Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher - Full Time or Part-time considered

  • SchoolSmarden Primary School
  • SalaryMPS
  • Start DateSeptember 2021
  • Closing DateFriday 7th May 2021
  • InterviewsTBC

Job Summary

How would you like to build your Early Years teaching career in an idyllic rural setting, rated good by Ofsted in 2017, offering the traditions of a rural village school with exceptional facilities? 

This is a permanent role and we would consider both full time and part time (three days per week).

We are looking for an exceptional Early Years teacher to teach our Reception class and join our enthusiastic and imaginative team at Smarden Primary School. The children here are impeccably behaved and despite being small in size, we are huge in ambition. We have beautiful grounds and a thriving Forest school, which
is integrated into our inspiring curriculum. We are very much a family school and play an active role in our community - taking part in many events in our beautiful village, supported by an incredible team of parents. 

Our staff are our most treasured resource and we strive to ensure that we nurture talent at all levels. We actively encourage teachers to engage in research informed practice and reflective thinking and as a member of the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), we not only work collaboratively across the school, but with other schools across the trust. In partnership with TKAT, we offer outstanding CPD and leadership
opportunities that result in rapid career progression.

If you have a growth mindset, love teaching and have a passion for learning then our children need you! We are looking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic  Early Years
Teacher, starting from the 1st September. This is an exciting opportunity to join the fantastic team at our lovely school.
You will be:

• Passionate about teaching

• Able to create a vibrant and stimulating EYFS environment

• Keen to deliver exciting, engaging lessons

• Willing to work hard and contribute within a small and dedicated team

We offer:

• An excellent, well-resourced working environment

• Supportive colleagues, governors and community 2

• A friendly, welcoming atmosphere

• Coaching, support and mentoring

• Enthusiastic and motivated pupils

We warmly welcome visits to our school. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact: Mrs Speight on 01233 770316 or email:

The post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Teaching Agency and satisfactory references.

Information about the school Founded in 1716, Smarden's original school building is at the heart of the beautiful village. The building at the front dates back to 1858. In 2014/2015, the school underwent extensive refurbishment and new
building works. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school and was part of the Priority School Building Programme. Four new, large classrooms were built to the rear of the old building and we are now able to deliver a 21st century learning environment within a new single-storey building, a new link corridor connecting the two buildings
together and a new outdoor space with provision for games, social use and outdoor classrooms. We also have a wooded area on site where we run Forest School, allowing the children to embrace the outdoors as an inspirational learning environment.
We offer the best learning environment for children ages 2-11. We endeavour to instil the best teaching methods for our articulate and intelligent pupils. We follow the
Discover-Explore-Create curriculum, allowing them to be inquisitive and critical thinkers, always giving their best. In September 2019, Smarden Preschool became part of Smarden Primary School and the wider TKAT family. Smarden Preschool has
provided childcare for the village and local area for over 25 years in various formats. Merging with Smarden Primary School has helped to secure the long term future of the setting. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, the ability to take
responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence. We pride ourselves on providing a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere where each child can achieve success. We actively encourage partnership between parents and our local community.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.


Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. 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. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

How To Apply

To apply for this role please download and complete the attached Application Form then send

Pluckley Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8NDT: 01233 770 316
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