Early Years Practitioner
Ark Victoria Academy, Talbot Way, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0HJ
Permanent; Term time only
Ark Support Scale Grade 5: Pay points 5-12 (£23,500 - £26,421 p/a; pro rata; £20,214 - £22,726 p/a)
19th February 2024
In this incredibly rewarding role, you’ll be supporting nursery pupils, parents and teachers to establish an engaging and nurturing environment, in which children are able to flourish and fulfil their potential.
We are incredibly lucky to have a purpose-built nursery and wonderful, highly trained staff for our youngest pupils. If you are passionate about EYFS and enjoy working with happy, curious pupils this could be the job for you.
In the nursery, staff are assigned to a key group of pupils. You will be supporting their learning through a mixture of small group teaching time and continuous provision.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be instrumental in our mission to provide every pupil, regardless of their starting point, a great education and real choices in life.
Aim high, be brave, be kind, keep learning
The successful candidate will:
· be passionate with high expectations of themselves and for the pupils they work with
· share our aspirations for pupils and will inspire, challenge and motivate them to achieve
· have a positive attitude, the ability to work well as part of a team and a love of reading
If you are ready to add further value to our primary educational support team and to work alongside a brilliant school leadership team, then you will find this job extremely rewarding.
About Ark Victoria Academy
Aim high, be brave, be kind, keep learning!
Ark Victoria Academy is a high performing school across all key stages, providing pupils with a unique journey in their education through the curriculum, personal development programme, student experience offer and the vast range of opportunities that we are able to provide as an all-through school. 73% of all grades awarded at GCSE 2023 are grade 4 and above, against a national figure of 68%. 67% of students gained a grade 4 or above for English and maths. At KS2 82% of pupils gained the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, against a national figure of 59%. 87% of our pupils achieved the expected standard in reading and 85% in maths. Our provisional P8 score of +0.55, which based on last year's results would place us in the top 20% of all schools.
Whilst being a large school, we are able to retain a family feel, to nurture our pupils through their schooling and ensure that they leave us with the skills and qualifications necessary to continue their journey of life-long learning in a university or career of their choice.
It's for this reason that Ark Victoria Academy was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019, with a strong emphasis on expert subject knowledge from our teachers, strong teaching and leadership and a focus on excellence for our students and staff.
Why work for our school?
Hear what our teachers have to say about working at Ark Victoria Academy: https://arkvictoria.org/page-strips/hear-our-team-0
- We take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice the number of training days as standard
- Our school’s ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ are a great hit – get in touch to find out more
- Our staff can take advantage of our on-site fitness suite
- Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers
- Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or bicycles
- Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym
For an informal, conversation about the role please contact HR Manager, Kelly Mubarik on 0121 393 4459 or email@example.com
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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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