If you wish to speak to someone regarding vacancies, please telephone 01434 610300 or email recruitment@qehs.net.  Please can all reference requests, including for current staff, be sent to recruitment@qehs.net.

Queen Elizabeth High School is a thriving 13-18 community high school – current roll 1292 including 367 in Sixth Form. QEHS is a high achieving school, ranked second in the North East in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings for 2023.

Hexham Middle School is a large and flourishing middle school with 600 pupils on roll.

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

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.

Ofsted has praised our school for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer our pupils. We are committed to enabling all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and mindset, so that they can take their next steps with confidence. Our aim is that every child will grow into a happy, fulfilled and successful adult. Therefore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding our children it is a requirement that all staff undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process. We reserve the right to change or amend our adverts at any time.

Where specified in the Job description and person specification, the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for these posts. Candidates must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English.

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.

Trust Board

Hadrian Learning Trust – Additional Trustees Required

Following the recent departure of two long-standing trustees, the Board of  Hadrian Learning Trust is keen to appoint two new trustees. The role of trustee in a multi-academy trust is akin to that of a non-executive director of a company or charitable trust. The core functions are:

    • Defining the ethos, objectives and strategic direction;
    • Holding the executive headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools;
    • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the schools’ financial resources.

The operational, day-to-day running of the schools is carried out by the executive headteacher with the senior leadership teams.

What Skills Are We Looking For?

We aim to have a balanced mix of the skills, experience and knowledge needed to carry out our role, informed by a skills audit.
We welcome expressions of interest from all who are interested in becoming a trustee but would be particularly keen to hear from individuals who have:

    • either strong financial skills, perhaps with a background in accountancy or financial direction;
    • or professional experience of special educational needs in schools.

More generally, trustees will have the necessary skills to fulfil the board’s functions effectively, including the ability to:

    • bring a diverse range of perspectives for robust decision-making
    • understand the educational setting and the cultural context of the trust and the communities it serves
    • analyse trust performance data
    • use financial knowledge to hold the executive to account and drive financial efficiency
    • challenge each other effectively and work effectively in committees
    • performance manage the senior executive leader
    • use active succession planning to ensure the board and the trust have the leadership and people it needs to
      remain effective

We value diversity and therefore welcome applications from all groups and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments and support individuals may require in the selection process or on appointment. A tailored induction programme is provided for new trustees. Fundamentally, trustees are required to be aware of and meet ‘The Seven Principles of Public Life’, understand the legal, regulatory and contractual obligations they must meet, and have regard to the statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

How Much Commitment Is Required?

The Trust Board meets six times a year on Thursday evenings at 6pm with meetings usually lasting two hours or so. Much of the Board’s work is undertaken by committees which meet three to four times a year, typically in the late afternoon. These committees include a monitoring committee for each school, an HR & Performance Management Committee and a Finance & Audit Committee. We also have a safeguarding group comprising a link trustee and senior leaders that meets three times a year. Trustees also visit the schools as part of their monitoring activities. Each trustee sits on at least one committee or group but this is not a condition of joining the Board.
Although these are challenging times for all schools, the work is rewarding, as we work together to help our young people become all that they can be.

How To Apply

All applications must be made through Anna Vellinga, Clerk to the Trust Board, via avellinga@qehs.net before Friday 26th April.

You will be asked to submit a CV, along with a short expression of interest and an equal opportunities form which you will find here. Applicants may be invited for an informal interview with the Chair along with the Executive Headteacher.

If you would like to have an initial informal telephone conversation with the Chair, Veryan Johnston, before deciding whether to apply, please contact Anna Vellinga on avellinga@qehs.net.

Teaching Staff Vacancies

  • CURRICULUM LEADER: RE
  • Required from September 2024
  • MPR/UPR (plus TLR 2b) 1.0fte permanent

 We are seeking an inspirational and dynamic Curriculum Leader of RE to make a significant contribution across both Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School. We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic professional who places student success at the heart of what they do. The Curriculum Leader of RE is responsible for shaping our students to be respectful young people who have a strong engagement in their RE learning and who have high aspirations for themselves and their futures. This is an exciting opportunity to lead RE provision across the trust (both schools) and to drive forward an engaging, progressive curriculum journey from Year 5 to Year 11.

Hadrian Learning Trust comprises two co-located schools set in the historical market town of Hexham. In September 2021, we moved into brand new school buildings with state-of-the-art learning facilities. We cherish the strong partnerships that exist between students, parents/carers, staff and the local community making these successful, friendly and welcoming schools.  Students across our trust have an eagerness to learn and achieve very well academically. We pride ourselves on the care we give the children in both middle and high school.

You will be at the forefront of leading the RE curriculum from Key Stage 2 to 4, with scope to drive forward and expand provision at Queen Elizabeth High School. You will lead the consistent implementation of an ambitious curriculum to ensure the intended impact for all students. You will work with colleagues, learners and their parents/carers to build strong, positive relationships to enable all students to fulfil their potential. You will be ambitious for the success of all learners and will establish an environment where high expectations are embedded across your teaching team.

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 educational offer. We have high expectations of behaviour and attitudes and strive to enhance the personal development of our students through a well-sequenced curriculum experience. We invest strongly in our teachers’ professional development and the successful applicant will be well-supported to become the best they can be.

The successful applicant will access a supportive induction and continual professional development package.

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.

If you wish to speak to someone regarding the vacancy, please contact our HR Team on [01434] 610300. Applicants are encouraged to visit our school and can arrange appointments via recruitment@qehs.net or by calling the HR Team.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

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 our recruitment team on 01434 610362 or send an email to recruitment@qehs.net.

