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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time teacher

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS /UPS as appropriate

What skills and experience we're looking for


A record of successful teaching at KS3 and KS4

Significant teaching experience

Experience of developing the curriculum

Experience of effective management of student behaviour

Experience of working in a team

Contribution to school beyond the classroom

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge

Ability to form strong working relationships with children

An understanding of the use of data in promoting pupil achievement and attainment

Skills and knowledge to deal with student safety and behaviour

Setting high standards to staff and students by personal example

Ability to gain parental support and co-operation

An understanding of the ECM agenda

Ability to work effectively under pressure

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Commitment to continued personal development

Ability to focus on standards and the belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support

Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities

Ability to achieve value for money within the designated budget

IT literate.

What the school offers its staff

At West Norfolk Academies Trust, we deeply value giving all of our staff access to continued professional development and high-quality support in order for them to thrive in their professional lives.

Our bespoke CPD offer is tailored to individual members of staff, our schools and at a trust level ensuring that the right support is given at every stage of an individuals career. Trust, school and individual priorities are mapped out across each academic year so that support can be provided by the right specialist, either within our organisation or externally.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust - a small, locally based charity working with primary and secondary schools to challenge and support our family of schools to provide an excellent education for young people.

Further details about the role


  • Monitor the quality of learning experienced by students in all year groups, liaising with teachers and offering support and guidance where necessary.
  • Monitor the academic progress of all students studying MFL in order to secure and sustain student progress.
  • Use assessment data to provide effective support to individual students, classes and subjects as necessary.
  • Maintain an overview of the range of barriers to learning that are impacting on student progress, particularly attendance and behaviour.
  • Where underachievement has been identified, help to coordinate improvement strategies with teachers and Heads of Year.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of any and all interventions and prepare reports, as required by the Head Teacher and Governing body, on the progress being made by students studying MFL.
  • Liaise with key staff, regarding the achievement of all groups of students in the year group.
  • Establish clear and positive links with parents.
  • Play an active role in the cross-trust development of the curriculum.
  • To meet all requirements of the Teachers’ Standards.
  • Within the designated curriculum area, to implement, deliver and contribute to the published scheme of work.
  • To shape the learning experience to motivate and encourage students to achieve their full potential.
  • To monitor the progress of students and provide support to ensure personal and academic growth.

  • To deliver a programme of teaching leading towards assessment of designated skills that is personalised to meet the needs of the class.
  • To use a variety of delivery methods to stimulate learning, appropriate to student abilities.
  • To prepare and share high quality and appropriate teaching resources.
  • To ensure a high quality learning experience for students that meets internal and external quality standards.
  • To undertake assessment of students as required by internal and external (e.g. examination boards) procedures.
  • Within the guidance presented in the school and Faculty Assessment Policies, and using appropriate I.T. systems, to assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Norfolk Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check with barred list. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

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About Smithdon High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
612 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

At Smithdon High School we share a simple vision. Every child is supported to make progress in every single lesson, every single day.

These are exciting times to join our school. Under our current Headteacher since September 2022, we are building to become a truly great school – with our best GCSE results ever in the summer of 2023 and achieving a “Good” Ofsted (“good” in all areas) in November 2023. Our staff work as a team and support each other, while receiving fantastic professional development opportunities. They are encouraged to be the best they can be.

Our school serves the coastal town of Hunstanton and the surrounding area with a clear focus on knowing the strengths and needs of every student. We believe every child deserves a warm welcome to every learning opportunity and a personalised learning experience; challenge and support leading to exceptional progress. We are also at the centre of the community in Hunstanton and West Norfolk. We will always embrace opportunities to strengthen existing and explore new relationships within our community.

Our buildings are both innovative and modern as well as of historic significance and we aim to create the best facilities for our students to learn and achieve - coupled with an innovative and creative curriculum alongside outstanding specialist staff.

Everything we do reflects both our core values to "Work Hard, Be Kind and Smile" and our "Smithdon Seven" expectations.
1. We believe in ourselves and are proud of our achievements
2. We aim high and accept challenge to achieve our ambitions
3. We take responsibility for our choices, our actions and our environment
4. We work together to support our community
5. We are present, we are equipped to learn, we work hard and we always give our best
6. We are respectful and we listen to others
7. We take pride in the presentation of ourselves and our work

At Smithdon High School we welcome applicants who want to make a positive difference to the lives of our students and can help them to aspire to great futures.

We are part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust whose aim is to challenge and support a small group of schools to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk.

The Trust works in a supportive partnership with Primary and Secondary schools with each school maintaining their unique identity and ethos.

The schools work together to ensure maximum benefit for all students through economies of scale and shared resources.

The Trust’s clear strategic vision for the future is based around four key areas:
• Maximising student achievement
• Ensuring each student is engaged with the school
• Ensuring our students have access to world class resources
• Delivering outstanding teaching and learning

Arranging a visit to Smithdon High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk.

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