7 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

ECT to M3 depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Possession of a recognised teaching qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to continued professional development

Teaching and learning:

  • Excellent classroom practitioner who can lead by example
  • Successful experience of working with pupils with a wide range of abilities.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning, to ensure high standards.
  • Sound understanding of the current Code of Practice for SEND and principles of inclusion.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current educational issues.


  • Overriding commitment to providing the best education to each individual child in an environment where all are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.
  • Flexible, positive, sensitive and open to the needs of children, their families and the community.

Professional Behaviours

  • Ability to demonstrate a range of outstanding, interpersonal and communication skills with pupils, parents, colleagues and professionals.
  • Enthusiastic with a commitment to the school’s Christian vision and values
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from other disciplines
  • To have competent ICT skills

Personal Qualities

  • Resilience
  • Resourceful
  • Empathetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organised

Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and all applicants are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check. More information on our recruitment checks can be found in the candidate pack for this post.

What the school offers its staff

Why join Bishop Chavasse?

  • Our culture of high expectations means teachers are liberated to teach and students can learn.
  • Strong professional development and support through our close collaboration with other Tenax Trust Schools includes funded NPQs and peer review programmes.
  • Teachers’ Subject leadership time and Curriculum planning time takes place within the school day.
  • Parents say: “my children love going to Bishop Chavasse: they are thriving academically and socially. There is a real sense of energy and excitement at the school, with lots of special events such as Book Week and Sports Week, a brand new Forest School, and special services at the local churches”.
  • Visible and supportive leadership team promotes the flourishing of all.
  • Ofsted rated our Early Years ‘Outstanding’ and the rest of the school ‘Good’ (July 2022): “Pupils are proud of their school. The values of respect and honesty were clear to see. This is a school with purpose and new direction.”
  • Schemes of work and curriculum resources fully resourced and ready.
  • Our first Year 6 cohort are on their way to a range of local selective and comprehensive schools.
  • A compassionate, safe culture where hardworking staff and students want to do well and thrive.
  • A school where our strong Christian ethos is theologically rooted and permeates all our teaching and learning.

We encourage candidates to come for a chat with the Headteacher and tour of our school - please contactrecruitment@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk or 01732 676040.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are fully committed to Keeping our Whole Community Safe at Bishop Chavasse.

Bishop Chavasse CE Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all children in our care. Working together with a variety of agencies, we ensure the appropriate arrangements are in place to assess, identify needs and support our children and families.


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@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk

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About Bishop Chavasse Primary School

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
311 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a two form entry free school academy and a member of the Tenax Schools Trust. We opened in September 2017 and now occupy a brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

Our school provides high quality education currently for Year R to Year 5 and we will reach capacity in September 2023.

Following our full, section 5 Ofsted inspection on 5th and 6th July 2022 we are very pleased that Bishop Chavasse Primary School has been judged as a 'Good' school, providing 'Outstanding' provision for our early years children. Our children’s aspirational journey through the school was noted with ‘high expectations reflected in all phases of the school’.

Pupils moved into our brand new, state of the art school building in April 2019 which offers our pupils access to a stunning, well stocked library, a STEAM room, well-equipped music room, additional learning spaces and colourful, well equipped break-out spaces including play therapy and sensory room. Our outdoor spaces include designated play and sports areas for Year R, KS1 and KS2. These include sports field, Multi-Use Games area (MUGA), trim trails, climbing equipment, outdoor classroom, play barn and playground games - all ideal for outdoor learning and play. In addition, we have a newly-established Forest School area.

All pupils, regardless of background, are offered a full and enriching curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, inclusive, Christian environment.

Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of our local community, where staff, parents and children are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. As a Church of England school, Bishop Chavasse is linked with St Stephen’s Church and other local churches in Tonbridge and we have access to the excellent support provided by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education.

Tenax Schools Trust is a dynamic and enterprising organisation which is underpinned by a strong Christian character and ethos and is a formidable local driver of school improvement. Our Trust delivers high standards through a strong belief in an approach that insists that all children and young people can excel irrespective of their starting points. The Trust leads the Kent Teaching School Hub which delivers the Early Career Framework, as well as the NPQ suite of qualifications. Teach Kent and Sussex, is our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ initial teacher training centre, operating from Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. This wider work by the Trust provides a wealth of potential CPD opportunities.

Arranging a visit to Bishop Chavasse Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk.

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