Norbury High School for Girls

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Current Vacancies

Pastoral Leader

  • Closing date: 11th July 2022
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Contract: permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours pw, 08.15 to 16.15, Mon-Fri, term-time only
  • Salary: grade 6, SCP 19, £25,639 (£28,983 pro rata)

We are seeking a pastoral leader to work with our Key Stage 4 students. The postholder will work collaboratively with the pastoral team, teaching personnel and SEND staff to assist students in learning effectively and developing socially and emotionally, with the aim of helping them achieve their potential.

The role will involve working with groups of students to provide support with issues relating to safeguarding; attendance; and behavioural, emotional, motivational or other pastoral reasons. This may include individual or group mentoring, home visits, implementation of school strategies and monitoring progress.

Applicants should have experience of supporting children or young people and enabling them to achieve positive outcomes. A working knowledge of the current statutory "Keeping children safe in education" guidance is essential.

History or Geography Teacher

  • Closing date: interviews to be arranged on receipt of suitable applications
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Contract: full-time, permanent
  • Salary: MPS/UPS Outer London

We are seeking a history or geography teacher as a consequence of the expansion of our Humanities Faculty. The successful candidate should have excellent subject knowledge and a dynamic teaching style that engages students; they will work with the other members of the department to maintain a focus on progress; teaching and learning; and raising achievement. It is also expected that they will enhance the extracurricular activities offered.

We have a thriving Humanities Faculty and alongside geography, history and religious studies we also teach citizenship; government and politics; and law. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about their subject with the ability to inspire students and demonstrate excellent classroom management. The ability to teach another humanities subject to KS4 is desirable.

Art and Textiles Teacher

  • Closing date: interviews to be arranged on receipt of suitable applications
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Contract: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week), permanent
  • Salary: MPS/UPS Outer London

We are looking for a dynamic teacher of art and textiles for our high achieving Technology Faculty. The ability to teach art to Key Stage 3 and textiles to Key Stage 3 and 4 is essential as is a willingness to teach other subjects within the design and technology carousel if required. Art is studied throughout Key Stage 3 and Textiles is a popular Key Stage 4 and 5 option. The Technology offer at Key Stage 4 and 5 includes the endorsements of fine art, graphic communication and photography. We are an extremely well-equipped department and have dedicated art studios, DT workshops and food technology kitchens within the faculty. We look forward to hearing from candidates who would be excited to be part of our aspiring and forward-thinking team.

English Teacher (maternity cover)

  • Closing date: interviews to be arranged on receipt of suitable applications
  • Start date: 1st September 2022
  • Contract: one-year fixed term contract (maternity cover), full-time
  • Salary: MPS/UPS Outer London

We are seeking an English teacher with excellent subject knowledge to join our highly successful English and Media Faculty for a maternity cover position. This is a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic, committed and hard-working team.

In 2021, 90% of our GCSE students gained a grade 4 or above in English language and 92% gained a grade 4 or above in English literature. We also offer English literature and media studies at A-level; both are popular choices for our sixth formers and similarly excellent results are achieved in these subjects. These results reflect the high expectations of the department and the successful candidate will work with the team to maintain a focus on progress; teaching and learning; and raising achievement.

Finance Officer

  • Closing date: interviews to be arranged on receipt of suitable applications 
  • Start date: As soon as possible – preferably July 2022
  • Contract: one-year fixed term contract (maternity cover)
  • Salary: £25,038 per annum/£26,040 pro rata NJC Scale
  • Hours: 36 per week, 08.15-16.15 Mon-Fri, term-time plus 4 weeks (50 weeks paid per annum)

We are seeking a Finance Officer to join our busy finance team at Norbury High School for Girls.

Applicants need to be numerate, organised, hard-working and able to use their own initiative. They must be able to work with a range of stakeholders both inside and outside the school and have the ability to engage constructively with young people.

Experience of basic bookkeeping and accountancy is essential as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. An accountancy qualification would be advantageous along with knowledge/experience of using a financial system.

The successful applicant will have a good standard of English and maths (GCSE or equivalent) and a willingness to work hard at a busy multi-academy trust.

Head of Drama (maternity cover)

  • Closing date: interviews to be arranged on receipt of suitable applications
  • Start date: 1st September 2022
  • Contract: maternity cover for one year
  • Salary: MPS/UPS Outer London plus TLR

We are seeking a Head of Drama to continue to raise student attainment standards and achievement within the department, enhance the teaching practice of others and be accountable for managing the subject/curriculum area.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about drama and theatre with the ability to inspire students and demonstrate excellent classroom management. Experience of teaching drama to Key Stage 4 and managing a cohort through formal exams is essential.

