King Solomon Academy
Early Years Practitioner
Location: Paddington, London
Salary: Ark Band 3 (full time salary: £26,445 - £27,687; actual salary: dependent on exact hours worked)
Working hours: Term time only; 8am – 4pm, 8am – 5pm or 8am – 6pm
Closing date: Tuesday 2nd January at 6pm
KSA is rare in that it is a genuine all-through school – our pupils can go from 2 years to university in our school.
About the role:
We seek an Early Years Practitioner in the Nursery setting, bringing expertise and experience working with young children to provide excellent support and teaching to our pupils. We want to invest in a member of staff for the long term, and support in their development and impact as they work within our new nursery provision.
We have a great team in Early Years and are looking for an Early Years Practitioner who is passionate about helping children love learning and playing in a warm and inclusive environment. We are proud of our woodland garden and are building a Forest School provision.
We hire on values. This means that our teams are made up of like-minded people who share real passion for our mission. We are an inclusive team and we are actively seeking to enhance the diversity of our team. We welcome team members from all backgrounds. We look after our staff with enhanced benefits and ongoing professional and personal development. We’re a school nursery setting which is serving our local community with ambition and passion.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Experience of teaching effectively in an EYFS setting
- Experience of working with vulnerable children desirable but not essential
- Experience of working effectively in a high-quality nursery setting, ideally including 2 year old provision
- A full and relevant Early Years Qualification, Level 3 or above
- Excellent initiative, problem solving and organisational skills
- A genuine passion for education and making a difference to the lives of children
View the full job description and person specification here.
About our school:
King Solomon Academy is a genuine all-through school, with our pupils staying with us from nursery to sixth form across two sites, ten minutes-walk apart. Because of this, we have a unique opportunity to have a long term and dramatic impact on our pupils’ lives. This all starts in our primary school, where our pupils develop, and grow a love of learning.
We have a strong track-record as a school in making a significant impact on our pupils’ lives. We adopt a mastery approach in primary, meaning that our pupils have more time and explicit teaching of the skills and concepts that underpin long term success in academics, enriched by a varied and cultural capital enhancing curriculum which inspires and engages our pupils. Our specialist teaching model allows pupils to benefit from expert teaching in PE, music, art, humanities and science and means all staff have time to plan each subject properly.
In September 2019 we merged with Ark Paddington Green Academy and combined to form one all-through King Solomon Academy with Nursery-Year 4 on our Younger Years Site (Crompton Street) and Year 5 - Year 13 on the Older Years Site (Penfold Street). In May 2021, we opened a purpose-built nursery for 2-4 year olds. Our Younger Years Site has generous outdoor space, including a beautiful global food garden and a woodland garden where we run Forest School in EYFS and KS1. UKS2 pupils benefit from all the resources of sharing a site with secondary: a huge MUGA, basketball courts, science labs, specialist music equipment and so on.
Benefits of working for King Solomon Academy:
We believe in aiming high, working together, being kind and leading the way. Through weekly individual coaching, year group intellectual preparation time and whole school PD, we invest in your growth and development as a teacher to ensure you can excel in creating the best possible climate for learning for our pupils to thrive in.
Through our approach to professional development we can promise a successful candidate a positive and rewarding journey of growth. Through shared weekly and long-term planning, a large number of training days and access to the resources and opportunities in the Ark network, we are able to support our teachers to thrive.
How to apply:
Please click the apply button below and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is advised.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. To arrange a visit, an informal chat or for any queries, please contact our HR Officer, Salma on email@example.com or phone 0207 563 6900.
To see more information about our school and current vacancies, please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies.
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