At Northolt High School, our vision, mission and values underpin everything that we do. Our aim is to enable our students to develop strength of character, to be articulate and confident and to secure the best academic outcomes possible. Our school vision is "committed to excellence".
We work in partnership with an organisation called Sycol which supports us in ensuring that we have clear systems in place, which are developed and agreed by staff collectively. Termly innovation projects involve every member of staff, helping us to quickly and effectively share ideas whilst forging strong partnerships across the staff team. These projects ensure that systemic school improvement is embedded in everything we do whilst at the same time providing all staff members with a high quality leadership development programme.
Northolt High School is a Foundation School in the London Borough of Ealing. Ealing schools have traditionally worked very collaboratively and it is no coincidence that Ealing’s performance in national league tables is strong. Schools in Ealing have come together to form the Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP) in conjunction with the Council. This partnership provides us with a range of networks so that Northolt High School staff are able to share and develop ideas and practice with Ealing colleagues across a range of schools.
This is a new position which we’re introducing as we expand our sixth form offer. At the moment we run a small A Level programme in the sixth form which is focused around STEM subjects - Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Next year we are expanding the A Level subjects on offer to add Economics, Law and Psychology. Our ambition is to continually grow the A Level offer so that we eventually run a full suite of A Level subjects. In addition, we offer a BTEC in Applied Science at Level 3 (which may be replaced by a T Level in the future).
We also work in partnership with two organisations to deliver BTECs in Sport at Levels 1 - 3. Our Future Stars students study on our school site, combining their academic programme with elite coaching in basketball and volleyball. Our partnership with the Queens Park Rangers Community Trust runs from nearby Rectory Park in Northolt, where students combine their BTEC Sport studies with elite football training.
At the moment we know that some of our students are not making the best use of their independent study time. The purpose of introducing this role is to address this. If you are successful you will create a calm and purposeful learning environment in our sixth form study centre, establishing students’ confidence and application to independent study. You will also support our Director of Sixth form with administration relevant to the sixth form, for example sixth form applications, sixth form enrolment and bursary administration.
We can offer you:
- Great support and training as you develop your career.
- The opportunity to innovate and bring in new ideas to contribute towards improving our school.
- A caring and supportive professional environment, with attention paid to staff wellbeing and helping staff to maintain a good work / life balance.
- A thoughtful and well-structured school calendar with careful attention paid to balancing workload.
- A commitment to providing high quality opportunities for you to continue your professional learning.
Our recruitment process
One of the Ealing Learning Partnership projects we have been engaged with in the last two years is a ‘No Learner Left Behind’ project to improve the outcomes of our Black Caribbean students. Informed by our work on this project, we conduct an annual analysis of the ethnicity profile of our student body. Our long term aim is to ensure that the profile of our staff group matches that of our students. At the moment, we are underrepresented in the following ethnicity groups: Arab, Asian, Black Caribbean,
Black African and Traveller of Irish Heritage. We would therefore welcome applications from candidates who would classify themselves as belonging to these groups.
We are introducing a ‘blind’ selection process this year which we also hope will support us in reducing the risk of any unintended bias during our recruitment process. You will see that our application form is in two parts. Part one, which contains details about candidates’ gender, ethnicity and age, is not shared with the staff who select candidates to bring them forward to the interview stage.
A Job Description & Person Specification plus an application form can be found on our website: www.northolthigh.org.uk.
If you would like to find out more about the school prior to your application, please contact Carol Gleeson, Executive Assistant to the Headteacher, on the email address below.
Please email your application to: email@example.com.
Closing date: Midday, Monday 6 February 2023.
Interviews to be held on Friday 10 February 2023.
The school is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment processes are always robustly followed. Successful candidates’ appointment will be subject to safer recruitment checks and satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check. Further information can be found at:
The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.