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Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

Featherby Infant School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2401-131S
  • Posted:09/04/2024
  • Pay: £18,842.00 - £24,207.00 Annually (Actual)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24th April 2024


Hours: 37.5  hours per week, tem time

About this Role

Are you an Early Years Practitioner who is excited by learning and has a strong commitment to ensuring our children achieve their best? If so we would like to hear from you!! You will be working alongside the Class Teacher and other key staff within our Nursery. Experience of delivering high early education, learning and play with noticeable impact would be advantageous.

Are you someone who:

NVQ Level 3 qualification in a similar setting

Is passionate about ensuring all children are supported to do the best

Has very good numeracy and literacy skills

Has experience of working with children across the primary curriculum

Forms positive relationships with children, parents and staff

Is reflective and always seeking to improve outcomes for children

Can maintain confidentiality and have a high level of professionalism

Committed to improve their own practice

The care and wellbeing of our pupils is a high priority and our children are enthusiastic and hardworking.

You may be required to work across both sites.

In return we offer: 

  •  A positive, friendly and happy working environment     
  • A fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils      
  •  National terms and conditions     
  • Early salary access scheme and financial advice (Wagestream)
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. 


Further information about the Trust and school is available at www.Maritimeacademytrust.org and the attached information pack, which includes and full job description & link to the application form.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

 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 My New Term website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Information about the school

We achieve our vision through a commitment to working in partnership across the Featherby schools, collaboration across Maritime and engagement with other agencies and parents.

We believe that no matter what a child’s starting point may be, they have the potential to achieve and succeed. We achieve this through our curriculum, approach to learning and through developing best practice through partnership. Our thematic curriculum develops children’s skills and knowledge to ensure we equip them for the challenges of life; ensuring they leave us ready for the next stage of their educational journey as 21st Century learners and citizens. Our approach to learning is centred around cognitive science and developing webs of knowledge.

We believe in encouraging independent and resilient learners who have the ability to work collaboratively, embracing known pedagogy, whilst developing new models for learning using the latest technologies and approaches. We actively equip our children with cognitive strategies and functional skills which are proven to support knowledge retention and to develop our children’s webs of knowledge. Our children will take ownership of metacognition adopting the best strategies for them. This will support self-regulation - they will choose the strategies which work for them.

Skills will remain with us forever ensuring we are confident, curious, and resilient learners – proud of who we are and optimistic about what we will achieve, holding high aspirations of ourselves. Ensuring we are ready for the next stage of learning and the 21st Century.

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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.