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Job Ref No. ECC0-16S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Competitive & commensurate with skills/experience
Position Start Date: 03/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/03/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: 18/03/2021  

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Head of EYFS

Required from Autumn Term 2021

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and dedicated teachers with excellent qualifications to join and lead our experienced and highly motivated EYFS team. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to develop and shape the EYFS provision in one of the most reputable 3-11 independent preparatory schools in Essex. All staff at St Cedd's School are committed to the development of the whole child and value the importance of both academic and extra-curricular endeavours.

The successful applicant will have a desire to ensure that every child in their care achieves their individual best in the classroom throughout their time at St Cedd's School and will facilitate this through strong leadership of the EYFS team and clear communication with all stakeholders. They will ensure that throughout the EYFS there are well planned, resourced and delivered lessons tailored to the needs of both the individual child and specific groups of learners.

A full application pack is available from the 'Vacancies' section of our School website (, by contacting the Head's PA via email ( or by telephone on 01245 392810. Applications should be addressed to the Head, Mr Matthew Clarke.

St Cedd's School is an equal opportunities employer and all employees of St Cedd's School have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 10 March 2021

Interviews via MS Teams: Thursday 18 March 2021

Information about the School

St Cedd's School is an independent co-educational school in Chelmsford for pupils aged 3-11. For more than 85 years, boys and girls at St Cedd's School have been enjoying a quality of education that is among the very best you will find both locally and nationally.

We offer pupils the opportunity to aspire and achieve in a caring environment that nurtures talent and supports individual endeavour whilst also developing a sense of community and key collaborative skills to equip young learners for the demands of the 21st Century.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Mr Matthew Clarke
178a New London Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 0AR
Telephone: 01245 392810

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