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EYFS Lead - Full-time

Molehill Primary Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2007-94T
  • Posted:20/09/2021
  • Pay:Main Pay Scale + TLR commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:06/10/2021 at 23:45
  • Interviews: 30th September / 1st October 2021


About the role: Molehill Primary Academy are seeking to recruit an EYFS Lead, joining us from January 2022. The successful candidate will join us on an important and exciting venture; we opened our brand new Nursery Provision, Little Moles, this September. We can offer you a supportive leadership team, high quality professional development and a large network of primary academies who work collaboratively.

This role will:

  • have a direct and positive impact on both the education and lives of our pupils
  • reach out to our families and the local community,
  • require a calm and well-organised person, who can transform child-centred and creative plans into clear actions that involve all members of the EYFS team
  • offer excellent leadership opportunities that have a critical impact on whole school development
  • provide the opportunity to work within the Leigh Academies Trust, one of Kent’s most exciting and successful Trusts, offering the highest quality training and networking opportunities,
  • provide you with a highly supportive place to work, where a connected and committed team have ambitious and imaginative ways of bringing learning to life every day

This is a permanent role offering MPS + TLR commensurate with experience. If you would like to arrange a telephone call or a visit to the school, please contact the Talent Team via talent@latrust.org.uk.


Application closing date: 24th September 2021
Shortlisting date: 24th September 2021
Interview date: 30th September / 1st October 2021

Information about the school

Working for Molehill Primary Academy: Our academy is a happy, caring and secure community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, considerate and successful individual.

Our academy caters for boys and girls from the age of 4-11 years. It is well equipped, having its own library, dining hall, assembly hall, sports field and nature reserve. At Molehill, we aim to give every child the very best start possible to their education through vibrant and engaging teaching, enabling the children to become active learners and by using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum.

Throughout the school, we want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun. All staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every year group. It stands in beautiful grounds that we have developed specially to aid curriculum studies.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 32 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Laura Smith
  • Address:Hereford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7ND
  • Telephone: 01622 751 729
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.