Early Years Practitioner (3 Months - 3 Years Old) Maternity Cover, North Yorkshire

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Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateNorth Yorkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,564
Contract term: Maternity Cover


Queen Ethelburga’s is an independent Collegiate of four co-educational schools, all of which were recently graded Excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. To meet the needs of our students we offer a wide choice of qualifications, a supportive environment and an exciting programme of co–curricular opportunities, which are underpinned by high quality teaching and learning. 

As a thriving day and boarding Collegiate, we are one of the largest school communities in the country. This provides outstanding opportunities for progression and for staff development. The Collegiate actively promotes the professional development of its staff through induction, CPD and career development opportunities.    Our facilities are enhanced annually to help ensure that we have everything needed to allow our staff and students ‘to be the best they can with the gifts that they have,’ this is known as the Hill Standard.

Applications will be assessed on an on-going basis and interviews will be held at our earliest opportunity, so interested teachers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

Please note that this is a non-residential position with no on-site accommodation being offered.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· Monitoring the progress of children and taking appropriate action

· Having high expectations of all children

· Treating children with respect and consideration

.  Planning Expectations and Targets

· Setting challenging learning objectives with success criteria

· Using the Early Years Curriculum to plan activities which allow opportunities for child-initiated and adult-led learning

· Selecting and preparing resources, with the help of support staff where appropriate

· Using agreed school planning system for all subject areas

· Planning opportunities for children to learn in out of school contexts.

. Monitoring and Assessment

· Using agreed school monitoring and assessment strategies to observe, evaluate and record the progress of children

· Assessing the progress of children within relevant assessment framework

· Identifying and supporting children who are failing to achieve their potential

· Keep up-to-date records of your key children’s progress which can be shared with parents.

· Managing learning opportunities

Support for the School

· Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

· Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

· Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

· On rare occasions attend school evening activities

· Carry out duties on a rota basis 

· Participate in training and other learning activities as required

· Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others

· Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

QE is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its pupils and staff. Applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and undergo the relevant DBS checks for their role. The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Collegiate’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Collegiate’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Any personal information you share with us on your application form will be used solely for recruitment purposes. Your details will be held for up to 6 months and destroyed after this time. 

We receive high volumes of applications, due to this if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, unfortunately on this occasion your application will not have been successful.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 29th September 2019 

More about Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 19 years
Address: Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 9SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is an ‘Excellent’ rated (ISI 2019), boarding and day school for girls and boys, aged 0 to 19 years.

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