Head of EYFS, Westminster

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King Solomon AcademyWestminster

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Over the last four years, King Solomon Academy has consistently been one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country. We are redefining what is possible and we are seeking an exceptional leader, ready to join the leadership team in our high-performing school and to contribute to the achieving of our mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what education can achieve.

In 2019, the EYFS settings at Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Academy will combine into one shared EYFS setting that will serve 90 pupils per year group in Nursery and Reception, in addition to a brand new 2-year-old provision on site. This will make use of the fantastic EYFS facilities, with a very large outdoor provision (amongst the very best in central London) and a newly built nursery building.

For the Head of EYFS this is a very significant leadership responsibility and an
opportunity to build an exceptional provision from scratch. By joining in
September 2018, the leader will be instrumental in building the plans, both
academic and operational, for September 2019 and beyond. In addition it is a
chance to play a full role on a highly effective senior leadership team.

We are looking for a teacher and leader who is passionate about our school, our community and our pupils’ life chances. The role of Head of EYFS combines excellent classroom teaching with a commitment to supporting the development of the character and self-belief of our youngest pupils, and act as a role model to the staff in these year groups as well as the wider staff body.
You will join an immensely committed team who are willing to work above and
beyond the normal expectations of a school to make incredible things happen for our pupils.

In this role you will:

  • Build a large EYFS setting including designing the buildings, constructing
    the curriculum and acquiring appropriate resources and hiring exceptional
  • Be responsible for ground-breaking educational outcomes for pupils from
    an economically deprived background
  • Benefit from weekly leadership coaching and development
  • Join a team of like-minded colleagues
  • Experience a range of development opportunities through being part of the Ark network

King Solomon Academy is a place where teachers learn how to improve their
teaching, constantly striving to be the best they can be. Each teacher has a coach who supports their teaching with frequent drop-ins and action steps to improve our practice. Our teachers rapidly progress into being exceptional classroom practitioners. Our school is one which is transformational for staff and pupils alike.

To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit
http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies. The deadline is 11am on
Monday 21st May 2018. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the
Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz (s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org) or phone on

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More about King Solomon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Penfold Street, London, NW1 6RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7563 6900
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King Solomon Academy is an all-through school for 3 - 18 year olds in Lisson Grove. It opened in September 2007 with two reception classes and is growing each year, until there are classes for children from nursery age right through to sixth form. Th...