About the Role
Are you an aspiring leader, with experience teaching in EYFS and looking for an exciting new challenge?
Are you driven to enable all children to succeed?
If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join us on a remarkable journey and contribute to achieving our vision to ensure that all children reach their full potential and become life-long learners.
At Kemsley, we are looking for a diligent, committed person who is passionate about EYFS to teach in one of our EYFS classes from September 2023. This position also offers the opportunity for leadership; ideally, the successful candidate will also have the expertise and experience to lead our EYFS phase.
We are looking for a candidate with enthusiasm and passion for providing the best outcome for all pupils, who:
• is highly motivated
• has consistently high expectations
• nurtures a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning in all pupils
• is committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all
• is a committed member of our school team
• has high levels of organisation, proactivity and positivity
• has a passion for driving up standards and improving outcomes for all pupils
• able to demonstrate good behaviour management
We can offer:
• A good school (Ofsted February 2019)
• A bespoke CPD package to support people at every stage in their career
• Opportunities to learn within a network of schools
• Leadership development opportunities that help you realise your full potential
• A hard-working, supportive team with committed governors and parents
• Enthusiastic and inquisitive learners
• Kind, caring and hardworking colleagues
• An encouraging and supportive senior leadership team
Background Information about the School
Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a nursery. The main school can take up to 210 children, 30 in each class. The nursery is able to take 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours provision.
Our school ethos is centred upon our values of Exploration, Resilience, Positivity and Aspiration. We firmly believe that every child has the right to fulfil their potential and that we are all life-long learners. We encourage our children to be the very best that they can be by inspiring them to try and try again. We teach them that it is not a matter of not being able to do it, it is about not being able to do it YET! We are highly aspirational for our children’s development and constantly look for new ways to develop our pupils’ schema. We achieve this through our commitment to the 11b411 project.
Outside, the grounds are laid out into separate play areas; Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) play together and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) play together although we encourage free flow around the areas at lunch times to allow the children to play together regardless of year group. The large field is ideal for games. We also have a woodland conservation area which we use for our Forest School! We have an open door policy and value the support of parents. We are pleased to welcome parent helpers into school.
As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Staff within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Miss Iris Homer, Headteacher, 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,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
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.