Reception Teacher and Head of Early Years
Up to £32,000 pa
Permanent, 40 hours per week, 36 weeks per year
Warlingham Park School and Nursery, Chelsham Common, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9PB
If you are a qualified teacher with a proven ability to deliver high quality teaching and learning to pupils within Early Years and a real desire to part of a successful school offering a friendly environment and real family feel, make the move to Warlingham Park School and Nursery.
Based in Surrey, Warlingham Park Preparatory School and Nursery based is a truly inclusive, co-educational independent school for children aged 2 years -11 years. Here, you will find a unique family feel and small classes, plus a team of teachers that provide a tailored education to each child in a nurturing, respectful environment that promotes excellence in learning and encourages exceptional behaviour. Indeed, our dedicated and enthusiastic team caters for the needs of every child and prepares pupils exceptionally well for schools of their choice at age 11+.
About the role
As well as planning and preparing courses and lessons to an agreed syllabus, we will rely on you to teach each pupil according to their educational needs. You will also be responsible for the setting and marking of work, including homework and examinations, and assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of each pupil. Promoting each child’s general progress and wellbeing will be important too, as will giving them guidance and advice on educational and social matters. Making records and reports on pupils’ personal and social needs, communicating and consulting with parents and organising appropriate school trips – all are aspects of this exciting and rewarding role.
As Head of Early Years, you will also be required to work alongside our Nursery Manager to maintain the smooth running and high level of teaching and learning experiences throughout our Early Years department. You will be able to lead other staff and work alongside the SMT in order to ensure that all aspects of the EYFS are met.
With Qualified Teacher Status, a love or learning and evidence of continuing professional development, you have what it takes to truly engage and inspire children. You also have strong knowledge of the benefits of technology in education, both academically and pastorally and relish the prospect of creating creative lessons. A good understanding of the requirements of the EYFS is essential, as is the ability to prepare and plan for lessons. Developing teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements – you will need to be able to do all this while taking into account the unique requirements of every child in your class.
The successful candidate will also benefit from joining a fun, supportive and creative team.
In addition to playing an important role in a growing business that’s financially strong and has an ambitious growth agenda, you will receive a competitive salary and annual salary review. There will also be ample professional development and training opportunities, including ongoing coaching from the management team, with the prospect of career and salary progression as our business grows. Other benefits include:
- Childcare fee discount
- Pension scheme
- Refer a friend scheme up to £700
- A comprehensive health cash plan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Westfield rewards (discounts from various high street and online outlets)
Above all, you will benefit from being part of a fun, supportive and creative team.
To apply please submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 5th July 2021. We reserve the right to interview as applications come in.
Warlingham Park Preparatory School and Nursery is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).