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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    1 July 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Up to 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and Self Development


Further relevant professional qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Relevant recent roles or professional development that helps prepare for this position.

Experience, Knowledge and Understanding

Experience of teaching in a Primary school

Experience of working in Reception

A good understanding of the new EYFS framework

Experience of using Tapestry EYFS profiling

Ability to deliver quality EYFS English and Maths including at greater depth to ensure good progress of all children

Leadership of a team or phase

Understanding of working with children with a range of learning needs/ SEND and strategies to support them effectively

An understanding of teaching phonics through Little Wandle

A good understanding of effective practice, planning and resourcing in Early Years education.


Able to inspire, motivate and inspire pupils to achieve their potential

Ability to plan for and manage teaching assistants effectively to ensure positive impact on pupils.

Ability to plan effective learning across all areas of the EYFS curriculum and ensure all children are able to access these effectively.

Very high expectations for behaviour and learning and the ability to deliver these in the classroom.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Personal Ethos

High expectations for children in both learning and behaviour

A personal Christian faith

A positive and energetic attitude with high expectations of self as a professional teacher

Able to work effectively as part of a team and contribute positively to the life of our school

What the school offers its staff

We are currently seeking a suitably amazing Reception Class Teacher to take on a maternity cover contract at Hayfield Cross Church of England School initially for the period of May 2023-February 2024. We are looking for a full time experienced teacher. Experience of leading Reception would be beneficial but not essential.

The post will be in Reception Class working as part of our excellent Reception Team. They will lead their phase team to ensure that the children in their class have excellent learning and high expectations. As a Phase leader, you will play an essential role in supporting your phase to ensure children and staff well-being is prioritised, deal with operational issues within their phase and ensure that high quality teaching and learning and structures are in place to support children to make accelerated progress.

Everyone in our team is passionate about our school so we only want the very best people working with our children. We expect everyone to be totally committed and willing to go the extra mile every day to make our school a success and be actively involved in all aspects of school life. We are proud to be a Church of England School and this is reflected through our Christian Values of Joy, Integrity and Fellowship upheld by everyone in our school community. In return you will be joining an exceptional team who enjoy working in a positive school and share many social events together.

Please email all enquiries and questions to the school office bursar@hayfieldcross.org.uk and follow the instructions in the application pack on how to apply. We would encourage visits to our school. We hope you will be excited about this opportunity to join us and be a part of something special. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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About Hayfield Cross CofE School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
380 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01536 606093

Primary Education Setting Age 4-11 years

Arranging a visit to Hayfield Cross CofE School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@hayfieldcross.org.uk.

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