Special Support Assistant Supporting and Delivering Learning General
(Progress Tutor - KS4)
Permanent - Grade 5 (£19,554 - £20,344 Pro- rata)
Term Time (193 days)
NORHAM HIGH SCHOOL
11-16 mixed comprehensive (NOR 321)
Norham High school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to facilitate and support learning opportunities for students, both in the classroom and in small groups. Previous experience of working with young people would be advantageous. The person appointed to this role will work in the classroom with targeted year 11 pupils to support their academic progress to ensure that they get the best possible grades in their GCSE’s. Whilst you will be working with a range of main stream pupils, you will also have the opportunity to support a range of pupils with additional needs in a highly supportive environment. As such this role is ideal for a teaching assistant, HLTA, learning mentor or pastoral leader looking to develop and enhance their career.
Norham High School is an improving, 11 – 16, mainstream secondary school serving part of the south east locality of North Shields with an Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) for Language and Communication needs. The school has a new, dynamic leadership team who are making rapid and exciting changes across the school. Ofsted recognise that “new senior leaders have brought the school a renewed sense of purpose. Staff morale is strong and improving. This has been helped by leaders’ clarity and determination to succeed” (December, 2019). Norham recognises that its staff are its greatest asset and this is evident through our extensive CPD programme and through staff benefits and rewards.
Norham High School is fully pupil-centred and enables pupils to have a real voice in our current and future improvements through our pupil council and other pupil leadership opportunities. As a result, our pupils are polite, behaviour is calm and staff and pupil relationships are positive (Ofsted, December 2019).
You will join an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team who provide high quality and effective support for pupils with a range of additional educational needs in a department with strong leadership (Ofsted, December 2019). Our support offer ranges from pupils with language and communication difficulties, including pupils on the autistic spectrum, to mainstream in-class support for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, learning difficulties or physical difficulties. You will be enthusiastic and take an innovative approach to the development of this successful educational provision. You will have a keen interest in working with pupils with additional needs to achieve positive outcomes in this inclusive environment. Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management and how to use scaffolding and visual strategies in class to support pupils is essential.
Applications for this permanent post are invited from people who are keen to join an organisation that is recognised for the high quality care and support it provides for its pupils and staff, its committed staff team and the drive to raise standards at all levels. There are a number of posts available.
Whilst working with a range of highly talented mainstream pupils, if you would like further information, please contact the School SENCo, Nikki Heron on (0191) 200 5062 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other checks deemed appropriate
For further information and to download an application form please visit our web-site (vacancies section) at www.norhamhigh.com. The closing date for completed applications is Monday 27th January 2020 at 12pm. Please send your completed application to: Mrs. S Lennox, Norham High School, Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, NE29 7BU or via email to: email@example.com.