Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead

Hawthorn Park Community Primary, Bedfordshire, LU5 5QN

This job expired on 6 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    18 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2022

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Early years

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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead job summary

Can you inspire the young minds of Hawthorn Park Community School?

Early Years & Foundation Stage Lead

This is a rare opportunity that has arisen, due to the retirement of our current leader. We are seeking an experienced Early Years Lead to join our motivated and dedicated team of staff at Hawthorn Park Community Primary School from Easter 2022. We are looking to recruit someone who is child centred and to provide leadership, direction and management within the early years unit to ensure continued improvement of our Foundation Stage, which has been judged as consistently good by Ofsted. You will need to share in and support the leadership of the school as a member of the Middle Management Team and to help lead the school in the policies and practices of continuous school improvement and staff development in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage (including nursery). Experience of the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme would be an advantage.

We are in the process of building a brand-new early years unit, due for completion by September 2022 which will allow you the exciting prospect of setting up and managing the new environment to enable the best learning opportunities for our children. It is a unique position, as you will oversee the early years unit of nursery (2+ years) to reception, as well as working alongside staff from the Tennyson Learning Trust who have a reputation for their outstanding schools.

Experience of the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme would be an advantage along with the drive to want to progress the Early years provision to reach an outstanding Ofsted. Ofsted has continuously rated our Early years provision as ‘Good’ and said ‘Leaders and teachers in Nursery and Reception work very effectively together to ensure that transition is smooth and that there is consistency in the teaching of reading. Children are enthusiastic about their books and want to read to adults and talk about their stories’. Ofsted Report June 2019

Sue, EYFS Lead – ‘Working in the EYFS at Hawthorn Park is a very rewarding role. You see the children thrive as they grow in confidence and learn new skills under your direction. You work closely with local families and the school is at the heart of the local community. You have the pleasure to lead a team of highly skilled support staff who all work together to ensure that the children have the best possible outcomes'.

This is an exciting time of change, growth, and challenge at Hawthorn Park Community School as it grows within a new local trust, the Tennyson Learning Community.

You will share our core values and have a passionate desire to help children learn. Be committee to help all our children succeed through school whilst having a caring and nurturing nature. You will need to provide support for their welfare and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life.

Interviews will be held 10/02/2022 for successful shortlisted applicants

Please do not hesitate to contact the school for an informal conversation about the role. The Trust reserves the right to shortlist, interview and appoint to the post prior to the expiry date subject to early applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff with be subject to appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and referencing.

The Tennyson Learning Community supports Equal Opportunities

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About Hawthorn Park Community Primary

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 480 pupils
Age range
2 to 11

This is an exciting time of change, growth, and challenge at Hawthorn Park Community School as it grows within a new local trust, the Tennyson Learning Community.

Arranging a visit to Hawthorn Park Community Primary

Visits to the school are welcomed by appointment only. Email Mr N Marshall, Deputy Headteacher, n.marshall@hawthornpark.beds.sch.uk

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