Early Years Leader, West Sussex

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Forge Wood Primary SchoolWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR
Contract term: Permanent

Would you like to work for an outstanding school in it's fourth year?

Your opportunity

We are looking for a passionate Early Years Leader to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our students. As part of our energetic and welcoming team, you will enthuse and motivate children to strive for success while maintaining an inspiring and enabling learning environment for all children within the school.

About Forge Wood Primary School

Forge Wood Primary is an outstanding school based in Crawley.  Our school has state of the art facilities and is growing it's team and looking for people to be part of this exciting journey.

What we are looking for

  • Proven ability of quality Early Years practice impacting on positive outcomes for all children
  • A detailed knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and its means of delivery
  • Experience of middle leadership including analysing data and managing a budget
  • Good communication skills to deliver staff training and develop all Practitioners within the team
  • Clear vision to develop Early Years practice including transition for all children by positive engagement within the locality and GLF schools
  • Contribution towards whole school initiatives and the wider role of LMT

You must:

  • Be able to develop positive relationships with young children.
  • Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child with whom you are supporting.
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with parents.

Why work at Forge Wood Primary School

You will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflection. We pride ourselves on excellent student behaviour / our strong ethos of inclusion and diversity. Our school community offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities. We are passionate about staff work-life balance throughout the school and voluntarily adhere to the Fair Workload Charter.

We offer all of the following:

  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
  • Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • A successful NQT support program.
  • Onsite parking
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students without limitations.

The Details

Salary: MPR

Closing date for applications - Monday 9th March 2020

Interview date – Friday 13th March 2020


We positively encourage informal visits and look forward to showing you around our school. To arrange an appointment, please contact the school office.

Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

More about Forge Wood Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Address: Somerley Drive, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 3SW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1293 850651
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