Early Years Practitioner

Katherines Primary Academy, Harlow
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Job Ref No. ECC2162-98S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Scale 4
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/04/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 27 April 2021  

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Katherines Primary Academy, part of NET Academies in Harlow, is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Early Years Practitioner to join our successful team to work 32.5 hours a week term time only. We are looking for a candidate who holds either a Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status or a Level 6 qualification or above with previous experience working with children. If you have a passion for the Early Years and are looking to further your career, we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Framework, including the new Early Adopters Framework, and are working or have worked in an Early Years Setting previously. They will be expected to plan for both the indoor and outdoor provision and run small group work and therefore must have an excellent understanding of EYFS outcomes. The successful candidate must hold a relevant Early Years Childcare qualification and have a desire to make positive changes to young people's lives.

We are looking for:

Experience of working with young children in Nursery and Reception and the enthusiasm and ability to motivate young children and build on their successes
Excellent communication and organisational skills
A commitment to high expectations to meet the needs of all children
Good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS Curriculum and an emerging understanding of Key Stage 1 Curriculum and how young children learn and the ability to lead planning.
The ability to assess children accurately and contribute to their learning journeys.
Experience of working collaboratively within a team of people to provide a stimulating learning environment
The ability to share your expertise, knowledge and understanding of young children's needs and achievements with parents and staff
Additional benefits at working at Katherines Primary Academy:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Fast tracked teacher training scheme (for graduates)

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment

· High expectations and outstanding behaviour

Harlow NET Academies offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team; working as a part of a family of schools. We have a number of specialist teachers who work across our cluster who offer teachers expert knowledge in Maths, English, PE, Computing, Art and Music.

The Trust has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At NET Academies Harlow we believe in the future development of our teachers, our staff development programme has meant teachers are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

Information about the School

Welcome to Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery

On behalf of the staff and children, welcome to Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery.

We are a thriving Primary School in a small estate in Harlow and a school that the staff, children, parents and myself are incredibly proud of. Our children display excellent learning behaviours, they embrace each new learning opportunity building on prior knowledge and developing new skills, within a challenging curriculum.

Since coming into post, as Head of School in September 2017, I, along with my dedicated team, ensure that children's well being and voice are at the heart of what we do. We are extremely proud of our academic results, above National Standards in all subjects, for the last two consecutive years. We believe that every child’s learning and development is as individual as they, at Katherines Primary Academy children GROW in our care. Our commitment to each child is that they will leave us as Global citizens, Resilient learners, Outstanding achievers and Well-rounded empowered individuals. This coupled with our '100 things at Katherines' is designed to ensure that we are shaping our children's futures in the most positive way possible. We are confident that our children are equipped to face new challenges in the modern world, ready for their next stage of education in their respective secondary schools and beyond.

We know that the first few years in your child's schooling are fundamental in establishing a positive attitude to learning and being successful in the wider world. Our Early Years (Nursery and Reception) department is a well equipped, high quality provision which sparks curiosity and engagement right from your child's first few moments in school.

Our website aims to give you a small window into our school life; the site is updated regularly to provide as much information as possible for our parent community. We hope that you enjoyed navigating your way around our website and are pleasantly surprised by what you find.

If you have any queries, wish to arrange a school tour (our door is always open) so you can see the school in action or require any information please call our school office who will be delighted to help you.

I look forward to meeting you and your family, working with you to support, nurture and care for your child as they GROW through our school.

Mrs Annette Norris

Head of School

Katherine Primary Academy and Nursery

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

Anna Atkinson
Brookside, Harlow
Essex, CM19 5NJ
Telephone: 01279 421495
Email: office@katherines.netacademies.net