Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    TBC

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 point 9 – 17 (£23,194 - £26,845 pro rata) Actual Salary £21,701 - £24,856)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Aldridge School - An Academy is a successful converter academy with a good track record of results at both GCSE and A Level. Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated us as Good in all areas. This is an excellent opportunity for inspired, committed and enthusiastic people to join a thriving department in this popular and successful school. Our motto 'Achieving Excellence Together' is at the heart of our work.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS and safeguarding checks.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and proactive individual to become part of the school's Behaviour Team. This is an excellent and exciting role which will involve supporting the management of our newly renovated Behaviour Centre. The successful individual will be required to build and maintain strong and productive relationships with our students, whilst leading and actioning our behaviour systems and procedures across the school. This post is suitable for someone with experience of working with hard-to-reach children in an educational setting and someone who has the ability to support students in building resilience and emotional intelligence in order to ensure students are given the best chance of success.


What the school offers its staff

Benefits of Working at Aldridge School

  • Teachers are all provided with a laptop to support their teaching
  • 21/25 periods of teaching per week maximum, less as an ECT and TLR post holder
  • No pressure to "put on a show" in lessons. A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson grading (outstanding, good etc.)
  • No need to write lesson plans of any kind
  • Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff reinforcing those expectations
  • A clear system of sanctions which is applied consistently so staff don't have battles with students
  • Senior Leadership are very visible
  • Excellent pastoral support offered through Year Offices
  • CPD tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback
  • Time for staff to put new things into action
  • Non-hierarchical approach to professional development - there are things a senior leader can learn from an ECT and vice versa
  • Targeted support plans for teachers who are struggling
  • Regular Staff, Faculty and Pastoral briefings to support good communication
  • Comprehensive support for ECTs with dedicated mentors and regular meetings
  • Performance Management is tailored to faculty and individual needs. Data targets are not used punitively but aspirationally. We begin from the assumption that everyone will get the pay rise unless they haven't done all they can to improve student outcomes
  • We are constantly streamlining all systems and processes so they take less time
  • Open door Senior Leadership Team - no concern is ever too small
  • Countless opportunities to get involved with the wider life of the school - Duke of Edinburgh, school performances, sports teams, music
  • Contributions of staff recognised through 'Above and Beyond' draws each half term
  • Access to The Mercian Trusts Employee Benefit Scheme including; Simplyhealth, MyLifesyle online portal and Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Aldridge School - A Science College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1604 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are a comprehensive school of over 1500 students situated near the centre of Aldridge village. We believe that it is our responsibility to work to meet the needs of every individual student, challenging them to achieve their best, supporting them to become responsible young adults and preparing them for their next steps into the world of work or further education.

Aldridge School is a good school (Ofsted 2022).  It is a school which is proud of its traditions and successes which have been achieved through hard work and high expectations. In particular, we encourage our students to be Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn in order that they will be happy and successful at school and in the wider world beyond.

 Aldridge School has a dedicated, talented and conscientious team of staff who work together to provide a high standard of teaching, excellent pastoral care and professional support services. Our broad curriculum is designed to meet national expectations, be relevant and interesting, support our students in achieving the best possible standards in external examinations and to equip them with the skills they need to be successful in adult life.

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