Newport Girls' High School

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Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in NGHS.  Any current vacancies will be listed below.

If you are making an application, these application form notes will be helpful to you.

In line with national revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online presence search will be conducted for any applicants who are shortlisted for a post at NGHS.  This may include the viewing of public aspects of social media profiles. 

We reserve the right to close and interview earlier if sufficient applications are received so encourage early applications.

Please apply using links above to find out about the roles we are offering. If you have any questions, please email jobs@nghs.org.uk. Please send your completed application form to jobs@nghs.org.uk by the deadline.

We look forward to receiving your application.

 

Current Vacancies

Any vacancies are advertised below.

 

  • Teacher of Biology / Science

    The Head and Trustees wish to appoint a Teacher of Biology to join our outstanding Science faculty. As a DFE Flexible Working Ambassador School we are keen to offer this as a part time post (most likely at 0.6fte/3 days). We welcome applications from experienced teachers but also ECTs for whom coaching and support will be provided. The ability to teach Biology to A-level is desirable. There is a possibility of further hours in September 2025 (or perhaps in 2024) for candidates who can offer some chemistry/maths/computing or PSHE teaching. Please be clear in your application your experience in teaching any additional subjects.

    The Science Faculty is very experienced and all teachers are degree holders in their relevant disciplines. Every student in KS3 studies all three sciences as separate lessons with specialists and all students currently follow this pathway to GCSE (100% triple science entry). At A-level, biology is one of the most popular subject choices with 3 A-level classes in each year group. Chemistry often has 3 classes and there are about 15-20 physicists in each of the A-level cohorts. This post is offered owing to a continued growth in external applicants for Post-16 education and biology is the most popular subject for 2024-25.

    We are very much a family and a team at NGHS; our colleagues work exceptionally hard to help each student to achieve their potential and they also support each other. We take staff well-being extremely seriously and our Well-being Charter is included in this pack to show you what we do.

    NGHS is an outstanding girls’ grammar school. We were very recently inspected by Ofsted in November 2022 and the school was judged outstanding in every category, placing us in the top 3% of schools. Please read the report here; you will see why we are so proud of our staff and students. We are also the 2020 West Midlands Secondary School of the Year and have recently won a number of accolades rewarding our work in supporting Mental Health, Holocaust Education, the Be Kind Award and the AcSEED Award.

    Our governing body is incredibly supportive and experienced. Their drive and ambition for the school keeps us on our toes, but they are passionate about enhancing opportunities for all students. We are heavily oversubscribed and hold an annual entrance test. We have, on average, 120 girls in each year group. The sixth form is also oversubscribed and we take students from a number of 11-16 and 11-18 high schools as well, of course, as our own Year 11s.

    Importantly, NGHS believes in offering an all-round education and the successful applicant will be committed to extra-curricular opportunities. S/he will be expected to contribute to the school’s varied programme within their subject or beyond.

    Please contact Executive Head, Mr M J Scott, for any more information via jobs@nghs.org.uk.

    Please note the school is closed from 22 March - 7 April for Easter, but email contact is still possible via the address above.

    Closing date - Monday 8 April at 9am. However, we urge applicants to apply ASAP as we may choose to close the advert early should we receive sufficient applications to shortlist for interview.

    NGHS is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to the equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief. We particularly welcome applications from colleagues from under-represented backgrounds. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS, Barred List check and other recruitment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Safer Recruitment practices. This includes sourcing police checks for any period of time spent abroad and social media account checks.

    Application Pack
    Application Form

  • HR / Senior Leadership Team Administrator

    The Headteacher and Trustees wish to appoint an HR/SLT Administrator. Our ideal candidate is someone who is organised, meticulous in their work and enjoys variety. This is a key role in the smooth and efficient running of the school, working in particular with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team. The role is diverse with a focus on administrative support for the senior team, including, on occasion, the Headteacher, but also to lead on recruitment advertising, coordinating applications and interview arrangements. Lastly the postholder will act as a point of liaison with organisations from which the school receives additional HR support. The successful candidate will have a 'can do' attitude and understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

    NGHS is an outstanding girls’ grammar school. We were inspected by Ofsted in November 2022 and the school was judged outstanding in every category, placing us in the top 3% of schools. Please read the report here; you will see why I am so proud of our staff and students. We are also the 2020 West Midlands Secondary School of the Year and have recently won a number of accolades rewarding our work in supporting Mental Health, Holocaust Education, the Be Kind Award and the AcSEED Award.

