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Class Teacher

Hartley Primary AcademyKent

About the role: Hartley Primary Academy is now recruiting for an outstanding Class Teacher who will join us in September 2021 on a full time, permanent basis.

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 a school that thrives on teamwork, recognises the importance of high quality support for the teachers and offers a creative and responsive package of CPD for all staff. Teachers with experience across Key Stage 1 and/or 2 are warmly encouraged to apply.  Regardless of what point you are at in your teaching career, we can offer you a supportive and collaborative environment to thrive in, with many CPD opportunities to suit your interests.

The responsibilities of this role are in line with the National Teaching Standards; please consult the Job Description for clarity.

What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about primary education; experience of teaching across the key stages is desirable. We will focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students. Our successful teacher will be able to demonstrate successful outcomes in English, Maths and Science and has developed excellent behaviour management. You will have high personal and professional standards, drive and energy.

In return, our successful teacher will receive the following;

  • The chance to become part of a highly welcoming, collaborative and friendly school.
  • Senior Leadership committed to your personal and professional development.
  • Excellent and dedicated colleagues and governing body with a great team ethos.

Our school is committed to improving its provision even further to ensure children achieve the best possible education and achieve their full potential. Our pupils have said that they would like kind, happy and enthusiastic teachers who make learning fun, but also help them to achieve their very best.

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply. 

Working for us: Roundash Nursery at Hartley is part of Hartley Primary Academy. We have 60 spaces for our youngest pupils, Monday to Friday, offering both morning and afternoon sessions. We place a lot of emphasis on outdoor learning and providing both a stimulating learning experience as well as encouraging the children to develop a sense of independence.  At all stages, we focus on progressing children’s skills and knowledge in a safe, caring environment.

Working for Hartley Primary Academy:  Hartley Primary Academy is a happy, thriving and “OUTSTANDING” (Ofsted rated) primary school based in KENT. We inspire our children to aim high and succeed, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future. We promote understanding, respect and tolerance for each other. Our School vision is for HAPPY, POSITIVE, ACHIEVERS and we want to be able to provide all the support our children need to achieve this both emotionally and academically. We have an amazing team of teachers and teaching assistants and we are currently working towards the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, giving scope to teach in a creative way. We also have extensive grounds and wooded areas that are used for teaching.

Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential.  We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.

We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture.  We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.  

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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