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Early Years Foundation Stage Phase Leader

  • Employer: Drapers’ Brookside Infant School
  • Reference: DBIS/24/280792
Main Pay Scale/UPS + TLR2b £5,699
Drapers' Brookside Infant & Junior Schools
Closing on 22/05/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time
Full Time, Permanent.

Working Pattern: Full Time, permanent

Closing Date: 12 p.m. Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Interviews: 24th May 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Scale: Based on experience (Main Pay Scale/UPS + TLR2b)

Drapers’ Brookside Schools have an exciting opportunity for an aspiring leader who is highly motivated, forward-thinking practitioner to lead our EYFS team.  

The post holder will work in partnership with the Leadership Team to secure the school’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality education and improved standards of learning and achievement for all.  They will play an instrumental part in raising standards through observation, coaching, mentoring and team teaching in order to improve teaching and learning across the school and will have overall responsibility for the quality and consistency of provision, standards and achievement in their phase. 

We are looking for innovative leader with a strong understanding of best practice and the ability to: 

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have experience in both nursery and reception age groups
  • Lead by example, provide inspiration and motivation to your teams. Embody for the pupils, staff, governors and parents the vision, purpose and leadership of learning in EYFS 
  • Model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice in EYFS to secure consistently good or outstanding teaching and learning for our children
  • Articulate high quality in EYFS educational provision, the characteristics of effective Early Years settings, and strategies for raising standards and outcomes for EYFS children 
  • Promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good behaviour through effective management and leadership Strategic Leadership 
  • Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction which secures effective teaching and learning which leads to improved outcomes for children in Early Years 
  • Be able to present a coherent and accurate account of the children’s performance and other Early Years self-evaluation evidence to a range of audiences, including Governors, the Local Authority, the Local Community and Ofsted

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Take responsibility for work with the Vice Principal to analyse data for the phase and plan and deliver actions to raise standards and accelerate progress
  • Work with the Leadership team to monitor, evaluate and review the effects of policies, priorities and targets of the school in practice, and take action as necessary
  • Contribute to the School Evaluation Form 
  • Devise and action annual action plans to inform address areas for improvements

Working with parents and the wider community

  • Support families with the induction and well-being of their child when they arrive in Early Years
  • Ensure that parents are well-informed about their child’s attainment and progress through ‘Planning in the Moment’ paperwork and meetings
  • Develop an effective partnership with parents and help them understand how they can support their child’s learning and personal development
  • Involve parents in the learning process through workshops, events, stay and plays and Seesaw 
  • Further develop and strengthen relationships with other nursery settings

Professional development

  • Lead professional development of staff through weekly phase meetings, creating a strong cohesive team
  • Support the provision of high-quality professional development by methods such as coaching, mentoring, modelling and drawing on other sources of expertise where appropriate 
  • Mentor trainee and newly qualified teachers and support the induction of any new staff in EYFS 
  • Take responsibility of the performance management of their team 
  • Participate in arrangements for appraisal and take responsibility for own professional development. 

In addition to leading the EYFS phase, the post holder will lead one of our four curriculum teams over both the infant and junior schools.

Dedicated leadership time will be provided each week and a wide range of professional development opportunities will be available.

We can offer:

  • High quality training and CPD opportunities
  • A great staff team to work alongside
  • A culture of high ambition
  • A supportive Multi-Academy Trust structure and team of School Governors, who are passionate and committed to everyone at school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

This role is not suitable for Early Careers Teachers

School Office Telephone: 01708 371331 Email: admin@drapersbrookside.com

Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Employees could also be asked to work in any Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust locations.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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