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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR2b £5,699

What skills and experience we're looking for

Drapers’ Brookside Schools have an exciting opportunity for an aspiring leader who is highly motivated, forward-thinking practitioner to lead our EYFS team. 

The post holder will work in partnership with the Leadership Team to secure the school’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality education and improved standards of learning and achievement for all.They will play an instrumental part in raising standards through observation, coaching, mentoring and team teaching in order to improve teaching and learning across the school and will have overall responsibility for the quality and consistency of provision, standards and achievement in theirphase.

We are looking for innovative leader with a strong understanding of best practice and the ability to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have experience in both nursery and reception age groups
  • Lead by example, provide inspiration and motivation to your teams. Embody for the pupils, staff, governors and parents the vision, purpose and leadership of learning in EYFS
  • Model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice in EYFS to secure consistently good or outstanding teaching and learning for our children
  • Articulate high quality in EYFS educational provision, the characteristics of effective Early Years settings, and strategies for raising standards and outcomes for EYFS children
  • Promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good behaviour through effective management and leadership Strategic Leadership
  • Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction which secures effective teaching and learning which leads toimproved outcomes for children in Early Years
  • Be able to present a coherent and accurate account of the children’s performance and other Early Years self-evaluation evidence to a range of audiences, including Governors, the Local Authority, the Local Community and Ofsted

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Take responsibility for work with the Vice Principal to analyse data for the phase and plan and deliver actions to raise standards and accelerate progress
  • Work with the Leadership team to monitor, evaluate and review the effects of policies, priorities and targets of the school in practice, and take action as necessary
  • Contribute to the School Evaluation Form
  • Devise and action annual action plans to inform address areas for improvements

Working with parents and the wider community

  • Support families with the induction and well-being of their child when they arrive in Early Years
  • Ensure that parents are well-informed about their child’s attainment and progress through ‘Planning in the Moment’ paperwork and meetings
  • Develop an effective partnership with parents and help them understand how they can support their child’s learning and personal development
  • Involve parents in the learning process through workshops, events, stay and plays and Seesaw
  • Further develop and strengthen relationships with other nursery settings

Professional development

  • Lead professional development of staff through weekly phase meetings, creating a strong cohesive team
  • Support the provision of high-quality professional development by methods such as coaching, mentoring, modelling and drawing on other sources of expertise where appropriate
  • Mentor trainee and newly qualified teachers and support the induction of any new staff in EYFS
  • Take responsibility of the performance management of their team
  • Participate in arrangements for appraisal and take responsibility for own professional development.

In addition to leading the EYFS phase, the post holder will lead one of our four curriculum teams over both the infant and junior schools.

Dedicated leadership time will be provided each weekand awide range ofprofessional development opportunitieswill be available.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • High quality training and CPD opportunities
  • A great staff team to work alongside
  • A culture of high ambition
  • A supportive Multi-Academy Trust structure and team of School Governors, who are passionate and committed to everyone at school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

This role is not suitable for Early Careers Teachers

School Office Telephone:01708 371331Email:admin@drapersbrookside.com

Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Employees could also be asked to work in any Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust locations.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Drapers' Brookside Infant School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
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School size
225 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7

School location

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