Our teaching staff at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy provide outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils, and our appointed candidate will contribute to this and support our journey. We are looking for a fantastic practitioner who is a creative and imaginative teacher with the ability to plan highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all children in our care.

Excellent classroom management skills and high expectations of all pupils are essential as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum and new assessment framework. This is an ideal role for an NQT to develop their career in a diverse and highly supportive environment, and you'll also be part of a trust-wide NQT programme to give you the best start in your teaching career.

Are you seeking affordable accommodation? Leigh Academies Trust are now in partnership with The Billings Group; a family run business that can offer affordable rentals for teaching staff that are in the early stages of their career, or, about to embark on their NQT year. Located in Longfield, near Dartford, this fantastic scheme enables prospective staff from across the country to relocate to an area that is accessible to many of the LAT family of academies. Click here to find out more about the scheme and how we can support you

We are looking for someone who:

Is a graduate with QTS
Has evidence of outstanding practice as a classroom teacher
In particular, demonstrate how they have been able to provide high quality teaching and learning appropriate to children's development in the Early Years.
Is able to effectively support and extend learning during child initiated play and inquiry
Has the highest expectations of pupils and themselves
Is enthusiastic, imaginative and forward thinking
Has the ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed
Is able to form positive relationships with children, staff, parents and governors
Possesses excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
In return, we will offer you:

The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT Academy
A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team
We invite all interested applicants to visit the academy's website by clicking here.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
296 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Cherry Orchard Primary Academy

Working for the academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6 having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We continue to expand into Year 5 from September 2020 and will be taking on additional classes over the coming months and years, hence this exciting new teaching role has materialised.

The academy enjoys brand new facilities, a nursery for pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’
Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

School location

Cherry Orchard, Ebbsfleet, Kent, DA10 1AD

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