• Part Time
  • Newham
  • 31,716 £ / Year

Harris Federation

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  • Early childhood education
  • First aid
  • Catering
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  • GCSE
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  • £31,716 a year

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  • Part-time




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  • Car scheme
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership

Full job description

Harris Academy Chobham is looking for a Nursery Nurse to join our early years team, leading on EYFS in our wraparound provision.

About Us

Chobham Academy is always on the lookout for inspirational and influential staff. Most of all, we are on the lookout for potential colleagues who like our students and want to help them succeed. In order to help our staff have the best possible experience and achieve a proper work- life balance, we have put into place a range of measures to benefit both our teaching and students services colleagues.
These include:

  • An extra week of holiday for all Chobham staff. This takes the form of a two-week half term in October. We work fewer days than most other schools.
  • Outstanding professional development both at Chobham and through the wider Harris Federation
  • Excellent promotion opportunities
  • A constant dialogue about workload and how to manage it most effectively. We have regular workload audits, and frequent campaigns to tackle unnecessary work and identify quick wins
  • Rapid and effective support with any student behavioural issues arising
  • A high-quality staff induction programme
  • Marking protocols devised by departments themselves
  • Manageable and flexible lesson planning expectations
  • Clear communications and manageable deadlines. We only ask staff to do what is necessary and avoid complication and confusion. Chobham is an exceptionally well-run school
  • Learning walks rather than formal lesson observations. These are not graded
  • Nursery on site
  • Flexible and part time working encouraged whenever possible
  • Additional time for leadership responsibilities
  • Focus on effective outcomes rather than time spent
  • High levels of administrative support for all teachers
  • Ongoing celebration of staff excellence
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package, including an extra £2000 annually for all teachers working in our Academy.

We place high emphasis on staff wellbeing at Chobham. This helps colleagues to be happier and more effective in their work. Staff are regularly consulted about their wellbeing and the outcomes of these consultations have a direct and rapid impact upon the Academy’s approach to supporting staff wellbeing.

We understand that while it is incredibly rewarding, teaching is also a physically and emotionally wearing job. We want Chobham teachers to be as fit and fresh as possible and to know that the school as a community really cares about how they are. We have tried to put these principles into practice with a number of initiatives which we think give Chobham teachers one of the best wellbeing packages to be found anywhere. These include:

  • A meeting free week every half term
  • An extra week of holiday with a two-week half term in the Autumn
  • A late start or early finish for every teacher on one day each week
  • A staff mindfulness programme led by trained colleagues and supported by a free mindfulness app
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Staff fitness and exercise classes
  • Guest speakers on wellbeing
  • Regular special events such as comedy nights
  • The ‘Perkbox’ package of financial benefits
  • Staff discounts at shops and restaurants in the local area
  • Access to the Harris Federation’s staff counselling service

Our staff are regularly consulted on the wellbeing services the school provides and we always try to respond to staff suggestions. In this way, staff feel empowered and get more of the services they really want. We are very proud of our wellbeing programme at Chobham and hope you will agree that it shows our commitment to making the school an exemplary working environment.


Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on wraparound provision in the Early Years – ordering catering, planning provision, liaising with parents and carers, liaising with Nursery manager
  • Being a key worker in the nursery provision and contribute to the teaching, planning, observations, and assessments
  • Ensuring the classroom environment and provision is engaging, reflective of the needs and interests of the children and is continually changing
  • Ensuring all Nursery students identified for support are given every opportunity to access the curriculum
  • Encouraging the children’s development, independence, self-reliance, initiative, and problem-solving skills
  • Working with the teacher to ensure provision supports each identified child’s learning and progress
  • Highlighting individual children’s learning needs to the class teacher and agree how they will be supported in each lesson
  • Being supportive and welcoming to parents, recognising the expert knowledge they have of their children and encouraging and valuing their involvement
  • Working alongside the teacher in evaluating identified children’s progress through agreed assessment activities
  • Observing identified children in lessons, providing teachers with feedback on participation and progress
  • Supporting identified children to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesson
  • Attending to the needs of sick or injured children, applying first aid as necessary, recording accidents, and caring for children who are unwell
  • Supporting all children including those who are identified as having special developmental requirements

Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
  • Qualifications to Level 3 in Childcare and Education
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Basic knowledge of first aid
  • Willingness to have First aid Training
  • Knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs
  • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged background

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Rewards & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

Job Reference: HF05411-CHOB

To apply for this job please visit www.harriscareers.org.uk.