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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - School opening times are 8.45am - 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays Term-Time with Staff Meetings after school on a Monday.

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Additional allowances

A TLR3 (£3028) will be offered for the first 4 terms in the first instance (until July 2024) with a view to extending this arrangement if the leadership role has been a success

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic EYFS Lead who will initially join our Management Team on a fixed term of 4 terms (until July 2024) on a TLR3 with a view to extending that TLR and membership of the SLT if the first 4 terms are a success.

The successful candidate will have a clear vision for the delivery of the EYFS curriculum and demonstrate an ability to use research-based evidence to inform and reflect upon practice.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Have an excellent understanding of the importance of the development of early reading and writing;
  • Have a secure knowledge of the teaching and learning of phonics and strategies to encourage rich language acquisition;
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to making the transition between Reception and Year 1 a success;
  • Support the EYFS team to make sound judgements about their pupil’s learning;
  • Have a range of ideas for engaging parents with the life of the school and their children’s learning;
  • Be keen to develop and grow leadership skills through the role;
  • Be an inspirational and creative teacher with the ability to motivate all children to achieve their best;
  • Have high aspirations for all children rooted in the belief that every child has the potential to succeed;
  • Have energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour;
  • Be committed to collaborative working, leading and motivating a team;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work as part of a supportive and enthusiastic team.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Enthusiastic, confident and happy children, staff and parents who love learning and their school;
  • An excellent learning environment with high quality resources;
  • Opportunities for high quality professional development;
  • A friendly supportive and dedicated team of staff who help and motivate one another.

Hillcrest Primary School is a three-form entry Primary School, currently rated as Good by Ofsted (January 2018), on the outskirts of Downham Market. With less than a 5-minute drive to Downham Market Train Station, you find yourselves on a direct line to either Kings Lynn or London.

Hillcrest is in an exciting place, continually developing new ways of energising and motivating the next generation of pupils through the following means...

  • Our bespoke Text-Linked Curriculum is designed to raise the profile of Reading and ensure the children see the links between all of their learning;
  • Our Independent Learning programme encourages the children to take responsibility for their own learning and to make sensible choices that improve their outcomes;
  • From September 2021 we have introduced an Outdoor Learning Curriculum which will take advantage of the wealth of outdoor space at our disposal, including a Forest School, to further engage the children with their learning

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About Downham Market, Hillcrest Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
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School size
485 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01366 388191

Arranging a visit to Downham Market, Hillcrest Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@hillcrest.norfolk.sch.uk.

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