We are always seeking to recruit additional dynamic and inspiring Teachers & Support staff to join Newbridge School.
If you share our vision and determination, possess strong ambitions for learners, and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Salary: Leadership CLPTL09 – CLPTL12
Newbridge Short Stay Secondary School is a complex school for pupils excluded from mainstream education in Key Stages 3 and 4, with a pan of 68 students. It is part of the Central Learning Partnership Trust.
We wish to appoint a Deputy Head Teacher who will be responsible for working alongside the Executive Head Teacher to ensure that the school provides a safe and positive learning environment in which young people can develop the necessary skills to make a positive transition into the next stage of their lives.
The successful candidate will work alongside the Executive Head Teacher and will share responsibility for all areas of the day-to-day running of the school as well as strategic decisions on taking the school forward.
This is a particularly challenging role and the successful candidate must be committed to creating a positive learning environment no matter what barriers they may face. You will need a high level of resilience and a commitment to working as part of an emotionally intelligent team to support vulnerable children.
CLPT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, and pre-employment health screening.
If you wish to discuss the position or find out more about working at Newbridge, please contact Leesa Davies, School Business Manager in the first instance. Leesa.email@example.com
Closing Date: 9th July 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 12th July 2021
Scale/Grade: TA Grade 2 32 hours
Reporting to: Senior Teaching Assistant / Headteacher
Responsible for: No formal supervisory responsibility
Main purpose of the job:
To support teachers with their teaching role and the development and education of
young people, including those with additional social, emotional and mental health
needs, by utilising detailed knowledge and specialist skills. (Training provided)
- Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children, ensuring their safety and facilitating social and emotional development.
- Use skills to undertake activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of students.
- Use skills to engage students on an intellectual and social level.
- Undertake activities necessary to foster the intellectual; and social development of young people.
- Assist the teacher in the delivery of educational and developmental lessons.
- Monitor and report individual student progress, achievements, problems and developmental needs to the classroom teacher.
Assist the classroom teacher in the planning of and delivery of work to individuals and groups of children.
Responsibilities, duties & tasks:
- Under the direction and guidance of the teacher:
- Assist the teacher with learning activities generally.
- Contribute to the planning of work to meet the needs of individual needs of individual students.
- Contribute to the formulation of Individual Success Plans
- Carry out appropriate activities as planned within Newbridge or with groups of students including administration of assessments.
- Display and present student’s work.
- Prepare and organise teaching resources including the checking and
maintaining of classroom equipment and materials including control of stock within the classroom.
- Prepare resources for lessons and activities.
- General supervision, support and guidance of students within the procedures of the school and/or service- understanding that those who require the most support and care are those who present as wanting it least.
- Assist the teacher in liaising with parents and professionals such as speech
therapists, Attendance Officer, School Nurse, Outreach Teacher.
- Help the teacher with tasks as directed.
- Hear children read or supporting students individually or in small groups as a
- Enable student independence whilst supporting with tasks when required.
- Answer questions from students.
- Provide support for the Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Creative subjects and personal development.
- Assist with the supervision of young people within school.
- Assist the students to access routines within the classroom.
- Prepare or modify work for the student under the direction of the class teacher, differentiate and support the student in carrying out this work.
- Assist in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists and speech & language therapists.
- Contribute to meetings to discuss the specific student’s progress.
- Mindful of the need to maintain a safe and secure environment at all times, using physical intervention as appropriate.
- Adhere to and maintain school routines, codes of conduct and comply with school policies.
- Support the ethos of the school and Central Learning Partnership Trust
- Assist with the support of group activities within and away from the classroomi.e. PE & educational visits and to adhere to risk assessments accordingly.
- Ensure that students are able to safely use equipment and materials provided and be aware of the range of resources available.
- Promote student independence in learning, and reinforcing the young person’s self-esteem through praise and encouragement and strong positive relationships.Safeguard all students according to the school policy.
- Maintain own personal & professional development to meet the changing nature of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage
and support other staff in their development and training.• Undertake such duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably
required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of
- Undertake health & safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as
detailed in the schools Health & Safety policy.
In all contacts the post holder will be required to present a good image of the school and CLPT, developing and maintaining professional working relationships
- The activities of this post require the post holder to work in Regulated Activity and in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) as amended and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, to be registered with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and to have a relevant enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure certificate.
- The school reserves the right to alter the content of this Job Description, after consultation, to reflect changes to the job or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility.
- Reasonable adjustments will be considered as required by the Disability Discrimination Act.
- The duties described in this Job Description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the schools Equal Opportunities Policy.