Nursery Practitioner Early Years - Part-time
Start Date: Oct 2017
Required to start as soon as possible
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 21st July 2018, Part Time. Term time plus 2 INSET days
Hours: 24 hours per week, working Monday 8.50am –3.10pm, working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Salary: Academy Range 3 - £14,745 pro rata, which equates to £7,960.83 per annum
Folkestone Primary Kindergarten are currently seeking an Early Years Practitioner to work in our Kindergarten to support the existing staff in providing meaningful learning opportunities for the children and contributing to children’s progress and development. We are a close-knit team and we have fantastic children in our setting, who are eager to learn. This position will involve working with key children as well as supporting all children in the setting.
Successful applicants will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or 3 in childcare, and have recent experience of working with young children. Folkestone Primary Kindergarten has recently begun accepting two year old children, so we would be particularly keen to receive applications from practitioners with experience in this age range, though it is not essential. We are looking for candidates with a detailed working knowledge of the EYFS curriculum ‘Development Matters’ and we will be asking for examples of effective activities that have been planned to develop a certain area of the EYFS curriculum. It would also be an advantage to have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and/or Speech and Language difficulties, but we would value any extra expertise or experience that candidates could bring to the role.
Many of the children who attend Folkestone Primary Kindergarten join our Primary school, enabling successful transitions between the two phases.
We warmly invite and encourage you to visit our school.
Please contact Megan Roberts, Office Manager, by email or telephone 01303 842400 (option 2) in order to arrange a visit.
If you are a professional team worker, an advocate for the welfare of all children and you have the drive and commitment to change young people’s lives, then we welcome your application.
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Please note CVs will not be accepted in isolation.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a Barred List check.
Closing Date: Monday 16th October 2017 at 12pm
Interviews: To be advised
Information about the school
Folkestone Primary Academy is part of Folkestone All-Age Academy. We are a two form entry school but have chosen to organise children into smaller classes of 20, recognising the many benefits for both children and members of staff. Each year group of three teachers work closely as a team: we ensure that less experienced members of staff work alongside more experienced so that they are well-supported. Children and teachers form relationships quickly in smaller classes. More time can be spent supporting small groups and individuals which has a positive effect on pupils’ progress and achievement. Planning and resourcing for the year group is shared between three teachers, allowing teachers more time for giving pupils quality feedback and professional development opportunities.
We are a forward-thinking school, committed to enabling children to acquire fundamental literacy and maths skills, while developing individual strengths and talents. We are determined that every child in our school is happy and successful, through providing high standards of academic learning opportunities and pastoral care. Learning is underpinned by three key aspects of practice: Building Learning Power (children understanding themselves as learners); Assessment for Learning; and Talk for Writing. Children come to our school to be happy and successful. They will leave us as confident, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve
We offer pupils a dedicated staff who are committed to developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding which will enable children to enjoy learning, achieve success and to feel contented and fulfilled. We ensure that our children learn about, and have confidence in, themselves as learners.
As an inclusive, caring school where every child matters, we recognise that all children have talents and abilities to enjoy, and a part of our role is to help them discover and develop these. We encourage a strong community spirit, where we show consideration for each other, understand differences, and uphold kind, well-mannered behaviour.
In being the Primary School in an All Age Academy we will retain the overview of a child’s learning journey from pre-school to post sixth form, building the All Age cohesion which will bring about the best educational and personal development opportunities for all of our children and the community in which they live, and fulfilling our high expectations. At the end of Year 6 our children have the right to transfer into the Senior School if this is the parental preference, although, of course, other options will remain available.
The learning community of Folkestone Primary Academy has a shared vision that every child deserves to be successful. We challenge and develop our children to become curious, autonomous learners who are inspired and stimulated through a rich and varied curriculum, appropriate to individual needs. Through Building Learning Power to develop children’s learning skills and setting high expectations and exacting standards, we prepare our children to flourish and gain confidence and self belief, to develop as life long learners.
Folkestone Primary Academy is inclusive and is fully committed to meeting the needs of all children and enabling learners to achieve their full potential.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.