KS2 Teacher - Full-time
Pay: Bronte Teaching Pay Scale
Required from January 2018
Salary range GBP26,000 - GBP33,000 depending on experience
Bronte School is a co-educational independent/preparatory school, age Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located close to the centre of Gravesend, with easy access to the station and the town's facilities.
For staff, Bronte forms a supportive and purposeful environment in which to develop professionally, the School having a strong record of mentoring of staff. Class teachers at Bronte have tended to remain for some time with a particular year group, something which helps continuity, though changes can be valuable and do take place from time to time. In this case, the vacancy arises from the forthcoming move of the School's Year 3 teacher, and it is planned that the newly appointed teacher will take over that role.
Class teachers at Bronte take on the normal range of responsibilities and duties associated with such a role, with a whole-hearted, professional commitment to the children's education, welfare, safety and to their whole school lives. Each of the class teachers thus has wide-ranging responsibilities, which include being available to communicate fully with parents, and to participate in events outside normal school hours. Class teachers generally take on the additional role of being a subject co-ordinator and a particular interest in maths or music would be desirable.
A summary of the normal range of commitments can be seen on the attached documentation.
Teachers are paid in accordance with the Bronte scale. The School's pension scheme is available.
In reporting lines, class teachers are responsible to the Headmistress in their employment as a whole, and to the Deputy Head in general school life.
Applications should comprise of a completed school application form, and a covering letter, which should briefly summarise the candidate's background and reasons for applying. The application may be in hard copy or in electronic form, and should be sent to Miss Susan Allison, Bursar.
The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd October 2017. Interviews will take place over the period Tuesday and Wednesday 10th and 11th October 2017.
Anyone who is considering applying and who would like to discuss any aspects of the role or the application, is welcome to contact the Headmistress, Mrs Emma Wood, or the Deputy Head, Mr Austen Hardwick, or the Bursar, Miss Susan Allison.
Bronte School and Nursery Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. The School and Nursery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate for this post will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Information about the school
The School and Nursery
Bronte School is a co-educational independent preparatory/junior school, age Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located close to the centre of Gravesend, with easy access to the station and the town's facilities. Bronte Nursery, which provides care and education from age 3 months to pre-school, is located nearby, in a separate building.
The School has a family feel, with a single class entry, and an overall size which allows all teachers to know the children well. Academic focus is emphasised, with systems and a curriculum to challenge and stimulate, and to do so at each ability level. The curriculum has wide-ranging opportunities in each of the academic subjects and in sport, music, art and drama. On leaving the school, many children move to grammar schools (around 85%), others move to non-selective state schools and others to independent schools.
In addition to the Kindergarten, there are 7 classes, each of a maximum of 20 children, giving a capacity of 140.
The Nursery follows a similar ethos, looking to provide a safe, happy atmosphere, with a lively and full curriculum, where young children can grow and develop with confidence. Additional activities and lessons are provided in music, ballet, French and sport. The capacity is 70 children, and the Nursery operates from 7.30am to 6.30pm each weekday, for 51 weeks per year.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.