At Northolt High School, our vision, mission and values underpin everything that we do. We want our students to develop strength of character, to be articulate and confident and to secure the best academic outcomes possible. We have recently updated our school vision, which is "committed to excellence". This summarises our core aim of continuous improvement. Our mission statement describes how we work to achieve this core aim - through "seizing opportunity, instilling ambition, realising potential". Join us and you will be welcomed by a hard-working, dedicated staff team who are united in their focus on student achievement.
We are proud to be part of an innovative school improvement partnership with Sycol. Through this, all members of staff in the school are part of a high quality leadership development programme. We run termly innovation improvement projects to ensure that systematic school improvement is embedded in everything we do. These projects involve every member of staff which helps us quickly and effectively share ideas whilst forging strong partnerships across the staff team.
We are a small school at the moment with ambition to grow in size in the coming years, with a new building project on the horizon to help us with this. Despite our small size, we maintain a broad and balanced curriculum offer for all students. Our ambition is for the school to have a STEAM focus (the ‘A’ is for Art). As part our facilities planning process we plan to introduce a unique curriculum in Robotics to support students’ learning in STEAM subjects, whilst at the same time improving our performing arts and other curriculum learning spaces.
If you are successful in your application to this position, you will join a small and successful Inclusion Team where you will be based for the majority of your time. We currently employ two HLTAs and three Teaching Assistants as part of our team which is led by the Director of Inclusion. You will support this team in their work to ensure the best educational outcomes for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and also those with English as an Additional Language. This work involves coordinating and minuting meetings with parents and professionals and maintaining appropriate records. In addition, you will spend approximately five hours each week supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead by maintaining confidential files relating to student safeguarding and coordinating meetings between social care professionals, families and the DSL where appropriate. The final area of responsibility for this post is administration to support our Finance Office where for approximately five hours each week, you will support by processing orders and assisting with general routine administration. Training will be provided for you in all aspects of the role.
We are looking for excellent practitioners who will:
- Play a full part in termly innovation projects to contribute to the development of school- wide continuous improvement;
- Support students with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities so that they realise their potential in their time with us;
- Maintain accurate records and filing for the Director of Inclusion and Designated Safeguarding Lead;
- Accurately process orders using our financial procedures;
- Contribute to the wider life of the school.
We can offer you:
- Great support and training as you develop your career;
- The opportunity to innovate and bring in new ideas to contribute towards improving our school;
- A caring and supportive professional environment;
- A thoughtful and well-structured school calendar with careful attention paid to balancing workload.
The school is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment processes are always robustly followed. Successful candidates’ appointment will be subject to safer recruitment checks and satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check.. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about
A Job Description & Person Specification plus an application form can be found on our website www.northolthigh.org.uk
Please email your application to the Headteacher’s PA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date : 9am on Monday 11th November 2019
Interviews to be held on Friday 15th November 2019