Job Description

Required for September 2023

Highclare Preparatory School is a leading independent, day school based in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. It is part of Highclare School which educates over 500 pupils aged 2 to 18 years.

Founded in 1932, the School provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a pride in its history with excellent facilities. Highclare Preparatory School is set in two locations, both in Sutton Coldfield. There is a separate games field too.

Located within one of the most desirable suburbs of the vibrant city of Birmingham, Highclare Preparatory School continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the West Midlands.

Highclare Preparatory School is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 25 nationalities represented within the student/staff body.

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced Early Years Coordinator to lead and coordinate our exceptional staff team as we aim to further develop our educationally rich and exciting pre-preparatory environment to inspire a love for learning and enquiry in our youngest children.

This is a unique role as Highclare Pre-Preparatory School is split over two locations (Highclare St Paul’s and Highclare Woodfield). The successful candidate will lead and manage the Highclare St Paul’s pre-preparatory department on a daily basis, whilst at the same time, working in close proximity to lead the whole Highclare pre-preparatory department forward in partnership with the Highclare Woodfield EYFS coordinator.

The Early Years Coordinator will be an excellent team player who leads by example. He/she will be motivational and innovative. They will be responsible for the teaching and monitoring of the children in the pre-preparatory and will be an integral part of the preparatory school leadership team to shape the development and progress of the school as a whole.

The successful candidate will be supported by a strong team of experienced and dedicated staff who are keen to embrace new ideas but who are also dedicated to maintaining our unique atmosphere and ethos. Knowledge of SENCO is strongly desired but not essential. This role will involve moving between locations, but mainly based at Highclare St Paul’s.

Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary with pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities including generous and a supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and excellent pupil behaviour
  • Opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Two free lunches per week, others highly subsidized
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme available
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events

To apply, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to by Friday 24 March 2023, however early application is advised as we will interview and appoint as soon as we meet the right candidate.

Highclare Preparatory School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community of which we are a part.  Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date: Friday 24 March 2023, 12 noon, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Interviews: w/c Monday 27 March 2023