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Class Teacher

Class Teacher
  • Full Time
  • Tonbridge
  • 15/04/2024

Paddock Wood Primary Academy

Old Kent Rd,
Tonbridge
TN12 6JE
Scale: Main Pay Scale, commensurate with experience
Job Summary: Paddock Wood Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Class Teacher to join their wonderful academy, starting from April 2024

Paddock Wood Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Class Teacher to join their wonderful academy, starting from April 2024. In joining our vibrant and thriving school, you will contribute your energy and vision to drive the academy to achieve its full potential. 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. 

Our ideal candidate will be;

enthusiastic and committed
high expectations of all pupils
knowledge of the PYP preferable
creative and willing to step outside their comfort zone.
Why join Paddock Wood Academy? 

Recent Ofsted that was extremely positive and highlights the many strengths of the Academy,
Judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development.
We are the heart of our community and pride ourselves on giving the highest quality learning opportunities to all children on a daily basis.
Following our latest pupil survey, our children said their favourite part of school was:

“Art, because it makes me feel creative”.
“I like the clubs and playgrounds at school, because I get to see my friends and I’m happy I can talk to teachers about my feelings”.
“Seeing my teacher’s beautiful face smile and how she understands that I have troubles”.
“Doing maths and science, because in science you get to do experiments and in maths I’ve always been good at it”.
“I absolutely love learning”.
This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering Main Pay Scale, commensurate with experience. 

Working at our school: We are a thriving and engaging three-form entry school in the heart of West Kent in the town of Paddock Wood. Our ethos encapsulates high standards and expectations, excellent learning and teaching, and the positive wellbeing of our pupils and colleagues. We have a strong and committed teaching team which is widely respected and supported by our academy community. Our teachers vary in experience from Newly Qualified to 30+ years, and each brings something valuable to share, and a passion to learn. Our staff and the wider Trust team has a lot to offer new colleagues, in terms of sharing experience and opportunities, and professional development and training. 

Our broad curriculum is supported by specialist teachers of music, French, PE, computing and outdoor education. Some features that help us stand out from other schools are that all of our pupils learn French, learn other subjects in French and leave us conversant in the language, pupils leave us with a strong understanding and appreciation of music and sporting skills and that we embed independence, stamina and considered risk into children’s learning, for example through EYFS and KS1 team games and initiative exercises, Year 3 outdoor/forest skills, Y4 mountain biking, Year 5 caving and kayaking, and Year 6 skiing/snow-boarding. We have our own school minibuses and we very frequently take children out into the local area and into central London, as well as taking Year 5 pupils to the Brecon Beacons and Year 6 pupils to  France or Scotland. We have a strong regard for extra-curricular learning and a healthy catalogue of sporting and other successes and awards.

Our academy benefits from significant parent and community support, but we are not complacent – we are committed, hard-working and welcoming. Our children are delightful; calm, focused and very eager to learn.

‘Our highly ambitious community builds thinking learners, who act with agency and create lasting memories.’