Current Vacancies

Special Support Assistant – Key Worker

Salary

Grade LG4 (SCP 5-6)

Working Pattern

32.5 or 37 hours per week term time (term time 193 days)

Permanent

Start date

ASAP

Apply by

Tuesday 13th December 2022

A warm welcome to Norham High School:


Norham High School is a GOOD school in all areas

Over the last 2 years, Norham High School has "transformed from its former self", indeed, it was described in our recent inspection as "unrecognisable". This is in part due to our motto which we execute with precision every day with all expected to demonstrate "Pride, Determination, Strength."

In our recent inspection, the impact of our pastoral strength was recognised - Ofsted quoted:

"Pupils are passionate about their school... Warm, genuine, friendly interactions between pupils and their friends or teachers are commonplace; pupils hold open doors for others, smile and nod when walking by and engage in joyful banter at every opportunity."

This description of our school is not one that happens by accident, but through the consistent, persistent and ambitious challenge we all set our pupils - it is the pastoral team that makes this possible through binding our approaches together.

Critically, while behaviour was recognised as exceptional, Ofsted recognised the impact of strong Leadership and Management on our curriculum and achievement stating:

"Leaders and staff have worked diligently to ensure pupils’ learning is well thought through... Leaders have created a new curriculum from scratch, across all subjects. Teachers have a stronger understanding of what to teach and when to teach it. Pupils are making up for lost time. They achieve well from their different starting points."

CPD and welfare was also recognised as a significant strength:

"Teachers in the early stages of their career receive excellent support. Leaders act as mentors..." and (Staff) appreciate that leaders are considerate of their well-being and workload."

As such, candidates can see the school has made significant and sustained progress in all that it does for children and the community we serve, this is recognised by a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

The SEND team:

You will join an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team who provide high quality and effective support for pupils with a range of additional educational needs in a department with strong leadership. Our support ranges from pupils with language and communication difficulties, including pupils on the autistic spectrum, to pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties, learning difficulties or physical difficulties. You will have a keen interest in working with pupils with additional needs to achieve positive outcomes in this inclusive environment. Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management and how to use scaffolding and visual strategies in class to support pupils is essential.

Your role:

The majority of your support will be directly supporting pupils, in classrooms, across our mainstream provision. You will also become the key worker for a number of pupils with additional needs. You will support them to access their academic curriculum and the wider school community. This will include developing effective working relationships with parents/carers and additional agencies, promoting a multi-agency approach to pupil support.

Additional information:

We have invested in Norham High School, this includes Chromebooks and equipment for all pupils, refurbished classrooms / social areas, new technology for classrooms, and a personalised blend of welfare support that promotes a positive work-life balance - colleagues' efforts are genuinely recognised and rewarded in unique ways.

We have a wide and growing intake resulting in the school increasing in size, this is in part due to the shift in culture and reputation but also because we are proud to be a genuine comprehensive school that serves all abilities, supporting every individual pupil to excel from their starting point. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well thought out supporting all pupils.

We are committed to improving life chances and we have a strong sense of social justice. In joining us, you too will enjoy both the challenge and reward of serving our community - all children deserve the best and we really are making a difference to children’s lives.

Applications for this permanent post are invited from people who are keen to join an organisation that is recognised for the high quality care and support it provides for its pupils and staff, its committed staff team and the drive to raise standards at all levels.

If you would like further information, please contact Nikki Heron, SENCo, on (0191) 814 3890 or e-mail niki.heron@ntlp.org.uk .

Norham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other checks deemed appropriate


The deadline for applications is Tuesday 13th December at 12pm.

Applications should be submitted via email to niki.heron@ntlp.org.uk or sent via post/in person to Norham High School.

Guidance Support Officer

Salary

Grade LG7 (SCP 19-22)

Working Pattern

37 hours per week term time (term time 195 days)

Permanent

Start date

ASAP

Apply by

Monday 12th December 2022

A warm welcome to Norham High School:


We value our guidance staff and guidance system as the cement that holds the school together. All our pupils are supported through school with dedicated tutors, Guidance Leaders with additional expertise, the Guidance Manager, the Assistant Head Teacher and this newly established role of Guidance Officer. The successful applicant will play a key role in the health, well-being and welfare of our pupils and families.

You will have experience of working with children and/or families within a safeguarding or child protection environment. A committed team worker, you will carry a caseload and work on your own initiative. Time management skills are essential given the variety of this challenging, yet rewarding role. Previous experience of working with children and families and with other agencies is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual, you must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference and enhance the lives of our pupils. As a member of our team, you will have commitment and determination to continue to drive and improve standards - you will be ambitious for yourself, your team and our pupils. You will display passion, energy and integrity delivering our school’s vision and ethos.

Our Journey:

Over the last 2 years, Norham High School has transformed. The school has made significant and sustained progress in all that it does for children and the community we serve, this is recognised by a wide range of partners and stakeholders including the Local Authority. Having undergone a recent full Ofsted inspection, and receiving a GOOD outcome.

Our school, our values, our family:

At Norham High School, our motto is ‘Pride, Determination, Strength’.

We believe that every child has the right to an excellent quality of education and an enriching experience - it is our role to support children, both academically and pastorally, so that they grow to be the very best version of themselves. At the heart of our school are our family values and collegiate approach; we support each other and invest in pupils and staff alike, providing a wealth of opportunities to all.

