EYFS Phase Leader


Full-time and permanent

Required for May 2020 (or sooner if possible)



We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Early Years Foundation Stage Leader and classroom practitioner to join the team at our successful 2 form entry primary school. Our EYFS unit consists of a 52 place Nursery and 2 Reception classes of 30 pupils each. There are currently 10 staff members in our EYFS Unit.

You will be committed to maintaining and promoting the high standards and expectations we have at St Richard’s. Applications are welcomed from teachers who are eager to lead a dedicated team in a vibrant setting with amazing children. It will be essential that you are able to articulate and positively support the strong Catholic ethos of the school.

St Richard’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a happy, warm and caring school with a dedicated team who work hard to support each other and provide the best care and education for all our children. We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted (June 2012) and our RE (Section 48) inspection of January 2018 also judged the school to be outstanding in all areas.

Please visit our website www.st-richards.manchester.sch.uk in order to find out more about our school. We encourage and warmly welcome visits from prospective applicants – please phone Mrs Alison Marshall, Business Manager, on 0161 224 5552 in order to arrange a look around school.

St Richard’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service, satisfactory references and completion of the CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form.

Application forms are available from the school by e-mailing admin@st-richards.manchester.sch.uk

Completed paper applications should be returned to Fr M Dever, Chair of Governors, St Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 5TN. Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for short-listing.

N.B. The application form has been personalised to St Richard’s (Request for Consent section, pages 15 – 16). Applicants should not download the form directly from the CES website.


Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 6th January 2020

Shortlisting:  Thursday 9th January 2020

Lesson Observations (in your current setting where possible): Early in the week beginning Monday 13th January 2020

Interview and tasks date: Thursday 16th January 2020

1. St Richard’s EYFS Lead Advert

2. St Richard’s (CES) Model Application Form – Teacher

3. St Richard’s – (CES) Rehabilitation of Offenders Disclosure Form

4. St Richard’s EYFS Leader Job Description

5. St Richard’s EYFS Lead Person Spec