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Early Years Foundation Stage Lead with 0.8 teaching responsibility - Bridgtown Primary School

Bridgtown Primary School
Cannock, Staffordshire
£36,051 - £46,525 TLR 2 £2873
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

Bridgtown Primary School

North Street



WS11 0AZ

Tel. 01543 227100


Vacancy:  Early Years Foundation Stage Lead with 0.8 teaching responsibility

Status of post: Permanent

Probationary period: 6 months

Start date: Monday 1st September 2024

Hours: 32.5 – full time post

Working pattern: Monday to Friday

Salary: Main scale MS4-UPS3 - £36,051 - £46,525     TLR 2 £2873

Closing date:  21 March 2024 at midday

Interview date: Wednesday 8th May and/or Thursday 9th May

Visits are encouraged so please contact the school office to book an appointment.

Available dates and times:

Monday 4th March 10.30am

Friday 8th March 2pm

Wednesday 13th March 8am or 4pm

Bridgtown Primary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to join our team and lead our Early Years department.  We are looking for someone who is seeking a new challenge and can bring a wealth of experience of running an Early Years team to the post.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of making impactful change to develop the teaching and learning.

Skills we are looking for:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • An ability to take a lead role in innovative curricular developmen
  • t An understanding of curriculum and pedagogical issues in relation to EYFS
  • Creative and stimulating teaching strategies which engage and motivate pupils
  • Experience of leading and developing an area of school life
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a supportive and enthusiastic team
  • Someone who is committed to raising standards
  • Someone who has high expectations for behaviour
  • A creative and enthusiastic individual
  • An ability to model good practice and engage in self-reflection

The School can offer:

  • Children that enjoy creative and enthusiastic teachers
  • Recently refurbished EYFS environment both indoors and outdoors
  • A dedicated and hardworking team
  • A supportive environment
  • Opportunities to continue professional development
  • The role will be part of the senior leadership team
  • A school at the heart of the community

This is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to receiving your application.

Safeguarding Information:

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure checks under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding these checks are available by visiting:

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Data Protection Information:

Please note that we collect personal information from you when you register with us to make an application. Information we collect includes name, email address and other contact details. We will use this information to communicate with you generally and to assess your application.

The personal data supplied in your job application will be used for recruitment and selection purposes and if appointed to the job any subsequent personal information provided throughout the course of your employment, including sensitive personal data (e.g. medical health, criminal convictions, references etc.) will be held and processed for employment purposes by the Council and any third party organisations that provide services on our behalf.  Any organisations that process your personal data on behalf of the County Council have the same legal obligation to comply with data protection legislation.

Personal information relating to your application will be kept in secure conditions. If you are unsuccessful, your personal data will normally be destroyed after 1 year. If you are successful, the data will be retained both for the duration of your employment and for a period after in line with our retention and disposal schedule.

Further details on how we process your personal data is available in our Privacy notice - Staffordshire County Council

By submitting your application form, you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data in the ways described above.

Online Search:

Please also note that if you are shortlisted for the role, we may conduct an online search as part of our due diligence. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which may indicate that you are unsuitable to work with children, and that we may want to explore with you at interview.  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Completed Applications:

All completed application forms are to be returned to the school as soon as possible, for the attention of the Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Buzzard.  Please email to

Please ensure you complete the Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form and the PEAQ Medical Questionnaire. 

Contact persons for this vacancy:

Lynsey Clare, Office Manager

Sarah Buzzard, Headteacher

Tel. 01543 227100





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