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Primary: Early Years Coordinator

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Contract
  • Closing date for applications: 06 January 2017


British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi


Early Years Coordinator


To implement and deliver the UK Foundation Stage Curriculum, according to the age, aptitude and abilities of the pupils being taught. The EYFS leader will work in partnership with the Primary Leadership Team to secure success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its pupils and improved standards of learning and achievement for all.


Head of Primary


Principal, Business Director



Students, families (current or prospective) and Early Years andKey Stage 1 teams




The British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers in accordance with our recruitment policy.  Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.


Main responsibilities of the role:


  • To work with the SLT to accelerate progress for all pupils in EYFS
  • To support, develop and coach teaching and learning across EYFS, so that the school delivers consistently excellent teaching.
  • To lead and co-ordinate assessment across EYFS , maximizing pupil and parental engagement


Knowledge and Understanding of:


  • What constitutes quality in EYFS educational provision, the characteristics of effective Early Years settings, and strategies for raising young pupils’ achievement to exceeding expected levels’
  • How to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good behaviour through effective management and leadership


Shaping the future:


  • Support the Principal in establishing a vision for the future of the EYFS.
  • Play a leading role in ensuring that the quality of teaching and provision in EYFS is outstanding.
  • Contribute to the school’s self-evaluation process as directed by the Principal.
  • Lead whole school policy change in EYFS by modelling and supporting colleagues with direct proven impact.
  • Help develop a highly effective school.


Leading teaching and learning:


  • Be an excellent role model, exemplifying a high standard of EYFS provision, and promoting high expectations for all members of the EYFS community, with proven impact on pupil progress.
  • Lead on development of actions plans for EYFS.
  • Lead  development of EYFS/Y1 transition to ensure continued improvement of outcomes.
  • Lead development of an additional subject area across the school with proven impact.
  • Assist the Principal in leading the school through strategic planning and the formulation of policy for EYFS.
  • With the Principal, be responsible for implementing robust systems for monitoring and evaluating outcomes in EYFS.
  • Ensure that HPL is embedded in the Early Years and that opportunities for HPL are provided for.


Personal Development

  • Continual development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan


  • Improved performance
  • Performance appraisal
  • Personal Development Plan


  • Promote and embodies  The CORE 7 Leadership Capabilities:
  1. Accountable – Establishes a high performing culture and accepts accountability for organisational performance.
  2. Strategic – Leads opportunity and is committed to continuous improvement aligned with the organisational vision and direction
  3. Collaborative – Works collaboratively with others to achieve organisational outcomes
  4. Entrepreneurial – Creates organisational value for diverse stakeholders and achieves commercial success
  5. Enabling – Drives excellence through valuing and developing others
  6. Agile – Achieves personal and organisational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment
  7. Resilient – Demonstrates personal resilience within a demanding environment of high expectations
  • Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils.
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate child protection training when required


  • Valued member of the team and organisation









  • Detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of English National Curriculum


  • Evidence of participation in CPD


  • Teaching degree or qualification with QTS


Experience / Knowledge

  • Minimum of 6 years teaching experience


  • Understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures


  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS Curriculum and the early learning goals


  • Effective behaviour management strategies


  • Detailed understanding of assessing the development of young learners


  • Adapts teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils


  • Has high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils


  • Proven track record of ensuring good progress and outcomes for pupils



  • Ability to use ICT to effectively engage pupils


  • Evidence of good, successful teaching


  • An understanding of how to use assessment to inform planning for good
  • teaching and learning


  • Evidence of good classroom management skills


  • Creates a happy, challenging and effective learning environment


  • Involvement and commitment to all aspects of school life


Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal integrity.


  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills


  • Attention to detail


  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm


  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks


  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved


  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Ability to work independently


  • Continually strive for improvement


  • Adaptability




  1. Hold a current Criminal Background Check or International Police Check or equivalent for countries lived in outside of the UK tracing employment history for previous 10 years.
  2. Compliance with visa requirements for working in Vietnam.