Key Stage 1 Lead and Phonics Lead

Are you ready to take on a key leadership role? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Are you excited to make a real difference to children’s lives and learning? We are looking to recruit a Key Stage 1 and Phonics Lead to join our friendly and supportive staff team.

  • Pay Range: Main Pay Scale (MPS) + TLR available for the right candidate
  • Position Start Date: 01/01/2023
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Contract Term: Permanent
  • Application Close: 15/11/2022 Midday
  • Date of Interviews: Wednesday 23rd November 2022 

We welcome your application if you believe in unlocking the potential of our children, supporting our children through their learning and development, and leading our KS1 team to be the best practitioners that they can be.

We are an established school with a strong community, a dedicated team, and an inclusive ethos.

We are a specialist Speech and Language School with an enhanced provision which is part of the Local SEND Offer. We work alongside on-site Speech Therapists and develop staff in class speech and language resources and provision to meet the needs of the children that are part of our Language Hub.

We are currently a one-and-a-half form entry school located in Chelmsford city centre. We have an exciting expansion project underway whereby we will be growing to become a two-form-entry school with new facilities built on site.

We have skilled facilitators in the NPQ programmes and are committed to developing you as a leader, which could be as part of one of these programmes, in collaboration with our Teaching School links.

Are you:

  • An outstanding practitioner that aspires to lead
  • A proven impact of raising standards in KS1
  • Experienced in teaching and/or leading in KS1, particularly with phonics
  • Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the Year 2 Curriculum and statutory requirements for KS1
  • A creative teacher, dedicate to providing exciting, practical learning opportunities for children to aid memory, understanding, skills and knowledge
  • Someone who has high expectations of all children to be successful
  • Committed to the inclusive learning of all young people with a trauma perceptive approach to supporting pupils
  • A team player, who can work as part of, and lead, a supportive and encouraging staff team
  • Dedicated to lifelong learning and professional development of yourself and others

If this sounds like you, then we welcome your application. Teachers looking for flexible working are welcome to apply. Pay scale calculated on experience for the right candidate.

Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, these can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01245 354517.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references, and confirmation of qualifications.

For more information and to apply, visit the Essex Schools Jobs listing.