This job expired on 14 October 2022

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  • Closing date

    14 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time: 39 weeks/year (term time plus training days) 37 hours/week - Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 16:30 (30 minute unpaid lunch break) Friday 08:30 to 16:00 (30 minute unpaid lunch break). The setting is open to children from 08:45 to 15:15.

Contract type

Fixed term - Initially for 12 months to 31/08/2022 with the possibility for extension

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,484 to £26,446 FTE

Preschool Leader job summary

Do you have a proven background of managing a Nursery, Preschool or team within a pre-school setting?

Are you able to coordinate and manage a setting providing a quality provision?

If the answer is yes then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for an energetic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Preschool Leader to join our dedicated EYFS team at Weedon Bec. Experience/knowledge of “Planning in the moment” would be desirable.

You must:

  • be cheerful at all times, with a warm smile and provide essential hugs on demand, ensuring every child feels valued and special.

  • be able to shapeshift into any role: pirate, world class chef, superhero, rock star.

  • have the ability to read a very long fairytale book with at least 4 interruptions about what they had for dinner last night.

  • have an appetite for playdough creations and a thirst for multiple cups of “tea.”

  • have a great sense of humour and be able to laugh at jokes you don’t understand.

The ability to sing in tune is not required, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of an audience is essential.

Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

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 Weedon Bec Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
212 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Weedon Bec is a friendly primary school with 228 pupils on roll, and very much part of our local community. We are part of the Innovate Multi Academy Trust, a group of unique village primary schools in the Northamptonshire countryside. We believe that every child is unique and has a talent for something, whether that is in art, music, cooking or maths. It is our role working together to develop that talent.

Arranging a visit to Weedon Bec Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dawn.lee@innovatemat.org.

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