PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To lead and manage Sherfield School Nursery and Pre-Reception.
To lead and manage the Nursery and Pre-Reception Team taking responsibility for the welfare, care, learning and all round development of children in Sherfield School Nursery.
1. ORGANISATION CONTEXT:
Head of Junior Prep
2. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
• To support the education and welfare of pupils, in accordance with the requirements of the Terms and Conditions (Contract), the Employee Handbook, aims and policies.
• To share in the corporate responsibility for the well being and discipline of pupils, following procedures as detailed in the school’s Welfare and Safeguarding, Behaviour Management and Health and Safety Policies.
• To lead and co-ordinate the Nursery and Pre-Reception team promoting a positive environment and demonstrating reliability, initiative and creativity.
• To attend a weekly meeting with the Head of Junior Prep to ensure rotas are prepared in advance and there is continuity and progression throughout the setting.
• To develop Sherfield Nursery as a centre of excellence fostering an environment in which the children are encouraged in their all round development and where high standards of educare are provided.
• To oversee planning and assessment ensuring activities are suitable for the age range of the children, following EYFS curriculum.
• To keep up to date with the most recent ISI regulations, standards and frameworks.
• To manage resources ensuring that they are clean, correctly stored with labels and well maintained
• To take responsibility for individuals and groups being clear about the learning objectives and assessments required.
• To work with colleagues in order to ensure that the Nursery is clean, tidy and ready for use at the start of each session, particularly ensuring that the kitchen and food hygiene meets legal requirements.
• To share responsibility for producing high quality displays and a stimulating and attractive environment.
• To shop for items as required.
• To undertake the care of sick or unhappy children.
• To advise the Head of Junior Prep of any matter requiring attention.
• To build a positive relationship with parents/carers including keeping a liaison book for each child.
• To attend briefings, staff meetings/parental consultations/school events as required.
• To promote the good work of the school in the wider community.
• To attend INSET days as specified and participate in professional development and performance review procedures.
• To support any reasonable request by the and leadership team.
The following personal attributes are required:
• a clear understanding of and commitment to the high level of quality assurance which drives every aspect of the school;
• good oral, written and ICT communication skills;
• excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, plan, adapt and meet deadlines;
• excellent inter-personal skills including a willingness to accept positive criticism; the ability to listen to and empathise with others; sensitivity and discretion;
• high standard of personal dress;
• high levels of commitment, motivation, energy and enthusiasm;
• good health and attendance record;
• sense of humour;
• the ability to think creatively and to solve problems;
• an awareness of when to seek advice and support.