Year Group Leader in EYFS – St Leonard’s CofE Primary School, Exeter

St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School (VC), Exeter, Devon, EX2 4NQ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 May 2023

  • Closing date

    6 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Have leadership skills that will enable staff to flourish and pupils to reach their potential underpinned by a strong personal philosophy and clear pedagogical subject knowledge.
  • Be happy to support the Church of England ethos of our school though our school values.
  • Be dedicated to raising standards and removing barriers to learning for pupils with the ability to challenge each pupil from whatever their starting point.
  • Have high expectations of themselves and pupils with a positive, can do and proactive nature.

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Applications should be submitted by 8am, 6th December 2022 and emailed to HR. Application form can be found on Year Group Leader in EYFS Reception - St Leonard's CofE Primary School, Exeter | St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust (

Interviews are scheduled for 12th December 2022. Successfully shortlisted candidates will be asked to send in a virtual tour of their current class and to teach on the interview day at St Leonard’s.

A copy of the job description and an application form can be found on the St Christopher’s Trust website at Year Group Leader in EYFS Reception - St Leonard's CofE Primary School, Exeter | St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust (

What the school offers its staff

St Leonard's C of E Primary School is seeking to appoint an EYFS Year Group Leader to support the wider senior leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher who is ready to take the next step in their professional journey or for an existing leader who is excited about the challenge of a larger setting. This role will allow you to make a difference to the provision and development of three classes, one of which you will teach. If you are motivated about developing the Early Years curriculum, raising standards and providing stimulating learning experiences for young minds, we want to hear from you!

St Leonard’s can promise you a dynamic and enthusiastic leadership team who are passionate about the Early Years and the absolute importance of this crucial period within the primary setting. We are wholly committed to the principles of the EYFS: a unique child, positive relationships, enabling environments and learning and development. You will have the opportunity to work alongside us and make a real difference in our community. This is an exciting role to help shape and lead the future innovation and development of our school going forward.

We offer:

  • A welcoming, friendly school with a strong Christian ethos and set of values that underpin all that we do.
  • Children who are articulate, happy and motivated to learn.
  • The opportunity to work in a school with unique spacious grounds close to the city centre.
  • A headteacher who puts children at the heart of all decision making.
  • An exciting role within our growing organisation with opportunities for future career development within our own school and across our family of 17 schools within the St Christopher’s Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

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About St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School (VC)

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
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School size
569 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
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