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  • Job start date

    1 April 2023

  • Closing date

    9 January 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    5 December 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£34,951.00 - £49,739.00 Annually (FTE) Main or Upper pay scale + TLR 2 (1) £3214

EYFS Lead Maternity Cover job summary

Main purpose of role

We are seeking a dynamic, inclusive and committed leader to join our growing school from April 2024 to lead our fabulous Early Years Foundation Stage for a period of maternity cover. Our EYFS constitutes a nursery and reception class. The successful candidate will teach our reception class for 4 days and have one day of combined PPA and leadership time.

You will ensure continuation of a rich and engaging curriculum that is accessed by all; ensure pupils make great progress towards their developmental goals; continue to build positive links with families and support your team to be the best they can be so, together, you enrich and improve the lives of those in our community.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking to develop their leadership skills to take stewardship of an Early Years department recently graded good by Ofsted and valued as outstanding by pupils, parents and staff.

What skills / experience are required

  • Qualified Teacher Status (UK).

  • Experience of working in reception is essential; experience of working in a nursery setting is desired.

  • A commitment to developing the whole child.

  • A secure knowledge of how children learn and adaptive teaching methods to ensure excellent progress for all.

  • A secure knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

  • Proven experience of raising attainment of children with additional needs and pupil premium children within your own classroom.

  • Excellent classroom behaviour management through a range of positive strategies.

  • Experience of successful middle leadership/leadership of a subject.

  • Evidence of raising achievement in an area of learning in your own class and utilising data to analyse gaps, target support, supporting colleagues and monitoring impact.

  • Evidence of impact in phonics is essential; teaching using RWI is desired.

  • A commitment to reflective practice and your own continued professional development.

What we can offer you:

  • Curious, respectful and responsible children

  • A dedicated, nurturing and skilled team of adults working alongside you in EYFS

  • Supportive parents

  • A purpose built environment, both indoors and out, within our new building.

  • An established Forest school

  • Professional networks with local and trust schools

  • Supportive leaders within the school and trust

  • Membership of Science Oxford, and accreditation from Healthy Smiles

    Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

    OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

    OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

    OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

    Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

    This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

    How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

    NB. Online applications through MyNewTerm

    We strongly encourage visits prior to application. Should you wish to visit our school, please contact the Headteacher via office@bartonparkprimary.org

    • Closing date: 9 January 2024 (5pm)

    • Shortlisting date - 11 January 2024

    • Interview date - 15 January 2024

    Should you wish for a confidential conversation with the Headteacher about the role prior to application then please email office@bartonparkprimary.org

    The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

    For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

    Commitment to safeguarding

    The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.

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    About Barton Park Primary School

    School type
    Free School, ages 2 to 11
    Education phase
    View all Primaryjobs
    School size
    109 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    2 to 11

    Barton Park School is a new primary school, including a nursery, on the Barton Park Housing Development situated on the outskirts of the City of Oxford. Our school opened in September 2020 to children in reception and a mixed years 1 & 2 class. The school will grow over the coming years with a final capacity of 315, with a potential to expand further to 420, subject to community demand.

    Our place within the heart of a new and developing community, with easy walking, cycle and bus routes, is a perfect location for families and staff alike. Our lovely new building and the fantastic facilities available on site, along with our neighbouring sports pavilion, make for a very special place for children to learn and flourish - and for teaching staff to teach.

    We have high aspirations for all our children. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with high quality, rigorous and engaging learning opportunities. Enquiry and creativity are central to our learning, and these principles are underpinned by a solid foundation in the key skills. We aim to build on each child’s natural curiosity and help them become enquiring, resilient and confident learners, able to communicate their ideas to both peers and adults. Quality teaching, targeted support and enriching, open-ended learning opportunities - alongside well planned indoor and outdoor environments - allow all children to develop their thinking skills, independence and individual talents.

    Our six school values were chosen in collaboration with the school community: respect, kindness, equality, independence, perseverance, curiosity. It is important to us that these values reflect both emotional and intellectual growth and that they can be embraced by everyone within our diverse community.

    Barton Park is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities after school and developing these opportunities as we grow. Our children already enjoy access to dance, sports, art and music clubs, led by experts and have had the chance to perform on the stage at Pegasus Theatre and The Town Hall. Such experiences are key to fostering confidence and self-belief, as well as extending horizons and understanding of others.

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