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Job Ref No. ECC2115-91S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £23,803.00 - £26,668.00 Annually (FTE)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Start date: ASAP/September 2024

Salary: Negotiable (pt 3-11 dependent on level of responsibility) (FTE: £23,803 - £26,668, Actual salary: £16,720.66 - £18,733.21)

Hours: 32.5 hours a week term time only

NET Academies in Harlow are looking for Nursery Nurse or early years practitioner to join our successful team to work 32.5 hours a week term time only. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience working with children in an EYFS setting. If you 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 and are working or have worked in an Early Years Setting previously. They will be expected to plan and run small group work and therefore must have an excellent understanding of EYFS outcomes. The successful candidate must have a passion for making a change in 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 contribute to 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

NET Academies Harlow offers a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a growing primary cluster, offers a unique set of opportunities to develop your career. Being part of a growing primary cluster, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning. We have a number of specialist staff who work across our cluster who offer expert knowledge in Maths, English, PE, Drama, Art and music. At NET Academies Harlow we are committed to staff development and training.

At NET Academies we offer:

  • 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


What Ofsted says about Longwood Primary Academy:

  • Staff are proud to work at the school and feel that leaders are considerate of their workload and well-being.
  • Children get a great start to their educational journey at Longwood Primary.
  • Pupils enjoy attending such a warm, welcoming and inclusive school.
  • Pupils "behave well around the school" and "treat each other with respect."
  • Children learn how to be courteous and good manners are commonplace, with pupils enjoying each other's company.
  • Our leadersand staff are vigilant in keeping pupils safe" and receive regular, helpful training to identify risks or concerns."
  • "Pupils' emotional well-being is a priority" and they learn how to stay safe, particularly online, through our curriculum and assemblies.
  • "Early reading is a strength in the school" with pupils equipped to start phonics in nursery.
  • "Leaders ensure pupils develop a rich vocabulary" and older pupils value and enjoy reading.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are "well supported by staff and specialist teams across the Trust" with staff receiving regular training and planning to ensure that these pupils can access the curriculum.
  • "The curriculum for pupils' personal development is strong", with our life skills programme helping pupils learn how to be independent, look after themselves, and be a good citizen. Our excellent extracurricular offerings were praised in supporting our pupils to have a "wide experience of life."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the academy. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 866 149.

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted.

NET Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process all shortlisted applicants will be subject to social media checks. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the School

Welcome to Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery – a school that provides children with an inspirational learning experience.

Since opening in January 2015, we have developed a thriving, successful community where children’s voices are heard and their interests nurtured. We are proud of our academic results and our achievements. The challenging curriculum we provide for all pupils is unique and, as you will see, something that builds lifelong character and resilience – in preparation for the workplace.

The recent Ofsted inspection verified that we are a Good School with Outstanding ‘Leadership and Management’ AND ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’. They reported the following in November 2017:

"The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils’ well-being is excellent."

"Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it. The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing."

"The school’s work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary."

"There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the beginning and end of the school day, contributing to the school’s ‘the mind, body and soul experience’."

"The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding."

"The school strongly promotes pupils’ physical well-being. Pupils understand how to stay healthy."

Our building, constantly evolving like our learners, provides an exceptional learning environment. Our pupils, taking pride in all they do and displaying excellent behaviour and attitudes to their learning, are a credit to our outstanding and committed staff.

I am proud of the school and the consistent efforts and initiative used to provide the very best opportunities for the children of our school. Our 70 things at Longwood is designed to give your child not only an education to scaffold their future but experiences that shape them as a strong person, belonging to something special.

Our wellbeing system, coupled with high quality teaching in pursuit of academic excellence, provides children with a place in which they can thrive as individuals – feeling safe and secure.

We know that providing a child with the building blocks very early on is fundamental to their success. Our outstanding Early Years facilities are designed to ensure the best possible outcomes before starting Year 1.

Visits to the school are encouraged – our door is always open. I look forward to meeting you and working with you, together enabling your child to look towards bright future.

Monica Holland

Head of School, Longwood 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

Lisa Monk
Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery
Paringdon Road, HARLOW
Essex, CM18 7RQ
Telephone: 01279 866 155
Email: office@longwood.netacademies.net

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