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EYFS Leader - 32.5 Hours Per Week - Full-time

Drapers Mills Primary Academy, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2017-206T
  • Posted:26/07/2023
  • Pay:UPS with TLR2
  • Start Date:October start preferred or January latest
  • App Close Date:12/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17/10/2023


(Y)Our Opportunity

We are looking for an ambitious and inspirational EYFS Leader who can create a vibrant learning environment that promotes learning and enables children to reach their full potential.  

Are you passionate about providing a high quality provision for children starting their education journey?

The successful candidate will lead our early years’ team to strengthen the quality of provision in this important year group.  You will have responsibility for developing teaching and learning across the curriculum and have an understanding of the impact an outstanding foundation setting has on the progress of learning across the whole school.

We are looking for an excellent practitioner who inspires and motivates staff and children alike. Having possession of high quality teaching and learning strategies, you will have the ability to nurture strong and open relationships with staff, children and families to raise aspiration and improve achievement. 

It’s not necessarily the length of your experience that we’re most interested in, it’s your passion and commitment to our mission, ensuring every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education. 

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to demonstrate in depth knowledge on the EYFS framework

  • Passionate about Early Years and teaching young children

  • Open-minded, dynamic and able to drive values and ethos for a purposeful and child-led curriculum

  • Able to inspire staff through your positivity and commitment to further build on the success of Early Years’ team

  • A reflective leader, with a caring and supportive approach

  • A great communicator who develops positive relationships with young children, parents and colleagues

  • Understands the educational, welfare and social needs of the children whom we are supporting

  • Committed to raise the achievement of all children of all abilities

  • Able to develop and maintain an imaginative and inclusive learning environment

  • Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team 

  • Committed to the wider life of the trust

Investing in our employees wellbeing and career development is a priority for us, we can offer you:

  • Excellent ongoing CPD and training programs with a wealth of high quality development opportunities for all stages of career

  • Coaching and mentoring from the academy’s experienced leadership team

  • A comprehensive induction programme

  • Friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is committed to a work life balance

  • The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change

  • Access to trust resources and materials to help plan and deliver great lessons

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • TKAT Widerwallet discount program with a wealth of discounts

  • Free eye tests              

  • Employee Assistance Programme - free & confidential advice on a variety of subjects ranging from physical and mental health to financial help


Information about the school

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is a primary school for children aged 4-11 years in Margate, Kent.

This is a school rated GOOD by Ofsted (2018).

"Inclusion underpins every aspect of school life" (Ofsted, 2018)

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) we are a forward looking and innovative school with excellent staff who are committed to our vision statement; Inspiring Minds, Shaping Futures.

Our school values underpin our teaching pedagogy and our motivation for teaching:

Respect Endeavour Fairness Leadership Enjoyment Contribution Trust

We can offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and networking within our family of schools in Thanet and beyond.

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure, social media and barring service check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kathleen Davis
  • Address:St Peter's Footpath, Margate, Kent, CT9 2SP
  • Telephone: (01843) 223989
  • Email: admin@dmpa-tkat.org

Fax: 01843 230679


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.