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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    25 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Between M1 and UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main purpose

In addition to:

Fulfilling the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document

Meeting the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards

The lead teacher, under the direction of the headship team, will take lead responsibility of the EYFS at Mary Paterson Nursery School to secure:

High-quality teaching

Effective use of resources

Improved standards of learning and achievement for all

Duties and responsibilities

Strategic direction

Promote the values and ethos of the nursery and federation, including Forest School, Parent-partnership and strengthening community

Build collaboration with our partner settings within the federation, including Dorothy Gardner Nursery School and the Queens Park Family Hub

Develop and implement policies in line with our school’s commitment to high-quality teaching and learning

Have a good understanding of how well the EYFS is being delivered and the impact on pupil achievement

Use this understanding to feed into the school development plan and produce an action plan

Promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development alongside British values

Consult pupils, parents and staff about the EYFS and its effectiveness, and assess the feedback against the school’s vision, values and aims

Work with the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and inclusion lead to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Work with subject leaders to understand how their subject is developed at the EYFS

Liaise with the local authority on EYFS-related projects and activities

Model, inspire and disseminate outstanding EYFS practice, knowledge and expertise throughout the nursery school

Leading the curriculum

Develop and review regularly the vision, aims and purpose for EYFS

Monitor changes to EYFS teaching, learning and school improvement, and share with staff as appropriate

Oversee the planning of a curriculum that:

o Is diverse and inclusive

o Is responsive to the needs of all pupils to promote deep level learning

o Is well sequenced to promote pupil progress

o Is effectively and consistently implemented across the EYFS

Make sure there is an effective system of assessment that meets the requirements of the EYFS framework and tracks the progress of pupils to check the curriculum has a positive impact on learning

Have an overarching responsibility for pupils’ achievement and standards in the EYFS

Promote the curriculum and nursery approach to learning to parents and all other stake-holders

Leading and managing staff

Maintain excellent daily communication with the staff team (morning briefings and afternoon briefings, weekly planning meetings and staff training)

Deliver team meetings and keep staff informed of EYFS developments or changes

Provide support to staff regarding teaching and learning, resources, and planning in the EYFS

Monitor teaching and learning to assess how well the EYFS is being implemented and how well it is delivered across the school

Provide feedback to staff based on the above observations to identify training needs and provide continuing professional development (CPD) in the EYFS

Take a leading role in inducting new EYFS staff and making sure they uphold expected values and teaching standards

Coach and model team teaching

Support teachers to make accurate assessments, manage internal and external moderation, and complete external moderation exercises

Monitor and promote staff wellbeing, working with senior leaders to address wellbeing challenges as appropriate

Efficient and effective deployment of resources

Ensure the upkeep and updating of library, curriculum area and topic books to ensure the nursery has high quality, stimulating and inclusive books that represent diversity

Create a safe, welcoming and enabling indoor and outdoor environment ensuring that everything at child height is accessible, well-organised and encourages exploration, learning and independence.

Audit the indoor and outdoor learning spaces regularly to evaluate the quality of the overall learning environment and how well it promotes involvement

Ensure resources used are diverse, inclusive and accessible

Provide support with classroom displays to ensure they are stimulating, of high quality, and inspire curiosity and engagement in children.

Support continuous provision which promotes child-initiated exploration and play, giving children a sense of ownership over their environment

Audit, check and manage resources to ensure they are up to date and match pupil and curriculum needs

Manage the EYFS budget effectively to ensure it is spent on resources that add value and enhance the learning experience

What the school offers its staff

  • A supportive and dynamic teaching environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • A diverse and inclusive school community

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.

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About Queen's Park Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
283 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Queen’s Park serves a diverse population and is set in north Westminster, on the border with the London borough of Brent. The building is listed, which brings restrictions and as such we continue to make improvements with the limited space and layout.

Mobility is higher than national average, with some families new to the country or new to the borough. The school is currently oversubscribed with a waiting list across the early years of the school.

All year groups have an intake of 44 with class sizes of 22.
The school has a clear mental health and wellbeing focus and have been recognised at national awards ceremonies for the work they do.

Arranging a visit to Queen's Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@queensparkschool.co.uk.

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