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  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time: Directed

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£36,014-£52,679 + TLR 2

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Outer London) + TLR 2 + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Early Years Foundation Stage Lead to join our Leadership Team at Harris Primary Academy Kent House, supporting our vision and ethos, securing effective teaching and successful learning, and promoting high levels of achievement and self-esteem for all pupils.

Our dedicated team provides a supportive network both onsite as well as support across the Federation to ensure all our staff feel encouraged to do their best. Join a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission in creating and maintaining a supportive and thriving learning environment.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • A proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of primary age
  • Successful experience of teaching the primary curriculum
  • Good understanding of current theory and best practice in teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to achieving high rates of progress of children of primary age
  • Good subject knowledge of core National Curriculum
  • EYFS experience
  • The ability to teach second language
  • Some knowledge of English as a specialist subject

What the school offers its staff

At Harris Primary Academy Kent House, we have the highest possible aspirations for our staff and pupils. We will expect all our children to make very good progress and develop the skills and personal qualities they need for the future.

You would be working as part of a supportive team. In addition to the benefits outlined, we offer excellent professional development opportunities provided by Harris Federation. We would also offer:

  • An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work;
  • Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all our children;
  • A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others

For a confidential discussion about this post with the Executive Principal, or to arrange a visit, please call 020 8402 7178.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

As EYFS Leader, your role will be to act as the lead professional for Early Years, ensuring outstanding provision is developed and that all staff in the Foundation Stage are outstanding practitioners. Your responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and monitoring the weekly and medium term planning of staff within the foundation stage and in consultation with the headship team take action as appropriate
  • Coordinating the resources for teaching and learning within the foundation stage in conjunction with the school's planning and resourcing policy
  • Daily rotas and changes within the foundation stage
  • Taking assemblies
  • Monitoring discipline and behaviour within the foundation stage
  • Ensuring the availability of advice to all members of the foundation stage for consistency with the whole school behaviour policy
  • Attending management meetings and chair staff meetings as appropriateActing as team leader for performance management

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Primary Academy Kent House

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
396 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8402 7178

Harris Primary Academy Kent House opened in September 2013 and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. It is a very exciting time to be joining our flourishing team. At Harris Primary Academy Kent House we have the highest possible aspirations for our staff and pupils. We expect all our children to make very good progress and develop the skills and personal qualities they will need for the future. We believe that when children are as young as they are in Primary School, happiness is key to success.

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