• Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    11 June 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Early years
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Fixed term (1 year)
c. £45k

Job summary

Key Responsibilities
• To create a nurturing, fun, safe and caring nursery environment that meets the needs of every child
• Lead the nursery provision at Ark Start, Oval
• Lead training and other initiatives at nursery, regional and network level
• Support other settings to improve their early years provision
• Use data to inform teaching and learning, identify areas for intervention and provide feedback to children, staff and families in order to ensure progress
• Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment
• Work collaboratively with colleagues as a committed team member, building successful, high performing teams
• Deploy and manage support staff to ensure exceptional provision for children
• Work with colleagues, children, and families to develop a strong nursery community including delivery of family workshops and programmes to support children’s progress
• Actively promote the safety and welfare of our children and young people
• Ensure compliance with Ark’s data protection rules and procedures
• Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels of seniority with confidence, tact
and diplomacy
• Any other reasonable task as directed by your line manager

Qualification Criteria
• Qualified at level 5 or above

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• An exceptional early years teacher
• Experience and knowledge of early child development
• Sound knowledge of the legislation and guidelines of the EYFS and an excellent understanding of pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment
• Effective and systematic behaviour management
• Be or demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding leader

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
596 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About Ark Oval Primary Academy

Ark Start nurseries are staffed by professional early-years practitioners who provide a carefully balanced mix of play-based and adult-led learning in nurseries. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for working with young children and with the knowledge, skill, creativity, and commitment to join our founding team and lead provision at Ark Start Oval in East Croydon.

School location

98 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BA

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