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Type of Position:Assistant Head - EYFS/Year 1
Subject:EYFS/Year 1
Salary:L1-L5 (£39,965-£44,106) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package
Start Date:September 2019
Closing Date: Monday 18th March 2019 at 9:00. Interviews: Monday 25th March 2019


Full-time, permanent, starting 1st September 2019

L1-L5 (£39,965-£44,106) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package 


An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Dolphin School. We are looking for a fantastic leader to work in our dedicated Senior Leadership team.  The successful candidate will lead EYFS and Year 1 as well as other leadership responsibilities (which can be discussed based on the successful applicant’s skills). The role will be 3.5 days per week in class with PPA time and 1 day a week leadership time. Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed team at The Dolphin School.


We are looking to appoint a positive, hardworking, skilled and ambitious practitioner who wants to make a real difference to children’s lives and is ready and able to take on a role teaching our children and working in harmony with staff, families and other key stakeholders. We are looking for someone who can lead on the early part of a child’s school life and provide the foundations for their educational journey. 


Candidates for this post should be: 


• Passionate about how children learn best with a genuine belief that all children can succeed.

• Want to inspire staff to make a child’s early years at school exciting and engaging 

• Able to demonstrate their resilience to cope with the daily challenges that working in a busy, successful inner city school can bring.

• Flexible, with a good sense of humour.

• An innovative practitioner who values and can support positive play and work as a team to resolve conflict.

• A confident professional, keen to share their knowledge and understanding with others.

• Be able to lead a team and drive forward school improvement 


In addition the successful candidate will have a deep pedagogical knowledge of teaching and learning to help children realise their academic potential as well as an interest in the wider community that the school serves.


We can offer you: 


• A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.

• A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.

• An ethos in the school where creativity and innovation are valued

• Appropriate CPD

• An amazing enquiry led curriculum ‘Curiouscity’ which uses Bristol and the community as the basis for learning.

• Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.

• A new purpose building right in the city centre with excellent transport links (opened 24th April 2017).

• A wonderful happy team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Childcare Vouchers, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others. 

If you are hardworking, reflective, resilient, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at The Dolphin School then we would love to receive an application from you. 


Closing date: Monday 18th March at 9:00.   Interviews: Monday 25th March 2019

Please note due to the expected volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge and respond to all applicants. 

The Dolphin School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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