EYFS Lead Teacher

Merchants' Academy, Bristol, BS13 9AJ

This job expired on 27 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (up to 12 months)


MPS (£25,714- £41,604) plus £2,873 (TLR2.1) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

EYFS Lead Teacher job summary

Full-time, fixed term to cover maternity leave to start in September 2022

MPS- UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) plus £2,873 (TLR2.1) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. The Academy is well resourced, and staff and their development are a priority.

Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed team at Merchants’ Academy, Primary.

We are looking to appoint a positive, hardworking, skilled and ambitious practitioner who wants to make a real difference to children’s lives and is ready and able to take on a role teaching our children and working in harmony with staff, families and other key stakeholders. We are looking for someone who can lead on the early part of a child’s school life and provide the foundations for their educational journey.

Candidates for this post should be:
• Passionate about how children learn best with a genuine belief that all children can succeed.
• Want to inspire staff to make a child’s early years at school exciting and engaging
• Creative and adaptable, with a good sense of humour.
• An innovative practitioner who values and can support enquiry and curriculum development
• Can work positively within a team setting.
• A confident professional, keen to share their knowledge and understanding with others and committed to ongoing professional development.
• Be able to lead a team and drive forward school improvement

In addition, the successful candidate will have a deep pedagogical knowledge of teaching and learning and child development to help children realise their potential with a focus on the prime areas and literacy and mathematics within the early years foundation stage framework as well as an interest in the wider community that the school serves.

In return we can offer you:
• A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.
• Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.
• A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.
• Opportunities to network with other EYFS leads within and beyond our Trust and access to high quality CPD.
• To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive plus others.

If you are hardworking, reflective, committed, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at Merchants’ Academy then we would love to receive an application from you.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing date: Monday 27th June 2022 at 9:00. Interviews: To be confirmed

Please note due to the expected volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge and respond to all applicants.

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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About Merchants' Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

Merchants’ Academy provides a unique opportunity for students in Bristol to join a school from Reception through to the age of 18. In addition to those who progress into the Secondary from our own Primary, we welcome students every year from many primary schools across the city and whilst students from our primary have an understanding of our vision and ethos, the pastoral team work with all incoming students to ensure that there is a clarity for all with respect to both our expectations and our vision.
Samantha Williamson, Principal

At Merchant’s Academy Primary we take very seriously the fact that our children only get one chance at an excellent education. We are incredibly ambitious for all our children and want them to be successful in their career both at primary and beyond. At the root of our success is the school’s exceptionally caring and inclusive ethos and sheer determination to put pupils’ happiness and safety first
Stuart Woodburn, Executive Head

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