Early Years Classroom Teacher - Required for April and September 2018, Camden

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Devonshire House Preparatory SchoolCamden

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Start date: 17th April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Two Early Years Class Teacher roles:

Pre-Reception Class Teacher starting in April, and 

Reception Class Teacher starting in September.

Minimum NVQ Level 6 qualification in child care 

Required for September post: 2 years experience teaching Reception

The successful candidate will join a dynamic Early Years Department in a thriving co-educational preparatory school in Hampstead. 

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. 

To apply for the post, please use the 'Apply' button below

Closing date for completed applications; 5pm on Thursday 18th January 2018 with interviews taking place on Wednesday 24th January 2018.


Reception Class Teacher in the Early Years 


  1. To teach the full curriculum to a Nursery, Pre Reception or Reception class, as agreed with the Deputy Head of Early Years. 
  2. To prepare weekly lesson plans linking to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum at the appropriate levels as indicated by the Devonshire House Syllabus.
  3. To show clear differentiation in planning and teaching, whilst considering the needs of all the children.
  4. To incorporate SEN and AGT into teaching practices, making referrals to the EY SENCo and implementing any IEP’s in place.
  5. To liaise with other teachers in parallel classes to ensure consistency across the curriculum.
  6. To teach lessons at the times stipulated on the school timetable.
  7. To provide time for daily Makaton and Mindfulness sessions.
  8. To maintain a welcoming and friendly atmosphere within the classroom, greeting every child on arrival and keeping parents in touch with day to day matters, as necessary. 
  9. To maintain order and good discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety.
  10. To set, mark and record work to be done in school and, once Reading has been established, to maintain the Reading Record ensuring each child reads to a teacher or assistant daily/weekly.
  11. To carry out all other duties, in and out of the classroom, including out of school activities and outings, care of the environment, display and overall care.
  12. To make regular assessments of pupils’ attainment and progress, and to maintain the Early Years Foundation Stage profile for each child in their class/key group. 
  13. To write reports on pupils’ attainment and progress twice per year.
  14. To attend termly parents’ evenings to discuss pupils’ progress with parents.
  15. To attend year group parent information evenings throughout the year.
  16. To work with the classroom assistant in a professional manner, keeping the assistant informed about each weeks lessons, ensuring individual pupils progress is also monitored by the assistant, and that the school’s guidelines on classroom assistants is followed.


  1. To attend to any other matters as detailed in the Staff Handbook.
  2. To attend staff meetings to discuss curriculum, pastoral and other matters.
  3. To be familiar with and to follow guidelines as set out in the school staff policy documents, with particular reference to Health and Safety.
  4. To attend weekly department and year group staff meetings.
  5. To supervise, or, in other ways cover, duties of a colleague on short-term absence.
  6. To promote a good standard of pastoral care.
  7. To share in the pastoral duties on rota basis, e.g. break and lunchtime duties.
  8. To attend other School Events in the course of the year such as Parents Evenings, School Fairs and Carol Concerts.
  9. Periodically to review programmes of work and methods of teaching.
  10. To attend courses to develop professional skills.


  1. To work in a co-operative, diplomatic and flexible manner.
  2. To foster and maintain good working relationships, acting as a courteous, friendly and business-like member of the school team.
  3. To give clear direction to the classroom assistant, ensuring planning can be followed.
  4. To maintain good practice in terms of staff attendance, discipline and professional attitude in the school.
  5. To keep the Head and Deputy Head informed of any relevant matters concerning pupils or staff.
  6. To work with the administrative staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the school on a day-to-day basis and on special occasions.
  7. To undertake such additional duties as might be reasonably requested by the Headmistress or other authorised person.

Elements of this job description may be re-negotiated periodically.

Closing date for completed applications; 5pm on Thursday 18th January 2018 with interviews taking place on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

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More about Devonshire House Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: 2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 6AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 435 1916
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 Devonshire House Preparatory School is situated in the heart of Hampstead. The School has fine Victorian premises with charming grounds and walled gardens.The Early Years starts in the Oak Tree Nursery (ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ ) and is based a...