Early Years Practitioner
School
The Palmer Academy
Location
Northumberland Avenue , Reading, England RG2 7PP
Start Date
September 2022
Salary
Grade RG3, £21,748

About the Role

The Palmer Academy is looking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and passionate Early Years Practitioner for September 2022 to join our Foundation Stage team. EYFS provision at The Palmer Academy was recently graded Good by Ofsted (2017).

The successful candidate will need to hold a NVQ Level 3 in childcare and Education or equivalent qualification and experience of working in a nursery or reception class.
You will be joining REAch2 Academy Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.
The position is for 36 hours a week, term time only and inclusive of 5 Inset Days and weekly staff meetings, paid pro rata depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date
Thursday 15th July 2022 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Mr Johan Coetzee, School Business Manager using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the generous Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more