Learning Support Assistant

  • Closing date: Monday 27th June, 09.00
  • Hours: 36 per week, 08.00-16.00, Mon-Fri, term-time only
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Grade 2, SCP3, actual salary £19,269 (£21,783 pro rata)

We require a reliable, enthusiastic and organised Learning Support Assistant to assist our students with special educational needs (SEN) within the classroom and work independently with small groups and individuals in the Learning Support Department. Applicants should be patient with the ability to listen and build constructive relationships with young people. Experience of working with young people with special needs particularly within a formal educational setting would be advantageous. 

Candidates are expected to be computer-literate, hold GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and maths and have an awareness of the barriers to learning faced by students with SEN. A qualification in British Sign Language would be desirable as we have a number of hearing-impaired students joining the school.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Literacy)

  • Closing date: Monday 27th June, 09.00
  • Hours: 36 per week, 08.15-16.15, Mon-Fri, term-time only
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Grade 5, SCP13, actual salary £23,035 (£26,040 pro rata)

We require a reliable, enthusiastic and organised Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with experience of working with young people to deliver day-to-day provision for students with literacy needs including dyslexia across all key stages. The role will include undertaking and evaluating small group or 1:1 interventions and working with teaching staff to implement strategies to enable them to access the curriculum and achieve their potential.

Applicants will be patient, with the ability to listen and build constructive relationships with young people. Experience of planning and leading on activities in the area of literacy and communication is essential as is the ability to use effective behaviour strategies.

The successful candidate must have excellent IT skills, hold GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in English and maths and have an awareness of the barriers to learning faced by students with additional needs.

Learning Support Assistant (part-time)

  • Closing date: Monday 27th June, 09.00
  • Hours: 21.6 per week (three days), 08.15-16.15, term-time only
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Grade 2, SCP3, actual salary £11,562 (£21,783 pro rata)

We require a reliable, enthusiastic and organised Learning Support Assistant to assist our students with special educational needs (SEN) within the classroom and work independently with small groups and individuals in the Learning Support Department. Applicants should be patient with the ability to listen and build constructive relationships with young people. Experience of working with young people with special needs particularly within a formal educational setting would be advantageous. 

Candidates are expected to be computer-literate, hold GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and maths and have an awareness of the barriers to learning faced by students with SEN. A qualification in British Sign Language would be desirable as we have a number of hearing-impaired students joining the school.

For more information on any of the vacancies above please see the relevant attachment(s) at the bottom of this page.

For vacancies at our partner school, Kensington Avenue Primary School, please see The Manor Trust's site. Alternatively, visit the Kensington Avenue Primary School vacancies page directly.

What We Offer

"Staff enjoy working with the pupils. One member of staff typically commented, ‘I couldn’t be happier here.’ Relationships between adults and pupils are very positive and enable the young people to prosper. The school promotes good values well. Pupils like the school, show pride in it, and behave thoughtfully to others."  - Ofsted, 2017

Norbury High School for Girls is an over-subscribed 11-19 girls’ school. Provisional data (Oct 2019) ranks us "well above average" nationally for student progress and very positively within the London Borough of Croydon. We were voted Best Secondary School in Croydon in 2019. 

The school has a supportive induction programme for all new staff and is committed to continuing professional development. Experienced staff are able to join our middle leadership and senior leadership training programmes and many of our teaching staff choose to enrol on our subsidised school-based MA programme that is run in conjunction with  St Mary's University.

The school is a member of PiXL. We share expertise and resources with Haberdashers' Askes's Hatcham College and Langley Park High School for Boys as well as with Kensington Avenue Primary School, a fellow academy overseen by The Manor Trust.

The school operates an optional health care plan in partnership with Simply Health and a salary sacrifice cycle purchase scheme. Our teaching staff are employed in line with the Department for Education's School teachers' pay and conditions document and our support staff are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Norbury High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. The school uses preferred agencies and, in line with our safeguarding commitment, is unable to work with any agencies without prior agreement.

Norbury High is fully committed to equality and accessibility. We value diversity as an employer and as an education provider; click here to view Equality Information and Objectives and our Equality, Race Equality and Cultural Diversity Policy. We strive to maintain a working environment where differences between staff are valued and an atmosphere of fairness, dignity and respect is the norm.

The school is committed to keeping your personal data secure. For further details, please see our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice (Recruitment).

How to Apply

Please apply using the online application forms for teaching/leadership positions or support staff as appropriate along with the Equality Monitoring Form (links to all three forms can be found above right) and Self-disclosure Form (link below). Alternatively, you can download and scan/print the forms below before returning to us by email recruitment@nhsg.org.uk or by post (marked 'Recruitment') to the address on our Contact Us page.

Please ensure you have read and understood our privacy notice (below) before applying.

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