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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,971.00 - £29,462.00 Annually (Actual) Scale Point 17 - 25. Term time plus 5 days.

Librarian job summary

We are delighted that you are interested in applying to the post of Librarian at Grace College.

We truly believe that Grace College is a fantastic and exciting place to study as a student.

We are looking for a candidate who believes that the ability to read, and read well, is fundamental skill which enables academic success and allows students to explore the world beyond their local context. We value academic excellence but believe that students achieving their personal best to be of far greater importance.

We want our College to be a place where staff come to work excited about the opportunities they are going to give our students and look forward to strengthening the relationships they have with colleagues as well as students

The Person

The Grace College library is centrally located within the school, which reflects the role it will have in the school community. The library is a brand new area within the school. The space will be a central hub for reading interventions, the promotion of reading competitions and challenges, the site for author talks and homework club. the library will be a dynamic and exciting place to lead, and will be transformational in the opportunities and experiences provided to the students of Grace College.

As librarian you would have an enthusiasm about books and children’s literature, be proactive in ensuring the library runs events and competitions in line with national and international key events. You would have the scope to develop the library layout even further, having a key role in the administration and development of our weakest readers, ensuring everyone can enjoy a life filled with books. As librarian, you will take a lead in developing the weakest readers within the school, their development in reading is crucial to their ability to achieve.

You will be responsible for leading, supporting and engaging in the reading intervention programme, working with targeted groups of students to extend both a breadth and depth of vocabulary, alongside supporting significant improvements in their reading ages.

There is no requirement that individual teachers should be Christians, but it is essential however that all staff understand and enthusiastically support our mission, ethos and values. There is a remarkable unity of purpose within the current staff team as individuals unite around our core beliefs that people are infinitely precious, gifted for a purpose and morally responsible. A desire to work with the most deprived in our communities and those with low academic starting points, as well as with the most able and those from more privileged backgrounds, is an essential prerequisite.

If, prior to submitting your application, you wish to visit Grace College to find out more about the role and the College, then you would be most welcome.

The Role

Encouraging a love of reading and learning with a particular emphasis on:

supporting the development and deployment of the whole school reading strategy, inclusive of the library redevelopment, looking to create a space for all students to engage with reading and other academic provisions;

creating a library programme that is engaging and ambitious, aspiring to promote and sustain a love of reading for students from all backgrounds. Using displays, events and competitions to mark key international dates and events;

implementing the ‘Routes into Reading’ programme alongside the reading intervention programme, including ensuring the effective implementation and administration of Literacy Assessment Online to ensure that all students’ are regularly tested for their reading ages and this information is shared with staff.

The library with a particular emphasis on:

the day-to-day running of the library, engaging students from all year groups and backgrounds in the library, and engaging student librarians and parents in the library space;

engaging the Sixth Form in a reading mentoring programme to support the development of lower ability readers;

supporting the academic development of the library, ensuring that the space is used to support Post 16 in the development of essential skills in preparation for university. Having a wider College and community impact with a particular emphasis on:

developing a programme for the library which looks to engage our parent community in the love of reading. Organising events with authors and providing parents with book lists to support a love of reading in the home.

Creating library newsletters, taking responsibility for sharing library events and achievements via social media;

ensuring the library is stocked with new books which may have an impact in the development of our students culturally, developing their curiosity, interest, and love of reading. Resourcing the library through a range of different avenues, via book competitions and UK wide strategies, using the library as a platform to engage students in the wider world of books;

leading on the continuous development of the library as a central part of the school offering. Creating a hub of excitement and love for reading. Having a love and passion for books, sharing this with staff and students to further promote curiosity and interest in reading

Commitment to safeguarding

Grace College is committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff are expected to ensure that the College is a safe and secure environment for our students. All applicants are referred to the Safeguarding Statement which is to be found within the Policy section of the Grace College website.

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About Grace College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1231 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

As an 11-19 secondary school serving nearly 1,300 students in central Gateshead, we have a clear vision for excellence in character education, the examined curriculum and in service to our community, grounded in our Christian ethos. We are part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, which opens exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and career development. We have a clear model for school improvement to provide outstanding education for all students and are relentless in the pursuit of this goal. You will be central to delivering our strategy, as you transform both the school and our students’ futures.

We are committed to realising the potential of our students and staff alike. Our hope and expectation are that each person will be deeply valued as infinitely precious, challenged to grow in character and inspired by learning together to achieve their personal best in whatever they do.

Join us and you can expect to be nurtured, supported, and encouraged at every step of your career. We put staff professional learning and development front and centre of everything we do in our partnerships with outstanding regional and national organisations. Ultimately, we are looking for the school leaders of tomorrow who will contribute here at Grace College and across the Emmanuel Schools Foundation.

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