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Key Stage One Leader and Teacher

An opportunity to work in one of Kent’s leading Prep Schools.  Hilden Grange School is an independent preparatory school which educates pupils from 3-13 years.  It was founded in 1929 and is now part of the Alpha Plus Group, the Gold Standard in educational provision.  The school has access to more than twenty acres of attractive grounds, on the northern fringe of Tonbridge, Kent.

We are looking to recruit a Key Stage One Leader and Teacher.  The Key Stage One Leader will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the school’s key stage curriculum, delivering high-quality teaching and effective use of resources. They will work alongside the Head of Pre-Prep and the Heads of Department in the Prep to maintain high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils, while also carrying out their duties as a classroom teacher.

As Key Stage One Leader, they will contribute to the whole-school self-evaluation and school improvement planning, and be responsible for mentoring and developing staff within the key stage. They will offer guidance and support to key stage teaching staff, modelling best practices and showing up-to-date knowledge of current theory and practice. 

The Key Stage One Leader will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher including planning and teaching lessons, assessing pupils’ progress, and managing behaviour effectively.

Start date:         September 2022

Hours:                Full-time

Salary:                Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be on the Alpha Plus scale.  

Hilden Grange School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. All staff are trained in child protection and understand to report concerns by following the safeguarding policies. We ensure all candidates are properly police-checked, and the successful candidate will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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To apply for this role please click the link below or click apply to follow the link to our careers portal and complete our on-line application process.

Please note that we will not be offering tours of the school prior to interview, a tour will form part of the interview process.  Our website provides a lot of information about us and hopefully it will give you a feel of life at Hilden Grange.

Application closing date: Tuesday, 17th May 2022, however the school reserves the right to appoint before the deadline.

Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2022

We reserve the right to close the advert early, if a suitable candidate is appointed and therefore we encourage early application.

Hilden Grange School, 62 Dry Hill Park Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3BX

Tel  01732 352706


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Early Years Open Morning, Friday June 17th

You are warmly invited to join us at our EYFS (Nursery and Reception) and Pre-Prep Open Morning on Friday, 17th June 2022.

Refreshments will be available from 9.30am in the school dining hall. Mr Gough, Headmaster, and Mrs Sowerby, Head of Pre-Prep and Early Years, will be giving a short welcome talk at 9.45am, followed by tours of the school.

Book your place here

We currently have a few Reception places for September 2022.