Newport Girls' High School

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Thank you for your interest in NGHS.  Any vacant positions will be advertised below.

 

  • PE & Sport Apprentice - Closing date 14 February 2021

    PE and School Sport Apprentice

     

    4 days at NGHS, 1 day at Shrewsbury College. 
    30 hours per week. Actual hours to be decided in conjunction with successful post holder
    To start - 1 September 2021.           
    Weekly wage - £124.50
    Contract - up to two years to complete Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Brief overview of the School

    Newport Girls’ High School offers an all-round education with considerable strengths both inside and beyond the classroom. We support students academically to achieve their potential, whilst also developing resilience and promoting emotional wellbeing.

    As a relatively small school, there is a real family-feel to NGHS and our house system affords students the chance to meet peers in other year groups and to participate in healthy competition in a wide range of disciplines.

    We also organise a number of key open events during the academic year and welcome visitors to see all that NGHS has to offer.

    The Role

    Newport Girls’ High School is seeking to appoint a full-time PE and School Sports Apprentice to support the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning. This is a fantastic opportunity aimed at candidates who enjoy sports and education and would like to develop the skills needed for a career working with children and young people.

    All students in Years 7 to 11 at NGHS have two timetabled hours of PE per week. Year 12 students receive one timetabled hour per week. Within these hours we provide a full range of sports for our students to take part in, such as: netball, gymnastics, dance, ultimate frisbee, golf to name a few. We also offer a full extra-curricular programme which includes lunchtime and after school clubs, along with participating fully in the fixtures schedule. We regularly take our sports teams to other schools to compete in friendlies, Telford schools and Shropshire schools’ competitions and we train our teams for these competitions. We also recognise the positive impact that physical activity has on mental health and like to offer recreational clubs for students to attend to relax and let off some steam. We are looking for a PE Apprentice who will be keen to contribute to the full range of PE and school sport that we offer to our students.

    As a PE Apprentice at NGHS you can expect to gain knowledge and understanding within a wide variety of sports whilst supporting the class teacher with a classes of up to 30 students.  We also aim to work closely with the Apprentice to progressively build their confidence in leading a class independently. In addition to this, the Apprentice will be required to support and then over time lead extra-curricular clubs. Other responsibilities and department tasks that the Apprentice will be expected to complete include: typing and printing fixture letters and team sheets, maintaining sports equipment and ensuring the PE noticeboards are up to date with sporting results, club posters and the PE timetable. It is essential that the candidate is passionate about sport in its entirety and the drive to become a valued member of a fast-paced yet enjoyable and supportive department.

    We have a good reputation in the local area for success with our sports teams in competitions. Some of the highlights from the past couple of years are shown below:

    • Year 7 Netball weekend – 1st and 3rd place
    • U13 Handball Team – Winners of the school games finals and qualification to represent Shropshire in the regional stage of the competition.
    • U14 Badminton Team – Winners of the school games finals and qualification to represent Shropshire in the regional stage of the competition.
    • U19 Netball Team - Qualified for regional netball championship after coming 2nd in the county competition.
    • Year 7 Cross country – 3rd place in Telford and Wrekin Cross Country League.
    • Year 8-10 Netball weekend: U16 team - 1st place and Year 8 team - 1st
    • Intermediate Swimming Team – Winners of the Telford and Wrekin Schools Swimming Gala.
    • Newport Sharks Netball Team – Winners of the Harper Adams Netball League

    Job Description

    • Support the delivery of PE and school sport including taking / coaching groups of students
    • Help select/train teams
    • Run/assist with lunchtime/after school clubs
    • Run Change 4 Life clubs or Energy Clubs
    • Assist with competitions and school games
    • Mentor groups of more able/less able
    • Assist with small group literacy/numeracy tasks if PE not timetabled
    • Help with assessments and inputting of data
    • Organise PE notice boards
    • Take charge of PE store cupboard
    • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post

    An interest and experience in our most popular sports would be an advantage - in particular Netball & Dance.

    Person Specification

    We seek a PE & Sport Apprentice who can demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

    • English & Maths at GCSE or equivalent (grade 4 or above) or Functional Skills Level 2
    • Excellent levels of attendance & punctuality
    • Good organisation skills
    • Good people skills - empathy with girls at NGHS
    • Sports qualification at GCSE or A-level (GCSE/AS/A-level PE/Dance/BTEC Sport etc.)
    • Ideally - experience coaching or working with teenagers through a sports club, youth club, youth group (e.g. Brownies/Guides/Scouts) or church etc.
    • Ability to be adaptable and use initiative
    • Understanding of safeguarding / how to keep young people safe

    Apprenticeship Provider

    The post holder will study at Shrewsbury College and will complete the following training:

    • Diploma Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
    • Certificate Level 2 in Coaching Sport & Physical Activity
    • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
    • Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT (if required)

    How to Apply

    Please apply directly using the national apprenticeship service website. Click here for more details.

    The closing date is 14 February 2021.

  • Teacher of Mathematics - Closing date 5 March 2021

    To commence 1 September 2021 - MPS/UPS - Full Time (Part Time considered)

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the 2020 West Midlands Secondary School of the Year as Teacher of Mathematics from September 2021. NGHS will welcome 30 additional girls in September as part of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund. Our talented, collaborative Maths team therefore look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to teach across the full age range including A-level mathematics. The ability to teach Further Maths at A-level would be desirable. Over half of each sixth form cohort choose Maths and between 12-18 girls, on average, take Further Maths each year.

