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  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2023

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  • Head of year or phase

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Key stage

Early years

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Full time: Full Time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Stoke Primary School is a popular, diverse, two-form entry school with delightful pupils and committed staff. The governors are seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Early Years Lead to join our vibrant Reception and Nursery team.

About Us:

Our Nursery offers morning sessions only and accommodates up to 26 children, while we have a group of 60 children in our Reception provision.

As a forward-thinking school, we strive for excellence in education, and are seeking an energetic and ambitious teacher to lead and elevate our standards.

The Role:

As our Early Years Lead, you will have a pivotal role in shaping our learning landscape. Our Early Years features open-plan classrooms with ample indoor and outdoor spaces, providing a dynamic and engaging learning environment. We strongly believe in child-initiated learning, empowering our youngest learners to drive their own educational journey and develop a genuine love for learning.

Key Responsibilities:

- Foster and lead on child-initiated learning, encouraging curiosity, creativity, and independent thinking amongst our young learners.

- Adapt teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles, effectively transitioning between small groups, one-on-one sessions, and whole-class instruction.

- Collaborate with our dedicated, passionate, and enthusiastic team to provide the very best educational experience for our children.

- Lead and inspire across the Early Years team and beyond.


- Qualified teacher status (QTS) and relevant teaching experience.

- A comprehensive understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

- Demonstrated passion for teaching and learning to ensure every child makes good progress.

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead within a team-oriented environment.

- Energetic, ambitious, and willing to invest in creating an inspiring learning environment for our Early Years children.

- Committed to working in partnership with parents and carers.

- A commitment to promoting children’s welfare and safeguarding.

What the school offers its staff

If you feel that you can make a significant impact on the educational journey of our youngest learners and are passionate about early years, we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the school prior to application are strongly encouraged.

If you would like to visit the school or have any questions, please contact Rhiann McGarrity – School Business Manager R.mcgarrity@stoke.coventry.sch.uk

Please apply using the online application form ensuring you outline your skills, abilities, and experience in line with the key areas on the advert and Job Description and Person Specification

Or you can download the application pack and return completed direct to the school at office@stoke.coventry.sch.uk

Closing date: Thursday 30th November 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 6th December 2023

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre-employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Please see our school website for our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation.

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 Stoke Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
435 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Stoke Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email R.mcgarrity@stoke.coventry.sch.uk.

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