EYFS Phase Leader
St Richard’s RC Primary School Job Description EYFS Leader
(MPS/UPS +TLR 2a)
Responsible to: Headteacher
The duties of teachers are spelled out in the most current Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. The job description which follows reflects the needs of the school at present. As these change, so will the activities and there will be regular reviews of this job description and amendments from time to time.
In conjunction with the headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team, the EYFS Leader will provide the vision and effective leadership that will enable the school to achieve and maintain an outstanding level of provision in our Early Years Foundation Stage.
In addition to those classroom responsibilities that are common to all classroom teachers in the school, the EYFS leader’s overriding responsibility will focus on raising the standards of teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS leader will be a member of the school’s extended leadership team and will take full part in the leadership, decision making and effective running of the EYFS department.
The EYFS Leader must be an excellent classroom practitioner with a minimum of three years teaching experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage and preferably also have experience teaching in Key Stage One.
Specific Responsibilities of the post of EYFS Leader:
To exercise his/her professional skills and judgment in order to:
Lead, manage and develop the curriculum delivered to all pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Lead, develop and enhance practice of all colleagues working with pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Achievement of these key objectives will involve professional responsibility for the work of all EYFS staff as well as other adults (eg – those working in a voluntary capacity or on placements).
The EYFS Leader will undertake the following additional responsibilities:
Using data effectively and evaluating it accurately in order to make informed choices about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and provision
Liaising with the KS1 Phase Leader and Senior Leadership Team to ensure curricular continuity and progression
Liaising with external agencies whose work relates to Early Years Foundation Stage
Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, resourcing and administration in all areas of EYFS
Interacting on a professional level with colleagues, establishing and maintaining good working relationships to promote development and effective delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and thereby maximising children’s achievement
Securing the highest possible standards of teaching across the EYFS through mentoring, coaching, supporting, guiding and target-setting.
Organising regular team meetings and playing a key role in organising INSET and CPD for EYFS staff
Addressing any areas of underachievement or underperformance in the EYFS
Working alongside the school’s Assessment Leaders to record and evaluate children’s progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as monitoring individual children’s progress and planning for their future needs
Providing parents/carers with information about Early Years Foundation Stage in order to maximise involvement in the classroom and the learning process
Assisting in the development and implementation of school policies and management systems, including the School Improvement Plan
Maintaining, developing and monitoring the use of resources and advising the headteacher and governing body on the resourcing needs for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Undertaking other duties which may be reasonably assigned by the headteacher to ensure the smooth running of the school.
Essential educational requirements
Evidence of continuous INSET & commitment to further professional development
At least three years’ class teaching experience in the EYFS in a primary school
Experience of successfully leading others
Experience of working with a wide range of children’s workforce professionals
Experience of working directly with parents/carers
To know & understand how young children learn best, including through play
To know & understand the role of parents/carers in improving attainment
To know & understand how to keep pupils safe, including all relevant safeguarding & child protection procedures
To know and understand the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Ability to plan & deliver lessons to meet the needs of all learners across all areas of their development
Degree and Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
Ability to articulate & positively support the Catholic ethos of the school
Ability to articulate a vision for outstanding practice in an EYFS setting
Ability to create & maintain a safe, happy, stimulating & well-organised classroom & phase
Ability to interpret & analyse EYFS progress & attainment data to identify learning needs & set targets
Ability to identify & articulate high quality EYFS practice & to model this for others
Ability to undertake high quality observations of young children’s learning & development
Ability to maintain high standards of behaviour & excellent discipline using positive strategies
Ability to lead other adults as well as work collaboratively as part of a team
Ability to train, support & challenge others when necessary
Ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing
Ability to demonstrate & utilise excellent ICT skills
St. Richard's is committed to support all staff with high level CPD based on statutory requirements and the school improvement plan.
A TLR 2a allowance is attached to the post.
About St Richard's RC Primary School
- Wilpshire Avenue, Manchester, M12 5TL
- LA Maintained School
- St Richard's RC Primary School website (opens in a new window)