Reception Class Teacher with EYFS Lead Responsibility - Southfields Primary School

Coventry, England, gb
Company: Coventry City Council
Category: Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
Published on 2021-06-15 06:03:56

What is the job role?

Southfields is a popular, diverse school in the heart of Coventry with happy, vibrant children and committed staff. We provide a secure, stimulating and caring environment in which we aim to give children the best possible start to their education. 

The Headteacher and Governing Body are seeking to appoint an inspiring and successful EYFS Lead to join our strong and experienced Leadership Team from September 2021. We are looking to recruit a Reception Class Teacher and Early Years Phase Leader who is passionate about teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage; has the vision to provide leadership, guidance and direction in this phase in order to effectively contribute to the continued strategic improvement of this popular school. We are a two-form entry school with children’s learning and well-being at the heart of it. We are passionate about Early Years practice and this position offers a fantastic opportunity for an energetic teacher with vision and talent to lead the progress of our EYFS curriculum, enabling environments and reputation to an outstanding level.

This role will:

  • Have a direct and positive impact on the education and lives of our youngest pupils and reach out to our families and the local and diverse community. 
  • ­Require a calm and well organised person who can transform child-centred and creative plans into clear action that involve all members of the EYFS team.
  • Offer excellent leadership opportunities that have a critical impact on whole school development.
  • Require you to have mental health and the well-being of all as central to your approach to teaching and learning.
  • Require you to promote and celebrate the talents and skills of all pupils.
  • We can offer:

  • The most supportive place to work; where a really connected and committed team have ambitious and imaginative ways of bringing learning to life every-day.
  • The opportunity to work within our network of schools offering highest quality training and networking opportunities.
  • Kind, caring, hard-working and motivated children.
  • Friendly, supportive and motivated staff team who are committed to improvement.
  • Positive working environment.
  • Full commitment to ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Key Requirements

    The successful candidate must hold have Qualified Teacher Status and have experience of working within the Early Years. As well as an exceptional knowledge of the Foundation Stage curriculum and early reading they should have high expectations of all children and be dedicated to providing the best possible experiences through exciting and engaging learning opportunities.

    Closing Date: 24th May 2021

    Required from September 2021 

    Interview Date: 27th May 2021

    Application forms are available to download from below and returnable directly to the school  

    A visit to the school is welcomed and can be arranged by appointment only.

    Please call the school office on 024 7622 6810 or email to book an appointment.

    This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

    Coventry City Council

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