NORTHFIELD SCHOOL & SPORTS COLLEGE
Grade E point 5-6, £23,500 - £23,893 (actual pay)
37 hours per week (permanent, whole time) worked on a shift rota basis
1st Dec 2023
‘Pupils behave well. Staff and pupils get on well’
Ofsted, February 2023
Northfield School is a large 11-16 school and specialist sports college. We are an ambitious and inclusive school with state of the art facilities and interactive technology in a well-resourced newly refurbished main building and a separate new Year 7 school.
Following an inspection in February 2023, Ofsted judged the school to be good in all areas. Results in the summer continued the upward trend. This is a great time to join our school.
Northfield Sportsdrome is a busy and vibrant school and community sports facility and we are looking to appoint a Fitness Trainer to cover a range of duties and responsibilities. Principally you will carry out fitness inductions and provide professional instruction on the safe and effective use of exercise equipment located in the fitness suite and exercise areas throughout the Sportsdrome. You will be proficient at preparing fitness programmes for gym members, and updating programmes appropriately following fitness reviews.
Excellent team working, organisational, and communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, alongside the ability to work effectively to tight deadlines whilst prioritising your workload efficiently and effectively using your own initiative. You will also be a confident IT user with an excellent level of proficiency and experience in a range of IT systems.
You will be friendly, approachable, enthusiastic, energetic, and self-motivated in order to meet the varying demands of a school and community use facility. You will have current or recent experience of teaching a variety of exercise classes, and practical gym experience.
The successful applicant will work a shift rota to include daytime, evenings, and weekend working. Please refer to the job description and person specification when applying for this post.
An official application form and further details are available on our web page www.northfieldssc.org
and should be returned to HR@northfieldssc.org
Alternatively, applications are also accepted by post (FAO Catherine Frost). NB: we do not accept CV’s.
Visits to the school are welcome by appointment; please call Catherine Frost on 01642 557373 or email using the details above.
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2023, 12 NOON
The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The posts are subject to enhanced disbarring bureau service disclosure.
Supporting documentsPolicy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
NORTHFIELD SCHOOL & SPORTS COLLEGE
Northfield School has been providing high quality education for the young people for over 45 years. With our latest transformation now complete, pupils have state of the art facilities to thrive in.
We are a values led school; our three core values being respect, honesty and resilience. These core values, along with staff having the highest expectations of every student underpin our desire to ensure that we are able to inspire confident learners, who will leave Northfield with a really good level of knowledge, skills and experience to thrive in an ever- changing world.
Northfield is a popular school and to cater for the significant demand, a 330 place state-of-the art, multi-million pound Year 7 School was built on site and opened in September 2018.
In January 2020, the school was judged as continuing to be a good school. The report acknowledges the hard work of the headteacher, staff and governors in bringing about positive changes to the school in the last twelve months. Ofsted highlights that low level disruption is rare and that pupils engage well in their work and lessons. Our recent report also notes that parental support for the school is strong.
The valued work of the school’s pastoral staff, as well as the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school as part of its personal development programme are also highlighted in the report.
Our 2019 examination results continued to build upon our academic success with improvements in a number of key areas. It was particularly pleasing to see a good increase in the number of Grade 9’s achieved by our students. This success builds upon our other achievements such as Arts Gold Mark (Exemplary) Award, Gold School Games Award, Duke of Edinburgh Award Flagship School and Holocaust Education Beacon School. Our SMSC programme is also a real strength.
Our recent Ofsted inspection also highlighted the fact that all staff enjoy working at Northfield and this is something that we’re very proud of. Staff well-being is a priority. As part of our recent inspection, 111 staff completed the Ofsted online survey and all 111 said that the school is well led and managed.
The school’s reputation for sporting success is well founded. Our girls have been national champions for table tennis a number of times, were badminton national finalists and the football team played in the national finals at Wembley in 2015. In 2017, the girls went one place further and became national Futsal champions. The school has also won the Teesside School Sports Awards for Girls and Team for the past two years.
Our students became national champions at Dragon Boat Racing in 2018. In 2016, School Sport magazine judged the school to be in the top 10 nationally for sporting achievement.
The school’s website contains a considerable amount of information and our pupils and staff regularly update its content. Please visit our website to find out even more about developments or access up to date information about Northfield.Visit School Website