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

Currently there are no teaching staff vacancies.

Support Staff Vacancies

  • Reporting to the QEHS Rowing Club Leader
  • Salary to be discussed at interview and dependent on experience. Commensurate with coaching pay rates.
  • Casual contract

Queen Elizabeth High School has a strong sporting ethos, with rowing accessed by students through the school’s extra-curricular activities programme. The rowing club has an excellent reputation, with training facilities on site and very good boat storage with water access at Tyne Green Country Park, Hexham.  

As a result of an expanding membership, the school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and flexible Rowing Coach on a casual basis between April and September, with the possibility of further extension. The role of the coach will be to work with individuals and groups aged 13 to 19 to support them in achieving their sporting goals, as well as to fulfil other reasonable duties as requested, ensuring compliance with RowSafe guidance. 

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for experience of life in a school before undertaking a PGCE or equivalent, or those looking for employment whilst at university, or who have just left, perhaps managing  this position alongside another job role. Or, you may simply wish to pursue your own interest in rowing. Either way, it is essential that the successful candidate will have a genuine passion for rowing and be expected to have a high level of rowing knowledge (either as a coach and/or through experience as an athlete). The successful candidate will possess the drive and enthusiasm to build on the recent accomplishments of the rowing club and be willing to contribute fully to the life of the club, including running evening rowing sessions, weekend events, fixtures, and trips and coaching outside of term time.

This is a new role in our organisation but it will be fully supported by the Club Leader and the large number of committed parent volunteers who assist in the administration and smooth running of the club.

Hadrian Learning Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and adopts recruitment procedures that promote their safety and well-being. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact the Club Leader, Pauline Higgins, via phiggins@qehs.net

To apply, please complete the application form and criminal records declaration form and submit them to rstokes@qehs.net. The closing date for applications is 3.00pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

Please see below for the relevant application forms.

  • Band: 5, SCP 22-25
  • Salary: £15,496 (salary quoted is based upon 32 hours per week, term time plus 3 days) (subject to pay review 1 April 2019)
  • Responsible to: Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo HMS

Hexham Middle School is seeking to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic practitioner with a passion for working with young people with special educational needs across the Middle School age range.    

We are a large and flourishing middle school set on a stunning site in the historic market town of Hexham and part of a Multi-Academy Trust with Queen Elizabeth High School. We cherish the strong partnerships that exist between pupils, parents and the local community making this a successful, friendly and welcoming school. Pupils at Hexham Middle School have an eagerness to learn and achieve very well academically.

We place a high value on our activity programme beyond the classroom and are proud of the many and varied enriching activities that form part of our provision. We invest strongly in our employees’ professional development and the successful applicant will be well-supported to become the best they can be.

Principal Responsibilities of the Assistant SENDCo role

To contribute to the management, mentoring and support of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To establish and maintain relationships with pupils, parents and staff. To review and develop own professional practice.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Headteacher, collate and prepare information relating to assessments, student support plans and referrals.
  • To provide academic mentoring for pupils with SEND through 1:1 and small group work outside of the classroom.
  • To liaise with Academic Departments to produce resources and materials to support SEND pupils and ensure they achieve their target grades.
  • To provide guidance to staff on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of different pupils.
  • To collate SEND statistical returns, update student records, maintain the SEND register and ensure that staff are informed of student special educational needs.
  • To produce and prepare information relating to assessments and referrals to other agencies.
  • To attend ‘review’ meetings and prepare paperwork.
  • To attend, chair or deliver meetings as directed by the SENDCo.
  • To keep records of interventions and produce reports when required.
  • To manage appropriate resources for Special Needs and Learning Support and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely.
  • Within the context of the school’s aims and policies, to work with the SENDCo to develop and implement Learning Support policies, plans, targets and practices.
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by the Senior Leadership Team.

Person Specification for Assistant SENDCo

  • Experience of working in an educational environment in particular with pupils who have SEN.
  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Proactive, positive and enthusiastic approach to all tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding, pastoral care and promotion of high standards of positive behaviour.
  • An effective, flexible and enthusiastic leader always prepared to put pupils first.
  • An understanding of the skills needed to lead in a climate of constant change.

Full Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)

If you wish to speak to someone regarding the vacancy please telephone Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or email rstokes@qehs.net.  You are also welcome to visit the school and meet the Deputy Headteacher, Amanda Frankish, before submitting your application.  Please contact Rachael Stokes to arrange this.

To apply, please complete the application form and criminal records declaration form and submit them to rstokes@qehs.net.

Closing date for applications: 1.00pm on Friday 22 March 2019.  Interviews will be scheduled for the following week.

Please see below for the relevant application forms.