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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L10 to L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Following the successful expansion of the school to include a new nursery provision, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a determined educationalist to support the leadership of this unique school into the next stage of development.

We are seeking an innovator who will develop creative approaches to continue to drive the high quality of teaching, learning and assessment. You will ensure that our children enjoy their education whilst reaching their full potential.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and leader of Teaching and Learning across EYFS and KS1.

In partnership with the Principal you will be responsible and accountable for ensuring the highest standard of pupil achievement throughout EYFS and KS1 through effective curriculum design, monitoring, evaluation and review of learning progress and setting targets for improvement.

The successful applicant will support the SENCo in the leadership and management of SEND across school.

  • Teaching and Leadership experience in Early Years and KS1.
  • Demonstrable experience of monitoring and evaluating teaching.
  • Experience in monitoring and recording pupil's academic development.
  • Experience of working within a Senior Leadership Team to develop the quality of teaching and learning within a school.
  • The ability to demonstrate a passion and drive for improving teaching and learning that inspires and enthuses colleagues and children.
  • The ability to provide a model of outstanding teaching, coaching and supporting teaching staff as appropriate across EYFS and KS1.
  • A proven record of ensuring positive progress in English and Maths across EYFS/KS1.
  • The ability to drive high levels of attainment at the end of EYFS/KS1.
  • The ability to support the pastoral care and behaviour management of children including those with SEND.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a senior leadership team.
  • Experience of effectively tackling under performance of staff and pupils.

What the school offers its staff

Underwood West Academy is an exciting and vibrant two form entry Primary School in Crewe, Cheshire. With 420 pupils, a 52 place Nursery and over 70 staff the school serves a diverse community from many different cultures. The school prides itself in delivering a rich curriculum with a wealth of enrichment activities being made available to the children.

We expect our children to be kind, hard-working, responsible, respectful and welcoming with wonderfully enquiring minds. We have active and supportive local governors, staff and parents/carers, with the additional benefit of the support of a local, experienced MAT. There is effective collaboration and partnership within the Trust and a strong commitment to continuing professional development.

Further details about the role

To be successful you will be an outstanding leader with a ‘can do approach’, who is passionate about developing, delivering and articulating the vision, values and ethos of the academy and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who can further strengthen existing positive relationships with parents/carers and families, the local academy committee and the community work collaboratively across the Trust.

We are seeking an innovator who will develop creative approaches to continue to drive the high quality of teaching, learning and assessment, you will ensure that our children enjoy their education whilst reaching their full potential.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, medical checks, right to work in UK and safeguarding checks (including enhanced DBS and a declaration of disqualification (Childcare Disqualification regulations 2009)
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About Underwood West Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
422 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01270 260580

Primary School

Arranging a visit to Underwood West Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk.

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