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  • Job start date

    2 January 2024

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


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

What the school offers its staff

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a 2FE primary free school which opened in September 2017 in South Tonbridge, as part of the Tenax Schools Trust.

Being a part of a growing team so early in a school’s creation is a rare opportunity for a Teacher. Our dedicated and caring team has a wide range of experience, with some early in their careers and others able to mentor and support less experienced staff. Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of local community, where all pupils, regardless of background, are taught a mastery curriculum which enables them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. Together with the Tenax Trust, we are a school at the forefront of developing new approaches to teaching and learning. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, Christian environment and through our inspirational, knowledge rich curriculum, we enthuse and challenge, allowing every child's potential to be realised; as highlighted by our school vision.

Teaching and learning at Bishop Chavasse Church of England School is underpinned by respect and our school values, which are found in the parable 'The Wise and the Foolish Builder'. This teaching forms the basis of our whole school vision, highlighting in particular the importance of wisdom, compassion and honesty.

Please visit our website to gain further insight into our school: www.bishopchavasseschool.org.uk. We welcome applications from those who share our determination to inspire young people as lifelong learners, and who believe, as educators, we are instrumental in facilitating children to aim high and achieve their full potential, in every aspect.

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. https://www.bishopchavasseschool.org.uk/safeguarding/
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About Bishop Chavasse Primary School

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
311 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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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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