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What makes Noadswood a terrific community to be part of?  Is it:

  • Quality specialist teachers across a rich and varied curriculum, and a super record in academic outcomes, Dance, Performing Arts, Poetry and Sport?
  • Our House system, giving young people membership of a smaller community within the school?
  • Our drive for the best possible progress for all through research based teaching and learning?
  • The way we listen to our students' and colleagues’ ideas for their wellbeing and their community, and bring them all to life?
  • The care we have for our parent community, and their suggestions, views and concerns?

It's because of ALL of the above but overarching all of this, it's because we are a warm, welcoming school. We are passionate about educational excellence and to sustaining an honest, kind, inclusive community - we are strongly united on our very best days, at challenging times and at all points in between.


Teacher of Spanish with French or German

Full Time or Part Time applicants considered

Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Range depending on experience/current salary of successful candidate

Permanent - subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period

Required from as soon as possible, in discussion with the successful candidate, and suitable for an NQT or a more experienced colleague.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and innovative teacher of Spanish with French or German to join our supportive, passionate Languages Department at Noadswood. The candidate needs to be confident and qualified to teach Spanish and one other language to both KS3 and 4 students.

In recent years, languages at KS4 have remained important in our school because of the experience of our colleagues and their care over the delivery of the curriculum and their attention to every individual that they teach.

Those from the Class of 2022 who studied languages did themselves proud as a result of their hard work and that of the department.

In French, 85% achieved a 9-4 and 85% achieved a 9-5. In German, 100% achieved a 9-4 and 92% achieved a 9-5. We are do proud of them all.

We now are ambitious to increase our numbers pursuing their KS4 study of Spanish, French or German through this appointment, as well as the re-introduction of our previous menu of trips, residential activities and exchanges (prior to Covid, our German exchange was a fantastic success, for instance!)

At Key Stage 3, the curriculum is engaging and fun, and our department corridor is filled with praise, enjoyment and even some singing! We look forward to having the capacity to develop greater links with our primary schools in the development of an equally rich Key Stage 2/3 curriculum over the next few years, too.

Colleagues’ shared purpose is to inspire and challenge all the young people at Noadswood, and you would be joining a very special team which looks after each other and the students, and which is well organised, resourced and always keen to reflect and develop.

Colleagues research widely, prepare meticulously and share resources. This year, they are also working with Hampshire’s Advisory Service as they focus on the requirements of the new languages curriculum and on engaging even more students with the success our results show they will be able to have in a KS4 languages qualification at Noadswood.

In addition to the department, you would become part of the wider Noadswood family effortlessly, too, because of how welcoming and supportive we are, something commented on by all candidates and visitors alike. You will benefit from our commitment to your induction and a rich professional development programme that will offer you bespoke opportunities along with department, whole school and collaborative CPD with schools across our local area.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who has the skill to ensure learners of all abilities engage with their learning, make progress, achieve their full potential and develop a lifelong appreciation of the joys of learning another language – we can’t wait to hear from you.

Closing Date –  12noon 13th October 2022

Interview Date –  week commencing 17th October 2022

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

For further information and an application form, see our website www.noadswood.hants.sch.uk. Applications to be sent by email to recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk.  Please note CVs are not accepted.

 

Pastoral Team: ‘Reset Room’ Lead and Administrator

32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am-4pm (with allowance for a half an hour unpaid lunchbreak)

Working weeks: Term time only – (39 weeks + INSET days).

Main Pay Range - Grade D

Annual Salary Range FTE £21,778 to £24,476

Actual Annual Salary Range £16,407 to £18,440 dependent on qualifications and experience

Permanent – subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period

DBS requirement: Enhanced DBS disclosure on appointment

Responsible to: The Assistant Headteachers – Behaviour Lead and DSL/Inclusion

Required from as soon as possible, in negotiation with the successful candidate. Applications from part time candidates are very welcome.

We seek to appoint a colleague to join our fantastic pastoral squad, primarily leading our ‘Reset Room’ where students will be asked to work if they need an hour’s space within the day, or if they require a day there to hold them to account for something that has happened in school, in a productive, inclusive way.

Numbers of students will be low and will be booked in liaison with the successful candidate by members of the Leadership Team or the Year Leader teams only.

This room is importantly and always to be a calm, positive space, that fosters excellent relationships between adults and young people. It is equally importantly one that must be led with clear boundaries and high expectations for effort, the completion of work and good, calm conduct from all.

In addition to this work, the post holder will also carry out key and specific administrative work as detailed below.

Key duties:

  • Providing assistance with work and support to students booked in to the ‘Reset Room’, ensuring their time there is productive, calm and positive.
  • Liaising as necessary with teachers for the provision of appropriate work for the children to be booked in.
  • Monitoring the school’s ‘on call’ email system through the day (what we term, ‘startrekking’), providing quick checks that every request is answered by someone within the hour it is sent, and that urgent matters are prioritised.
  • Liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead regarding CPOMs entries that have come in through the day, helping to ensure the timely production of our pastoral ‘Daily Debrief’, which enables the pastoral team to prioritise work at the end of the school day, ensuring we miss nothing within the busyness.

