If you wish to speak to someone regarding vacancies, please telephone Rachael Stokes, Trust HR Admin Assistant, on 01434 610362 or email rstokes@qehs.net

Queen Elizabeth High School is a thriving 13-18 community high school – current roll 1285 including 410 Sixth Form. QEHS is a high achieving school, ranked second in the North East in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings for 2018-19.

Hexham Middle School is a large and flourishing middle school with 480 pupils on roll.

Our ethos is built around a strong partnership between pupils, parents and the local community and we want to recruit the best staff to help us achieve our vision of being high performing educational institutions.

Both schools are set in the historical market town of Hexham, 25 minutes drive from Newcastle along the Tyne Valley.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Teaching Staff Vacancies

  • TLR 1c, full-time, permanent
  • Required from September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 3:00 pm on Wednesday 28th April 2021

Hadrian Learning Trust wishes to appoint a Curriculum Leader of Science to lead the approach to teaching and learning in science across our two schools – Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School. This is a new role for the trust and the successful candidate will build on the existing strengths of our physics, chemistry and biology departments to ensure that achievement, teaching, the implementation of the curriculum and leadership and management, all remain first-class, from Key Stage 2 to 5. 

Our schools are friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensives with a proud history dating back to Elizabethan times. Our ‘outstanding eagerness to promote good learning’ is drawn directly from the original charter granted to the people of Hexham in 1599 to educate the town’s young people. It forms the basis of our ethos today, which centres on our belief in the highest academic standards for everyone and our valuing of education in its broadest sense.

There is much that is already very good at our schools: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents. However, we are always seeking to improve and want you to help take us to the next level.

This is a particularly exciting time to be joining us as we prepare to move into our new school facilities on the existing high school site, where both schools will be located. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to fully align approaches to teaching, learning and curriculum across our two schools to ensure a smooth and coherent learning journey for our young people through the key stages.

As the Curriculum Leader of Science with us, you will be part of a friendly, supportive and dedicated team of middle leaders as well as leading a large and high-achieving team of staff. We are looking for applications from hard-working, conscientious, creative individuals who have a track record of using their initiative to design and implement strategies to secure improvement. We are particularly keen to hear from those who are strong teachers themselves and have a real passion for leading teaching and learning in science based on a sound understanding of the academic research into what works.

You can find out more details in the Job Description and Person Specification document attached, or via rstokes@qehs.net. The closing date for applications is 3pm on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

If you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or would like to arrange to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or rstokes@qehs.net.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.  Please note we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.

Support Staff Vacancies

  • 16.25 hours per week over five days

We are seeking an enthusiastic catering assistant who wishes to work in an environment with young people and who enjoys working in a fast paced, friendly team. Previous experience is not necessary; the right candidate should possess an energy and drive to fulfil tight food service delivery deadlines.

This is a fixed term, term time, variable contract (variable between 5 and 16.25 hours per week) until 31 August 2021. The role is salary band 1, commencing on £9.00 per hour. At present, the core hours of work for the role are between 10am and 2.30pm.

Please apply for this role by completing an Application Form and Criminal Record Declaration Form (see below) and returning it to Rachael Stokes at rstokes@qehs.net   

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We retain the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.