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  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

Mainscale or UPS

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding teacher and leader with drive and ambition for themselves and the children at Dore Primary School and Pre-School. Experience of teaching in Early Years is essential. An expertise in and a passion for Forest Schools would be advantageous. The successful candidate will work with both the Foundation Stage 2 and Pre-School teams as well as senior leaders, and be expected to contribute to whole school improvements and fulfil duties within the safeguarding team. As a Rights Respecting School, we value the contributions that each individual has to make to the community and seek a willingness from applicants to contribute to this well-established ethos within the school.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have recent experience of teaching and leading in an EYFS setting with a deep understanding and knowledge of the EYFS framework.
  • Lead the strategic implementation of the EYFS framework across our Pre-School and Foundation Stage 2.
  • Be responsible for maintaining high standards in Pre-School and Foundation Stage 2 including modelling these high standards in your own teaching practice (teaching in one of these year groups will be required).
  • Contribute to whole school improvement alongside other senior staff and lead a team addressing one of the school priorities.
  • Be ready to strategically drive our EYFS forward with an expertise in outdoor learning environments and an interest in the Forest School ethos.

What the school offers its staff

The post offers an opportunity to:

  • Steer, with other SLT members, school improvement at a critical time in education.
  • Work with a supportive, brave and forward thinking SLT.
  • Impact significantly on the standard of teaching and learning.
  • Support less experienced members of staff.
  • Access quality guidance and support in your new role.

  • Build on existing excellent practice so that children at Dore Primary continue to thrive.

Commitment to safeguarding

Dore Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. The amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Dore Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
489 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0114 2368690

Local Authority Maintained School

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hclark@dore.sheffield.sch.uk.

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