Gray's Farm Primary Academy

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Are you looking to teach in a vibrant, exciting and dynamic primary academy?

Situated in the heart of Orpington, a stone's throw away from the A20 and a 7minute walk from St Mary Cray train station - the commute to the school is easy!

Gray’s Farm Primary Academy was awarded ‘Good’ status by OFSTED in July 2016. The Quality of teaching, Leadership and management and the Achievement of pupils were graded as ‘Good’ with the Personal development, behaviour and welfare graded as ‘Outstanding’.

“Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They are highly respectful of their peers and staff.” OFSTED 2016

Pupils’ conduct is impeccable in classrooms and around the school building and site. They are polite and friendly to each other and hold polite conversations. OFSTED 2016

We are proud to offer our children an excellent start in education and our results show that our pupils leave us with results that are above the national average.

“In the Early years many activities are planned to support children in the early stages of reading, writing and speaking. A wide range of mark making is available so that children can begin to form early writing” OFSTED 2016

Please click here for a virtual tour of the school with a focus on Reception

Gray’s Farm staff are part of a carrying, supportive and dynamic team which alongside our children are the heart of our school. A team of professionals who enjoy what we do, laugh (alot) and are dedicated to improving the lives of the children and families in our local community. We have a strong senior leadership team who encourage professional development opportunities including coaching and team teaching sessions for teachers as well as taking time to develop leadership skills within our team with a strong focus in middle leadership.

“Improvements in teaching have been secured by high-quality internal and external continuing professional development (CPD).” OFSTED 2016

We aim to offer our children the very best educational experience and our exciting and engaging curriculum has been written based on the cultural capital of our school based on the interests of the children that attend.

The updated curriculum is ensuring that pupils enjoy coming to school and their learning. They are enthusiastic and engaged throughout their lessons. Pupils’ behaviour in classrooms is typically impeccable as a result. OFSTED 2016

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, hardworking class teachers who are committed to raising standards and securing the best possible outcomes for each individual child. If you believe you will fit well into our friendly and child-centered team, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

What can Gray’s Farm Primary offer you?

  • Experience in a ‘Good’ school who are striving for ‘Outstanding’.

  • An excellent and committed team

  • A teaching assistant in every classroom to support teaching and learning

  • A welcoming school with friendly, approachable staff and governors

  • A strong focus on staff well-being including: Friday fun briefings, communication only within working hours for switch off, staff voice on a regular basis, personal ‘check ins’ from members of slt, ppa covered by the same people each week so less stress. (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • A rigorous performance management system which is supportive

  • Shadowing opportunities should your have particular aspirations

  • Support from experienced year group partners when planning

  • Support from experienced middle leaders and SLT link to check in and support where needed

  • Clean, bright and spacious classrooms which are well stocked

  • Performance related pay opportunities based on performance management

A successful candidate will have:

  • A commitment to achieving high standards

  • A willingness to contribute and work as part of a team

  • A child-centred approach to the vocation of teaching

  • Outstanding classroom practice with high expectations for all children

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and the successful candidate will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Please visit our website to find out more information about our lovely school. Candidates are welcome to visit the school - please telephone the school to arrange an appointment.