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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 November 2023

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£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) TLR 3

Early Years Lead job summary

At Meadow Park Academy we encourage our pupils to be creative, take risks and build character in order to maximise achievement in all areas. In doing so they develop a lifelong love of learning through nurture and adventure, as well as the resilience to follow their own paths and contribute to our communities as responsible global citizens.

 Our aim is, and will always be, to help our children to achieve their maximum potential. We believe that the primary school days should be one of the most exciting periods of anybody's life, and our teachers deliver an engaging curriculum to ensure that a love for learning is embraced and sustained.

We are looking for a skilled and passionate Early Years Leader, who shares the ethos of our school and is committed to supporting us in delivering exceptional education to the community we serve. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a growing understanding of how children learn. Above all, you must care deeply about our children and want to help them achieve their best, across the whole curriculum and beyond.

Our team is proud to be part of Anthem Schools Trust, who together create ambitious and successful schools where every child thrives. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • To provide leadership, direction and management to ensure sustained improvement of the Foundation Stage.
  • To share in and support the leadership of the school as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • 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.

Rewards and Benefits 

  • Membership of Teachers Pension Scheme 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme - offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeng, money, health and legal advice 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • The Anthem Institute 
  • Access to Health Sheils Health Cash Plan

Please note application should be made through the Meadow Park Career Site, we do not accept CVs. We reserve the right to close the advert before the stated closing date and interviews can be held throughout this period. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

Anthem will undertake a basic online check for all shortlisted candidates.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

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About Meadow Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
370 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Meadow Park Academy is a vibrant, welcoming two form entry primary school in the heart of a diverse community in the Tilehurst area of Reading, the county town of Berkshire.

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