8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 October 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
46,566 - 49,019

Job summary

Purpose of the Post:
1. To deputise the Centre for the Executive Headteacher (who is based across 4 Nursery Schools) and be a member of the Senior Leadership Team collaborating in the decision making and implementation of Centre policies and procedures

2. To be responsible for leading and managing the education and care and additional services the Centre provides so that they contribute towards improving outcomes for children and their families who live in the local community.

Key Tasks:

1. To co-ordinate and develop the vision, values and principles of the Centre across the range of early childhood services to ensure high quality integrated services are available to all children and their parents.
2. To lead in the development of the curriculum for 0 – 5 year olds and ensure that parents are well informed about the curriculum and targets for improvement.
3. To implement, monitor, evaluate, and review the curriculum through the line management of the Senior Family Workers and Senior Practitioners, in order to identify areas for improvement and set targets.
4. To monitor, evaluate, and track children’s learning to ensure pupils make the necessary progress.
5. To line-manage the Senior Family Workers and Senior Practitioners through individual and group support and supervision; and to undertake annual appraisals to set targets for their professional development.
6. To ensure that effective staff development and training programmes are put into place in order to achieve Nursery Centre objectives.
7. To be the teacher for Looked after Children, coordinating necessary documentation and attending meetings.
8. To observe colleagues at work in order to improve their practice and to inform future Nursery Centre development.
9. To be the Designated Safeguarding lead and child protection lead, ensuring staff understand how to safeguard children and when to report any cause for concern about a child’s health or welfare.
10. To line manage the senior practitioners to plan, implement and review family support and provide sufficient reports of the impact on children’s outcomes.

11. To be the named SENCO teacher for the Centre and line manage the senior practitioners to co-ordinate, plan and review special education needs provision and provide sufficient reports of the impact on children’s’ outcomes.

12. To lead on and undertake any delegated responsibility for drafting or reviewing new or existing Centre policies and procedures as required.

13. To work in collaboration with the Senior Family Workers and Senior Practitioners to develop effective systems for managing, monitoring and evaluating children’s development and progress throughout the nursery and to ensure there is continuity of learning to improve outcomes for children.

14. To provide leadership in promoting parental involvement in children’s learning and development, by developing staff knowledge and understanding to improve outcomes for their children.

15. To promote best early years practice in Nursery by mentoring and supporting staff and other adults, and role modelling teaching and interacting with children and their parents.

16. To ensure high standards of work display and presentation are maintained within the Centre.

17. To ensure the Centre’s Equalities policy is promoted in a positive way and values individual identity, religion, culture, heritage and beliefs and that there are equal opportunities for all.

This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies the level of responsibility at which the post holder will be required to work.

In the interests of effective working, these tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing circumstances. Such reviews, and any consequential changes, will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

The post holder will be required to work 4 additional weeks.

Applying for the job

To apply for this role, please use the attached supporting documents.

Alternatively call or email Reception for an application pack
t: 01604 585219
e: head@camrose.northants-ecl.gov.uk

or go to our website for further information

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 1 to 5
Education phase
School size
88 pupils enrolled
Age range
1 to 5
Contact phone number
01604 585219

About Camrose Early Years Centre for Children & Families

Due to our existing Deputy retiring in the summer, we are looking to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic Deputy Head to be part of the exciting next steps at Camrose Early Years Centre.
In May of this year Camrose Early Years Centre began a collaboration with Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation (comprising 3 Nursery Schools in Northamptonshire – Croyland Nursery School, Highfield Nursery School and Parklands Nursery School). On the 1st December 2021 the new Governing Board will be created for the four Nursery Schools.
One of the key priorities for the successful candidate will be to take a lead with the day to day management of the centre, with the Executive Headteacher working across the four schools. The successful candidate will further develop the curriculum and integrated services alongside two Early Years Teachers, in order to ensure the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all of the children at our school.
The successful post holder will complement the senior leadership team of the Camrose Early Years Centre and the Nursery Schools Federation.
This role is not teacher based but will include some teaching responsibility as agreed to meet the needs of the school and work to the strengths of the individual who is appointed.
The successful candidate:
• is able to lead, manage and work as part of a team when appropriate
• can identify and prioritise the needs of the school on a short and long term basis in order to enhance our strengths, maintain stability and continue to move the school forwards
• will continue to develop our links and relationships within the community including all stakeholders
We can offer you:
• the opportunity to realise your own potential as the leader of a team of talented, dedicated and professional staff
• happy and motivated pupils
• supportive Governing Body and committed parents
• excellent learning spaces and outdoor areas

Arranging a visit to Camrose Early Years Centre for Children & Families

Visits to the school to meet our Executive Headteacher, Miss Lyndsey Barnett are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange 01604 585219 or to request an application pack. Application packs are also available on our websites.

School location

Streatfield Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7DE

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