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Pre-School Leader

Pre-School Leader

Required:              September 2024 

Salary:                    Scale 7 + Fringe Allowance (Subject to Qualifications)

Location:               Essex

Contract Type: Monday to Friday 08.30am to 15.30pm – 32.5hpw

Contract Term: Permanent (Term Time Only) + 5 Non Pupil Days

The Trustees of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust wish to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic, caring Pre-School Leader to join our setting at St Luke’s Catholic Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, to build from an early year’s provision.  Experience of leading a setting would be preferred, but not essential. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust consists of three Primary schools who work closely together.

We can offer you:

  • Exceptionally well behaved pupils who are proud of their school and achievements
  • Collaborative planning and assessment
  • Lead Teacher support
  • A welcoming and warm environment where everyone is valued and respected
  • Strong and experienced leadership team, dedicated to the professional development of staff
  • Strong Church community links and a supportive Governing Body

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Support the Catholic ethos of the School
  • Lead and manage the provision of Early Years Education
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure the welfare requirement of the EYFS framework is met
  • Participate in planning, assessment, recording and reporting, in line with requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework
  • Provide a safe and secure learning environment for the children
  • Set expectations that inspire, motivate and challenge every child
  • Assist in providing effective liaison with parents on a day to day basis regarding the welfare, learning and development of the children
  • Work alongside outside agencies

Essential qualifications, at least, NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare & Education or equivalent.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please arrange to do so by emailing Mrs Irene Nelson, H.R. Manager for the Trust at . An application pack can be found at

Completed CES application forms should be emailed to Mrs Irene Nelson.

The school reserves the right to appoint a candidate during the application process.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance, and enhanced DBS.

Applications must be made using the school’s downloadable application form.  (CES Application Form).  Available from the CESEW website, or upon request.

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 20th June 2024