5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    21 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Full time
Monday to Friday
Contract type
Main or Upper Scale

Job summary

Early Years Leader MPS/UPS with TLR2A
Are you an outstanding Early Years Practitioner? Have you got drive and vision to develop an Early Years phase? If so, we would love to hear from you! Carfield Primary School are looking for a Phase Leader for Early Years who will oversee all aspects of the Early Years phase. We are looking for someone who is up for a challenge and wants to get stuck in with all aspects of our school life!

About the role:
As a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team, the Phase Leader will participate in the strategic leadership and management of the school and will be responsible for the quality of teaching and learning across the Early Years, as well as overseeing the effective management of school 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. 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.

The role will grow and adapt with the school over the coming years, and so the Phase Leader will need to be prepared for aspects of change and development as pupil and staff numbers increase over time. The post will be a class-based role with non-contact time provided to allow leadership responsibilities to be fulfilled, in addition to PPA.

We are looking for a good and outstanding classroom practitioner within the Early Years who may already have some leadership experience within their setting, or someone who is ready to take the next step in their career. You will be someone who is highly driven and motivated, has an eye for detail, and can work flexible and creatively.

The successful candidate will have:
• The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
• Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills as well as the ability to inspire and challenge colleagues
• Proven experience as an effective good and outstanding classroom teacher
• Experience of working with children of different ages within the Early Years
• Have the ability to lead aspects of school improvement and ensure that all children are given opportunities to excel
• Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check.
This post is to start in September 2022 (or sooner if possible)

For further information please contact the Head of School, Mrs Mohammed on 0114 2557534
Completed application forms are returnable to
Liz Smith: recruitment@carfield.sheffield.sch.uk
Closing date: 9.00 am Friday 21st January 2022
Interviews: Friday 28th January 2022

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

About Carfield Primary School

Carfield Primary School is a large, friendly school situated in the Meersbrook area of Sheffield. We have a strong ethos, close links with our local community and enjoy a mutually supportive relationship with parents. We are a caring, happy school where children are valued as individuals and provided with suitable challenge to enable them all to achieve. We can offer you children who are eager to learn and full of enthusiasm as well as a dedicated and welcoming team of staff, parents and governors.

Arranging a visit to Carfield Primary School

Please contact the Head of School, Mrs H Mohammed to arrange a visit to the school. 0114 2557534

School location

Argyle Close, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9HJ

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