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Early Years Teacher

Hovingham Primary SchoolLeeds

Join Hovingham Primary, Leeds, to inspire our children to ‘aim high’. We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative qualified teacher to join our Early Years team.  

We pride ourselves on the number of opportunities available at our school such as trying new things which help develop your career – so that you can Aim High! Our vision is simple, to be a great school with a great team, with an ethos underpinned by our values: respect, tolerance, perseverance and creativity.

We are set in the developing inner-city community of Harehills, we're lucky enough to serve the children that make Leeds a diverse metropolis of language and culture, with over 41 languages spoken, 759 NOR and a staff team of 100, we are not your ordinary school, which is why we are looking for the extraordinary.

Team Hovingham thrives on the quality of our amazing teachers who give our children engaging, enriched educational experiences delivered through passion and care.

Candidates need to be committed to delivering the best learning opportunities for every child; removing the stubborn learning challenges that many of our children face so that every child succeeds.

If you share the same passion for inspiring the next generation, then apply below! 

Your opportunity:

As part of Team Hovingham, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in Leeds, rising to the challenges and opportunities of the area we serve.

With a multitude of opportunities to progress your career and outstanding CPD.

What we are looking for:

We look for a talented individual who wants to be a part of transforming education and helping to create an exceptional place of learning.

We are looking for people who enjoy teaching, have a desire to contribute to the development of our great school and are hungry for development.

We are looking for applicants with:

  • Excellent classroom practice and experience of working in early years.
  • Effective communication skills and a commitment to a collaborative team approach.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Energy, loyalty, passion and integrity.
  • High aspirations for all children, themselves and a desire to raise standards.
  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility is an issue in Harehills; which is why we continuously set out to transform standards at Hovingham. We are committed to ensuring that every child in Harehills has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.  

We are hosting an open evening on Thursday 27th May from 3.30pm. An opportunity for you to meet Team Hovingham and find out why our school is an extraordinary place. If you’re interested in finding out more about Team Hovingham and would like to attend, please email Alternatively, contact Anna Lattimer on 0113 248 9537 or email to book your place.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 7th June. When submitting your application please can you also submit a handwritten letter addressed to the children at Hovingham outlining Why Hovingham? and Why now?

Please return completed applications to

Interviews will take place week commencing 14th June.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau disclosure).

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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