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Haylands Primary School

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Preschool Practitioner (Ref: 2023_212)

Haylands Primary School, Bettesworth Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3HA

Grade 4, £13,445 to £13,690 per annum - actual salary; (£21,575 to £21,968 FTE)

Vacancy Reference: 2023_212

Closing Date: 22/03/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 27.5 per week (08:45 to 14:45 Monday to Friday, term-time only)




HAYLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL, Bettesworth Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3HA

Tel: 01983 563372



Headteacher: Mrs Katrina Shaer


We are seeking to appoint a supportive, positive and highly motivated person to join our friendly EYFS team to provide learning support in our preschool and assist in Year R if required.

Successful applicants will have:

·        A strong early years background;

·        An appropriate level 3 childcare qualification;

·        A burning desire to support the provision of fantastic early years education and childcare for the Ryde community.


In return Haylands can offer:

·        Children who are keen to learn through play

·        Enthusiastic, supportive team committed to your development and wellbeing

·        An opportunity to make a real difference to this unique community


Visits to the school are welcome; to arrange a visit or for further information and an application pack, please contact Michelle Gladdis, School Administrator on 01983 563372 or e-mail

Completed applications should be returned to the school


Haylands Primary School and the Isle of Wight Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. This post is classed as regulated activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing Date: Noon, 22 March 2023

Interview Date: Week beginning 26 March 2023