We are seeking to appoint an experienced Early
Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Teacher, starting in September 2024.
At Queen’s Park Academy we ensure children develop
a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that they can build on throughout
their education. We place a strong emphasis on securing the fundamentals
of literacy and numeracy alongside the fifteen areas of learning within the
EYFS framework. Our aim is to provide our youngest pupils with the tools
that they need to establish a strong sense of identity and to feel empowered by
the knowledge they have of the world around them. Our EYFS curriculum has been
designed to spark pupils’ curiosity and to develop their oral language,
communication and comprehension. We want to enrich and widen their vocabulary,
so that they can confidently think, reason, argue, and participate in
conversations. The curriculum leads into Key Stage 1 carefully with
teach the Advantage Schools curriculum to a reception/nursery class of
ensure effective use of assessment that leads to responsive action aimed at
filling gaps in knowledge
ensure that teaching and learning practice is supported by the most robust
research and evidence
maintain and contribute to the development of the curriculum and champion the
trust’s approach to curriculum development and delivery
work as part of the teaching team and, where appropriate, help develop other
support very high expectations and standards in all aspects of school life in
keeping with the vision for the school
ensure that safeguarding procedures and practices are followed with rigour
WHY QUEEN’S PARK ACADEMY?
At Queen's Park Academy we emphasise the importance
of kindness, civility, and inclusivity in a text-rich, teacher-led
learning environment. We want our pupils to leave our primary schools
equipped for success in the next stage of their educational journey, and to
achieve this we teach an academic curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to
enrichment for all. We prioritise the teaching of powerful knowledge in our
curriculum; knowledge that is transformational, taking children beyond learning
that can be easily acquired through their everyday experience, and providing
them with the tools they need to make sense of and navigate the world around
them as educated citizens.
We prioritise providing a
transformational education for the children and young people in our care, and
we are looking for great people with the knowledge and skills to support us in
achieving this aim.
We believe in pro-actively
supporting pupils to successfully achieve high standards of conduct, resulting
in very high expectations, and a calm and consistent learning environment where
pupils feel safe, valued and can thrive. We think this makes for a warm
and happy school, where teachers can teach and pupils can learn, but moreover
enables us to give pupils the foundations they need to lead happy and
ABOUT ADVANTAGE SCHOOLS
are aspiration, honesty and respect and our vision is
to create a family of exceptional schools, within which students are empowered
and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We currently run four schools
in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted outstanding), Houstone
School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School (primary, Ofsted good) and
Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) – with a fifth school (primary)
joining us imminently. Our pupils will leave our schools prepared for a
fulfilling life, including the opportunity to go to a great university and
pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our network of schools
teach an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to
enrichment for all.
our goals through the recruitment and retention of the best colleagues and
school leaders, developing talent through sector-leading professional
learning. We foster collaborative work, both across our trust and our
extensive network of professional contacts, to ensure our staff can learn from
and contribute significantly to the wider educational system.
great staff make a great school, so we look after our colleagues well. We value
hard work, but we do all we can to identify and eliminate unnecessary workload
that could result in burnout.
WHAT TO DO
We welcome visitors to our
school and will be happy to answer any questions you may have ahead of making
your application. Please contact Michelle Johnson to arrange.
For a confidential discussion
about the position, please contact Michelle Johnson, Business Support Officer
on 01234 352901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of
paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe
care of our students. The successful applicants will be required to undertake
appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the
Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicants will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.
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