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  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

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£15,673.00 - £16,250.00 Annually (Actual)

Pre school deputy room lead job summary

Shillington Lower school (part of the Shillington and Stondon Federation)  is  seeking to recruit a passionate and caring,  Preschool deputy lead with excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills to join a small team of educational professionals. 

Our setting (known as Pixie class) is a purpose built unit, recently installed. It is located in the grounds of the school in a self contained area with own outside space.  The setting takes children from the age of 2 when they are ready to be in a preschool setting up until they move to Reception. Please see our website for additional information about the provision in the Pixie Prospectus. 

The hours will be 08:45 - 3.30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (with 30 minutes lunch) and 8.45 - 12.30 on Wednesday. 28.75 hours per week, term time only, plus 5 INSET days per year. This is a permanent contract.

NJC level 3B (points 6-8)

For this post, you must be a calm, cheerful, caring and patient Early Years Practitioner.  The perfect candidate will be self-motivated, capable of working collaboratively and independently when required and able to maintain a professional attitude in our new preschool setting.. You will be able to lead the setting in the absence of the room lead.  A good understanding of early years child development is important as well as the desire to research and be up to date in excellent practice in Early years.  You will need to be flexible and be willing to undertake a variety of activities with individual pupils (including those with SEND), small groups of pupils or leading the whole group. 

Start date will be as soon as possible.

Interview: week commencing Monday 25th September

Shillington  Lower School has been recognised by Ofsted as ‘GOOD’ (July 2022) and our aim is to create a truly inclusive teaching and learning environment.   Every effort is made to make Shillington Lower a caring, creative environment where pupil’s needs are catered to in an individualised way.

The schools are committed to stringent safeguarding procedures (including the PREVENT agenda), therefore, this position will include full adherence to safer recruitment guidelines.  This will include a Disclosure  and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencement of employment and we will also apply for references prior to interview from your current/most recent employer.

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About Shillington Lower School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
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School size
137 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9

School location

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