Vital skills and attributes:

Passionate about pastoral and well-being support for all students

Upbeat and ambitious for all students, no matter the challenges they may present us with

Excellent ICT skills

Excellent communication skills

If you have energy and enthusiasm, a strong sense of team, and a genuine interest in and valuing of the importance of the above responsibilities, we are positive you will fit in to our school.

We will provide you with a high quality induction and CPD programme, as well as bespoke safeguarding/child protection CPD, and behaviour management training and support, depending on the experience of the successful candidate, so that you feel confident and upskilled in your work.

You can contact us by email: recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk to discuss this post further. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Closing Date – 12noon Thursday 13th October 2022

Interview Date – week commencing 17th October 2022

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications to be sent by email to recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk

Please note CVs are not accepted.

 

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join us in our pledge to deliver our very special blend of 'terrific’ in our year old Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resource Provision, which sits alongside our existing PD Resource Provision as part of our proud commitment to inclusion and wellbeing for all.

Social and Emotional Mental Health - LSA Level 2

Start Date

As Soon As Possible

Salary Range

Grade C £19,265 - £20,290 per annum (pro rata)

Actual Annual Salary £16,188 - £17,049

Hours per week

36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:15am to 4pm (including a 30 minutes unpaid lunchbreak each day)

Weeks per year

39 weeks (Term Time Only + INSET Days)

Contract Type

Permanent - subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period

Information about the role:

Following one of our team gaining an exciting opportunity in young people’s Primary Mental Health work, we have a vacancy for an LSA who will specialise in Social and Emotional and Mental Health:

  1. Working as part of a passionate and dynamic team in our resource provision to support Noadswood students with their social, emotional and mental health needs, the successful candidate will also work with teaching colleagues to foster excellent learning, wellbeing and inclusion, providing care, support and interventions with students in both a specific base and in a range of classroom and other learning settings.
  2. The successful candidate will also be part of a strong, experienced team of LSAs across the wider school to provide support to all those who have an Education, Health and Care Plan in our school.
  3. The successful candidate will benefit from supervision, from bespoke, specialist professional learning and from our whole staff CPD and induction programmes.

Noadswood’s commitment to emotional, mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of the school’s development plan and at the heart of our SENDCO’s SEN strategic plan – you will have enormous impact in vulnerable young lives, develop skills and experience to enhance your career prospects, whether that’s in our school or elsewhere down the line, and go home each day proud of the team you’re part of and of the students you will connect with.

If you would like a visit, prior to putting in an application, please do not hesitate to email to request one to:

recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk

We can’t wait to hear from you and neither can our children.

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications to be sent by email to recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date – 12noon Thursday 13th October 2022

Interviews – Week commencing 17th October 2022

 

Our support services staff, including Site Team colleagues are integral to the delivery of all of the above.  We are looking for a Site Assistant to join us in our pledge to deliver our very special blend of 'terrific’.

Site Assistant

37.5 hours p/week

Working days: Monday – Friday (Based on a rotating shift pattern – hours to be agreed)

52 weeks per year (initial holiday entitlement 24 days per annum)

Salary Grade C £19,265-20,290 FTE (based on 37 hours per week)

Actual Annual Salary Range £19,525 - £20,563 per annum

Temporary – Parental Leave Cover

October 2022 to March 2023

Duties will include:

  • Working with Site Team colleagues to support the Premises Manager in ensuring that buildings, grounds, materials and equipment are maintained and at their very best to support our pupils’ teaching and learning.
  • Locking and unlocking the school
  • Setting up for assemblies
  • Ad hoc cleaning as required
  • To maintain an up to date awareness of Health & Safety Policies and procedures and apply them throughout the site.
  • To be a ‘customer facing’ role to all our community, including lettings.
  • Routine Health and safety checks e.g. fire bell testing
  • Managing receipt of deliveries
  • Signing in and inducting contractors
  • Minor repair and redecoration
  • Checking minibus log sheets and refuelling if qualified to drive.

Experience in a school setting is an advantage but training will be given.

Applications to be sent by email to recruitment@noadswood.hants.sch.uk.  Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date – 26th September 2022

Interview Date – Week commencing 26th September 2022

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this recruitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

 


Working With Us

Why come to join us at Noadswood School?

Our school mission:

Through excellent teaching and meaningful partnerships, we will provide a sustainable and exciting learning environment, so that pupils are successful in reaching their full potential as learners and citizens

Noadswood is a successful 11-16 mixed Academy with around 1000 pupils on roll. The school is situated in a pleasant village, a short distance from the New Forest and the Waterside and is on a large, green site. We have very well-appointed facilities including dedicated teaching spaces for all specialist subjects. The school enjoys enthusiastic staff, governor and parental involvement and has an active commitment to colleague professional development for teaching and support staff.

We are a community that thrives on providing a warm welcome, care and kindness, combined with holding the highest expectations for everyone, but without fear. We believe in mutual respect, support and accountability. The Leadership Team is a cohesive, loyal and energetic one whose work is characterised by its dynamism, tenacity and desire for the best for everyone. Every visitor comments on the terrific working relationships they see between all pupils and all adults in our school, whenever they drop in to see parts of the school at work, and this is very precious to us.

