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Early Years Foundation Stage Leader - Full-time

Burnt Oak Primary, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-3760-45T
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR
  • Start Date:April / September 2024
  • App Close Date:31/08/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Based on application receipt


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 Burnt Oak 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.

Burnt Oak has proudly achieved the flagship status for Inclusion. Staff are committed to supporting each and every child, developing the children to be active learners and 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 school values: ‘Enjoy, Achieve, Succeed’, underpin the work of our friendly staff and our passion for Inclusion.

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

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced Early Years Teacher with Qualified Teacher Status;
  • Be committed to the school's high standards and caring inclusive ethos;
  • A proven track record and a strong commitment to raising standards;
  • Have high expectations of both self and others;
  • Be hard working and make a valuable contribution to the wider life of the school;
  • Be ambitious, creative and forward-thinking;
  • Lead a hardworking, dedicated and cohesive Early Years team.

 We offer: 

  • An inclusive and caring ethos;
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated and happy children;
  • Welcoming and supportive staff;
  • A well-resourced school;
  • Exceptional opportunities for professional development;
  • A wider professional learning community;
  • A supportive Leadership Team.


Information about the school

“Burnt Oak Primary School believes that their school can make a difference to the pupils within it.” (IQM Assessor)

Ofsted (May 2022) judged the school as providing a GOOD quality of education and with an overall effectiveness judgement of the same.

“Pupils are happy at school and enjoy their learning. Leaders ensure everyone is included. The school is a caring community.” (Ofsted May 2022)

Burnt Oak Primary School is a vibrant and welcoming school situated in lower Gillingham. We are a two-form entry school with a Nursery. The school is well resourced and has excellent ICT facilities. We have motivated and happy pupils who are eager to learn.


Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 578 670


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