Nursery Teacher (Full or Part time), Surrey

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Manor House SchoolSurrey

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Start date: Autumn Term 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Our Nursery department is looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who strives to create an environment in which children can flourish. We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, and we create an environment specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual child.

We are seeking to appoint for the Autumn Term 2019 and encourage applications from those currently working in the state sector. We have a growing number of staff who have chosen to make the move to the independent sector, attracted by a school in which girls are eager to learn in a high quality environment where academic excellence is valued alongside opportunities to develop the whole person.

We will consider full or part time. 

Manor House School may interview and appoint at any point during the recruitment process.

Reporting to the Head of Early Years you will be accountable for pupil progress and development, working together to ensure the provision of an appropriately balanced and relevant Early Years framework for all, which is exciting and far-reaching.

Key responsibilities

  • To plan, teach and provide learning opportunities that will enable every child to reach their potential, primarily in the Nursery class.
  • To create a secure and calm environment to support the personal well-being of all pupils, establishing professional, positive and purposeful relationships.
  • To provide a high quality teaching and learning environment that supports delivery of the Early Years Framework.
  • To ensure that the teaching and learning raises the achievements of pupils.
  • To be responsible for the educational and pastoral welfare of every pupil.
  • To ensure regular observations and assessments are made.
  • To mark, feedback and report on pupils’ work to assess and record on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
  • Develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with parents/carers.

Essential experience, skills and knowledge are as follows:

  • Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status
  • Early Years Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Recent and relevant safeguarding training
  • An excellent, creative Nursery practitioner
  • Evidence of being an outstanding teacher
  • Experience using an online learning journal such as Tapestry
  • Committed to achieving the highest possible standards
  • Experience of target setting to raise attainment
  • A competent user of ICT
  • Willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Evidence of commitment to own CPD
  • A clear understanding of the Early Years Framework and assessment practices
  • High expectations of pupils and staff
  • Understanding of child development and ability to recognise and respond to individual pupil needs
  • Ability to relate effectively to young children
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understanding of issues regarding Health and Safety in the Nursery class and across the whole school

Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for which all staff share responsibility. We have an extensive policy regarding safer recruitment practices, which ensures those unsuitable for working with children, are identified at the initial stages.  All staff in regulated activity with pupils are subject to the standard pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4EN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1372 458538
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