Learning Mentor - Internal Inclusion, North Shields

Closing date:Expiring soon

Norham High SchoolNorth Shields

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 6 Post
Contract term: Fixed Term


Norham High school is an 11-16 secondary school serving the community of North Shields. The school works in close partnership with Churchill Community College, a local outstanding teaching school, to accelerate the progress and aspirations of pupils. This partnership provides a unique and excellent CPD opportunity for colleagues within the school.

The role of Internal Exclusion - Learning Mentor is crucial to support our pupils and helping to further improve strong systems that the school already has for developing behaviour and aspirations of pupils. The successful candidate will develop and lead our internal exclusion centre, ensuring a rigorous learning environment with high standards of behaviour.

The purpose of the post is to lead appropriate behaviour strategies and interventions, and to manage the new provision which is an alternative from exclusions to home with a focus on improving attitudes to learning and aspirations.

If you are committed to giving all children the education they deserve, we would like to hear from you. Application packs, including a job description and person specification, can be obtained below. All applications should be completed electronically and emailed to Susan Lee (susan.lee@ntlp.org.uk)

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Norham High school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of race, sex, age or disability.


Thank you for your interest in the post of Internal Exclusion - Learning Mentor at Norham High School. We are offering this position as a 1-year contract for a dedicated candidate that believes that all children can succeed. We are delighted that you have taken an interest in this position at our school, we hope the information below will help you decide whether Norham High School is the school that you would like to be part of. We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague with high expectations and able to inspire and motivate young people of all backgrounds.

Norham High School is at an exciting point in its development that you could be part of this. When Norham was visited by HMI during their visit in November 2015 they acknowledged the significant progress the school is making. This success has fostered a real sense in pupils, staff and parents that ‘things are changing at Norham’ and we hope you will want to be part of this change. Norham High School continues to work in partnership with Churchill Community College, a neighbouring Outstanding school, where we share leadership and staffing across the schools. Opportunities will exist for the successful applicant to be supported in their professional development by both schools – a rare opportunity!

The strength of our school is the commitment of the staff and their support for each other and the pupils they work with. It is a lovely place to work with friendly, talented and co-operative pupils. Please read the enclosed information and decide if Norham High School is where you would like to work, we are really keen to appoint the right person who will make a difference to the life chances of the pupils at Norham High School. If you would like to work in such an environment and believe you have the ability to help us to raise achievement, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 21 March, please send your completed application form and a letter of no more than two sides of A4 which will outline how your skills and experiences make you the best person for the job. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Applications can be returned by email to susan.lee@ntlp.org.uk or by post to Susan Lee, Norham High School, Alnwick Ave, North Shields NE29 7BU

Thank you again for your interest in this post. 

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More about Norham High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE29 7BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2005062
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