Early Years (EYFS) Curriculum and Phase Lead

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/05/2022 12:00
£ Main and Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b
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Closing date:
20 May
Further Information

Closing date: 20th May 2022 at 12 noon
Interviews to be held: w/c Monday 23rd May 2022
Start Date: September 2022
Salary: Main and Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b
Location: Kings Priory School
Hours of Work: Permanent

Kings Priory School is seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to join its Middle Leadership Team as Early Years (EYFS) Curriculum and Phase Lead. Kings Priory School is a school that cares deeply for its pupils and staff. We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff in order to ensure a nurturing and highly effective learning environment. The school is vital and vibrant; this provides a highly stimulating setting where skilled professionals can practice their tradecraft with expertise whilst also honing their skills. We strive for utter excellence in all we do and as such have incredibly high standards. Please see the accompanying Candidate Information Pack for full details, including Job Description and Person Specification.

Kings Priory School is one of the highest performing schools in North East of England, providing high quality education to pupils aged 4 – 19. We have over 1500 pupils (630 primary aged; 870 senior aged) and over 150 staff. We are a school with excellent teachers, a family environment, motivated pupils and a commitment to educating the whole child both in and outside of the classroom. We are proud of our pupils who regularly achieve well above the national average in public examinations: *in 2019 at GCSE, 93% of pupils achieved a grade 4+ in English and 87% of pupils achieved a 4+ in Maths.

As a result of the above, Kings Priory School is the top performing school in North Tyneside at Key Stage 4; pupils achieve exceptional outcomes which are well above national averages. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 98%, 93% and 97% of pupils achieved a 4+ in English and 93%, 97% and 95% achieved a 4+ in Mathematics, respectively. We are also very proud of the outcomes pupils achieve in the Sixth Form, where, in 2018 - 21, the average grade was a B and many pupils went to read their chosen subjects at Russell Group universities. Kings Priory School was also named best Secondary School in the North East 2020.

The school operates across neighbouring sites in the centre of the attractive coastal village of Tynemouth with short commuting links into Newcastle upon Tyne. The school is close to the ancient Priory, the mouth of the River Tyne and the beach. This historical and picturesque setting provides a stimulating learning opportunity for all of our pupils.

We do not just teach subjects, we nurture the whole individual – mind, body and spirit. Classroom learning is marked by as much attention to how you learn as what you learn, recognising that for pupils to enter the next stage of their lives, they need to learn habits of mind that sustain their curiosity, build their skills in reading, communication and problem solving. As well as holding onto the strengths of a curriculum that draws out the best possible standards across a wide range of traditional subjects, we also hope to embrace the modern world as it is now.

Kings Priory School is part of Woodard Academies Trust multi-academy sponsor whose aim is to be a provider of world class education, transforming lives within and across communities. Our Christian faith helps to make our school a thoughtful community and we are welcoming, positive and open to pupils and staff of all faiths and none.

Our school day and curriculum is unique with a comprehensive co-curricular programme followed by a very large number of pupils. We offer a wide range of activities from musical opportunities, to a comprehensive sport and Duke of Edinburgh’s award programme.

Pupils at Kings Priory School are well-mannered and articulate young people who work hard and achieve highly. We respect each other and celebrate our differences, always striving to put others before ourselves.

Kings Priory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

*We have used outcomes from 2019 as there are no validated national figures from 2020/2021 for comparison.