Key Stage 2 Class Teacher from January to August 2024 - Maternity

  • Job Reference: 00003135-1
  • Date Posted: 5 December 2023
  • Recruiter: Ashford Oaks Primary School
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Here at Ashford Oaks, we’re looking for a KS2 Teacher who is every bit as unique as our school. Whether you’re experienced or newly qualified, you’ll share our commitment whereby our children have the right to opportunities, achievements, kindness and support (OAKS). 

We asked the children what they want to see in their new teachers. This is what they said:

“You should be kind and friendly, interesting, cheerful and funny. Reliable, a good role model, encouraging, honest and hardworking. Caring, enthusiastic, an excellent listener – and you must enjoy working as a teacher!”

Like your new colleagues, you will have what it takes to set high expectations for your pupils, create a safe and stimulating environment, and inspire them to achieve. You’ll encourage each child to take responsibility for their own work, to love learning and embrace intellectual curiosity.

Many of our pupils come from a challenging area. But their attainment is rising year on year. That’s because, as OFSTED notes, our “Headteacher, senior leaders, staff and governors are united” in our approach to improvement. They also observed that our pupils “get on well together, have positive attitudes to their learning and are proud of their school.”

Visit us and you’ll see the Ashford Oaks spirit in action, in everything we do – from the Pastoral Support Team providing a listening ear at the school gates every day, to the entire school taking part in move and groove on the playground.

Joining us, you will benefit from a strong collaborative environment and enjoy our ethos where we love the children as if they were our own. While this post ends in July, you will be paid until the end of the summer holiday (Aug 31st 2024)


Information about the school

Ashford Oaks has extensive facilities and a Special Resource Provision. We are looking for a skilled and passionate person who naturally cares about our children and has a determination to provide the very best inclusive education and support, whilst recognising the importance of working as a team with staff, parents and community. We also have a Nursery which is an integral part of the school and is the foundation to our children's learning.

Ashford Oaks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

In compliance with KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education), shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-disclosure form prior to the interview and disclose any relevant criminal history. A health questionnaire will also be required.

You can find our Child Protection Policy attached.

Job Contact Information

·         Name:Sarah-Jane Sullivan

·         Address:Oak Tree Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4QR

·         Telephone: 01233 631259

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