Head of Early Years Foundation Stage

Feb 6, 2020 by

Unique Academy Published: 6 February 2020
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Job Type
How to Apply
Email: personnel@uniqueacademy.education requesting an application form
Compensation Range
Dependent on experience and qualifications
A degree relating to early years or childcare


We are urgently seeking an individual with extensive experience in Early Years to take on the role of Head of Early Years. The school is looking for someone who can lead and manage staff on a day-to-day basis as well as contribute to and to implement early years policies. To ensure that all statutory, legal and school obligations are followed and met.

About The School

This Academy provides a forward-thinking vision of Islamic education. With a team of trained and experienced educators, the core of this Academy’s education strategy is to ensure that there is a wide choice provided to children and families in the borough of Hounslow and beyond.

What you will be doing:

· To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and to monitor the effectiveness of Unique Academy’s curriculum; this may include working with external professionals.

· To be responsible for providing a high quality of education and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed, and to offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children attending the Unique Academy.

· To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.

· To organise the key person system and to effectively supervise staff on a daily basis; to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify in-service training needs.

· To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the Unique Academy and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.

· To ensure that accurate and up-to-date record keeping systems are in place e.g. children’s records of progress and any behavioural and development reports, any safeguarding issues, health and safety issues, notes taken at staff supervision meetings, details of targets set and of any performance concerns discussed.

What we need from you:

· Dedication and experience

· Be willing to work part-time

· Relevant Degree related to Early Years or Childcare

· Willing to work towards gaining Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Masters in Early Years Leadership

· 2+ years working with children and at least 1+ years managing staff

· Extensive knowledge and understanding of child development, and of children’s needs.

· Show ability to work with parents and families to encourage their involvement.

· Demonstrate a commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.

· Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues.

Interviews begin 11th February 2020. Application closing date 31st March 2020.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Reference ID: 202022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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