Barnes Primary School
London SW13 OQQ
Headteacher: Sue Jepson MA, NPQH
Required for September 2020
Reception class teacher
32.5 hours per week (FTE 1.0)
Salary range: £28,355 - £40,035 (MPS1 – MPS6)
• Do you love working with young children?
• Is the wonder of being outdoors and getting messy exciting to you?
• Are you fascinated by the idea of ‘unpicking pedagogy’?
• Are you an excellent interactor with children during play?
• Can you bring ‘the fun’ and also ‘the calm’?
• Are you willing to learn and grow with a team of fantastic staff?
• Are you well organised and do you get excited by finding creative solutions?
• And would you like to work in the most exceptionally beautiful environment?
In the past few years we have had over one hundred Early Years practitioners visiting our Early Years provision. The most beautiful, appealing and enabling learning environment has been created for our children. Our forest school provision is unique. Young children love coming to school and our Early Years Foundation Stage provision is extremely popular with parents.
How about joining us? We will induct you and offer you the highest quality professional development. We will make sure that you have a great professional learning experience. You will join a wonderful team and contribute to cutting edge Early Years practice.
The governors wish to appoint somebody who is: knowledgeable about the Early Years Foundation Stage; fascinated about how young children learn; motivated to achieve; willing to work as part of an inspiring forward thinking team; is hardworking, dedicated and relentlessly ambitious. This role is full time. This position may be of interest to an NQT or someone with a couple of years’ experience who is keen to develop both their pedagogic and leadership skills. We would also welcome applications from more experienced trained Early Years teachers.
Continuing professional development is one of the strong features of our school and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to acquire and develop new skills. The training we offer is specifically customised so that it is all appropriate for Early Years practitioners.
We are an exciting, forward looking community school situated one mile from Richmond Park in south west London. We can offer you a beautiful environment with an exceptional area for outdoor learning - including our forest school provision - excellent resources, great children and the chance to work alongside talented, supportive colleagues.
Unfortunately, visits to the school are not possible at this time due to COVID-19. We would advise that you look at our twitter feed @Barnes_Primary to get a really good feel for our school and approach. If you search #BPSYR you will find photos from Reception. Our website is also a great resource of information.
Please find attached a job description and person specification for your perusal.
The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 9am
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: Wednesday 3th June 2020. These will be virtual interviews
At Barnes we take the safeguarding of children extremely seriously. All applications will be thoroughly scrutinised and we will do everything in our power to prevent unsuitable adults from working with our children. All selection processes at our school are designed to identify and reject anyone who is unsuitable for work with children. At least one member of our selection panel will have attended a safer recruitment training course and gained certification. All staff working at Barnes will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up post. There is a culture of ongoing vigilance that ensures children are safe and secure with the adults they come into contact with at all times. References will be sought and checked and all staff are fully aware of the actions they should take if they have any concerns about the behaviour of a fellow staff member towards children.
Barnes Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.