This includes Chromebooks and equipment for all pupils, refurbished classrooms / social areas, new technology for classrooms, and a personalised blend of welfare support that promotes a positive work-life balance - colleagues' efforts are genuinely recognised and rewarded in unique ways.

Behaviour is strong, with exceptional conduct around the school as pupils and staff greet visitors - and each other - with kindness and respect. This is due to the high expectations we have as a school for all and the explicit teaching of manners. Pupils take pride in their appearance and are smart, professional, and fully equipped for their learning. Pupils also recognise the efforts of staff and appreciate all we do. In a recent monitoring inspection, a pupil told an Ofsted inspector “we are like a massive family” - this is something we are very proud of.

We have a wide and growing intake resulting in the school increasing in size, this is in part due to the shift in culture and reputation but also because we are proud to be a genuine comprehensive school that serves all abilities, supporting every individual pupil to excel from their starting point. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well thought out supporting all pupils. For example, some pupils study Triple & Computer Science, Further Maths and languages, while some pupils complete entry level or do not sit public exams - our curriculum offers multiple routes of progression, is highly personalised and bespoke.

We are committed to improving life chances and we have a strong sense of social justice. In joining us, you too will enjoy both the challenge and reward of serving our community - all children deserve the best and we really are making a difference to children’s lives.

We welcome you to visit us:

We would welcome exceptional candidates to visit the school to meet our children and dedicated staff. During this, you will be provided with a tour and pupil / staff introductions via the Assistant Headteacher. An informal discussion via telephone to discuss the post further is also welcome.


Applications and interviews:

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 12th December at 1.00pm.

Shortlisting will take on Wednesday 14th December and successful candidates will be notified on Thursday 15th December with interviews on Friday 16th December .

Please send your completed application to Alison Tait, Norham High School, Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, NE29 7BU or via email to: Alison.tait@ntlp.org.uk


If you would like further information, please contact Mrs Pearson, Senior Leader on (0191) 8143890.

Cover Supervisor

Salary

Grade LG5

Working Pattern

37 hours per week term time (term time 193 days)

Fixed Term - 1Year initially

Start date

ASAP

Apply by

Friday 16 December 2022 at 12pm.

A warm welcome to Norham High School:


Your main role will be to cover lessons and supervise whole classes across all subjects within Key Stages 3 and 4 when teachers are absent, although you will be deployed to undertake a range of other tasks related to student learning if no formal cover is required.

The successful candidate must have relevant experience of working with young people within secondary education or be able to offer evidence of ability to succeed in this role. You will have experience of working with children and/or families within a safeguarding or child protection environment.

You will need a good knowledge of English and Maths at Level 2 or above and will ideally have higher level qualifications in order to effectively support students’ learning. Previous experience of supervising students in a secondary school environment is highly desirable and you will need to be able to implement school policies effectively to ensure students have appropriate behaviour and attitudes for learning and are safe.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual, you must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference and enhance the lives of our pupils. As a member of our team, you will have commitment and determination to continue to drive and improve standards - you will be ambitious for yourself, your team and our pupils. You will display passion, energy and integrity delivering our school’s vision and ethos.

Our Journey:

Over the last 2 years, Norham High School has transformed. The school has made significant and sustained progress in all that it does for children and the community we serve, this is recognised by a wide range of partners and stakeholders including the Local Authority. Having undergone a recent full Ofsted inspection, and receiving a GOOD outcome.

Our school, our values, our family:

At Norham High School, our motto is ‘Pride, Determination, Strength’.

We believe that every child has the right to an excellent quality of education and an enriching experience - it is our role to support children, both academically and pastorally, so that they grow to be the very best version of themselves. At the heart of our school are our family values and collegiate approach; we support each other and invest in pupils and staff alike, providing a wealth of opportunities to all.

This includes Chromebooks and equipment for all pupils, refurbished classrooms / social areas, new technology for classrooms, and a personalised blend of welfare support that promotes a positive work-life balance - colleagues' efforts are genuinely recognised and rewarded in unique ways.

Behaviour is strong, with exceptional conduct around the school as pupils and staff greet visitors - and each other - with kindness and respect. This is due to the high expectations we have as a school for all and the explicit teaching of manners. Pupils take pride in their appearance and are smart, professional, and fully equipped for their learning. Pupils also recognise the efforts of staff and appreciate all we do. In a recent monitoring inspection, a pupil told an Ofsted inspector “we are like a massive family” - this is something we are very proud of.

We have a wide and growing intake resulting in the school increasing in size, this is in part due to the shift in culture and reputation but also because we are proud to be a genuine comprehensive school that serves all abilities, supporting every individual pupil to excel from their starting point. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well thought out supporting all pupils. For example, some pupils study Triple & Computer Science, Further Maths and languages, while some pupils complete entry level or do not sit public exams - our curriculum offers multiple routes of progression, is highly personalised and bespoke.

We are committed to improving life chances and we have a strong sense of social justice. In joining us, you too will enjoy both the challenge and reward of serving our community - all children deserve the best and we really are making a difference to children’s lives.

We welcome you to visit us:

We would welcome exceptional candidates to visit the school to meet our children and dedicated staff.

An informal discussion via telephone to discuss the post further is also welcome.


Applications:

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 December 2022 at 12pm.

Please send your completed application to Alison Tait, Norham High School, Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, NE29 7BU or via email to: alison.tait@ntlp.org.uk

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