Recruitment

Are you interested in working at Spring Grove Shool in Wye, Kent? If so, please take a look below and see our current recruitment needs, jobs and vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest in working at Spring Grove School, Wye.


An introduction to Spring Grove School

At Spring Grove School we offer an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years.

We are a happy, family prep school that specialises in ‘free-range’ children: nurturing and developing all who join to their full potential. We are able to do this because we have small classes in which our children receive expert attention and tuition, preparing them perfectly for both grammar and senior independent schools.

Set within an idyllic 14 acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury, Spring Grove School is one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Kent. Our school is small enough for us to know every child, as well as their family, and for us to encourage each and every pupil in our care to be self-confident and independent learners. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe our school motto ‘Always do your best’.

We love the outdoors, we enjoy competition, we sing, dance and play, explore and love to learn. Former pupils look back on their time here as magical and inspiring.

We are a truly independent day school and are a recognised member of The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). We offer a wide range of subjects, extra-curricular activities and clubs.

We want Spring Grove to be a school that parents, teachers and staff would have wanted to attend when they were children. Our teachers are tasked to remember this philosophy when they are planning their lessons and activities – enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do!

We firmly believe Spring Grove School is unique and a great place for children to grow.

For more information, please visit the school’s website www.springgroveschool.co.uk


Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant – Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Dates:  Job start September 2018

Salary:  Competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience

Location:  Wye, Kent TN25 5EZ

Contract type:  Full-time, term time only

Spring Grove School is looking for an enthusiastic full time (term time only) qualified Teaching Assistant (KS2). Ideally the successful applicant should have experience of working as a teaching assistant within primary schools.

Experience of working with pupils with special educational needs would be an advantage but is not essential. Willingness to work within a small team and an organised but flexible approach is crucial. High standards of classroom management, professionalism and expectations of pupils are also required as is the ability to be empathetic, understanding and supportive of pupils and their needs.

Post requirements:

  • The successful applicant will need to possess the following qualities:
  • Relevant experience working as a teaching assistant within an educational setting.
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team.
  • An understanding of the ethos of Spring Grove School and the ability to work within this ethos in order to support and develop all pupils.
  • A willingness to play a full part in the life of school with regard to supporting lessons, pastoral care, curriculum enrichment activities and building positive relationships with pupils and staff alike.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Assistant Bursar, Mrs Angela Peirson, on 01233 812337 / apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

An > Application Form (Non-Teaching) may be downloaded from the enclosed links.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk. CVs alone will not be accepted.

 


Job Vacancy: After School Care – Creche & SG Extra Supervisor

Dates:  Job start September 2018

Salary:  Competitive, dependent upon experience

Location:  Wye, Kent TN25 5EZ

Contract type:  Part-time

Contract term:  Permanent

Spring Grove School is looking for an enthusiastic ‘After School Care – Creche & SG Extra Supervisor’ who has a minimum of Level 3 Childcare qualification.  You would be expected to deliver an engaging daily activity for a group of children aged 2 – 11 years who stay after school, Monday to Friday term time only . You will enjoy the company of children and engage with them providing a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable time.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, leading and supervising a range of activities along with your team of assistants, to ensure our After-School Club is a popular and successful venture, providing our children with a high quality and stimulating environment.

You will be working from 3.00pm to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday, Term Time only.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise Care Club Assistants.
  • Organise creche and SG Extra rota for staff
  • Ensure after school care runs smoothly and that all staff are directed in an organised and consistent manner.
  • Plan and deliver engaging and fun activities.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high and safety procedures are implemented.
  • Manage and maintain club ratios and registers of all children attending Creche / SG Extra .
  • Ensure the process of registration of children attending is accurately adhered to.
  • Review and maintain sufficient supplies and resources within the school settings at all times.
  • To actively support the childrens’ social development, through appropriate activities and to provide support for other staff in these activities if required.
  • Coordinate and help set up and clear away all equipment/activities before and after all the children arrive/leave.
  • Analyse and feedback on club numbers, ensuring their sustainability and profitability to the Bursar.

Do you have what we are looking for?

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification.
  • Have previous experience working in a childcare setting.
  • Have an understanding of inspection requirements.
  • Be inspirational, bringing fun and creativeness to the team.
  • Have a fun and energetic nature.
  • Be reliable and passionate over everything else.
  • Be able to relate and engage with children aged between 2 – 11 years.
  • Be a people person with fantastic communication skills.
  • Have the ability to motivate others to deliver to the highest standard.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Assistant Bursar, Mrs Angela Peirson, on 01233 812337 / apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

An > Application Form (Non-Teaching) may be downloaded from the enclosed links.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk. CVs alone will not be accepted.

 


Job Vacancy: Cleaner

Dates:  Job start September 2018

Location:  Wye, Kent TN25 5EZ

Contract type:  Part-time

Contract term:  Permanent

Spring Grove School is looking for a flexible and reliable cleaner.  Previous cleaning experience would be preferred but not essential. 

You will be working for two hours per evening (10 hours per week; timings to be discussed), Monday to Friday, Term Time only.  As agreed, additional adhoc cleaning duties may also be required during the school holidays. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Assistant Bursar, Mrs Angela Peirson, on 01233 812337 / apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

An > Application Form (Non-Teaching) may be downloaded from the enclosed link.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk. CVs alone will not be accepted.

 


Spring Grove School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and satisfactory employment references which will be taken up prior to interview (if selected).

> Child Protection Policy (incorporating EYFS)

Please Note:

Posts at Spring Grove School may/will involve both direct and indirect contact with children. In accordance with the Children’s Act 1989, on appointment postholders will be required to commit to their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding.  


 

Headmaster: Mr Bill Jones

Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Kent TB25 5EZ

Tel: 01233 812337,  Email: office@springgroveschool.co.uk,  Website: www.springgroveschool.co.uk