Early years lead

Northfield, West Midlands
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2024
  1. Early years
£150 - £250 per day
  1. Long-term

Early years lead

Northfield, West Midlands
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Job Title: Early Years Lead

Location: Northfield, Birmingham

Type: Full-time

Salary: MPS/UPS

*Overseas candidates need not apply at this time*

Tradewind recruitment are working in partnership with a large primary school based in Northfield, Birmingham to recruit an experienced Early Years Lead.

Job Overview: The school is seeking an experienced and dynamic Early Years Lead to join the team and take on a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and effective transition between Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Year 1. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the development of high-quality teaching and learning practices in both EYFS and Year 1, fostering a positive and enriching environment for our youngest learners.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership and Management:
    • Provide strong leadership in Early Years and Year 1, promoting a collaborative and supportive team culture.
    • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of educators to deliver outstanding teaching and learning experiences.
    • Collaborate with other leaders to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to education from EYFS to Year 1.
  2. Transition Planning:
    • Develop and implement effective transition strategies to ensure a seamless and positive experience for children moving from EYFS to Year 1.
    • Work closely with EYFS and Year 1 staff to create a curriculum that builds on children's prior learning experiences and supports their continued development.
    • Establish strong communication channels between EYFS and Year 1 teams, parents, and external stakeholders.
  3. Curriculum Development:
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of a rich and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of children in both EYFS and Year 1.
    • Monitor and evaluate teaching and learning practices, providing guidance and support to enhance the overall quality of education.
  4. Professional Development:
    • Identify training needs for EYFS and Year 1 staff and coordinate relevant professional development opportunities.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, where staff are encouraged to reflect on and enhance their teaching practices.
  5. Parent and Community Engagement:
    • Establish effective partnerships with parents, involving them in their child's learning journey and providing resources and guidance for continued support at home.
    • Engage with the local community to enhance the overall learning experience and strengthen relationships between the school and its stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A relevant degree in education or Early Years education.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and significant experience working in Early Years and Year 1.
  • Proven leadership experience in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of EYFS and Year 1 curriculum and assessment practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to the school's values and vision for education.

About Tradewind:

  • We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay.
  • We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you 45 CPD courses!
  • Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus of up to £100!
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success.
  • Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability.
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants.

Does this sound like a role for you? If so, I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, if this isn't quite the right fit but you would like to hear about some of our other vacancies across the West Midlands, please call Nick at the Birmingham office on 0121 643 3505, or email nick.hall@twrecruitment.com

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