Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Proven experience of team leadership across Early Years.
  • Experience of monitoring effective curriculum delivery across Early Years.
  • Experience of monitoring SEND provision across Early Years.
  • Working knowledge of school self-evaluation tools across Early Years.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate accountability to all.
  • Ability to relate to, and work with, others as members of a team
  • Ability to lead the staff by personal example.
  • Ability to take a leadership role regarding SEND, curriculum, behaviour, and safeguarding.
  • Experience of motivating and supporting others, teaching, and non-teaching.
  • Experience of formulating, implementing, and monitoring school policies that impact on attainment, and enhance the School Development Plan.
Experience of writing and shaping school self-evaluation.

What the school offers its staff

  • Nurturing Work Environment: Benefit from on-site nurseries available during school terms and 52-week private nurseries at preferential rates.

  • Extended Care Options: Enjoy access to our out-of-school and holiday clubs, also offered at discounted rates.

  • Professional Growth: Embark on a journey of personal development with bespoke opportunities and comprehensive access to the Schoot CPD package.

  • Technological Advancement: Experience our dynamic digital strategy, including 1-1 iPads for both pupils and staff.

  • Dedicated Support: Rely on our on-site Trust HR and full-time IT support teams, dedicated to your needs.

  • Strong Leadership: Be part of a team backed by committed Directors and Governors, and a leadership that values your workload and well-being.

  • Inspiring Students: Teach pupils who are well-behaved, eager to learn, and who find joy and calm in their school life.

  • A Family Ethos: Join a community that cherishes individual talent, empowering everyone to achieve their best.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About St Bede Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
647 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01204 328994

St. Bede is a popular three-form entry Academy with 630 pupils on roll, serving a wide community with pupils from different faiths. The present School was formed in September 1992 through the amalgamation of a well-established Infant and Junior School. It became an Academy on 1st July 2011 and is now part of a Multi-Academy Trust, along with our sister school Tonge Moor Primary Academy.

Collaboration between both schools in the MAT is strong, supporting staff’s workload and well-being, and career development. Staff members benefit from: on-site MAT HR support; on-site full time MAT IT support; on-site school term time nursery; on-site 52 week private nursery; on-site out of school club and holiday club; discounted childcare; bespoke personal development opportunities as well as full access to The National College CPD package; a committed Governing body; a supportive leadership team who prioritise well-being; pupils who behave well, are eager to learn, are calm, happy and enjoy school life; a family ethos that nurtures individual talent, empowering all to flourish.

As a Church of England Primary school our school vision, values and scripture underpin our daily practice. We have a strong relationship with St. Bede's Church and this forms the basis of a very happy community.

The School underwent its Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools in February 2023 and the glowing report with a secure ‘Good’ judgement captures life at St. Bede perfectly. The report can be found our school website.

The large school building is made up of: twenty two classrooms, a music room, a computing suite, a main hall, a small hall, an intervention classroom, a library, a staff PPA room, a meeting room, a staffroom and a number of office spaces. We have an urban site with no grounds or playing fields, although the school has access to the adjacent council playing fields which we are currently in talks with the council about purchasing for our children. We have two playgrounds, a Reception outdoor area, a Nursery outdoor area, a Year 1 outdoor area and an allotment.

Our bespoke curriculum ensures that all children are provided with a broad, balanced curriculum taking into account their interests, needs and talents. Our curriculum is sequential from the EYFS to Y6 and is successfully designed to be ambitious and meet the needs of all pupils. We are proud to have specialist teachers in Music, Modern Foreign Languages, Computing and Art who teach from EYFS to Year 6.

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