Early Years Teacher, Kent

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Springhead Park Primary SchoolKent

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Start date: August/September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Primary First Trust are very pleased that Springhead Park Primary School will open its doors for the first time in September 2020, offering a holistic approach to primary education for the local community. Springhead Park Primary will be an empowering place of learning where children are taught to the highest of academic standards, and love to learn- we will educate the whole child: their brain, their heart, their talents and their outlook. We will achieve this through a real breadth and richness of our everyday curriculum, ensuring that every child has an entitlement to the whole curriculum in order to find their individual talents and passions.

To meet this aim, there are 4 cornerstones on which we will build our educational culture:

• Academic success: to succeed in life, we will ensure that our children have the basic skills to access the world around them and understand how they can contribute to it.

• Experiential, Enquiry-Led Learning: we will create circumstances whereby children can explore problems, current issues and themes, then create their own innovative solutions. In this way we will develop our pupil’s knowledge, curiosity, resilience and creative problem-solving skills.

• Learning beyond the classroom: children will be inspired by heritage sites, cultural opportunities, the arts, sporting opportunities and make efforts to engage in issues that will affect their communities and the future.

• Complimentary technology: children will have regular access to technology to help them access their learning, develop creative solutions and communicate their thoughts, ideas and creations across the entire curriculum. 

As a newly opening school, Springhead Park can offer you the chance to contribute to establishing this holistic, creative and outward facing culture from the very beginning of the journey.

For further information about the school, please visit our website: https://www.theprimaryfirsttrust.co.uk/springhead-park-primary-school/

Or search for us on Facebook or Twitter.

Facebook: @SpringheadParkPrimary

Twitter: @springhead_park

Your Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for a talented Early Years Teacher to join our growing staff team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring person to join our school, to lead the EYFS Team. We want someone to promote a rich and engaging EYFS curriculum, where the children are active learners and are nurtured to develop a curiosity about the world around them. You will need to be a strong teacher, someone who understand Early Years practice and can make learning fun yet challenging, who can inspire young minds and who can meet the needs of every child. 

This post is suitable for experienced teachers or emerging teachers. As we are a brand-new school, this unique opportunity will give you the chance to help establish our brand of learning and ensure that our educational culture is one of curiosity, self-reflection and optimism.

We work in collaboration with our Trust, The Primary First Trust, which currently consists of nine primary schools in Medway, Kent and Bexley. This gives us a wide support network and allows our staff to grow professionally and our children to achieve excellence.  

We would love to speak to you about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Wayne Clayton on 01474 565903 who will be more than happy to discuss this post further.  

Further details about this vacancy are available to download from the downloads section below. 

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form with your application. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to spattison@theprimaryfirsttrust.co.uk 

Interview Dates: 1st- 3rd April 2020.

References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Springhead Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

Springhead Park Primary School is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.



More about Springhead Park Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 9QY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 565903
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