    Our governing body is incredibly supportive and experienced. Their ambition for the school keeps us on our toes, but they are passionate about enhancing opportunities for all. The school is financially secure and we have been successful twice within four years for government-funded expansions. We are heavily oversubscribed and hold an annual entrance test. The sixth form is also full and we welcome new students from a number of high schools as well, of course, as our own Year 11s.

    Opportunities like this do not arise very often, so I wish you every success with your application. If you’d like to speak to me prior to applying, please contact jobs@nghs.org.uk or call us on 01952 797550. I sincerely hope that you will apply. I know how much time it takes to complete an application and thank you in advance for ensuring that it is with us by the deadline.

    The closing date is Monday 8 April at 9am. The school is closed from 25 March-7 April, but we will endeavour to answer any queries via the email address above. We look forward to your application.

    Application Pack
    Application Form

  • Teacher of History (Maternity Cover)

    The Head and Trustees seek to appoint a part-time Teacher of History to cover a maternity leave during the Academic Year 2024-2025. This post is for 0.5-0.6fte (3 days). It is anticipated that the post will run from September 2024 until July 2025. For candidates who seek full-time work, we will offer a Cover Supervisor role for 0.4-0.5fte to make a full-time post split between the MPS/UPS and NJC scales. For candidates wanting to find out more about the salary for the combined posts, please contact us at jobs@nghs.org.uk

    We welcome applications from ECTs for whom coaching will be provided, as well as experienced teachers. The ability to teach History to GCSE is essential and A-level teaching may be available for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher. Experience teaching another Humanity subject (ideally RS) in KS3 is helpful, but not essential.

    The Humanities Faculty is very experienced, supportive and looks forward to a new colleague joining their team. Every student in KS3 studies Geography, History and RE with one Humanity being mandatory in KS4 (Year 9 upwards) but lots of students study two. All students take GCSE Short Course RE in Year 10. At A-level there are two A-level History groups with around 30-40 students typically choosing the subject. Students taking A-level History very often continue with the subject (or a very closely-related subject) to higher education. Around 15 students also study Politics at A-level each year.

    NGHS is an outstanding girls’ grammar school. We were very recently inspected by Ofsted in November 2022 and the school was judged outstanding in every category, placing us in the top 3% of schools. Please read the report here; you will see why I am so proud of our staff and students. We are also the 2020 West Midlands Secondary School of the Year and have recently won a number of accolades rewarding our work in supporting Mental Health, Holocaust Education, the Be Kind Award and the AcSEED Award.

    Our governing body is incredibly supportive and experienced. Their drive and ambition for the school keeps us on our toes, but they are passionate about enhancing opportunities for all students. We are heavily oversubscribed and hold an annual entrance test. We have, on average, 120 girls in each year group. The sixth form is also oversubscribed and we take students from a number of 11-16 and 11-18 high schools as well, of course, as our own Year 11s.

    Importantly, NGHS believes in offering an all-round education and the successful applicant will be committed to extra-curricular opportunities. S/he will be expected to contribute to the school’s varied programme within their subject or beyond.

    Opportunities like this do not arise very often, so I wish you every success with your application. I appreciate the time taken to assemble an application and thank you in advance for your interest in the post and our fantastic school.

    NGHS is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to the equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief. We particularly welcome applications from colleagues from under-represented backgrounds. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS, Barred List check and other recruitment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Safer Recruitment practices. This includes sourcing police checks for any period of time spent abroad and social media account checks.

    The closing date for this post is Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 8am. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 April. Candidates will be notified on 16 April by 10am if they are being shortlisted for interview. Preparation for interview will involve the planning of a 30-minute lesson (only).

    Application Pack
    Application Form
    Safer Recruitment Policy