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Head of Early Years with Reception Class Teaching

St Margaret's Preparatory SchoolEssex

Start date: 1 September 2021

Closing date for applications which must be submitted on Cognita Application form to be considered: 9.00a.m, 24 May 2021

Interview Date: Friday 28th May 2021

Contract type: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen at St Margaret’s Prep School for a dynamic and inspirational Head of Early Years with Reception Class teaching.

The Head of Early Years will be a dedicated and hardworking member of the Leadership Team,  committed to the high-quality teaching and learning of our youngest learners in Nursery and Reception.  The post-holder will lead the Early Years Department to ensure excellent provision and be fully responsible for the teaching of one of our small parallel Reception classes. 

Candidates for the position should be willing to contribute to the wider life of this excellent, happy and caring school.

St Margaret’s is a thriving and highly regarded 2-11 preparatory day school in north Essex. The school is non-selective but academic, performing arts and sport outcomes are excellent. The school is part of the Cognita group, which currently consists of over 80 schools worldwide and invests heavily in professional development.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

For further details and an application pack please contact Mrs Corinne Walker, Head’s PA: or download a  an application form at or If you would like a tour of our wonderful school prior to the deadline, please contact Mrs Corinne Walker to arrange this - you will be very welcome.

All applicants must complete a Cognita application form. CV’s may be submitted in support of an application form but CV’s on their own are not acceptable. Applications by post and email will be accepted. Please send your application, to be received before the deadline of 9.00am Monday 24th May 2021 to:

Mrs Corinne Walker

PA to the Headteacher

St Margaret’s Preparatory School

Gosfield Hall Park




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