Early Years Phase Leader
Required full time from January 2020
Salary range from MPS1 £24,859 - MPS6 £36,167 / UPS1 -UPS3 £37,758 - £40,520 depending on skills and experience + TLR of £4,029
Meadow Vale Primary School is a friendly, 3 form entry school which thrives on a strong team approach, fantastic children, high standards and a caring ethos.
We are looking for a teacher who is:
- Passionate about learning and experience of teaching in the Early Years
- Knowledgeable about the development of the whole child
- Committed to the success of all our children
- Excited about contributing to the future direction of our school
- A team player with a good sense of humour
We can offer you:
- Happy and positive children
- Friendly and supportive colleagues
- A well-resourced learning environment
- Weekly release time dedicated to leading the Early Years
- Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
- A strong partnership with parents, governors and the local community
The children would like a teacher who:
- Is fun, has a good sense of humour and is firm but fair
- Explains learning tasks carefully and has a passion for helping us learn and grow
- Has a “glass half full attitude” and a cheerful outlook
- Wants to nurture us, as well as teach us
You are very welcome to visit our school.
Please contact Catherine Forrester, Headteacher, for further information.
Application deadline: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Interview date: Friday 27 September 2019
How to Apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.