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Baysgarth School


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Grade 4 (Scale Point 11-14) £10,866 - £11,535
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
As soon as possible
Apply by:
8 February 2018

Job description

Grade 4 (Scale Point 11-14) £10,866 - £11,535

30 hours per week, term time plus five additional days

Fixed Term with the potential to be permanent 

To commence January 2018

Are you up for the challenge of working in one of the top five schools in the Humber region? If so, we want you!

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Personalised Learning SEND faculty.  We believe that every student at Baysgarth School is capable of achieving their very best, regardless of starting point or additional need and the Personalised Learning team work to ensure that any barriers to success are addressed and supported.  This is a great opportunity for someone with the right skills to join the school and team at an exciting time.

A stone’s throw from the heart of the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, overlooking one of the 20th Century’s most impressive construction projects and located at the heart of the burgeoning UK centre for renewables, Baysgarth School is now in the most exciting phase of its history. In November 2016 we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art campus, which comprises Baysgarth School, Baysgarth Sixth Form, the Humber Skills Centre and Baysgarth Sports Village. The school has risen quickly to become one of the top performing schools in the region, consistently producing good outcomes for our students. Our Year 7 cohort is full for new intake students and will be full for every year group from now on, which reflects the first class facilities we have on site as well as our fantastic students and staff who make the school a great place to learn.

The Head Teacher has many years’ experience of transforming outcomes in a number of secondary schools and at the heart of his vision is creating and developing close-knit teams, focused on collaboration, mutual support and risk-taking. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their commitment to the core principles and values of ambition, fairness, consistency, rigour and putting students first. 

The role of Learning Support Assistant is key in providing high quality learning experiences at all times for our students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting individuals or groups of students to access all areas of the curriculum
  • Working collaboratively with teaching staff to create outstanding learning opportunities
  • Delivering 1:1 or group targeted interventions
  • Communicating student progress to a range of stakeholders
  • Supervising pupils during breaks, lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities

The following qualifications and experience are essential:

  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) Grade C or above
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs within a secondary school
  • Knowledge and awareness of KS2 and post 16 education
  • Knowledge of how students learn and how additional needs might impact on this
  • Using ICT to support students’ learning
  • Using differentiation strategies to support a range of learning needs effectively

Baysgarth School is currently an 11-18 comprehensive with approximately 770 pupils on roll. The successful candidate will be expected to have pride, passion, positivity and vision and a desire to ensure the school has the highest possible reputation in the local community and beyond.

Baysgarth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

If you are inspired by the challenge and responsibility of this opportunity we would like to hear from you. Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our school website. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post, please feel free to contact Jade Driscoll, Deputy Headteacher or Gemma Megson, SENCo at the school.

Please submit completed applications to vacancy@baysgarthschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Thursday 8th February 2018

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 19th February 2018

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About Baysgarth School

  • Baysgarth School
  • Barrow Road, Barton-on-Humber
  • North Lincolnshire
  • DN18 6AE
  • United Kingdom
+44 1652 632576

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Over the last five years Baysgarth has undergone a complete transformation. In summer 2014 our results were the second worst in the Local Authority and were on a three-year downward trend. Since then we have made significant and sustained improvements; in 2015 we were named the most improved school in North Lincolnshire and in 2016 we were in the top five schools in the Humber region, in the top two schools in North Lincolnshire and among the top 10% of schools nationally!  In 2019 our results propelled us into the top 4% of the country for the progress we make with our students.  We are a Good school, with the ambition to become Outstanding. 

Ofsted visited Baysgarth in October 2017 and concluded that we are a Good school which ‘has gone from strength to strength’ and is making ‘good progress on the journey to outstanding’. In terms of student achievement, Ofsted reported that ‘Overall progress was in the top 10% nationally … [and] current pupils are making strong progress in all year groups.’ The DfE have concluded that ‘there is no better performing similar school within 75 miles of Baysgarth’ and it is our mission to recruit the most talented staff to continue this progress. 

This transformation has come about for a number of reasons. Firstly, we raised our expectations of what our students can achieve and insisted on high standards of behaviour and appearance. Secondly, we focused our staff on the quality of learning taking place in the classroom. We came up with our own Baysgarth Learning Model that underpins our lessons and focused on promoting collaborative learning and Kagan techniques in the classroom. Thirdly, we focused on changing the culture of the school to ensure that we promoted strong teams, encouraged creativity and risk-taking, and praised success.

As a result our classrooms have become vibrant and creative places that are enjoyable for staff and students. We have a very strong teaching staff in all departments which means that any new colleague will be well supported and have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop professionally. We have been fortunate enough to recruit Hull University’s PGCE student of the year for two years running and we think this is because staff new to the profession see our commitment to learning and professional development and see Baysgarth as a great place to start their career.

In October 2016 we moved into a brand new school with every classroom fitted with state-of-the-art facilities to enhance learning. The site also includes the Humber Skills Centre, which supplies vocational provision to learners from within Baysgarth and beyond, and the Baysgarth Sports Village which incorporates a wide range of sporting facilities. These will be further enhanced in summer 2017 with the addition of a latest specification full-size, floodlit 3G pitch for use by the school and the community, which is likely to be opened for the autumn/winter season. Securing the funding for the full-size floodlit 3G pitch has been a two year journey, with £425,000 donated from the Premier League and FA, alongside significant investment from the Local Authority. The Sports Village has secured a total investment of almost £1 million. No local school can match the facilities that Baysgarth has and we are very proud of our provision.

Baysgarth is ideally placed at the meeting point of four authorities – North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Hull and East Riding. Half of our teaching staff live on the North Bank and travel across the Humber Bridge every day, all of them commenting on the speed and ease of travel with Baysgarth being within 15 minutes of all the West Hull villages and only 20 minutes from Hull city centre. With the area having lower property prices and higher average wages than surrounding areas we are an ideal spot to live and work.

We’re looking for brilliant people to help us build a truly great school, so if this is you we look forward to your application! Feel free to contact us if you want more information or to arrange for a visit. 

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