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Nursery Teacher


I’m hoping to tempt you to move mid-year to join Temple Meadow as a Nursery Teacher; starting Easter.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our excellent Teacher and Learning team; a team in which you will thrive and excel.


We are looking for an experienced Early Years teacher who is deeply rooted in excellent Early Years practice. Ideally, you will have had Nursery experience. Our Nursery is set up for 15 hour morning and 15-hour afternoon sessions, and this year we have expanded our very popular 30-hour offer. Our Nursery and our Early Years overall is a warm, safe, inclusive and nurturing learning environment, which fully meets the needs of our community. We always say when you step through our doors, it feels like a ‘warm hug‘ as there is something tangible in how our school makes people feel.


Our Nursery children are delightful; full of curiosity and eager to experience all that we offer. You will of course understand how to value pupil curiosity and be able to carefully craft learning episodes that follow individual interests; while at the same time building irresistibility into practice. You need to be able to model high-quality interactions and be a skilled play partner. You will be able to facilitate high-quality learning experiences that consolidate, challenge and support children’s achievements and next steps.


Ideally, you will have experience of urban Local Authorities such as Sandwell and an understanding of the range of diverse needs that affect school life. You will also understand the challenges that the increasing number of pupils with complex needs, bring to Early Years. We are very proud of how we actively meet needs, ensuring that interventions that support pupil barriers are in place. For us Nursery is a very special part of the school as it is the bedrock of all future learning and success. 


We need you to be a highly effective teacher, with a passion for meeting the diverse needs of our pupils. You need to be a consummate professional. You will be adaptable and flexible. We are just what you need, in terms of further developing your teaching and leadership skills. We set a great store by developing CPD opportunities through staff training; coaching and mentoring; and working with external providers. We have a distinct learning culture that makes things irresistible, in which we use many collaborative techniques that engage learners. We are very innovative; we work together on solving the problems each year brings. We have easy-to-use smart assessment systems for Early Years. We use Tapestry to link with our parent community. You will be extremely well inducted and supported. We have already successfully implemented changes linked to the new framework.


Our aim with this advert is to attract a teacher who is really imaginative and innovative and who wants to build their career with a school that is forward-thinking. This post is not suitable for an Early Careers teacher; it is ideally suited for someone with 2 years plus teaching experience. It is not suitable for a supply teacher.


We are all really proud of our school; we are value-driven. We really do have the most fantastic pupils with excellent behaviour and attitude to learning. We are rightfully proud of our safeguarding and our care of pupils is phenomenal. All of our learning environments are really engaging, colourful and support independent learning. We value staff well-being and have a Temple Meadow staff reward policy.


You absolutely must visit us as you need a ‘walk and talk’ so that you know truly that we are the school for you. This is a shortlisting prerequisite. 


Closing Date: 27/01/22 @ 1200

Shortlisting date: 27/01/22

Interviews: 03/02/22


Applications should be submitted directly to the school office, either in person or via email to Application packs can be downloaded from the Local Authority website, as well as the school website. Potential applicants are very welcome to contact the school on 01384 569021 for a discussion prior to application.

  • Temple Meadow Primary School and Nursery,
  • Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6RH
  • Telephone 01384 569 021 
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