Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 75 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through school. Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, inclusive nature and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.
Preston Manor is an all-through Co-operative School located in the highly diverse and vibrant London borough of Brent. We are part of an established network of schools and work collabo-ratively with local schools. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4-19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. Our focus on holistic wellbeing, along with teaching and learning, means that progress and development takes place both within the classroom and beyond for students and staff alike. Thus we achieve very strong academic results championed by innovative and dedicated staff who work relentlessly to build and foster high aspirations in all members of our learning community.
The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Baker-loo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the School. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.).
Learning Resource Centre Manager (All Through School 4 -18)
Required for September 2017
36 hours per week – Term time plus inset days + 1 week outside of term
Salary – Scale SO2, Spinal Point 32 - 34 (£28,485 - £30,153 pro rata)
plus London Weighting (£1,848 pro rata) circa (£27,226 – £28,723 inclusive LW)
We are looking for an inspiring Learning Resource Centre Manager to be responsible for the management of the school LRC (Learning Resource Centre), across both Upper & Lower School
As a LRC Manager you will be responsible for providing a stimulating and friendly atmosphere to encourage a love of learning and literacy. Key priorities include promoting a love of reading for pleasure, ensuring effective and productive literacy intervention and being part of the whole school literacy strategy.
We are looking for an innovative individual who has good literacy, numeracy and communication skills as well as initiative, flexibility, a sense of humour and the ability to relate to children from a variety of ages and needs. We are particularly keen to hear from experienced librarians, graduates who are looking to go into the teaching profession or experienced teachers who are no longer in the classroom. Experience of working with young people of secondary age would be an advantage.
• Students, Staff and Families who are all enthusiastic and supportive of the School Library.
• A very popular and well-resourced Learning Resource Centre based across the Upper and Lower School
• A commitment to staff development in terms of CPD, Line Management and Appraisal.
• A friendly team of experienced and supportive teachers, support assistants and other pastoral staff.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement.
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team. Professional development of staff is a key priority at Preston Manor and the career progression of colleagues is a key priority.
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: Noon Tuesday 27 June 2017
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.