EYFS Phase Leader
The particular responsibilities attached to the post of Class Teacher and EYFS Phase Leader are as follows:
(a) to keep up to date with the latest developments and research in order to advise the head teacher and colleagues on the implementation of the ‘Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage’ in line with the school’s aims and policies;
(b) to oversee and continually develop the quality of education in the EYFS through effective monitoring of teaching and auditing of the school’s equipment, resources and facilities to inform clear action planning and evaluation;
(c) to teach, in accordance with the Teachers’ Standards, pupils assigned to him/her;
(d) to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, adhering to school policy and government guidance;
(e) to maintain and oversee the use and storage of books and other teaching materials provided for class usage and to supervise the work of support staff relevant to the allocated class;
(f) to promote an environment that is conducive to learning, maintaining good order and discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school and the Teachers’ Standards;
(g) to contribute to meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of the school – particularly its ethos, vision and aims;
(h) to participate fully in arrangements made for the review and development of the individual’s performance as a class teacher and subject leader in accordance with school policy; and
(i) to promote equal opportunities within the school and to seek to ensure the implementation of the school’s equality policy.
The key tasks attaching to the post of EYFS Phase Leader are as follows:
(a) to carry out regular monitoring (e.g. lesson observations, auditing of resources etc.) of the quality of early years education, creating actions informed by monitoring and research to improve outcomes for pupils;
(b) to co-ordinate, plan and lead in-service training regarding teaching, learning and assessment in the EYFS;
(c) to oversee a budget in order to co-ordinate the requisition, storage, maintenance and deployment of resources and equipment needed for education in the EYFS;
(d) to assist the head teacher in the preparation and sharing of reports (e.g. EYFS Action Plan, Self-evaluation Form etc.) relating to the quality of early years education if these are requested by the local authority or the school’s governing body; and
(e) to contribute photographic and video examples of the quality of early years education to materials published about the school (e.g. school website, social network profiles etc.).
The key tasks attached to the post of class teacher are as follows:
(a) to plan, prepare and assess pupils’ learning and progress in accordance with arrangements agreed within the school and in line with the Teachers’ Standards;
(b) to monitor and report to key stakeholders on the progress of pupils in the allocated class; and
(c) to mark class attendance registers.
Essential educational requirements
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
Essential skills and experience
Experience of teaching in the EYFS
Experience of submitting the EYFSP
Experience of subject leadership
For the role of EYFS Phase Leader, overseeing our early years which consists of two Reception classes only, the post attracts a teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payment of £2,796.
About Hurst Drive Primary School
Hurst Drive Primary School is a two-form entry school situated in Waltham Cross in the Borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire – easily accessed by car via the A10 junction of the M25 (Junction 25) or by train being only a ten-minute walk from Theobalds Grove or Waltham Cross railway stations. Placed in extensive grounds, including a very large field, pond and woodland area, the school serves a diverse local community with children who are kind, polite and a pleasure to teach.
- Hurst Drive, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 8DH
- LA Maintained School
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