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EYFS Lead

Molehill Primary AcademyKent

About the role: Molehill Primary Academy are seeking to recruit an EYFS Lead, joining us from late August 2021. The successful candidate will join us as we embark on an important and exciting venture; the opening of our brand new Nursery Provision, Little Moles, in September. We can offer you a supportive leadership team, high quality professional development and a large network of primary academies who work collaboratively.


This role will:

  • have a direct and positive impact on both the education and lives of our pupils
  • reach out to our families and the local community,
  • require a calm and well-organised person, who can transform child-centred and creative plans into clear actions that involve all members of the EYFS team
  • offer excellent leadership opportunities that have a critical impact on whole school development
  • provide the opportunity to work within the Leigh Academies Trust, one of Kent’s most exciting and successful Trusts, offering the highest quality training and networking opportunities,
  • provide you with a highly supportive place to work, where a connected and committed team have ambitious and imaginative ways of bringing learning to life every day


This is a permanent role offering MPS + TLR commensurate with experience. If you would like to arrange a telephone call or a visit to the school, please contact the Talent Team via talent@latrust.org.uk.



Application closing date: 20th May 2021

Shortlisting date: 21st May 2021

Interview date: Week Beginning 24th May 2021


Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here . T&C's apply.


Working for Molehill Primary Academy: The sense of pride that we each feel here at Molehill is strengthened by our commitment to placing our pupils at the centre of their learning. Teachers have embedded a culture of high expectations; we will all do whatever it takes to create better life opportunities for our children who deserve the very best. We care about our pupils and the communities we serve, and driven by our strong moral purpose we work together to achieve excellence for all, creating confident, resilient children.


At Molehill, we promote the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Attributes to support the development of life-long learners. Our pupils are inquirers, our curriculum develops their natural curiosity and allows them to apply their thinking skills creatively. We strive to ensure that, through our excellent teaching, pupils become highly articulate communicators, who act with integrity and honesty. Our pupils demonstrate on a daily basis that they are caring individuals, and they, like us, want to make a positive difference to the lives of others.


Our Academy caters for boys and girls from the age of 3-11 years. It is well equipped, having its own library, dining hall, assembly hall, sports field and nature reserve.


Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 


As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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