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  • Earliest start date

    1 July 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • Experience teaching in EYFS
  • Experience monitoring and recording a child’s development.
  • Experience of working with pupils with SEND

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum and EYFS framework

  • In-depth knowledge of current legislation

  • An ability to take a lead role in innovative curricular development

  • An understanding of curriculum and pedagogical issues in relation to EYFS

  • Creative and stimulating teaching strategies which engage and motivate children

  • Knowledge of the principles of good practice relating to staff supervision

  • An ability to identify problem areas and suggest appropriate measures for improvement

  • An understanding of professional development opportunities for EYFS

  • An ability to maintain consistently high standards and ensure quality of teaching

  • An ability to promote and sustain high standards for children

  • A wide knowledge of educational terminology

  • A clear understanding of child development and how this contributes to teaching strategies and learning styles

What the school offers its staff

  • A competitive salary
  • pupils with excellent behaviour.
  • a supportive leadership team with wellbeing their priority.
  • An extensive CPD program.
  • Opportunities for progression and development.

Further details about the role

We are looking for an ambitious EYFS Lead to join us at Lea Valley Primary School. The ideal candidate will have the passion and experience to make our early years provision a place where all pupils thrive.

The EYFS lead will be someone who has extensive experience teaching EYFS, and who is comfortable leading the teaching and learning in our EYFS Key Stage to be to an exceptional standard. We expect all staff at Lea Valley to be reflective practitioners, to be adaptable and comfortable trying new things, to honest about how they are working and to be constantly striving to improve.

We serve a community in the heart of Tottenham, with a high proportion of our pupils coming from a background of disadvantage as well as a plethora of languages, cultures and experiences. Though tremendously positive it means that we at Lea Valley hold ourselves to a very high standard, and work to go the extra mile for our pupils. Working for Lea Valley means you are truly committed to improving the lives and outcomes of every one of our children.

Lea Valley is a school with six core values at its heart:

Ambition, courage, determination, honesty, respect and kindness.

We expect all members of our school community, pupils and staff, to model all of these values all of the time. We are extremely passionate about pupils’ personal development and strive to ensure every pupil can reach their full potential.

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 Lea Valley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
407 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Lea Valley Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@leavalley.haringey.sch.uk.

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