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  • Start date details

    ASAP/September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum
  • Other teaching support

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£31,606 - £35,458

Pay scale

Grade 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Assistant Site Lead

Location: Esteem North Academy, Hasland Site

Travel to all academy sites, and pupil’s homes on occasion, may be expected, with mileage expenses available to be claimed from the nominated base.

Grade/Scale: Grade 10 £31,606 – £35,458

Start date: One post ASAP and another available Sept 2024

Contract: Permanent, Full time, 43 weeks (or the equivalent in hours over 39 weeks)

It is a really exciting time in the academy’s development as we look to expand our provision, enhance the curriculum offer and build a reputation as the alternative provider of choice in the county. We have made some really exciting appointments in the last year at a time where recruitment presents it challenges and we are now looking to offer a full -time permanent contract for a teacher to join our academy.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and organised individual to join our academy to assist with site management. Pupils at this site will be in KS3 and KS4. The staffing teams are small compared to mainstream schools and the post will suit someone who can work in a fast- paced environment with vulnerable pupils. The site has approximately 120 pupils on roll and classes may have up to around 10 pupils. You may be an allocated form tutor and play a key role in pupil induction. This role may involve a cover supervisor element in teacher absence, and you will have line management responsibility for allocated STLAs.

Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected pupils in a school or other alternative setting. An affinity for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations, and a sense of humour. You must be able to build positive relationships with our pupils and think outside of the box. You will be responsible for contributing to a small staffing team to ensure that the site runs smoothly. You must be proactive and able to take direction, but also be able to be proactive. A growth mindset and positive ethos are essential characteristics that we are looking for. Calmness at all times is essential!

Payment of mileage and off -site travel can be claimed for in arrears. Candidates must have access to a vehicle and car insurance with business use included at the point of application and job offer. You may travel to pupil’s homes and transport pupils in this role.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include: Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership, academy laptop.

For further information, please contact support@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted. We advise all applicants to contact and visit the site prior to application.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2024 (23:59)

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Commitment to safeguarding

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Esteem North Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
127 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

The North East Derbyshire Support Centre provides programmes of education to pupils identified as being at risk of exclusion, or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. We meet the varied and complex needs of children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, at three sites located in Chesterfield and in the High Peak.

We are looking to recruit an experienced professional to join our academy to support our vulnerable pupils who are on roll at the High Peak site to engage in bespoke education programmes at off -site locations. These pupils may require bespoke packages as they are not yet group or school site ready. You may also be required to take pupils to visit other off site alternative provisions and transport pupils to site if they make progress to be able to engage in on site learning. This new role is available due to an increase in pupil numbers across the academy. This role will involve lone working.

Pupils may be permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream and therefore often require additional support to keep them as safe as possible and to help them re-engage in education. Pupils at our Hasland and High Peak sites are in KS3 and KS4 and may be with us for limited time before they re-integrate back into a mainstream school. Others may require more substantial support to help them progress socially and emotionally sufficiently enough to engage in learning. The successful candidate will be required to offer support by delivering off -site peripatetic education to pupils in their homes or other suitable public venues. The core skills of english and maths along with PSHRE will be the focus.

Mileage is paid for, and applicants are therefore required to have access to transport and business use included on their car insurance.

Every child deserves an education. Our primary aim is to support and re-engage young people, enabling them to think positively about their future pathway, and life after the Support Centre, whether that be re-integration into mainstream, further education or employment. Our Vision: "Inspire, Achieve, Exceed"

Our Pupils will:

• Feel safe, valued and trusted
• Recognise and achieve their full potential
• Take responsibility for their behaviour, and make healthy lifestyle choices
• Be positive about themselves and their future
• Be tolerant of others, and of the beliefs and views of others
• Be successful learners, both independently and when working with others
• Be self-motivated and have high expectations

We will achieve this by:

• Creating a safe learning environment, free of stigma and negativity
• Celebrating the success and achievements of every member of the learning community
• Establishing nurturing and supportive relationships between staff and pupils
• Setting high expectations for behaviour and academic success
• Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that provides the skills, confidence and qualifications to access opportunities in life
• Innovating learning, to engage and inspire
• Promoting tolerance and mutual respect
• Providing opportunities for students, parents and carers to voice opinions which form part of the decision-making process
• Providing an inclusive programme of learning opportunities and experiences that promote engagement

Further information about our Support Centre can be found on the website at www.nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Esteem North Academy

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