If you are looking for a primary school jobs in Kent, then Rikama Education have the knowledge and experience to help you to find the perfect position.
Education Recruitment Specialists in Kent
Dealing with education recruitment in Kent and the south-east, Rikama’s expertise stems from over 50 years’ collective experience in recruitment, as well as the knowledge of schools and teaching that comes with being parents.
We suit the role exactly to our clients’ specifications, dealing with full and part-time positions, as well as casual or permanent ones.
The role of a Primary School Teacher
Primary teaching is absolutely essential to children’s development, and imparting an early interest in science, mathematics, English or any other subject is paramount to their success in secondary education, as well as to a child’s later life on the whole. Primary teachers form lasting impressions on children, offering not only an educator, but a mentor that allows them to form their own opinions from a young age.
As a primary school teacher you will be creating lesson plans and schemes of work that match the national curriculum objectives. You will be expected to establish strong relationships with your pupils a facilitate their educational and human growth at this early age. You will be helping them develop appropriate social skills in line with their age and aptitude.
You will record all progress and in some years prepare children for national tests such as SATs. Challenging your pupils to further their knowledge and understanding of previous concepts and teachings.
A starting salary for a primary school teacher in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is £23,720 and will rise incremently to £35,008 with increased pay scales for those working in or near the capital.
Further ecperience and dedication to the classroom could present further earning opportunities by applying for a lead practitioner role. Salaries start at £39,374 and can rise to over £100,000 in exceptional circumstances.
Working hours of a primary school teacher can vary. Typically a teachers official working hours are between 8.30am til 4pm. However marking, lesson planning and preparation are typically done at home and on thier own time. Teachers often are called upon for tasks during breaks such as lunch duty and playground duty therefore a typical day doesn’t allow for much rest time.
Teachers work 39 weeks of the year but can use time within the 13 week holiday for work such as lesson planning and marking. As teachers are salaried you will still be paid your full salary even in summer holiday time.