Early Years Teacher

Woking, Surrey
Based on Experience
18 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Greenfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Responsible to: Head of Early Years, Headmistress and SLT.

Statement of Responsibilities

Assistance with the education of pupils in accordance with the requirements of the conditions of employment detailed in the Greenfield School Contract of Employment, having regard to the school’s policies and schemes of work. The teacher will be responsible for the discipline, supervision and welfare of all pupils with the help of the Teaching Assistants.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver stimulating activities and lessons within the EY department. To work with pupils as required.
  2. To offer information, observations and assessments about individual pupils as required and to write regular reports.
  3. To meet with parents if necessary and feed back to Headmistress and Head of Early Years.
  4. The maintenance of pupil records as directed and in particular using tapestry online Learning Journey.
  5. To take responsibility for individual pupils, groups or a whole class as required.
  6. To assist with a firm but caring discipline, reflecting the school’s ethos.
  7. To undertake break and lunchtime supervision duties as required.
  8. To attend to minor injuries/accidents sustained by pupils or to refer them to a paediatric first aider.
  9. To ensure children are clean and regularly checked and to assist with toilet training where possible.
  10. To plan or assist with off-site activities as directed by the Head of Early Years.
  11. To liaise with the SENCO or Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator ( learning enrichment team) when necessary, and support teachers in assisting pupils with specific needs, to include children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).
  12. To attend external training courses and school ‘Inset’ days as required.
  13. To endeavour to provide a stimulating and inviting classroom to include well- presented recent and updated displays of children’s work and to provide an engaging and varied Role Play area to link with the topics planned. Classroom should be evidence of the children’s learning over all areas of the curriculum.
  14. To help ensure a clean and tidy workplace.
  15. To develop good relationships with parents and keep communications open when possible.
  16. To develop a good working relationship with the Early Years team.
  17. To ensure good and effective liaison across the school.
  18. To ensure they are professional at all times and observe confidentiality.
  19. To assist with yearly Early Years concerts and assemblies.
  20. To manage Teaching assistants assigned to the class of responsibility.
  21. To attend all school events to include parents evenings, prize- givings, sports days, as well as staff meetings, insets, and twilight events.

    Discipline, Health and Safety

  1. To ensure there is good order among the pupils, upholding the schools disciplinary procedures, safeguarding the health and safety of pupils on school premises, and during authorised school activities.
  2. To ensure there is good order in the classroom, ensuring proper use of equipment.


Staff are expected to take temporary responsibility for any pupils, for a reasonable time, whose teacher is not available to teach them throughout the school.