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Berwick Middle School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Apply by:
5 October 2017

Job overview

Berwick Middle School

Lovaine Terrace,

Berwick Upon Tweed

TD15 1LA

Berwick Middle School is a “Good” school (Ofsted 2013) for children from 9-13 years of age. We have high expectations of all our children, both in their learning and wider development. All of our staff are highly committed to achieving the best for young people and many teachers are outstanding practitioners. The community is warm, welcoming and supportive.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to build on our current successes and develop a vision which will take us on to the next steps in our journey.

The successful candidate will:

Ø have experience as a Headteacher or senior leader and a track record of raising standards and achievement

Ø be passionate about teaching and learning and have a strong vision for delivering these

Ø be able to build and sustain successful relationships with children, staff, parents, governors and the broader community

Ø combine strategic clarity with great management skills

At Berwick Middle School, you will benefit from becoming part of a school that:

Ø is a key member of the Berwick Schools’ Partnership, integrating children’s needs across their entire school career.

Ø is a member of the “Ponteland Partnership Teaching Schools Alliance”, spreading excellence throughout the county of Northumberland.

Ø is at the heart of the local community, benefitting from close ties to local arts and sports initiatives. Berwick Middle offers an array of “enrichment” activities and purpose-built science and gymnasium facilities.

Ø has a fully-integrated, state-of-the art, special needs unit serving North Northumberland.

Ø has a vibrant, warm and welcoming ethos, situated in a picturesque and historic seaside town – yet under one hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Pre-arranged visits to the school are strongly recommended.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Susan Fraser (Office Manager):

(T) 01289 306140 or

Completed application and criminal record declaration forms should be returned to the school by noon on 6th October 2017

Further information about the school can be found on our website:


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About Berwick Middle School

+44 1289 306140

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Berwick Middle School is a secondary, community educational establishment based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, in Northumberland. At the moment, there are around 333 pupils on the roll at the state-funded school. It educates girls and boys between the ages of nine and 13. 


Mrs D Hope 

Values and Vision

Berwick Middle School aims to give the children every opportunity possible and to treat them all as individuals. The school highly values students who take advantage of these and take part in extra-curricular activities. This includes drama, sports, music and revision clubs. The school’s mantra is: ‘Be involved. Make a difference. Strive to succeed’. All members of staff encourage the pupils to lead a healthy life by teaching them about the importance of a healthy diet and physical activities. Students should have a positive outlook on their academic life and participate in the local community. The hope is for the students to become enthusiastic learners even when they leave the school as adults.

Ofsted report 

“Leaders have rapidly improved the school’s effectiveness, particularly the quality of teaching and students’ achievement, since the last inspection. Most teaching is of at least good quality and this enables students to make good progress during their time in the school. Students who are not on track to meet the school’s challenging targets are quickly identified; short-term additional support is used well to accelerate their progress. Students’ attitudes to learning and each other are typically very positive. Staff have embraced opportunities to develop their teaching skills and risen to the challenge of higher expectations for students’ progress to successfully deliver improvements in achievement.”

View Berwick Middle School’s latest Ofsted report 

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