At our last Ofsted (March 2017) the team remarked that we offer a ‘high-quality and challenging education for every pupil’ and that ‘Pupils are kind and respectful to each other and their teachers’. It also noted that there is ‘strong leadership of the curriculum and teaching and learning’. We strive to make learning exciting, encouraging innovative approaches to both teaching and learning; our School Improvement Objectives and Professional Development Programme are firmly based in the development of excellent pedagogy for the best outcomes for all pupils.

We are engaged at the forefront of a number of national educational projects, rich in evidence based research, and all of our staff are involved in professional learning and in action research aimed at school improvement. We strongly believe that this is at the core of an excellent school and in recent years many colleagues have completed Masters level courses and enrolled on national development programmes.

We are an outward looking school, embracing a host of opportunities to collaborate with other Primary and Secondary schools in our area and in our county, and this menu of opportunities is increasing all the time.

To enrich our pedagogy and our learning climate still further, we are working together on bespoke Noadswood professional learning around:

  • Pivotal Education’s Five Pillars
  • John Hattie’s Visible Learning research
  • PiXL’s Thinking Hard research
  • Curriculum philosophy as per the work of Daisy Christodolou, Christine Counsell and others
  • VESPA (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice, Attitude) and the work of Martin Griffin and Steve Oakes from the Blue Coat School on Positive Mindset for excellent outcomes

All of this learning is enshrined in our ambition for pedagogy, captured in our Teaching and Learning Policy and carried out not because ‘we aren’t good enough’, but because ‘we can be the very best and we’re not there yet’.

There are equally vast numbers of opportunities to lead and join in with enrichment visits and activities, as well as to be part of a school that is top class at sport, and has a thriving culture of music, drama, dance, arts and literature – the teaching, learning and enrichment worlds are your oyster from Noadswood.

The school is situated in an extremely pleasant area on the “Waterside”, a coastal strip with Southampton Water on one side and the New Forest National Park on the other. It is easy to access, Southampton is close by and we have staff who travel in from Bournemouth in the West, Salisbury and Winchester to the North, and Portsmouth in the East.

The school environment itself is a beautifully landscaped one, rich in outdoor space and specialist facilities, and it is looked after carefully by pupils, site team, with a real creativity underpinning our plans for every part of it to respond brilliantly to the needs of our pupils.


We are proud of what we achieve in our school:

  • Excellent outcomes in Science and real strength in the core subjects of Maths and English;
  • A curriculum that captures the interests and energies of many of our pupils, equipping them with knowledge, skills and empathy vital for their futures, and producing success in subjects such as Dance, Child Development, Health and Social Care;
  • Research rich practice, improving our outcomes in the EBACC suite of subjects, and providing our pedagogy with renewed rigour because of the commitment to their learning of colleagues;
  • Strong relationships between many adults in all parts of the school and many pupils, enabling young people to pursue learning with ambition and to receive support when they need it;
  • An authentic commitment to the successful inclusion of all, at all levels of the school, and a spirit to persevere with every child, no matter their resistance and challenges;
  • An established and vibrant House system that is believed in and supported passionately by many pupils, parents and colleagues;
  • Tenacity in our partnerships with parents, carers, local agencies and the local community, always thinking anew about how to garner the very most meaningful dialogue and shared approaches between all parties in the name of all children’s success.

We look forward to your application to join us – you will benefit from all that is above, and have real impact on our next strides for success.

Career Development Opportunities

Trainees at Noadswood

We have a strong relationship with the University of Southampton and are the lead school for the SUPA Alliance. Every year we have trainee teachers based at Noadswood for their teaching placements. We also work with SPELL alliance based at Ringwood School and this year will also be working with Winchester University .

Part of any training route includes having a Subject Mentor and Professional Tutor, the mentor supports the trainee with lesson planning and subject knowledge and works alongside to set targets and ensure they gain a positive experience in the classroom and within their department. The Professional Tutor oversees all training routes and coordinates professional learning outside of their subject, for example behaviour management.

Over the last 5 years all of our trainees have been successful in getting teaching jobs, and some have remained at Noadswood.

Early Career Teachers

In school there is a comprehensive induction programme for ECTs and CPD sessions are run throughout the year after school as well. Each ECT has a subject mentor who supports them through their first year of teaching with regular meetings, lesson observations and help with any planning and subject knowledge.

Our team of Lead Practitioners devise bespoke CPD for all our staff, including for new colleagues.

Middle Leaders/Senior leaders

We provide Middle and Senior Leaders with the opportunity to complete high quality professional learning such as the NPQML and NPQSL courses, Hampshire’s successful ‘Future Changemakers’ and ‘Aspiring Senior Leaders’ Programme which have helped some in gaining promotion to Assistant Head and Subject Leadership posts.

We also provide a rich calendar of professional learning within school, co-ordinated by the Leadership and Lead Practitioner teams, and we frequently have teachers undertaking Masters’ degrees in Education through Winchester university. Several have completed their MAs over the last 6 years, and have been supported by the school in terms of time, financial assistance and opportunities given to cascade their learning to others.