3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 August 2021

  • Application deadline

    28 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Nottinghamshire County Council NJE Grade 4 (Points 19 to 23)

Job summary

The head teacher and governors of Abbey Hill Primary and Nursery School wish to appoint an outstanding practitioner to lead our Pre-school team.  

This is a permanent post 37 hours per week, term time only, starting 31st August 2021.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, innovative leader to develop our existing provision for two year olds. We need someone who enjoys working with children and parents and who can build good relationships with both. The post will include planning high quality indoor and outdoor play, supporting the development of early language, modelling good behaviour and social skills, tracking children’s attainment and progress and liaising closely with our existing Foundation Stage team. We are looking for someone who is well organised and approachable and who has the drive to lead our well-established, friendly Pre-school team.  

Interviews will be held the week beginning 5th July 2021.

Applying for the job

Please contact the school office for an application form on office@abbeyhill.notts.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
283 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01623 484512

About Abbey Hill Primary & Nursery

The school has 300 pupils aged 2 to 11, and takes eligible children into its pre-school the term after their second birthday. Most year groups are single form entry but as numbers have increased there are now two classes in several year groups. The school was inspected in June 2019 and judged to Require Improvement. The Foundation Stage was judged to be Good. A recent LA review concluded the school was making good progress towards its improvement priorities. 

Children enter pre-school significantly below age related expectations but as they move through the school they make good progress and many traditionally leave us having achieved in line with or above national expectations. However, the pandemic has had a huge impact on many children and the main aim of the school over the next academic year will be to ensure children catch up on lost learning. There is a determined focus in the Foundation Stage on promoting children’s speech and language, vocabulary, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. 

We wish to appoint a Pre-school leader who will play a full part in the life of the Foundation Stage and contribute to whole school improvement initiatives. Our children are friendly and rewarding and with inspiring teaching and consistent boundaries can achieve and make outstanding progress, despite many having very low starting points. We are looking for a leader who has energy and enthusiasm, and is keen to become part of and contribute to our strong, supportive team. We offer a programme of individual support, supervision and CPD to ensure the successful candidate quickly becomes part of our school team and shares our Abbeyhillian ethos and aims. 

Abbey Hill is very much a nurturing, family school and many parents and carers look to the school to support them with their children. We are looking for someone who can develop good relationships with parents and carers, helping them to provide the best possible start for their children. Our child and family support worker works closely with staff to support parents in a variety of ways and the school has excellent relationships with many outside agencies. A key focus of the school has always been promoting children’s emotional and social development, and now, following lockdown, re-establishing school routines, relationships and behaviour for learning. 

The number of children eligible for the Pupil Premium is significantly above the national average at 67%. The school is part of the Together As One collaboration of seven schools, who work closely together to improve outcomes for pupils and to provide joint CPD for staff. 

Nottinghamshire County Council and the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to comply with all requirements of the school’s safeguarding policy and procedures. 

Arranging a visit to Abbey Hill Primary & Nursery

Please telephone the school office on 01623 484512 to arrange an appointment with the Foundation Stage leader, Mrs Cartwright-Fretwell, who will be pleased to show you around the unit and tell you more about the school and the post. Visits to the school may be possible at limited times, and all visitors will be required to follow COVID-19 precautions.

School location

Abbey Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7NZ

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