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Year 3/4 Phase Leader


Year 3/4 Phase Leader
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Gordon Children's Academy
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Gordon Children's Academy
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Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader

Salary: £27,186 - £42,192 per annum + TLR

Start date: September 2021

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 12th May 2021

Interview Date : TBC

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We require a Year 3 & 4 Phase leader to join Gordon Children’s Academy. You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone.

The role requires excellent organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a supportive team. The role will be supported by the rest of the ELT and you will be line managed by a member of SLT to be able to deliver high academic standards within your phase and curriculum area.

As part of the role, you will be supporting teachers within Gordon to be their best self through coaching and mentoring and other supportive initiatives to enrich the teaching and learning of our curriculum.


“Leaders’ actions to make improvements and ensure consistency across the school have been successful. As a result, standards have risen sharply since the school opened.” 


“Leaders’ non-negotiable expectations have led to improvements in teaching, which is now good.”

OFSTED 2017  


The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one.  We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. 

We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too.  We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour. Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.


What you will need to succeed:    

  • Excellent thinking, teaching and learning skills with a proven track record of excellent progress for children.
  • Reflective skills to support the development of your team and whole school curriculum areas to the highest standard for our children.
  • The skills to manage, in conjunction with SLT, the operational needs of your phase.
  • Be an advocate for digital learning and developing supporting our children to apply their skills safely. 
  • Ensuring highly effective transition for our children including for our new secondary school, Maritime Academy.
  • To be innovative, creative and inspiring of others to ensure the high standards and continuous professional development of your team and the wider school community.
  • Be an advocate for all school, hub and wider TSAT initiatives and expectations.
  • To develop curriculum resources for identified curriculum areas to ensure that our children have a highly effective curriculum journey through the primary school.
  • Undertake monitoring activities providing feedback and support for individual teachers and subject leaders.
  • Ensure that subject leaders, under the designated curriculum areas, are effective in delivering a high quality education for our children.
  • A detailed understanding of the application of the ARA and other associated external statutory expectations related to your phase

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • Minimum starting salary £27,186 for all NQTs
  • Revised Teacher Pay scale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other Medway Primary Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Charted Teacher 
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation or tour of the school please contact Kerry Masters on 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Curriculum and phase leader JD - March 2021.pdf

Gordons class teacher JD (1).pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via