Early Years Lead

Job Roles:
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Early Learning/Child Care
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Generous MPS/UPS (Outer London) + Harris Benefits
29th Jan 2018
Start Date:
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
Job Ref:

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham opened in 2015 with its first two Reception classes of 20 children each. The response in the local area was very supportive and we took an additional 46 Reception children in September 2016. In January 2017, we moved into our brand new, purpose built building, offering state of the art equipment and facilities. Each year we will take an additional 60 children into Reception year until the school is full in 2021. Our academy is situated in a quiet, residential area with large landscaping and grounds just opposite Kelsey Park in Beckenham. We currently have 14 full time friendly staff and are looking for someone who wishes to join our group to personally develop and grow with our academy at the same time as we do.

We are looking to appoint a qualified teacher to join our Early Years team as Phase Leader.

Your role:

You will be working in partnership with the Leadership Team to secure our academy's success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all our pupils and improved standards of learning and achievement for all. Your main responsibilities will be:
•To work with the SLT to accelerate progress for all pupils particularly in EYFS
•To support, develop and coach teaching and learning across EYFS and lower Key Stage 1, so that the school has a consistently good or better teaching
•To lead and co-ordinate assessment across EYFS, maximising pupil and parental engagement
•To support day-to-day leadership in school

About you:

Holding QTS (or equivalent), you will have an record of excellent classroom practice in the EYFS, with involvement in whole-school initiatives. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels, and an outstanding passion and drive for raising standards of teaching and learning.

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham?

•A genuine opportunity to make a difference
•High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
•Additional time out of class to enable your role
•An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
•A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
•Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
•A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community

For more information, an informal discussion with the Principal or to arrange a visit to Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, please contact Jennie Harwood on j.harwood@harrisprimarybeckenham.org.uk or 0203 772 4578.

Are you an Aspiring Middle Leader?

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Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
Tel: 0203 772 4578
Contact: HR

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