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Harefield Primary School

Early Years Leader and Class Teacher

Closing date: 08/12/2023 at 12:00

Job Start Date: April 2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: Foundation Stage

Salary Type: MPR / UPR

Salary Details: MPS/UPS with TLR 2.1 plus a recruitment bonus/relocation package potentially offered for a suitably qualified successful candidate.

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Harefield Primary School

Job/Person Summary

Harefield primary is a vibrant two form entry school on the east side of Southampton, that has achieved a silver award for being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, an award we are extremely proud of.  Our pupils take PRIDE (Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Determined, Everyday) in their learning, behaviour, and our school community. PRIDE underpins everything we do and with our child-centred approach, we strive to meet the needs of all children to help them achieve their full potential.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as an inspirational and ambitious Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Leader, to lead and further develop our EYFS base.

Harefield Primary is part of the HAMWIC Education Trust, which is a large, fast-paced Trust with currently 35 academies across the South Coast. Linked to 6 community-based partnerships, there are 32 primary academies, 2 secondary and 1 hospital school.

‘All about the Child’

At HET, we aim to put the child at the centre of everything we do.  We believe that by doing this, it drives our ethos and values to do the best we can for our children.

‘What about Sam’

Sam is the name we have given to the notional Hamwic child.  By asking ourselves ‘What about Sam?’ we ensure that we put our pupils at the heart of our decision making.


In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the school’s EYFS curriculum, delivering high-quality teaching and effective use of resources. You will work to improve teaching and learning and outcomes for all early year’s pupils, while also carrying out your duties as a classroom teacher.

A tour of the school is welcomed and encouraged.


The successful candidate will not only benefit from the support of committed teaching and support staff, but also be part of a team, which is enthusiastically driving the school forward, and building upon its achievements.

We believe that it is not just qualifications but personal qualities that will make you an ideal candidate to join our team. We are looking for someone who will bring genuine enthusiasm and a passionate desire to make a difference to children to the role. We are looking for someone who holds the belief that irrespective of background and starting points, that all children can and will be successful in their learning.


Application Procedure

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please contact Paula Burgess, School Operations Manager on 02380 463240 to arrange.

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the application form which can be found on the school website, https://www.harefieldprimaryschool.net/ or at www.hamwic.org and return to Paula Burgess, School operations Manager, via email at [email protected] For further information about the school, please see the school’s website: www.harefieldprimaryschool.net

Safer Recruitment

SAFEGUARDING: All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. THE EDWIN JONES PARTNERSHIP The Edwin Jones Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education. We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people. We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders. Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

About us

Address: Yeovil Chase, Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 5NZ

Telephone: 023 8046 3240

Website: www.harefieldprimaryschool.net

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