EYFS & KS1 Phase Leader (Including Phonics Lead)
Chigwell Primary Academy
Mandir Lane , Epping Forest, England IG7 6ED
Start Date
September 2023
Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2a

About the Role

We are looking for an exceptional teacher who currently demonstrates credibility in all learning and teaching practice to all in their current school. You would be able to model learning and teaching best practice to others and would be able to demonstrate how you have worked alongside other teachers to guide and support them to continue to develop their learning and teaching practice. We are looking for someone who has experience of ensuring pupils make good progress by the time they leave KS1 and would ideally be and experienced EYFS and KS1 practitioner.  Learning and teaching will be your passion in action, with a genuine desire for all children to achieve of their best as learners and people with your support. You will be a reflective practitioner willing and able to evolve our learning and teaching practice to meet the needs of our growing and ever-changing community of children. We will ensure that we enable excellence for all in our school.

As an exceptional leader you will have led a core curriculum subject and/or a year group or phase of a primary school, leading the curriculum practice and development wider than classroom level. You will have a desire and a passion to work alongside the Headteacher and our wider team to further develop our whole curriculum and the individual subjects within it. You will be key in ensuring that our children can articulate the knowledge and skills they have learned over time in our school and hold aspirations for their own exceptional futures.

Our EYFS and KS1 Phase Leader will need to be flexible to the needs of the school. This is a leadership role requiring high visibility around the school and school community, demonstrating and applying strong social and emotional literacy skills.

If you have a genuine commitment to improving the life chances of children then we would like to hear from YOU!

Closing Date
Applications will be considered on arrival
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Completed Application forms should be returned to Elaine Brook (Executive Headteacher) [email protected]

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.

We can offer you:

The opportunity to continue to build our exceptional learning and teaching and personal development offer for our children;

The opportunity to help continue to build and develop our team and to accentuate the ethos and culture of our school;
The opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives;
The chance for your skills to flourish and develop with practical support and encouragement;
High quality training and development through one of the country’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts;
The opportunity to work with children from diverse ethnicities and cultures;
An inclusive ethos where every child is valued and supported to achieve their potential;
A future career flightpath within REAch2 Academy Trust;

Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors