Key Stage 2 Class Teacher

Gordons Children's Academy, Junior, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3HQ

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023, or sooner

  • Application deadline

    9 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,186 - £42,192 per annum

Key Stage 2 Class Teacher job summary

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Salary: £27,186 - £42,192 per annum

Start date: January 2023, or sooner

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: 09/10/2022

Interview Date : TBC

We require a Key Stage 2 Teacher to join Gordon Children’s Academy. You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone.

“Leaders’ actions to make improvements and ensure consistency across the school have been successful. As a result, standards have risen sharply since the school opened.”

“Leaders’ non-negotiable expectations have led to improvements in teaching, which is now good.”-OFSTED

The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school.

We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too. We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour. Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Be a qualified teacher
  • Passionate about teaching and learning and have a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good or Outstanding classroom practice with high expectations for achievements and behaviour
  • Be able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum
  • High expectations for yourself and the children to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best
  • You will be dedicated to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best
  • An aspiring leader of learning and happy to grasp exciting CPD opportunities
  • Contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our schools.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking

Be their Best self

Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Minimum starting salary £27,186 for all ECTs
  • Revised Teacher Pay scale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other Medway Primary Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Charted Teacher
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation or tour of the school please contact Alison Harding on alison.harding@gordon.tsat.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Using the application form

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation or tour of the school please contact Alison Harding on alison.harding@gordon.tsat.uk.

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Supporting documents

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About Gordons Children's Academy, Junior

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
321 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Children at Gordon are enthusiastic and keen to learn new knowledge and skills. Staff strive to provide a range of rich, inclusive learning experiences in all aspects of school life.  They nurture our learners and improve their academic, emotional, moral, cultural and physical development.   Our curriculum teaches pupils to become independent thinkers who will be able to approach challenges with resilience and compassion. It is designed to broaden our children’s horizons and empower them to be curious about the world around them.

Staff know that children get one chance at education and ensure that our curriculum and lessons build sequentially and plan for key learning to be frequently recalled and then built upon.  Staff ensure that pupils’ time in school is maximised and that learning time is fully utilised.

Gordon Children’s Academy is at the heart of the community and children are taught to be active citizens. They will learn to appreciate how diversity positively impacts on society and how they can respectfully fulfil their responsibilities within the community.   Our children are friendly, courteous and kind.  They will be given the chance to explore a range of roles and responsibilities across the year groups.  We are aspirational for our children and staff encourage them to embrace opportunities for them to be their best self.

The school will provide the children with a range of experiences and activities to explore where their strengths and interests lie.  Through these, children build their knowledge of opportunities that exist, both in our locality and beyond. This knowledge will enhance and transform life chances.

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