32 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


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Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

EYFS lead required for September 2023

4 to 5 days a week 0.8 - 1.0FTE (MPS / UPS with a TLR2)

Hours and days by discussion and negotiation

Are you an enthusiastic and committed Early Years teacher? Due to our Early Years Lead Teacher taking a promotion in a new school, we are looking for an experienced Early Years phase leader to join us in September. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving forward our vision for EYFS to ensure excellent progress for our children.

We are a good school (Ofsted, March 2018) set in an expanding rural setting with an intake of up to 75 children per year. The governors and staff are committed to providing an education of the highest quality which is broad and balanced. We are a large village school with lots of important traditions and are also outward-looking and future-facing; trying to prepare our children for success in an ever-changing world. We promote the highest levels of citizenship so that children can go forward with an independent love of learning and a tolerant appreciation of others that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. We achieve this by having the following values at the core of our ethos: Self-belief, Honesty, Respect, Excellence and Kindness and we place an emphasis on the importance of fostering good relationships.

Would you like to teach in a setting that offers all children a nurturing environment where they flourish and achieve high standards?

Do you value being part of a supportive team that offers quality professional development to ensure you have opportunities to continually move forward in your career? We are a 3 form-entry school and our year group teams have joint PPA for one afternoon per week.

What the school offers its staff

Our three Reception classes have 23 children in each, supported by a teaching assistant. In addition, three children in Reception have 1:1 support full-time. Our Reception leader will line manage the two Reception teachers, one HLTA and six TAs. Over the summer, we created a “new” classroom enabling us to run a fully freeflow setting indoors and outdoors. We have worked hard to improve our EYFS environment indoors and outdoors and this is one of our three main School Development Priorities for the year ahead.

In late 2023, the local authority will commence a £1.5 million extension to our school and create a new EYFS block of three classrooms. This is an exciting time in the development of the Early Years phase at Earls Barton and we are looking for a strong leader who has the vision, energy and commitment to lead on this expansion and help to ensure our school is strongly placed to entice families in and maintain our three-form entry, single-age classes into the future and provide the solid foundations children need to thrive throughout their primary school years.

We have a strong pastoral team to support the children and to allow teachers to concentrate on teaching! Our Inclusion Lead is full-time and non-class based and leads a Behaviour and Well-being Lead; Family Support Worker; Behaviour Support Assistant; Nurture Group and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

We work on Microsoft Teams to share planning and resources and we are developing our systems to be more efficient and paperless! We are investing in technology for children and staff and are looking to enhance our children’s digital skills.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and tours will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 25th January, 9:30am

Tuesday 31st January, 1:30pm

Thursday 9th February, 11am

Monday 20th February, 1:30pm

Please contact the school office on 01601 810371 to book on a tour.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th February, 9am

Anticipated Interview: week commencing 6th March 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and following the safer recruitment process. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants and references will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to bursar@earlsbarton-pri.northants-ecl.gov.uk

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About Earls Barton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
460 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01604 810371

We are a happy and friendly village school where the children are at the heart at everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Earls Barton Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@earlsbarton-pri.northants-ecl.gov.uk.

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