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  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    24 June 2022 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

Job details

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary


KS2 Teacher job summary

KEY STAGE 2 TEACHER Required from September 2022 MPR/UPR 1.0fte (fixed term until 31 August 2023) We are seeking an inspirational and dynamic primary teacher to make a significant contribution across years 5 and 6 at Hexham Middle School. We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic professional who places pupil success at the heart of what they do. As a member of the KS2 team, you will be responsible for shaping our pupils to be respectful young people who have a strong engagement in their education and personal development and who have high aspirations for themselves and their futures. We are a large and flourishing middle school set in the historical market town of Hexham and are co-located with Queen Elizabeth High School as part of Hadrian Learning Trust. In September 2021, we moved into brand new school buildings with state-of-the-art learning facilities. We cherish the strong partnerships that exist between pupils, parents/carers, staff and the local community making this a successful, friendly and welcoming school. Pupils at Hexham Middle School have an eagerness to learn and achieve very well academically. We place a high value on our activity programme beyond the classroom and are proud of the many and varied enriching activities that form part of our educational offer. We have high expectations of behaviour and attitudes and strive to enhance the personal development of our pupils through a well-sequenced curriculum experience. We invest strongly in our teachers’ professional development and the successful applicant will be well-supported to become the best they can be. We welcome applications from teachers who can demonstrate the commitment and ability to:  Build relationships rooted in mutual respect  Value education in its broadest sense to help us shape citizens of the wider world  Ensure that all pupils aspire to achieve their full potential  Inspire pupils across the full range of National Curriculum subjects  Be creative in approaches to teaching and learning Applications from ECTs or experienced teachers are very welcome. The successful applicant will access a supportive induction package. As a KS2 Teacher at HMS, you will join our primary teaching team led by our Head of Key Stage 2. You will teach a wide range of subjects to your year group including English, mathematics, science, history, geography, RE and PSHE. You may teach other subjects but the children do also access specialist teaching in subjects such as technology, art and music. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you wish to speak to someone regarding the vacancy, please contact Rachael Stokes on [01434] 610362. Applicants are more than welcome to visit our school and can arrange appointments recruitment@qehs.net. Application packs are available from our website at http://www.hexhammiddleschool.co.uk/. If you wish to apply, please email your letter of application, completed application form and criminal records declaration form to recruitment@qehs.net. Closing date for applications: 1.00pm Friday 24 June We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.
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About Queen Elizabeth High School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1339 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Phone number
01434 610300

Hadrian Learning Trust was established as an academy converter in 2016. The Trust currently comprises Queen Elizabeth High School (with circa 1300 students aged 13-19) and Hexham Middle School (with circa 460 students aged 9-13).

Queen Elizabeth High School provides the highest standard of education to the people of Tynedale. We are an excellent school with a sixth form which outperforms most other state and voluntary-aided schools and colleges in the North East of England. Our success is due to having a shared ethos and a strong partnership between students, parents and the local community, and we want to recruit the best staff to help us achieve our vision of being the best school in the region.

Our attainment is high. In 2019, our Attainment 8 score was 53.3, with a Progress 8 of 0.29. While proud of our students' success, we are far from complacent and aspire for our Year 11 students to make the best progress possible. Our sixth form is truly outstanding and invites comparison with the best state schools in the country. With an average grade of B at A-Level, and an average vocational grade of distinction*-, over 160 students each year progress from our sixth form to a range of universities including Oxbridge and the Russell Group. A number of our students also progress to exciting apprenticeships and vocational schools / conservatoires for a range of disciplines. We have been placed 2nd out of all state schools in the North-East of England for two years running in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings (based on attainment at GCSE and A Level).

Our curriculum currently offers a greater choice of subjects than most schools. Our Year 9 courses prepare students for their GCSE studies whilst at the same time ensuring that students receive a broad and balanced education. The advice and guidance offered to students ensures that the GCSE courses chosen by students best suit their needs and abilities. The size of our sixth form and the subject expertise of our teachers allow us to run a range of exciting courses at KS5. Our historically strong performance in maths attracts over 60 students each year to study maths and a further 15 or more to study further maths. Our vocational offer in sport, music performance, media, IT, health and social care and business allows students the opportunity to go on to study specialist vocational degrees at university.

Our last Ofsted inspection (April 2019) recognised our achievement in producing well-rounded and happy students. Each year, physics students visit the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and our Human Rights group travels to the Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monastery in India. One of our great strengths as a school is our links with the local, national and international communities, whether this is through sport and arts or through our charity work, Fairtrade group, hospital concerts or foreign visits. This year our students will participate in foreign exchange visits linked to schools in Spain and Germany. We also run an annual expedition to Morocco. Our renowned commitment to the performing arts can be seen through our weekly youth theatre and fantastic productions such as “Les Miserables” in December 2019. Our musicians put on concerts in autumn and spring and we have numerous choirs (including a boys’ choir) which perform at Hexham Abbey and to the local community. The opportunities for our students to take part in sport are considerable and they compete at a very high level whether individually or in teams. Our rowing team competes and is successful nationally and the school has produced Olympic athletes and rowers.

Continuing professional development is bringing about significant improvements in leadership and teaching, and a very strong Pastoral Team ensures that barriers to learning which affect outcomes for students are reduced. Our key to success in recent years has been to recruit the best staff we can and to provide a supportive but challenging environment in which they can develop as professionals.

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