Key Stage 1 Teacher
Dartford Primary Academy

Job reference: 001193

Location: Dartford Primary Academy

Closing date: 15/01/2018

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Part-time, 3 days per week, job share

Start Date: Not specified

About the role:  Dartford Primary Academy have a rare opportunity and are keen to appoint a Key Stage 1 Teacher to join and strengthen our existing team from April 2018. The working basis of this position is part-time, 3 days per week as a job share, and will be based in a Year 2 class. This role is ideal for those looking for a part-time fixed term contract as this role is initially offered on a 1 year maternity basis.  We can offer you a supportive and collaborative environment to thrive in! 

The successful candidate will be a Teacher who:

  • Is a passionate classroom practitioner with high expectations, potential, enthusiasm and aspirations for our children's achievement
  • Has a clear commitment to school improvement and organisational excellence
  • Has high expectations of themselves and others, and the inspiration and motivation to ensure standards continue to be raised in Key Stage 2
  • Has a Science related Degree and can deliver general Science at this Key Stage level


Dartford Primary Academy is a Good School and we are looking for the right person to join our team. We pride ourselves on nurturing our children to become successful, confident and responsible members of our school and wider community. As a member of our strong team, you will be well-supported and provided with opportunities to develop yourself as a teacher and professional.  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!

Working at the Academy:  Dartford Primary Academy is a three form entry primary school in Dartford, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven. We have an outstanding Nursery with spaces for 48 children from the age of three on our St Albans Road site and a special needs provision at our York Road site for children who have EHC plans with ASD or speech and language needs. This provision is a satellite of the Trust's outstanding specialist academy, Milestone, and benefits from their leadership and expertise.

Dartford Primary Academy is from the recent collaboration of St Albans Road Infant and Nursery School and York Road Junior Academy and as such has a newly formed, collaborative and effective leadership team who are supportive of all staff and committed to their on-going career development.  Joining together the two schools has enabled us to offer a smooth transition for our children from the age of three to eleven and provided staff with enhanced opportunities to work across Key Stages, share good practice and draw on the experience/expertise found in a large staff.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the Academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at a good/outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students.  As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings. 

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.


The closing date for this job has now passed.