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Job Ref No. ECC5201-180 Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: MS/UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 02/05/24  

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School for a passionate Early Years Phase Lead.

Inspected in October 2023, Ofsted said:
The school is a warm and welcoming environment. Pupils are happy and safe. They are particularly well cared for. Pupils can share any worries with staff, who they know will help them. They are confident and kind to one another.
Our EY Phase Lead will teach one of our two Reception classes and lead the EYFS team including our highly successful nursery.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can motivate and engage our Early Years children through creative, exciting and engaging planning and teaching
  • Can inspire and support the teaching team as part of our journey to attaining excellence
  • Constantly strives to improve their practice by setting themselves and others high standards relating to planning, teaching and assessment
  • Creates and maintains a purposeful and enabling learning environment in which our children can be curious and thrive
  • Finds and develops the potential in all children
  • Will contribute and be an active and member of our Senior Leadership Team

We can offer you:

  • A school with a positive ethos built on trust and mutual respect, delivering high quality education with the outcomes for all our children at heart.
  • The opportunity to shape and develop the EY provision to ensure a smooth and successful transition for our children from the Nursery setting to Foundation Stage and then on to Key Stage 1
  • A welcoming atmosphere with kind, enthusiastic, creative children
  • A fantastic team of conscientious, motivated and committed staff who are well respected and valued
  • A supportive SLT and Governors with a clear vision of long term aims and strategic planning

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact Hayley Youssef via email or 01245442031 ext 120 to arrange.

Closing date: Sunday 28th April 2024
Interview date: Thursday 2nd May 2024

Information about the School

Attain Academy Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture, or disability. You must be a UK resident, have the right to work in the UK, and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our Vision: Working together towards success for all

Attain Academy Partnership aims to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We would like all members of Attain to become:

• Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent

• Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning

• Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusively

• Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment

We want to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all our learners:

• An unshakable belief in the intrinsic value of every individual within our community

• Exciting and creative climates for learning within a safe and supportive environment

• Sustainable collaboration and sharing of best practice

• Personal and professional development for all members of staff

• Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

We believe:

• That every pupil deserves a good education that enables them to be the best they can possibly be

• That every individual in our community of schools (our pupils, staff, families, carers and friends) is important and has something to contribute

• In building an exciting and creative climate for learning within a safe and supportive environment

• In working together and sharing best practice

• In ensuring the personal and professional development for all members of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career within our community of schools

• In accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

A copy of our child protection policy and practices, a copy of our policy on employing ex-offenders, the recruitment and selection policy statement which includes data protection information and privacy notice for applicants can be found on

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

Mrs H Youssef
Dickens Place
Copperfield Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 4UU
Telephone: 01245 442031

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