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Required from 25th April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Are you an outstanding Early Years Practitioner? Do you want to take the next step in your career and move into a leading Early Years? Have you got drive, ambition and vision for Early Years and could bring a high level of expertise to our middle leadership team? If so, we would love to hear from you! At John Gulson Primary School we are looking for an outstanding, experienced EYFS practitioner with a proven track record of success in outcomes for children in early years.  You will oversee all aspects of the Early Years phase which constitutes a 36-place morning Nursery and 2 Reception classes. We are looking for someone who is up for a challenge and wants to get stuck in with all aspects of our school improvement journey!

We are looking for a consistently good/outstanding classroom practitioner within the Early Years who may already have some leadership experience within their setting, or someone who is ready to take the next step in their career. You will be someone who is highly driven and motivated, has an eye for detail, and can work flexible and creatively and continue the journey towards raising quality of provision and standards in EYFS.

The successful candidate will have:
The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
Excellent inter-personal and the ability to both inspire and challenge colleagues
Proven experience as an effective good and outstanding classroom teacher with high GLD outcomes for their pupils
Experience of working with children of different ages within the Early Years
Have the ability to lead aspects of school improvement within EYFS and ensure that all children are given opportunities to excel; there are no ceilings to learning at our school! 
Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
Ensure that mental health and well-being of all is central to your approach to teaching and learning.

In return we can offer:
•    Kind, caring, hard-working and motivated children;
•    Friendly, supported and motivated staff team who are committed to improvement;
•    Positive working environment;
•    A commitment to staff wellbeing;
•    A school on a journey of ongoing improvement and development;
•    Full commitment to ongoing professional development opportunities

Further information about John Gulson Primary School is available on the school website: www.johngulson.coventry.sch.uk

If you would like to discuss the post further, you can contact the Headteacher, Ms. V Sumner, via the school office (02476 227791). 

How to apply
Further details and application packs can be obtained by contacting Miss T Hine (School Business Manager) at t.hine@johngulson.coventry.sch.uk
Completed application forms should be returned to Miss Hine at the address above.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 9am
Lesson Observations and interviews for shortlisted candidates: Monday 31st January 2022

Informal visits are encouraged (subject to Covid risk assessment adherence) and will be held on 

Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 8:30am OR
Monday 24th January 2022 at 3:15pm 

Please call the School Office to book a place on: 02476 227791

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including:

enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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