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Job details
Employer Newham Virtual School
Location Newham
Salary £28,098 - £38,241
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

At the London Borough of Newham’s Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation with a commitment to supporting vulnerable children and young people. The aim of the Newham Virtual School is to improve the education outcomes of children in the care of Newham. This is delivered through close joint working with a wide range of partners from social care, education and health. The core activities to achieve these outcomes include advisory, monitoring, training and commissioning roles as well as direct involvement in complex cases.

Newham Virtual School is a well-established and respected multi-disciplinary team seeking to extend its established work with Children in Care, to those in Need. The post holder will work on this exciting and new element of work with Children in Need and those with a Child Protection Plan, as part of a new programme aimed at tackling the effects of domestic abuse on children.

About the Job

Teachers’ Main Pay Scale

£28,098 - £38,241 (based on 16/17 figures)

2 year fixed term contract

  • To demonstrably improve educational outcomes for children and young people in Newham who are subject to a Child in Need or Child Protection Plan and work across all settings, disciplines and agencies to achieve this outcome.
  • To participate in the development and delivery of specific work streams and training programmes, including training for parents and carers.
  • To monitor and improve the quality of Educational Planning and actively work to ensure they promote and meet the needs of all Children in Need.
  • To manage complex cases providing professional advice to teachers, schools, parents and social workers as required.
  • To act as a champion for Children in Need across all forums.

About You

  • You will have current, qualified teacher status and at least five years mainstream teaching experience at a secondary school or equivalent.
  • You will be flexible, pro-active and fully committed to making a demonstrable positive impact on children’s lives and their educational progress and achievement.
  • You will have a good understanding of the complex issues facing children in need and how they combine to reduce their attainment. You will have knowledge and experience in delivering effective strategies to improve educational outcomes.
  • You will meet individual and team targets and be able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • You will maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in all circumstances.

The closing date for receiving applications is 23 March 2017 at 5pm.
Interviews are scheduled for 28 March 2017.

You will be notified if your application is successful. Please note that we are not able to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants at application stage.For an informal discussion about the post please contact Val Naylor, Executive Headteacher of the Virtual School, via email at or call 020 3373 0938.

To apply please visit


The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Employee Services Team on 0203 373 0909

Locations and contacts

Children and Young People's Services
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU
United Kingdom