Salary –by negotiation
Hours – 1-1 ½ days per week (6-9 hours) by negotiation, term time only
Required from 24th February 2020
Closing Date: 9am Monday 27th January
Interviews: Friday 31st January, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.
Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.
Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again. Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition. The staff and leadership team includes different faiths, and none, at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a faith school like no other.
Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and on the basis of our 2019 outcomes have been named Sunday Times Greater London State Secondary of the Year 2020. 44% of A level grades were at A*or A, with over a quarter of the cohort scoring at least two A grades. Level 3 vocational outcomes were equally strong, with 70% of grades at Distinction or better. At GCSE, half of grades were at grade 7 or higher, and a third of the cohort achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better. Our ALPS grade is 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our ‘Progress 8’ score is 0.68. Nine students gained places at Oxbridge this year, and on top of this (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media and other competitive courses at prestigious institutions.
Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development. Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers on Schools Direct and equivalent programmes, while others have benefited from financial support for MA or similar courses. Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all colleagues including support staff*. Our website details a huge number of wellbeing initiatives offering something for everyone. https://jcoss.org/recruitment/staff-wellbeing-at-jcoss
* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)
Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £48m buildings overlooking the Green Belt. It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, and buses run past the entrance. We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have submitted plans for expansion in response to significant long term over-subscription.
This Role: We require a School Counsellor to work 1-1 ½ days per week, term time only (6-9 hours). The role will be to provide high quality 1:1 counselling to JCoSS students and staff, thus contributing to the safeguarding, welfare and wellbeing of the whole JCoSS community. The school has a deserved reputation for promoting mental health and has pioneered initiatives to develop wellbeing. Students and families are receptive and appreciative of this counselling offer which is fully embedded into the life and pastoral systems of the school.
Note that we do not shortlist from CV alone.
JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on email@example.com or 020 8344 2220
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.