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Classroom Teacher – Maternity Cover

Classroom Teacher – Maternity Cover
  • Full Time
  • Meopham
  • 24/05/2024

Meopham Community Academy

Meopham Community Academy
Kent
DA13 0JW
Scale: Main Pay Scale
Job Summary: Meopham Community Academy are looking to recruit a talented and dynamic teacher to join hardworking conscientious team.

The position is full time Monday – Friday and is a fixed term contract from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025

Meopham Community Academy is an oversubscribed two-form entry primary school in the village of Meopham, with links to the M2 and M20. If you have a passion for teaching and learning and want to work in a school striving to provide the very best opportunities for our children, we could be the school for you! 

We are looking for someone who is:  

able to contribute to, and work as part of a team  
Inspirational and highly effective as a teacher  
passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential  
a professional role model  
confident in their understanding of how children learn and commit knowledge to memory 
committed to high expectations of children’s learning and behaviour  
excellent communication and personal skills

We can offer you:  

positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning  
a passionate and committed leadership team  
opportunities for professional development and career progression
a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun! 

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website to have see the vast array of learning opportunities we provide and contact us via the details below to book a tour with one of our senior leaders.

We are now part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we work closely with the other schools in the trust.

Our staff benefits package includes:

Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development
Two family days
Half-day Christmas Shopping Leave 
Access to Local Government Pension scheme/Teachers’ Pensions
Eyecare vouchers through Specsavers
Annual Flu Jab offer for all staff
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the school
Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as “Good”.

We are now part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we work closely with the other schools in the trust.

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Golden Thread Alliance consists of nine schools: Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary.