lead required for September 2023
5 days a week 0.8 - 1.0FTE (MPS / UPS with a TLR2)
and days by discussion and negotiation
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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