Key Stage 2 Classroom Teacher (Maternity Cover for Year 3), Medway, Kent

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Cedar Children’s AcademyMedway, Kent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £38,800
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity to join a three form entry, newly federated academy based in the Strood area.  We are lucky enough have an inspiring workforce at our school who show relentless dedication to school improvement. Pupils of Cedar Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in.  

We celebrate everyone’s success and provide each pupil with the life chances they deserve.  We are relentless in pursuing the best and show love, care and hope for all our pupils who will become young adults of the future.  Our school is located within a modern housing estate and has excellent links to the M2 and A2.   

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer.   

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:  

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve  

What you will need to succeed: 

You will have QTS and recent experience of working within a Primary setting. We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers. You will have an excellent classroom practice with high expectations for achievements and behaviour. You will be able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum. You will be dedicated to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best, passionate about teaching and learning and have a positive outlook and interpersonal skills. We want to employ teachers who have Good or Outstanding practice, along with high expectations for yourself and the children.   We want to employ teachers who are a great team member and are keen to seek CPD, an aspiring leader of learning and be happy to grasp exciting opportunities and contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our new school.   

What you will get in return from Cedar Children’s Academy: 

The opportunity to work with happy and well behaved children who are excited about learning, working with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. A vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust, our teachers regularly get the opportunity to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other four Medway Primary Schools within our trust. As a teacher at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust you can also benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.  We can offer excellent CPD opportunities, particularly through the New Horizons Teaching School’s alliance, which also offers a great support network for our staff.   Our Primary Academy offers lots of space and intervention and breakout areas. 

Teachers who join our happy and friendly academy can also benefit from a discounted price of £10 a month for a membership of the Thinking Fitness gym, which is located on site at New Horizon’s Children’s Academy in Chatham.  Our school can also offer you an employee benefit and childcare voucher scheme.  

What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in working in a large Primary academy, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!  We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact our office manager, to book a no-pressure tour of the school and to meet some of our staff.   

If this position as a class teacher at Cedar Children’s Academy is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact Jackie Elliman to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Cedar Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2JP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 338260
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