Keystage 1/2 Class Teacher English Lead with TLR and London Weighting Allowance

Horizon Primary Academy, Swanley, Kent


Job details

Subject English Language
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 2 to Upper pay range 1, £27,468 to £39,177

Job description

An exceptional learning community
Horizon is a ‘good’ school with outstanding aspirations
Full time – September 2020
Do you want to be part of an incredible team, which works together to ensure every child can be the best they can be? Do you want to work in a high performing Academy? Then Horizon could be the place for you!
The post is for KS1 or KS2 and will be open to either someone with experience of leading English or another core subject or for an aspiring leader, looking to develop the skills and experience of core-subject leadership. We are looking for a teacher with several years of experience and a track record of consistently good or better teaching.

We are looking for a committed and passionate English Leader with the capacity to lead reading and writing across the school. The role will require the successful candidate to lead whole-school reading and writing initiatives that lead to consistency of practice across the key stages; closely monitor the quality of learning across the school, including book looks, gathering pupil voice and lesson observations.
We seek commitment, professionalism, productivity and a passion for putting the children first.

To get a clear picture of the school and the opportunities we can offer you, a visit is highly recommended. Please contact the school office on 01322 610064 or via email at
During all visits you will have the opportunity of a guided tour with the Headteacher.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status Evidence of relevant CPD and commitment to further professional development

Experience of primary teaching, ideally across more than one year group Experience of teaching across the primary age range

Essential qualifications

Knowledge / skills/ aptitudes Have a personal drive and commitment to be the best that they can be and provide the best experiences for the children in their class.
Personal Characteristics Approachable Supportive
Committed Driven
Enthusiastic Dedicated
Organised Resilient
Patient Flexible
Safeguarding commitment Hold the safeguarding of children as a high priority and central duty. Be vigilant to any potential concerns and know how to report them.

Essential skills and experience

The class teacher should have knowledge of
the theory and practice of effective teaching & learning for the individual needs of all children including EAL, SEN, Able & Talented (e.g classroom organisation and learning strategies)

Be aware of National Curriculum requirements at the appropriate key stage

Be able to monitor, assess, record and report on pupils’ progress;

The Class Teacher will be able to:

 Promote the school’s vison and values positively, and use effective strategies to monitor motivation and morale.

 Deploy other adults appropriately.

 Create a happy, challenging, imaginative and effective learning environment establishing high expectations.

 Implement effective classroom management and organisation.

 Have good inter-personal skills.

 Develop good personal relationships with parents, governors and the community.

Employee benefits

If you believe you are what we are looking for, we can offer you:

• Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR)
• A clear vision for school improvement, driven by ensuring the best school experience and learning outcomes for the children
• Weekly leadership time to carry out effective leadership work
• Leadership training and support both in-house and through the NQPML or NPQSL programmes
• Access to a network of subject leadership support and development through the TKAT trust
• Regular opportunities to work alongside a supportive, driven and aspiration senior leadership team, focused on what is best for the children
• Further opportunities to develop into senior leadership positions with a clear and structured flightpath towards career goals and ambitions
• Bespoke in-school support and CPD to continue to develop teaching skills across the curriculum
• The opportunity to work within a close and supportive team of teachers and wider staff
• A whole-school commitment to developing effective pedagogy with a strong teaching and learning culture and environment;
• A culture of high expectations, coupled with a warm, nurturing ethos;

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 205 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Horizon Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Horizon Primary Academy

Horizon is a school that is committed to high standards and raising achievement. We are a creative and aspirational team with a consistent drive for innovation and school improvement. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016 The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery. For further information about the school please visit the school website:

School location

Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BT