Anyone considering applying for a post is invited to make an appointment to visit the school. Please make sure application forms are completed in full, with no gaps in employment history, and two appropriate referees, including your current or last employer, if appropriate. We cannot consider applications which do not meet this criteria nor can we accept a curriculum vitae as application.

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Teaching Staff Vacancies

Deputy Headteacher (to start January 2016)

Job/Person Summary

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join our team from January 2016. This is an ideal opportunity for an outstanding teacher to progress further into leadership. We are looking to appoint an inspirational person who is passionate about children’s education. They should have a clear vision of outstanding teaching practice, and help build on the many excellent qualities of the school. Our bar is set high and we continually strive for excellence.

The post offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, and the chance to work with colleagues to develop the highest quality learning. This is a role in which you will need to help guide our school with resilience, energy and enthusiasm, building on our current success.

The successful candidate will have a strong personal drive to be creative and help the children to be the best they can.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an excellent classroom practitioner, with a good understanding of both KS1 & KS2.
  • has high expectations of progress and attainment for all, and how this learning impacts the curriculum.
  • has some experience of leading, coaching and motivating teaching staff.
  • is a positive role model for children, staff and parents.
  • has the drive, inspiration and vision to lead staff in supporting our children to consistently raise standards.
  • is an excellent communicator with effective interpersonal skills.
  • is able to prioritise, plan and organise own workload and that of others.
  • has a desire to learn through professional development.
  • has high expectations of a teacher’s performance, children’s achievement and behaviour.

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and we have pre-arranged sessions with the Headteacher, Kathryn Gott, at the following times:

  • Monday 7 September 2015, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 9 September 2015, 9.30am
  • Thursday 10 September 2015, 9.30am

Please email us to let us know which of these sessions you would like to attend.

There will likely be a teaching observation at your own school, by arrangement.

Closing Date / Time Interview Date (if known) Information Pack
Wednesday 16 September 2015, noon Monday 5 October 2015 Covering Letter
Information for Candidates
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form
Support Staff Vacancies

All posts are Monday to Friday and may be required to work additional hours, by mutual agreement. All support staff are contracted to work 5 INSET days. Holiday cannot be taken during term time.

Supervisory Assistants Grade A £7.06 per hour 6.25hpw

We are looking to recruit 2 friendly, caring Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants who enjoy working with children. The successful candidates will need to be good time keepers, confident when dealing with pupils, good communicators, team players, calm and willing to undertake first aid training.

The role involves a variety of responsibilities, which are allocated on rotation:

  • Playground/field supervision, dining hall duties and wet break supervision in class
  • Promoting ‘Positive Play’ ensuring productive lunchtime activities for pupils, including the ability to make suggestions and involve yourself in activities
  • Ensuring that good order and discipline is maintained in accordance with the school’s agreed Behaviour Policy
  • Administering basic first aid and keeping records of accidents, liaising with other staff as necessary
  • Attending monthly team meetings outside of the lunch period
  • Attending training, where applicable
  • Assisting with ancillary duties e.g. cleaning up spillages, wiping tables etc
  • Ensuring confidentiality of dealings in school

We would like to hear from you if you are patient, have a sense of humour and are committed to supporting all children to achieve their best.

We would also consider applications for casual workers who can be called on at short notice to cover absence or from people who would like to work part of a week. Please write this on your application form.


11.50am – 1.05pm

Closing Date / Time Interview Date (if known) Information Pack
Applications Open Not known Covering letter
Supervisory Assistant Role Profile
Supervisory Assistant Job Description
Information for Candidates
Application Form

Independence Team: Roles and Responsibilities

Children have been busily applying for a variety of jobs throughout school; some in classrooms and some in the office. Children in all year groups have shown tremendous independence by:

  • Expressing an interest in a job through ‘signing up’
  • Completing an application form
  • Attending an interview

Safeguarding Children

Shamblehurst Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All successful candidates for posts working with children and vulnerable adults will be subject to relevant Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks, references, health checks etc.

Our trained Child Protection Liaison Officers are Kathryn Gott, Sam Coote and Gail George.