Head of Early Years, Gloucester

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The King's SchoolGloucester

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The King's School, Gloucester is a wonderful school in which to work. Little King's encompasses the Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception Classes. The Head of the Early Years (HEYFS) is known as The Head of Little King's. Pupils join Little King's when they are rising 3 and join the combined Kindergarten and Nursery choosing from a selection of sessions during the week. At King's we focus on nurturing talent and taking care of the individual. With the Cathedral ethos at the heart of all that we do, we strive to provide our children with a balanced, enriching curriculum starting from the Early Years.  Little King's was rated as excellent in our last inspection which came as no surprise as the staff are a caring, hard-working team who go out of their way to provide an exciting learning environment for our pupils. Little King's recently moved into a new, bespoke area of the School and the classrooms, outdoor play area, support rooms and kitchen were designed with the very youngest children in mind. As part of our Keystones Approach, the Little King's Team work very closely with parents to develop social, physical, creative, emotional and spiritual opportunities alongside the academic challenges in order to enrich and facilitate deeper learning. 

I feel very fortunate, as the Head of the Junior School, to work alongside a very dedicated group of colleagues. The Head of Little King's sits on the Junior School Management Team and plays an integral role in the strategic running of the Junior School. In addition, the Head of Little King's meets regularly with the Headmaster to ensure that the Early Years remains firmly on the whole School agenda.  

The current Head of Little King's has enjoyed being in the role for 17 years and is planning to retire at the end of this academic year. As a result, we are looking for a passionate educator who wants to inspire pupils, parents and colleagues at the starting point of the King's Gloucester journey. 

Having started my teaching career with very young children, I believe passionately that a good head start sets the tone for the rest of a child's education. The style of learning that takes place in the Early Years’ classrooms serves as an excellent example to other practitioners across the School and there is a great deal to gain by watching the children in the Early Years learning through discovery.

Please take a good look at our website and prospectus in order to gain further insight into all that we do in this exceptional School. Should this role, and being part of the cherished King's Community, excite you then I look forward to receiving your application using the forms provided.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Anne Haas

Head of Junior School

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More about The King's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452 337 337
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The King's School, Gloucester was one of the seven famous Cathedral Schools established by Henry VIII in 1541. Now it is a successful co-educational independent day school with around 590 pupils, aged three to eighteen, offering academic excellence, ...