EYFS Leader, Thurrock

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Harris Primary Academy Chafford HundredThurrock

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Start date: 03/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (London Fringe) + TLR + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a qualified primary teacher to join our academy as an EYFS Phase Leader.

Your opportunity

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding, experienced teacher wanting to take their first leadership role, or for an existing middle leader who wishes to extend their experience. There will be plenty of room for promotion and progression within the academy, with the full support of senior leaders.

What we are looking for: 

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
  • Someone who can model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice to secure consistently good or outstanding teaching and learning for our children
  • An experienced teacher with the ability to undertake phase leadership
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Someone who will contribute to the wider life at the academy
  • A teacher who will maintain a dynamic and inspiring learning environment
  • Innovation, high levels of motivation and eagerness to take a lead
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of our staff team

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

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing children!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

About Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred is a three-form entry academy with 52-place nursery located in the heart of Chafford Hundred: a modern development bordering Lakeside and Thurrock, serving a vibrant and diverse community. Chafford Hundred has good links to central London as well as being accessible from Kent and Essex. The school was graded as Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in October 2018 when Inspectors reported being particularly impressed by the academy’s ‘high expectations of what pupils can achieve’ and recognised mathematics, writing and art as particular strengths.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred?

  • An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work, with children who are bright, confident and eager to learn
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 01375 484 490 or email info@harrisprimarychaffordhundred.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



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More about Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6SA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1375 484490
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred is a three-form entry Academy located in the heart of Chafford Hundred, which is a modern development bordering Lakeside, Thurrock and serving a vibrant and diverse community. Chafford Hundred has...