• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    16 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Early years
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Salary Range: £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience

Job summary

The Nursery/EYFS Class Teacher will work in partnership with the John Wood School Leadership Team to secure the Academy’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its pupils and improved standards of learning and achievement for all.

The main responsibilities for this post are:

• To work with the SLT to accelerate progress for all pupils in the Nursery
• To support, develop and coach teaching and learning, so that the nursery has a consistently good or better teaching
• To lead and co-ordinate assessment across the Nursery, maximizing pupil and parental
• To support day to day leadership
• To teach Primary and EYFS curriculum
• Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum and supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area
• To undertake any such duties as directed by the Academy Principal

The Nursery Class Teacher will also have key accountabilities for:

Knowledge and Understanding

• What constitutes high quality in a Nursery educational provision, the characteristics of
effective strategies for raising standards and outcomes
• How to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good
behaviour through effective management and leadership

Strategic Leadership

• Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction which secures outstanding teaching and learning which leads to outstanding outcomes for children in the Nursery
• Be able to present a coherent and accurate account of the children’s performance and other

Early Years self-evaluation evidence in a form appropriate to a range of audiences, including governors, the local community, Ofsted and others

• Lead by example, provide inspiration and motivation to your teams. Embody for the pupils, staff, governors and parents the vision, purpose and leadership of learning in a Nursery/EYFS setting
• Ensure that all teaching staff and non-teaching staff are committed to the Nursery’s aims,
and are accountable in meeting long, medium and short-term objectives to secure school improvement, and targets which secure the educational success of all Nursery children

Planning and Setting Expectations

• Assist the SLT in leading and managing the creation and implementation of a Nursery/EYFS strategic plan, with particular emphasis on improving the quality of teaching, which identifies priorities and targets for ensuring that pupils achieve high standards and make progress, and securing school improvement
• Have high expectations of all pupils and staff
• Think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities
• Work with other lead professionals to ensure the use of comparative data, together with
information technology about pupils’ prior attainment, to establish benchmarks and set targets for improvement
• Use this information to form annual action plans to inform address areas for improvements

As a Nursery/EYFS Teacher the main responsibilities for this post are:

(1) Liaison and Co-operation
The teacher will work in liaison, contact and co-operation with:
• other members of staff
• members of Local Authority, academy partners and advisory services
• organisations and networks relevant to the teacher's specialism or subject
• parents and the local community

(i) Planning
To plan and prepare courses, schemes of work and individual lessons, appropriate to the needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the pupils in one's class.

(ii) Setting and supervising work by pupils
To teach a class, or classes, sets, groups or individual pupils, and to set tasks to be undertaken both at the Academy and elsewhere.

(iii) Marking and recording
To mark and assess pupils' work and to record their development, progress and attainment, both at the Academy and elsewhere.

(iv) Discipline and relationships
To maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils; to promote understanding of the nursery/school's rules and values; to safeguard health and safety; and to develop relationships with and between pupils conducive to optimum learning.

(v) Communication with parents
To build and maintain co-operative relationships with parents, and to communicate with them on pupils' learning and progress, drawing attention to special skills and talents as well as to problems or difficulties.

(vi) The Classroom
To maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment

(vii) Overall policy and review
To take part in whole-school reviews of policy and aims, and in the revision formulation of guidelines.

(viii) Reports
To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references, both at the nursery and elsewhere, relating to the development and learning of individual pupils and groups of pupils. Feedback to parents on pupil progress at parents' evenings and other (often less formal) meetings;

(ix) Review
To evaluate and review one's own teaching methods, materials and schemes of work, and to make changes as appropriate.

(x) Professional development
To keep up-to-date with current educational thinking and practice, both by study and by attendance at courses, workshops and meetings, and take part in appraisals and reviews of one's work arranged by the Academy Principal.

(xi) Corporate life
To take part in the corporate life of the Nursery/Academy by, for example, attending assemblies, registering the attendance of pupils, and supervising pupils before and after sessions. To take part in Nursery/Academy events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings.

(xii) Equality policies
To help ensure that subject-matter and learning resources reflect the Academy, local and national policies on race and gender equality, and that the implications of these policies are borne in mind in relation to all the tasks and duties listed in (i) - (xii) above.

Employee benefits

Working for Chancery Education Trust, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best. All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.

As a Chancery Education Trust employee, you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD to enhance your professional growth.
At the heart of what we do is staff development and we are very proud of our Investors in People Gold Accreditation, which is awarded to only 2% of institutions, nationally.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
218 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Davidson Primary Academy

We are excited to announce our brand ‘New Nursery’ will be opening in September 2021 at the John Wood School (formerly - Davidson Primary Academy) part of Chancery Education Trust. Children can start at the Nursery the term after they are 3 years old. The Nursery provides; 26 spaces during the morning sessions and 26 spaces in the afternoons. Our on-site catering staff will prepare a range of fresh healthy hot lunchtime meals for all our children who stay for lunch taking into consideration all dietary needs and requirements.

The John Wood Nursery is set within the large grounds of the main school and offers spacious well-resourced bright classrooms designed to be flexible, offering an exciting, safe and engaging learning environment. The children will have direct access to a large outdoor play area, to enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. The outdoor nursery learning environment will be divided into safe secure play zones. All the children will benefit from sand and water, a nature zone, an outdoor shelter, picnicking tables along with a wide range of resources and pedalling toys.

As the Nursery is set within the extensive green grounds of the main John Wood School we are also able to enrich our creative and exciting curriculum with Forest School sessions. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful.

Arranging a visit to Davidson Primary Academy

Visits to the Nursery are warmly welcomed; please contact Mrs Andrea Rampton on
on 020 8654 1460 or email: jwnursery@davidsonprimary.com or office@chanceryeducation.com for further details.

The Nursery/School have robust COVID 19 risk assessments in place, which are adhered to by staff and children to ensure a safe site for all.

School location

Dartnell Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6JA

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