Nursery Class Teacher - Cornerstone Academy Trust
- Multiple Locations
- Full Time
- The salary for this position will depend on your status and experience and will be discussed at interview
The post is Exeter based, starting September 2023.
We are seeking to recruit an Early Years teacher to work as part of dynamic Nursery team in one of our busy Nurseries.
Whether you are looking to take the next step in your career, or are looking for your first teaching post, then working in one of our outstanding primary schools, with our excellent provision for professional development, will mean you benefit from support and development that will allow you to flourish as a teacher. Our motto is ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ and so you will be joining a team that creates a powerful ethos that supports children to have high aspirations to achieve their full potential.
We are looking for an inspiring and professionally thoughtful candidate who must be able to use a range of teaching styles and appropriate strategies to meet the needs of all children. To be the successful candidate you will need to have good experience of working in the Early Years, have an excellent knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and be both creative and passionate about learning. You must have high expectations for children’s outcomes in relation to the Early Learning Goals and be confident to lead a team of Early Years Practitioners to deliver those outcomes.
You will be part of a strong trust-wide EYFS team that work together to create a high-quality provision from 2–5 years of age. Our schools offer an exciting, extended and enriched curriculum and expect all practitioners to fully engage in the provision of this, through the use of the outdoors and in the extended day with the wide range of after-school activities that we offer. You will also be expected to use ICT in a fully integrated way as a tool to support your planning, teaching, tracking of the curriculum and in the delivery of the activities within the classroom to support the children’s development.
We have dedicated mental health leads and through a supportive network of teachers in each year group who share their planning digitally, the combined talents of the teachers from across the schools will support you in your teaching role. Our digital approach has reduced the burden of assessment as we track children’s progress through the digital assessment suite where these assessments are done within the classroom using an adaptive approach that helps us triangulate and plan for the needs of each child. There is a strong coaching culture that supports and develops all staff and children within the Trust.
The work of the DfE curriculum hubs, that we are responsible for regionally, will create opportunity for you to showcase your excellent practice and be part of a wider network of professional development opportunities that will help you reflect on your own practice whilst preparing you for those next steps in your teaching career.
Each of the schools are well resourced with a high investment in the learning environment, a dedicated library, a 1:1 digital device programme, a TV studio, an art room and a garden and forest school site. There is a dedicated Nursery with a strong Early Years Team creating strong foundations for each child’s education journey. The Nurseries are well resourced, oversubscribed and have good staffing levels to ensure we can provide the best quality of education. The teachers work together to plan the curriculum and we have an experienced Early Years lead and Nursery lead that bring the schools together within the trust.
Each Nursery provides four sessions within a day and the team of Early Years’ Practitioners lead the wrap around care sessions and support with the home cooked dining service that we offer.
We hope that you will bring your skills, talent, and passion to further enhance the wide offer that supports every child, whatever their need. A Cornerstone school is a place where you can flourish as a teacher.
The post is available from September 2023 and is a permanent position. This is a full-time role as the Nursery provision is growing into an all year round offering. Therefore, this is an all-year-round position but with 7 weeks’ holiday including bank holidays. The salary for this position will depend on your status and experience and will be discussed at interview.
We have enhanced the teachers’ pay and conditions through the provision of a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme, an electric car scheme, performance related pay progression and subsidised meals in our staff café, with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment and will work in modern, digitally enabled classrooms where children have access to their own Microsoft Surface device. To enable teachers to become the best they can be, we support them with a weekly investment in their professional development through training. We provide an online personalised training portal to enable each teacher to develop at their own pace. For ECT’s we deliver a weekly programme with specialist support from our ECT programme leader, a mentor and inputs delivered by experienced teachers.
Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A job description and an application form can be obtained at: http://www.tcat.education/vacancies
Please email completed documents to email@example.com
Closing date: Friday 9th June 2023
Interview Date: To be announced.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupTeaching - Primary & Early Years
- Salary Details
The salary for this position will depend on your status and experience and will be discussed at interview
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required