Early Years Co-ordinator

Cramlington Village Primary School, Cramlington, Northumberland


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 3 to Upper pay range 3, £28,413 to £40,490

Job summary

Start date 1st September 2020
Salary MPS/UPS plus TLR 2
This role is not suitable for newly or recently qualified applicants.

Cramlington Village Primary School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable early years coordinator who can inspire, support and exemplify great practice in our early years team.

The successful candidate will be someone who has a strong understanding of great practice in early years, and who has a well-developed pedagogy about the practice they would like to see.

Main aspects of this valuable role includes:
• Leading a class in our one form entry primary school providing
strong examples of practice that inspires our enthusiastic
• Supporting nursery staff to develop their practice,
• Coordinating nursery visits, transition arrangements and
promoting and marketing the distinctive ethos of our school
• Contributing to the vision of the school as it evolves to meet our
children's needs
• Aspiring to succeed and experience success in your own
personal professional journey
• Growing and developing our pupil numbers - by leading the
'gateway' to our school

In return we can offer you:
• A positive staff team, who are welcoming and keen to help
• Well behaved, well cared for children, who are keen to please
and ready to learn
• A well-resourced school, with carefully managed budgets
• An aspirational atmosphere throughout the team and governing
• Wellbeing and a focus on acceptable workloads regularly
reviewed and considered by school leaders
• Consistently high expectations throughout school

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school and to speak informally to the school principal Debbie Wylie on 01670 735177.

Candidates must only apply using the application form provided, and no more than 2 sides of A4 with a personal statement. In the personal statement you must cover why you meet the role using the person specification, what attracts you to our school, and what impact you think you will have on it.

Cramlington Village Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The application pack and further details are all available on the Village Primary website at www.villageprimary.org

Closing date for applications is Friday the 28th February at 5pm.

Visits to the school are encouraged prior to Friday 14th February when we break up for our 2 week half term.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 2nd March 2020.

Please send completed application forms and your personal statements to the email address on the application forms.

Essential educational requirements

Second class honours degree or higher

Essential qualifications


At least 3 years experience of coordinating the work of teaching and support staff either in early years or elsewhere in primary school.

To have a clear understanding of the national curriculum and its application.

Highly successful classroom practitioner who is creative in their approach to learning.

Experience in leading one or more school areas including identifying pupil needs, monitoring and evaluating standards.

Ability to plan, record and assess for children's progress in a variety of ways.

A commitment to providing excellent provision for all pupils and achieving high standards of pupil progress.

Competent ICT skills.

Excellent people skills motivating, inspiring and challenging adults to produce the best outcomes for pupils.

Essential skills and experience

Experience of planning & teaching the Primary National Curriculum in a creative way.

Evidence of recent school improvement work which has had a positive impact on pupil outcomes.

Proven ability to implement strategies for raising pupil achievement.

Experience of working with children who have additional needs.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

An innate ability to demonstrate a caring and nurturing attitude while maintaining professional boundaries.

Ability to oversee the pastoral welfare of all children within the year group and to promote good behaviour at all times.

Reliable, flexible, committed, well motivated, enthusiastic.

Commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion.

Excellent health and attendance record.

Additional strengths within curriculum subjects.

A 'can do' attitude, sense of humour, willingness to learn and approachable.

Full safeguarding clearance including an enhanced DBS check.

Employee benefits

TLR Payment
Teacher's Pension Scheme

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Primary
School size 185 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Cramlington Village Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@villageprimary.org

School location

Bowmont Drive, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 2SN