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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead

Sunnyside Primary Academy, Northampton

Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 1 to Lead Practitioners range 5, £41,065 to £45,319

Job summary

Are you an outstanding Early Years practitioner? Do you want to take the next step in your career and move into a leadership position? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We have an exciting new leadership role to take our EYFS into the next stage of development. We are looking for a good or outstanding EYFS practitioner who may already have some leadership experience.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Phase Leaders will participate in the strategic leadership and management of the academy and will be responsible for the quality of teaching and learning across the phase they lead, as well as overseeing the effective management of academy resources within the phase.

The position will oversee a team of people within the phase and be responsible for performance appraisal and standards across the board. Phase Leaders will also be responsible for a whole-school core subject area (Reading, Writing, Mathematics or Science) and work across the school to lead this specific subject.

A large part of the Phase Leader role will include coaching and mentoring staff within the phase to ensure that teaching and learning is at least good or outstanding.

We’re looking for someone who has:
• The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
• Excellent inter-personal, communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to inspire and challenge colleagues
• Proven experience as an effective classroom teacher and of working with children of different ages within an EYFS setting
• The ability to lead aspects of school improvement and ensure that all children are given opportunities to excel

About us
The Sunnyside Primary is located in the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton. Our friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff aims to ensure that children grow into happy, confident individuals with a passion for learning and are dedicated to making every child feel valued, encouraging them to do their best. We believe every child should feel valued and encouraged to achieve their very best in all aspects of academy life.
We can offer a firm commitment to you and your professional development and encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference.

In Return
Working for the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT), you can be assured that you will be contributing to helping support our mission to enable every child to do their best. All our academies work collaboratively together to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning. As a GAT employee, you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth.

Visits to our academy are warmly welcomed; please call 01604 842958 or email admin@sunnysideprimaryacademy.org to arrange this.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential qualifications

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential skills and experience

Newly qualified Teachers and experienced Teachers are all encouraged to apply to this post

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 331 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Sunnyside Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vacancies@greenwoodacademies.org

About Sunnyside Primary Academy

School location

Reynard Way, Northampton, NN2 8QS

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