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Class Teacher

September 2019 Start

St Johns Church of England Infant School

 Chatham, Kent

‘Growing and Flourishing in God’s Love’


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our fantastic Infant school for an ambitious, qualified, committed and enthusiastic teacher to join our driven and talented team in the position of class teacher.

We warmly welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified teachers. We are a warm and friendly, Church of England school at the heart of the community.

We are looking for an outstanding infant practitioner who is a creative and imaginative teacher who can further develop our school. You must be able to plan highly effectively to meet the needs of all children. Excellent classroom management skills and high expectations of all pupils are essential as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the infant curriculum.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Supports and helps promote the school’s Christian vision and ethos
  • Is a good primary practitioner with proven ‘good’ teaching and learning with the highest expectations of pupils and themselves 
  • Is committed to raising standards of achievement 
  • Demonstrates very high expectations of learning, achievement and behaviours 
  • Is enthusiastic, imaginative and forward thinking 
  • Has the ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed 
  • Is able to form positive relationships with children, staff, parents and governors 
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Can lead subject/s (subject/s negotiable) across the school – not for NQTs in their first year
  • Has a knowledge of Read, Write, Inc phonics
  • Has an understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures




In return we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining our proactive staff team 
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment 
  • Happy, very well behaved children who are eager to learn, enjoy and are proud of their school 
  • Strong commitment to support professional development opportunities 
  • A welcoming, friendly, highly motivated, talented and dedicated staff team 
  • Very supportive governing body, local church, and PTA

In September 2015 with two other local Church Schools, we formed Medway Anglican school’s Trust and we continue to build on these exciting times.  For this post you must be passionate and ready for a new challenge.  If you are interest then informal visits to the school are both welcomed and encouraged.

Interviews will take place within one week of application submissions if we feel that you would be suitable to come and join our great team.

You are warmly invited to arrange a visit to the school and to discuss the position further with the Headteacher, Mrs Jo Collman. Please telephone the school office to arrange this.

St Johns Church of England is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including, safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK.

Essential educational requirements

Candidate must have a teaching degree.

Essential qualifications

Candidate must have QTS.

Essential skills and experience

Ability to motivate, encourage, empower and inspire children and adults

To have a working knowledge and experience of implementing the KS1 curriculum.

To understand the statutory framework relating to teaching

Have a good knowledge of how to teach phonics and Read, Writ,Inc.

To have a good understanding of the way in which children develop

To understand and value the role of parents and carers in supporting children

The ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships

To work effectively as part of a team

To raising achievement

To understand what is meant by safeguarding

To understand and comply with children protection procedures

To demonstrate commitment to and 
evidence of Continuing Professional Development

About St Johns Church of England Infant School

St John’s is a small three class primary school with 90 children on roll is situated in a town environment. We enjoy support from our parents, the church and the community. Our children enjoy school, make good progress, and are happy and well-behaved. In 2018, the school received a Good Ofsted inspection grade.

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