Early Years Practitioner 

32.5 hours a week.

We are seeking talented, friendly and dynamic staff to join our established team at New Town in September 2021. This role will be crucial in supporting our aspirational ‘Good’ school to continue to improve, as we look to always provide the very best for our diverse children and families. The temporary posts are due to fluctuating pupil numbers and staffing requirements.

We have a unique opportunity to join our thriving Foundation Stage unit in September. You’ll have experience and enthusiasm for working with our youngest part-time nursery children and Foundation Stage Two pupils as they begin their school life with us. The successful candidate will be required to provide some cover for non-contact time for teachers by taking a lead within the three classrooms at times. You should have a good knowledge of the new EYFS requirements from September and be able to go the extra mile to provide amazing opportunities and create a safe and nurturing space for our diverse intake. Experience of delivering Read, Write Inc. would be an advantage.

Joining our school family means you’ll need to be:

  • An enthusiastic member of staff who is forward thinking and able to adapt quickly and easily.
  • Someone who puts children at the heart of all planning and practice.
  • Dynamic and fast-paced, finding effective solutions at every turn whilst considering others’ points of view.
  • A team player with the ability to work well both individually, as part of a phase and as a whole staff.
  • Thoughtful and reflective, and enjoy using research and literature to help shape your practice where relevant.
  • A kind and caring person, enjoying the bustling life of our diverse school family and always looking to recognise our polite and kind children.
  • Efficient and effective in your working practices and able to prioritise well.

In return, our team can offer:

  • An optimistic and close-knit senior leadership team with a track record of improving schools.
  • A firmly established ethos of caring for one another in our school family.
  • A strong middle leadership team who will guide and nurture you through your role.
  • A commitment to professional development, and a belief in driving improvement through looking outwards to the world beyond our walls.
  • A beautiful Victorian school with an abundance of space and opportunity, filled with light, life and love.
  • The opportunity to work with a wider professional team of three unique schools, all brilliantly supported by a Trust who strongly value the individual school’s character, ethos and approaches.
  • Secure car parking and a staff well-being package.

Visits to the school may be possible depending on local restrictions, and prospective candidates are warmly welcomed to book a preliminary phone call or Teams call before they apply, should they like to discuss the role or school further with the Headteacher. 

For further information and application pack please contact Natasha Kirby, Trust Operations Manager on 07538 539690 or by email hradvisor@berkshireschoolstrust.org.

Applications will be considered upon receipt, and interviews arranged as required.

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New Town Primary School

The Berkshire Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, staff and parents, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure & Barring Service clearance will be sought for the successful candidate.

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