Class Teacher, Kent

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Tree Tops Primary AcademyKent

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Start date: January 2020 (or earlier if available)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  Tree Tops Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Class Teacher to join our teaching team from January 2020 (or earlier if available).  This is an ideal time to join us as we are a rapidly improving academy, part of Leigh Academies Trust.  We have an incredibly positive and enthusiastic work ethic within our academy; all staff are supported and enjoy working within our friendly and collaborative environment.  We are able to offer the opportunity to work with amazing, well behaved and motivated children. We are proud to achieve small class sizes which we appreciate is a key advantage for teachers and children alike! 

We are a school that thrives on team work, recognise the importance of high quality support for the teachers and offer a creative and responsive package of CPD for all staff.  The responsibilities of this role are in line with the National Teaching Standards; please consult the Job Description for clarity.  Experience of teaching across the key stages is desirable. 

Working for Tree Tops Primary Academy: Tree Tops Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in magnificent grounds with ample space for both outdoor learning and play. Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excellent start for our children’s education. We have separate and spacious facilities for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, as well as rooms for small group and specialist teaching.

We offer our children a range of additional experiences and support, including regular trips and visitors, sports coaching, after-school clubs, counselling and play therapy. The academy has been recognised as having ‘good’ leadership and management, and the whole staff team are striving for constant improvement together.  Our academy is a happy, caring and vibrant community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential, drive and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, respectful, motivated and successful individual. The academy caters for boys and girls from the age of three to eleven years. It is well equipped, having its own nursery, library, two halls, kitchens and extensive outdoor areas.

We aim to give every child the very best start to their education through lively and engaging teaching using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning active, meaningful and relevant. All staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every class.

We were delighted that in June 2019 Tree Tops was judged as Good with Outstanding Leadership and management and Outstanding for pupils' personal development and welfare.  

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about primary teaching and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an excellent level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the Academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our children. As a Trust we feel it is important to be positive, fun and a real team-player.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust. 



More about Tree Tops Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Brishing Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9EZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1622 754888
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Tree Tops is a small primary of 250 pupils, located on the outskirts of Maidstone.  The academy is set in magnificent grounds, with ample space for both outdoor learning and play.  Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excel...