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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Term Time

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:KCC887-2537-39S
  • Posted:05/07/2022
  • Pay:National Apprenticeship wage
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 10:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Early Years Educator - Level 3 Apprentice 

Fixed Term contract: 

Hours: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year 

Start Date: 30th August 2022

We are  looking for passionate individuals who  have an interest in childcare and are looking to begin their career in a school setting.  Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

You will be expected to:-

  •  meet the care needs of the individual child
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers and other professionals
  • Support children to develop numeracy and language skills through play and games.
  • A caring personality, where children are at the heart of everything you do.
  • Motivation and enthusiasm to take on a new challenge to enable you to gain a wealth of knowledge, as well as a level 3 childcare qualification.
  • GCSE Grade A - C are essential or a willingness to complete these as part of your study.

In return we can offer you:-

  •  a positive, friendly and happy  working environment
  • a fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils
  •  national terms and conditions
  • tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities
  • a generous package of Maritime Trust staff benefits. 

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Closing Date: 22nd July

Interviews: TBC 

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent & Medway. Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DFE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school.

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).