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Early Years Lead

Horsham, West Sussex
Kilnwood Vale Primary School
Full Time
GLF Main Pay Range + TLR
31st March 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
3rd May 2021 12:00 PM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
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Start Date
1st September 2021
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 2021/2022 Academic Year
  • Job ID: 1142682

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate Early Years Leader to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our students. As part of our energetic and welcoming team, you will enthuse and motivate children to strive for success while maintaining an inspiring and enabling learning environment for all children within the school. This fixed term vacancy, is an excellent chance for the right candidate to join us at Kilnwood Vale Primary School with the possibility of a permanent position as our school continues to grow. 

About Kilnwood Vale Primary School

We are a brand new two form entry primary school which opened its doors to reception and nursery children for the first time in September 2019. Each year the school will increase its age range, adding an additional year group until it is an all through primary school in 2026. We are proud of our school and the amazing facilities, inside and outside the classroom that will allow us to deliver our exciting and enriching curriculum. We are happy to be a Free School within GLF Schools Multi Academy Trust, which sees us benefit from sharing outstanding resources, facilities and support from local primary and secondary schools since October 2010. We also believe in working closely with the local community to ensure school is a place where 'children grow, learn and flourish'.

What we are looking for

  • Proven ability of quality Early Years practice impacting on positive outcomes for all children
  • A detailed knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and its means of delivery
  • Experience of middle leadership including analysing data and managing a budget
  • Good communication skills to deliver staff training and develop all Practitioners within the team
  • Clear vision to develop Early Years practice including transition for all children by positive engagement within the locality and GLF schools
  • Contribution towards whole school initiatives and the wider role of LMT

You must:

  • Be able to develop positive relationships with young children.
  • Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child with whom you are supporting.
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with parents.

Why work at Kilnwood Vale

At Kilnwood Vale you will have:

  • A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast growing community with excellent transport links
  • A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service
  • Excellent CPD opportunities

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Well-being
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2021/2022 academic year

Salary: GLF Main Pay Range + TLR

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 3rd May 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 11th May 2021


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Kilnwood Vale Primary School

Kilnwood Vale Primary School

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