Early Years Foundation Stage Team Leader, Blackburn with Darwen

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St Michael with St John CE Controlled Primary SchoolBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2B
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Title: Early Years Foundation Stage Team Leader 

Location:   St Michael with St John CE Primary School, Swallow Drive, Blackburn BB1 6LE 

Grade and Salary:   MPS/UPS + TLR 2B 

Contract Type: Full time 

Contract Term: Permanent  

St Michael with St John is a very successful school, committed to delivering a broad and creative curriculum and providing our pupils with access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities, with excellent resources and facilities.  Our school community was absolutely delighted to retain the Ofsted judgement of being a good school following our recent inspection in February 2017.

We are currently looking to appoint an exceptional Early Years Practitioner for January 2018, who is well organised and highly motivated to lead our nursery and reception staff team.  We would be delighted to show you around to see our brand new Reception Unit and to see our wonderful school in action.  

We would encourage and welcome visits from any interested candidates.  We would also love you to take a look on our website www.smsjbwd.co.uk that provides lots of information about our school.


•Can demonstrate excellent Early Years classroom practice with high expectations of children and staff.  

•Has the ability to lead and motivate our nursery and reception staff team.  

• Can implement a strategic vision for Early Years improvement. 

•Is able to lead on ensuring quality provision throughout the Early Years. 

•Has the ability to monitor the effectiveness of provision throughout the Early Years. 

•Can effectively motivate, develop and coach staff.

•Has an in-depth understanding of excellent practice in the Early Years. 

•Has enthusiasm, drive and the willingness to go that extra mile for the children and families of SMSJ. 

•Can demonstrate a commitment to team building and collaboration, as well as being able to work independently and use initiative.  


•A warm and welcoming school environment. 

•A brand new, multi-functional Reception Unit with excellent facilities and resources. 

•Friendly, enthusiastic, and well behaved children who are a pleasure to teach. 

•Support for your continued professional development.  

•An opportunity to work with good and outstanding teachers and leaders.  

•The opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, professional learning team.  

•Excellent leadership support and mentoring. 

•Opportunities to partner with other schools

For further information and to arrange a visit to our school, please contact our School Business Manager Deanne Arden on 01254 665190 or email darden@smsj.co.uk  

Application packs are available to download from the school’s website in the About Us – Vacancies section at www.smsjbwd.co.uk  and should be returned to our School Business Manager, Deanne Arden by emailing darden@smsj.co.uk  

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.  St Michael with St John CE Primary School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and appointment will be subject to receipt of suitable references, qualifications and identity checks.  

Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th October 2017 at 12 noon 

Observations in own setting: w/c 16th October 2017 

Interviews/tasks: Friday 20th October 2017

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More about St Michael with St John CE Controlled Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Swallow Drive, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6LE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 665190