Early Years Practitioner, Northamptonshire

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Kings Heath Primary AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Start date: 01/04/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC14-16 Depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Kings Heath Primary School is now recruiting for an Early Years Practitioner. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.


About the role

You will be required to engage and extend the children's learning in an engaging manner on a day-to-day basis, encourage and assist the children in developing their independent skills. Assess and observe the children in their learning and using this to plan provocations and themes in response. You will also be required to be an integral and positive member of the Early Years Foundation Stage team.

37 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year


Salary & Benefits

  • NJC 14-16 depending on experience
  • Pension Scheme


Who we are looking for

  • Level 2 or above NVQ Early Years Care and Education
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent (level 2 skills) including English and maths at grade C or above
  • Good working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
  • Ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes, including barriers to learning.
  • Can use ICT effectively to support learning.
  • Use of other equipment – video, photocopier, websites
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies / codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
  • Working knowledge of National / Foundation Stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes.
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these. Experience of working with Early Years or Primary school aged children
  • Experience of leading groups of children where learners making good progress
  • Experience supporting learning across all subject areas of the EYFS or National Curriculum


About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.


Apply now

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Kings Heath Primary School is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



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More about Kings Heath Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: North Oval, King's Heath, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 751165