Specialist SEMH Teacher, Queen Elizabeth High School
Hadrian Learning Trust
MPR/UPR – We would also consider a non-qualified teacher if the individual could demonstrate strong experience in behaviour management within a school environment.
19th May 2023
Specialist SEMH Teacher
- Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
- Salary MPR/UPR – We would also consider a non-qualified teacher if the individual could demonstrate strong experience in behaviour management within a school environment.
- Permanent contract 1.0fte.
- Commencing on the 1 September 2023
- Suitable for ECTs – Yes
Queen Elizabeth High School wishes to appoint a Specialist SEMH Teacher. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an initiative to support the education of some of our school’s most vulnerable learners in an environment which is attuned to their needs. The successful candidate will be driven and enthusiastic about supporting young people. Potential can be as good as experience and we are looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas and energy to the role.
Whilst the SEMH provision will be part of our school community, day to day operations will be self-contained. The successful candidate will be fundamental in organizing, shaping and overseeing the education of these vulnerable learners. Working alongside other QEHS teaching and support staff, the SEMH teacher will deliver a rounded curriculum to give the best possible opportunities for success to those within the provision. You would be joining a, established, friendly and supportive team with a well-established collegial ethos.
Queen Elizabeth High School is a friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensive with a proud history dating back to Elizabethan times. Our ‘outstanding eagerness to promote good learning’ is drawn directly from the original charter granted to the people of Hexham in 1599 to educate the town’s young people. It forms the basis of our ethos today Respect, Engage, Aspire, which centres on our belief in the highest academic standards for everyone and our valuing of education in its broadest sense. There is much that is already very good at our school: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents.
You can find out more details in the Person Specification and Job Description within the relevant candidate packs, available on our website www.qehs.net or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or would like to arrange to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or email@example.com.
You can apply for the role by submitting an application form and personal statement along with a completed criminal records declaration form to Rachael Stokes, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.
Please note that we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at anytime.
Closing Date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 19 May 2023.
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Other Supporting Documents:Job Description and Person Specification Declaration Form
Hadrian Learning Trust
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).
About Queen Elizabeth High School
Queen Elizabeth High School
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).
Reasons for Our Success
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.
About Hexham Middle School
Hexham Middle School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, middle secondary school situated in Hexham, Northumberland. It is an academy converter that is part of the multi-academy Hadrian Learning Trust, which currently sponsors one other school, Queen Elizabeth High School.
Hexham opened as an academy in September 2016. It provides 635 places for middle school students between the ages of 9 and 13 when fully subscribed.
Values & Vision
Hexham is a school that prides itself on being friendly, safe and welcoming, at the same time as providing its students with an environment where they are encouraged to reach their full academic potential.
The school ethos is built on the values of mutual respect and tolerance. Teachers never underestimate the positive effect of extra-curricular activities to enhance students’ educational experience. Hexham is committed to growing students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and mindset, helping them to develop the confidence they will need to make their next steps into further education and the world of work.
“The executive headteacher, ably supported by the head of school, senior team and governing body, is determined to make the school the very best it can be. The school continues to improve at a pace. Currently, from their different starting points, pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English and mathematics. Extra-curricular activities are given a high priority, as leaders say that ‘arts, sport and other opportunities help shape pupils as individuals and as citizens of the wider world’.”Visit School Website