Room Leader (2 year old nursery) (E2108) - Shakespeare Primary School and Nursery

The Head Teacher and Governors are seeking to employ a Room Leader to lead our two-year-old Nursery provision. This role is to cover maternity leave from January 2024.

Shakespeare Primary School and Nursery is an expanding and thriving school in which nursery plays a critical role in starting children’s educational journey. This includes providing a Curriculum of Excellence, identifying where support may be needed for individual children and preparing them for the next stage in their development.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be a talented, passionate and committed individual who;

• is able to lead the care and learning in our two-year-old nursery

• able to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding

• has an excellent understanding of the development of two-year-olds

• holds at least a full and relevant Level 3 qualification

• believes in a responsive and individualised approach to the learning of young children

In return we can offer 

• a thriving and successful school with the well-being of staff and pupils at the forefront of all decision making processes 

• a thorough induction process and welcome package

• a brand new building with fantastic facilities, complete with extensive free parking and strong commuter links

• individually tailored career development and training opportunities

• children who have a thirst for learning and a desire to do well which is reflected in the support we see from parents

Shakespeare Primary School is a place where children, staff and families thrive.

Established in the heart of the city we have the privilege of serving a culturally rich, diverse community that reflects the dynamic nature of modern Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of learning and supporting the aspirations of our whole community.

Both the 'high staff team morale' (Ofsted 2019) and our oversubscribed pupil waiting lists reflect the care, passion and drive our school runs on. As a larger school we have the flexibility of opportunity that enables staff to flourish and advance onto the next stages of their career. 

Shakespeare is a thriving school that needs people with energy, vision, commitment and good humour to ensure it continues to be so.  If you have these qualities, Shakespeare could be just the place for you. Please see our recruitment brochure for further details of the role.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed upon request. Please contact us on on 0113 5351000 or via email at to arrange a visit. 

If you are unable to visit, but are interested in finding out more about the role and the school, please contact us to arrange an informal discussion with Mrs Amy Brealey, Deputy Head Teacher.

How to apply

Please visit the vacancy section on our website, where information and an application form can be downloaded.

Please submit your typed application form and covering letter by the closing date on Friday 1 December 2023 at 9am to 

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shakespeare Primary is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. The School is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be made subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a criminal record check) and receipt of two satisfactory references, one being from the successful candidate’s current or previous employer. Schools Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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