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Deputy Headteacher

Eastfield Infant and Nursery School, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Job details

Job role
Early years, KS1
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L09 - L13

Job summary

Our experienced deputy has now become Eastfield Infant and Nursery school’s substantive head teacher and the school is looking for a leader who has the enthusiasm and drive to support continued high expectations.

You will:
• Be an inspirational teacher backed by a record of great teaching.
• Have leadership experience and be keen to develop it in others.
• Thrive on professional development opportunities and enjoy supporting others on their
own professional journey.
• Have a passion for how young children learn.
• Have a good understanding for where the schools’ curriculum currently is within the
school and have vision linked to the overall school development plan for where it needs to
go next.

We can offer:
• A school that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
• A caring school where pupils are known individually.
• Children who are well behaved and work and play cooperatively together.
• Good support for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND so they achieve well.
• Senior Leaders who have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and what needs
to be improved in different subjects.
• A learning climate open to research and ways to improve.
• A governing body that will challenge and support your success.

Applying for the job

Please see the attached application pack.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
226 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01480 463958

About Eastfield Infant and Nursery School

Eastfield Infant and Nursery School is a happy, diverse and inclusive school.
We pride ourselves on our vibrant school community that creates an environment where inspired learning can take place. Our values and ethos underpin everything that we do. These permeate all aspects of school life, enabling us to help every child to thrive in a positive atmosphere of warmth and trust, in which everyone feels secure, valued and confident.

We believe that school days should be the happiest of our lives and we aim to ensure that
every child receives an enjoyable, secure and stimulating start to their education. Children
succeed when they feel safe and cared for - we aim to take them forward and to educate
them in readiness for an ever-changing world, one in which they will need to be resilient,
resourceful and adaptable.

We have a committed, experienced and talented team of teaching and support staff, a
dedicated governing body and healthy parent participation. Our school is continuing to
strive to improve, and pupil numbers on roll remain steady. Our financial position is stable,
which enables us to continue with the developments and improvements we aim to achieve
in the coming years.

Our staff are helped in the classroom by many dedicated parents and volunteers from the
community, with parents taking an active role in their child’s school life, working together to
develop a partnership of home and school.

The curriculum is broad and varied, topic led and designed to be relevant and stimulating. We
are particularly strong in identifying pupils’ specific learning needs and using individual
learning plans, with a key focus on literacy and numeracy. Ensuring outstanding pupil
progress is, of course, our overriding aim. We take any feedback very seriously, be it from
Ofsted, the parents, children, or indeed any other source that will enable us to improve the
education we offer our pupils. We can then tailor our school development plan accordingly.

A diverse range of visitors and visiting workshops give the children new opportunities to
extend their learning in an engaging and interactive way.

Learning does not stop with the pupils - all members of staff and governors regularly take
part in professional development activities and we welcome trainee teachers and those on
work experience.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive attitude and every person at the school is treated as an
individual who makes a valuable contribution in the classroom and wider community. No pupil is placed at a disadvantage because of their educational needs or social background and our inclusive attitude generates respect, empathy and understanding towards each other.

The school works closely with a variety of resources to ensure that pupils who
need that extra support are enabled to achieve their full potential. We also offer a breakfast
club which provides nutritious food and stimulating activities so pupils have a great start to
the day.

We offer a number of extra-curricular activities, utilising staff and volunteers’ strengths.

Our pupils are encouraged to think and to develop their own opinions, all of which are
listened to and valued.

Our buildings are spacious, attractive and well resourced, including a decent sized hall and
various shared spaces. We have large pleasant grounds with both hard area and a playing
field for catering for a wide range of activities. There are dedicated areas for our different
pupils including a nursery play area and bike storage facilities.

We understand learning does not just happen in the classroom and encourage our pupils to
make the most of the outdoor space and facilities we have on offer.

Arranging a visit to Eastfield Infant and Nursery School

Please contact the school office to discuss on 01480 463958 or office@eastfield.cambs.sch.uk

School location

Pig Lane, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5QT

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