    As part of the SSEF, a new classroom block, dining hall and science laboratory is being built. The Maths Faculty will benefit directly from a suite of new classrooms in November 2021.

    The post is ideally Full Time, but can be offered Part Time (likely 0.7-0.8 FTE) for the right candidate. The ability to offer a second subject in Year 7 (especially music, science or PE) would be particularly useful until the school expands further over the next few years, but this is by no means essential. The faculty also supports maths teaching in local primary schools as part of its outreach work.

    More information can be found in the Application Pack below and any queries can be sent to the Headteacher via headteacher@nghs.org.uk

    NGHS is an outstanding, selective girls school. The school is heavily oversubscribed at Year 7 entry and, since 2019, also at A-level with applications coming from girls in other 11-16 and 11-18 schools. Our students are kind, considerate and keen to learn. They and their parents expect high standards of knowledge and teaching and, in turn, offer commitment and collaboration in their learning. NGHS is an exciting and vibrant school in which to work. Recent teacher appointments have included an NQT and a teacher with 25 years of experience as a Head of Department. We will always appoint the best candidate for the post regardless of salary scale.

    Our staff body is truly outstanding. Turnover is low with many colleagues forming firm friendships and lots of lively chatter in the staffroom at lunchtime. The school takes the wellbeing of staff very seriously and the Headteacher has devised a Wellbeing Charter, which can be found in the pack. This includes counselling support and two Wellbeing Officers who support students (and staff) outside of lessons. The school has a flexible approach to matters of childcare and family life wherever possible with colleagues covering for each other at times of crisis.

    Our Ofsted report from October 2019 (under the new framework) gives a through evaluation of our work and we were delighted that our hard work and commitment to our students' development resulted in us maintaining our outstanding status. You can download the report here.

    The appointed candidate is expected to offer some extra-curricular activities either through our House system, the subject of Mathematics or as part of wider school life (e.g. music, trips and visits, Duke of Edinburgh etc.)

    Covid-secure tours of the school can take place w/c 22 February by prior arrangement. Contact headteacher@nghs.org.uk to arrange this or for an informal discussion about the post via video-call.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

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  • Teacher of Drama - Closing date 5 March 2021

    To commence 1 September 2021 - MPS/UPS - Full Time (Part Time for an exceptional candidate)

    *** Please note the application deadline has changed to 9am on Friday 5 March 2021***

    A unique and fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the 2020 West Midlands Secondary School of the Year as Teacher of Drama from September 2021. NGHS will welcome 30 additional girls in September as part of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund and the curriculum will be enhanced to include the teaching of Drama for KS3 with A-level Theatre Studies being offered from 2022. Our talented, friendly English & Arts Faculty therefore look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to launch this exciting new subject, which has the full support of governors and senior leaders. The ability to teach Drama/Theatre Studies to A-level is essential and (for a full time post), the successful candidate should be able to teach English in at least KS3 and ideally GCSE (with additional coaching/support as necessary).

    As part of the SSEF, a new classroom block, dining hall and science laboratory is being built. The current dining room will be converted to your new drama studio in January 2022, thus meaning some creative arrangements will be necessary in the autumn term. We look forward to discussing these at interview.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to put in place their own schemes of learning, assessment and extra-curricular enrichment programme. They will also have a considerable say in the layout and design of the drama space.

    This post is ideally Full Time, but can be offered Part Time (without English teaching) for an exceptional candidate. It is expected that the successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Faculty and our music teacher and Headteacher (who has a performing arts background) to organise and direct an annual school production as well as performance evenings during the academic year.

    More information can be found in the Application Pack below and any queries can be sent to the Headteacher via headteacher@nghs.org.uk

    NGHS is an outstanding, selective girls school. The school is heavily oversubscribed at Year 7 entry and, since 2019, also at A-level with applications coming from girls in other 11-16 and 11-18 schools. Our students are kind, considerate and keen to learn. They and their parents expect high standards of knowledge and teaching and, in turn, offer commitment and collaboration in their learning. NGHS is an exciting and vibrant school in which to work. Recent teacher appointments have included an NQT and a teacher with 25 years of experience as a Head of Department. We will always appoint the best candidate for the post regardless of salary scale.

    Our staff body is truly outstanding. Turnover is low with many colleagues forming firm friendships and lots of lively chatter in the staffroom at lunchtime. The school takes the wellbeing of staff very seriously and the Headteacher has devised a Wellbeing Charter, which can be found in the pack. This includes counselling support and two Wellbeing Officers who support students (and staff) outside of lessons. The school has a flexible approach to matters of childcare and family life wherever possible with colleagues covering for each other at times of crisis.

    Our Ofsted report from October 2019 (under the new framework) gives a through evaluation of our work and we were delighted that our hard work and commitment to our students' development resulted in us maintaining our outstanding status. You can download the report here.

    Covid-secure tours of the school can take place w/c 22 February by prior arrangement. Contact headteacher@nghs.org.uk to arrange this or for an informal discussion about the post via video-call.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    Candidate Downloads

    Application Pack
    Application Form
    Safer Recruitment Policy