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An introduction to Spring Grove School

Spring Grove School is an independent day school that offers an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years. It is located in an idyllic 14-acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe the school motto ‘Always do your best’.

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

We firmly believe Spring Grove School is a great place for children to grow. Come and work for us!

Safeguarding and equal opportunities

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

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (incorporating EYFS)

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).

Current vacancies

Please take a look below for our current recruitment needs at Spring Grove. We look forward to hearing from you.
Application forms can be found here:
Teaching post – application form
Non-teaching post – application form

HLTA Teaching Assistant – Job Share
Start date: 30 August 2022
Salary: dependent on experience
Closing date: 25 May 2022 at 12pm
To apply: download the application form

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed HLTA to job share in September 2022.

The successful candidate needs to be flexible to work alongside the current HLTA and under the guidance of the class teachers and the SENCO but will need to use their own initiative, drawing on their experience to adapt in the moment and meet the needs of the pupils they are supporting.  On occasions the TA will be required take charge of the class or groups of children.

Teaching Assistants also care for the children over break times, so being able to lead play as well as keep children safe is another aspect to this role.

To apply please fill out the application form and return to Mrs A Peirson apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Teaching Assistant – Full-time
Start date: 30 August 2022
Salary: dependent on experience
Closing date: 25 May 2022 at 12pm
To apply: download the application form

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Level 2 Teaching Assistants  to join our forward-thinking team in September 2022.

The successful candidates need to be flexible to work alongside and under the guidance of the class teachers and the SENCO but will need to use their own initiative, drawing on their experience to adapt in the moment and meet the needs of the pupils they are supporting.  One vacancy is to support our Reception Class and another to support Prep 5 and on occasions the TA will be required take charge of the class or groups of children.

Teaching Assistants also care for the children over break times, so being able to lead play as well as keep children safe is another aspect to this role.

To apply please fill out the application form and return to Mrs A Peirson apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 – Full-time
Start date: 30 August 2022
Salary: dependent on experience
Closing date: 25 May 2022 at 12pm
To apply: download the application form

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to join our Nursery team from the Autumn term (September) 2022.  This is a permanent full-time role, 0815 – 1545, with the possibility for extra hours to cover wraparound care, term time only.

Spring Grove has a well-established and strong leadership team combined with a large number of experienced and outstanding teachers, and the school is well-placed to offer the successful candidate the opportunity to develop key skills and experience in a highly motivated environment.

To apply please fill out the application form and return to Mrs A Peirson apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

Cleaning Supervisor
Evenings 12.5 hours per week – Monday – Friday
Start date: asap
To apply:
contact Mrs Angela Peirson 01233 812337 or apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

We require a Cleaning Supervisor to oversee and clean alongside team of cleaners. The team work during the evenings Monday – Friday, term time only, and throughout the holidays to cover deep clean on an ad hoc basis to be arranged with the Assistant Bursar.

The Cleaning Supervisor would be responsible for ensuring the school is cleaned to a high standard and the site is locked and secure at the end of each shift.

Previous applicants need not apply.

School Cleaner – 10 hours per week
Start date: asap
To apply:
contact Mrs Angela Peirson 01233 812337 or apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

A School Cleaner is required 10 hours per week. You will also be required to cover holiday and sickness on an ad hoc basis. Monday – Friday 1800 – 2000. The position is term time only, but cover is required throughout the holidays to cover deep clean on an ad hoc basis.

Previous applicants need not apply.