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EYFS Lead - Full-time

Swingate Primary School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2549-71T
  • Posted:02/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS plus TLR
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC





Vacancy: Year R Class teacher or Nursery teacher and EYFS Leader

Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2

Hours: Full time

Start date:  1st September 2023


Are you excited about teaching, keen to make a difference and ambitious for your future career? Are you an experienced Early Years Teacher, passionate about improving the life chances of all pupils and wanting a leadership role in a Foundation Stage Provision?

If you are an excellent teacher who is positive, driven and enthusiastic this could be the role for you.

In this exciting EYFS Leader position you will be managing the Early Years which is made up of 3 classes and a nursery. You will be working with a dedicated and caring team of teachers and Level 3 Teaching Assistants to manage the progression of the EYFS phase. You will be leading the EYFS curriculum and working alongside the Senior Leadership Team to implement and develop an outstanding curriculum, offering a range of opportunities for all learners in the EYFS. You will be expected to contribute to school developments, work with other middle leaders in the school and lead by example teaching to a high standard.

We are seeking to appoint a full time enthusiastic, positive and dedicated teacher who is committed to our mission of providing an outstanding education which encompasses our values of ‘Academic, Emotional and Physical Success’ by planning a broad and balanced curriculum to give our young learners the best start in life. We want an inspirational teacher to join the Swingate Team to help our children foster a love of learning, to take risks and grow and develop with curiosity in a safe and stimulating environment.

The Bluebell Federation achieves outcomes that are at or above national average. Staff are committed to achieving strong outcomes by developing the children to be active learners, engaged in all tasks. Pupils feel safe in school and value the opportunities given alongside the support of teachers and other adults.

Staff are very positive about their work in the school and morale is high. Our four-character values: ‘Resilience, Empathy, Bravery and Responsibility’ underpin the work of our friendly staff and our well planned, bespoke and up to date curriculum.

We have worked hard to develop our outdoor EYFS provision but are looking for someone who has the vision to further enhance the outdoor environment and what is on offer daily across the EYFS.

The Role (will include/require):

  • Class teacher responsibility either Year R or Nursery with planned release each week to support planning, preparation and assessment.
  • Leadership responsibility based on experience.
  • High expectations of behaviour and wellbeing of all pupils.
  • Supportive senior leadership team.
  • Planning collaboratively with other experienced teachers.

The person (must):

  • Have QTS status.
  • Have a desire to professionally improve.
  • Want to work as part of a hardworking, dedicated and cohesive team.
  • Proven track record of raising standards.

Closing date: Monday 15th May 2023 9am

Interview Date: Friday 19th May 2023

Information about the school

We are a brilliant, large three-form entry (including a Nursery), inclusive, successful school with extensive woodland grounds and friendly staff. We aim to inspire our children to be Brave, Resilient, Responsible and Empathetic. Our curriculum is child-centred, creative and progressive.

We are part of the Bluebell Federation comprising of Swingate and Horsted Schools.

Our teachers work collaboratively to reduce workload and we have an impressive sporting profile. We are a Jigsaw Flagship school and staff and pupil well-being is valued and promoted. Swingate has a strong leadership team that welcomes and encourages children and staff to reach their true potential. Check out our Twitter account: @SwingatePrimary.

We offer a fantastic wellbeing package including a pension scheme, carefirst and training and development opportunities

Job Contact Information

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.