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Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School. We are looking for committed and passionate individuals to join our team of staff to help ensure our students achieve their potential.


Ofsted say that ‘the School’s programme of training for teachers is thorough and effective. This is an improving School. Standards of teaching and behaviour are improving and as a result so is achievement.’
For further details about the School or any enquiries regarding any of the vacancies below, please email Tracy Smith, HR Manager:  hr@stmichaelseshlaude.org.uk. We welcome visits or a telephone conversation and in this regard please contact Tracy Smith on 01702 900777.

The Governing Body is committed to:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people
  • promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued
  • the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment.


The Application Form is available to download here in Microsoft Word format.

The Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement is available here.

The Recruitment Privacy Notice is available here.

 

Deputy Headteacher

Required for January 2022

Salary: Leadership Pay Range L19-L23 (£65,735 to £72,497)

Southchurch High School is keen to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to lead our Pastoral Team and to take on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.  This is an exciting opportunity that would suit an existing Assistant/Deputy Headteacher who is an outstanding classroom practitioner and is passionate about the pastoral support and safeguarding of students.

The post holder will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), supporting the Headteacher with the strategic leadership of the School.  This is a role with substantial responsibility and the opportunity to positively influence and impact the School’s future.

A demonstrable record of excellent, high-quality teaching and the ability to model this for others is an essential element of this role.

The ideal candidate may already have experience and understanding of both Pastoral Support and Safeguarding Leadership and Provision, however we are willing to support the right candidate with the appropriate CPD to assure success in this role and to facilitate the provision of outstanding support to our student body.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.

We can offer you:

  •       Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and want to achieve the best that they can.
  •       An extensive programme of relevant CPD for all staff.
  •       Working with a committed, hardworking and supportive team with the desire to raise student achievement even further.
  •       An emphasis on staff well-being and free access to external support agencies if needed.
  •       Very modern facilities, set in acres of grounds, located in a leafy suburb of Southend-on-Sea.

Southchurch High School is very popular and has a waiting list to join. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of working with keen, well qualified staff along with well-behaved, enthusiastic and able students.  You will have the ability, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to students and young people from the Southend-on-Sea area.

Visits to the school are welcomed.  Please contact hr@stmichaelseshlaude.org.uk to arrange an appointment.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Tuesday, 12 October, 2021.  (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Download an application pack Here

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that timeframe.

Interviews will take place week commencing 18 October, 2021.

 

 

Specialist Learning Support Assistant (Autism)
Required as soon as possible

32.5 hours per week.  Term time only.

£15,363 to £16,303 actual salary (Point 8-11 Essex Scale 5)
Hours of working: 8.15 – 3.45 pm Monday to Friday

We are seeking a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to provide personalised support and mentoring for individuals and/or small groups of students with ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition), assisting with classwork, behaviour management and helping students with their daily routine.

The successful candidate will join our established SEN Support Department developing and delivering high quality support to students, empowering independence and development of skills for future progression.  You will be supported by the team and would be expected to engage fully with the advice and guidance offered by the team as well as any formal training provided by the school.

Experience of working with students with ASC who have complex needs and present challenging behaviours, either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, is essential as well as an understanding of working with learners who have other SEN barriers to learning.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide support for KS3/4 students with a range of needs and abilities including, moderate learning difficulties and Autism.
  • Provide structured support and guidance in the development of students’ academic and social needs.
  • Provide in-class support to teachers in delivering the curriculum.
  • Be passionate about working with and supporting children.
  • Have high expectations of students’ behaviour.
  • Be flexible and open to new ideas.
  • Be a team player.
  • Fully support the ethos and aims of our school.

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and want to achieve the best that they can.
  • An extensive programme of relevant CPD for all staff.
  • Working with a committed, hardworking and supportive team with the desire to raise student achievement
    even further.
  • Supportive senior leadership team with an emphasis on staff well-being and free access to external support agencies if needed.
  • Very modern facilities, set in acres of grounds, located in a leafy suburb of Southend-on-Sea.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.  You will become part of a positive, aspirational and fun team that values the contribution of its LSAs.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

Please note that the School can only consider completed Applications returned directly to the email address below and not CVs alone.

Download the application pack Here

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday, 4 October, 2021 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday, 6 October, 2021.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

 

Cover Supervisor
Required as soon as possible

£16,629 to £18,360 actual salary (Point 12 to 17 Essex Scale 6)
32.5 hours per week (8.00 am to 3.30 pm daily) Ÿ Term time only

Are you a graduate?  Thinking about teaching but not sure if it is for you or

would you like to develop a career working with young people in education?

Are you ready to help shape the future generation?

Are you …A team player? Tenacious? Flexible? Resilient? Patient?

 Have you considered becoming a Cover Supervisor?  If you are interested in becoming a teacher you will gain an insight into the role and working in an educational environment within a classroom setting.

 If this sounds like you …

 We are seeking:

  • A creative and hard-working individual, preferably with experience of working with children and/or education.
  • High levels of literacy, numeracy and good communication skills are essential.
  • The vision and commitment to continually raise levels of achievement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key principles in delivering a classroom lesson are desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

We wish to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide assistance to the teaching departments by delivering lessons already prepared by the teacher.

There is a major emphasis on our students developing sound learning skills including those of confident, independent learners.  Experience of working with young people is essential and experience of working in a school setting is preferable.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus is on achievement and is the same as at every Partnership Learning School. The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring. 

This is an exciting time to join our school.  Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Please note that the School can only consider completed Applications returned directly to the email address below and not CVs alone.

Download the application pack Here

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday, 4 October, 2021 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday, 6 October, 2021.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that timeframe.

 

Learning Support Assistant
Required as soon as possible

£13,631 to £13,903 actual annual salary (Point 6-7 Essex Scale 4)
30 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.15 am – 3.15 pm) Ÿ term time only

Our Special Educational Needs (SENDCO) Department, is integral to the ongoing success of the School, and our Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) are a vital part of the team. We are looking for an excellent LSA to help us to empower our KS3 and KS4 SEN students to fulfil their potential.

Are you a recent graduate?  Thinking about teaching but not sure if it is for you?  Have you considered becoming a Learning Support Assistant?  You will gain practical classroom experience and the opportunity to decide if teaching is the route you want to take.  We have proven success stories of LSAs entering teacher training programmes.

The role will involve:

  • Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;
  • Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;
  • Supporting SEN students in gaining the ability to utilise IT in the classroom;
  • Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;
  • Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.

In order to achieve this you will need to have:

  • A good standard of education (Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;
  • Excellent organisational skills and competence in common IT applications;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;
  • An enthusiastic, can-do attitude with a good sense of humour.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.  You will become part of a positive, aspirational and fun team that values the contribution of its LSAs.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Please note that the School can only consider completed Applications returned directly to the email address below and not CVs alone.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

Download application pack here

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday, 4 October, 2021 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday, 6 October, 2021.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

 

Teacher Training Opportunities

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.