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17 April 2024 9.30am

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 22 April 2024

  • Teacher of History
  • Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
  • Salary MPR/UPR
  • Permanent 0.6 contract. Please state your desired hours on the application form.
  • Commencing on the 1 September 2024
  • Suitable for ECTs

Queen Elizabeth High School wishes to appoint an inspirational teacher of History. We are seeking an individual to inspire and engage all our pupils with a love of history.

The subject is popular in the school and we would expect our teachers to have the necessary subject knowledge to teach high achieving A-Level students and the skills to be able to inspire, motivate and support all students whatever their needs or abilities. You would be joining a friendly and supportive team with a well-established collegial ethos.

Queen Elizabeth High School is a friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensive 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 Respect, Engage, Aspire, 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 school: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents. 

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 our recruitment team on 01434 610362 or recruitment@qehs.net.

For information about our school please go to www.qehs.net.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@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 that we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at anytime.

Closing Date for applications: 15 April 2024 at 9.30.

  • Teacher of Maths
  • Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
  • Salary MPR/UPR
  • Permanent contract 1.0fte.
  • Commencing on the 1 September 2024

This position would particularly suit an ECT who would work within an experienced and supportive team. This is a fantastic opportunity for career development.
Queen Elizabeth High School wishes to appoint a teacher of maths. The successful candidate’s timetable will potentially include GCSE and A-Level maths classes. Our maths department is outstanding and achieves some of the best outcomes in the North-East.
The subject is very popular in the school curriculum with up to 70 students each year choosing to study maths as one of their A Level options and a further 20 choosing further maths in the sixth form. We expect our teachers to have the necessary subject knowledge to teach high achieving A-Level students and the skills to be able to inspire, motivate and support all students whatever their needs or abilities. You would be joining a friendly and supportive team with a well-established collegial ethos.
Queen Elizabeth High School is a friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensive 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, Respect, Engage, Aspire, 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 school: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents.


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 our recruitment team on 01434 610362 or recruitment@qehs.net.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@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 that we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 19 April 2024 with an interview date to be confirmed.

Support Staff Vacancies

Catering – We are looking for self-motivated, well-organised and enthusiastic people to join our catering team to assist in the preparation and serving of meals and refreshments to students and staff. Working as part of a team is key to this role and a level of flexibility is also required. We have variable contracts between 5 and 16.25 hours per week with the possibility of overtime. The core hours of work are between 9:30am and 2:30pm during term time only with 1 plus day to be done during the holidays. The rate of pay is £11.60 an hour.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact HR on 01434 610300 or recruitment@qehs.net

Cleaner – We are looking for self-motivated and well organised people to join our site team as cleaning staff. Responsibilities can include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and emptying bins and to clean designated areas such as toilets, classrooms and corridors. The rate of pay is £11.60 an hour and the hours of work can be variable.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact HR on 01434 610300 or recruitment@qehs.net

Salary Band 3 (SCP 5-6)

Pro-rata Salary £20,276-20,616  per annum based upon working 37 hours per week (term time plus 5 days) permanent contract.

We are a high performing Multi Academy Trust looking to grow and develop talented individuals that wish to specialise in the operations side of our schools.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of our busy science technician team.  Your role will be to provide administration support to the team as well as assist in the preparation of practical resources and facilities. Full training will be provided, experiences of working within a science lab is not essential. The key duties and responsibilities in this role are:

  • Administrative support to the science technicians in planning, ordering and preparing for practical experiments
  • Preparing resources and assembling apparatus for class practicals and clearing away after use including the collecting, checking, and returning of equipment to stores
  • Setting up practical demonstrations in laboratories (full training provided)
  • Keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and current procedures and practices through continuing professional development
  • Ensuring the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances, and responding to actual or potential hazards in line with policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the safe storage of equipment, chemicals and materials including checking stock, keeping records, general cleaning, repair, maintenance and testing of equipment

The successful candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for science.
  • Attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • The ability to identify work priorities and efficiently manage own workload.
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude.
  • Strong practical and organisational skills.
  • Initiative to work independently but also work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn.

In return we can offer you:

  • A supportive and talented staff team
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • A great working environment in a new school building
  • A wellbeing package for all of our staff
  • Gym membership

Ofsted has praised our school for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer our pupils. We are committed to enabling all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and mindset, so that they can take their next steps with confidence. Our aim is that every child will grow into a happy, fulfilled and successful adult.  Therefore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding our children it is a requirement that all staff undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process.  We reserve the right to change or amend this advert at any time.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27 March 2024

If you require any further information please contact us by email: recruitment@qehs.net or via telephone 01434 610362.

  • Family Liaison Officer
  • Required ASAP
  • Band 4 Payscale 7-11 – £24,294 – £25,979
  • Permanent Contract
  • 37 hours per week term time plus 5 days

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Standards and Support Team in a brand new role.  We are looking to appoint a passionate, driven individual to the role of Family Liaison Officer.  The successful candidate will work closely with families and students to support them in accessing their education by removing barriers and working to support attendance. Responsible to the Assistant Headteacher for Student Standards and Support, the postholder will join a dynamic team of people working to support QEHS students.

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.

If you wish to speak to someone regarding the vacancy, please contact our HR Team on [01434] 610300. Applicants are encouraged to visit our school and can arrange appointments via recruitment@qehs.net or by calling the HR Team.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th April 2024

IT Technician

Salary Band 5 £26,421 – £28,770 (Term time plus 20 days. Pro rata – £24,550 – £26,733)

Permanent contract

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable IT technician to join our IT Team. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of IT solutions to enable them to offer an efficient and effective ICT technical support service to the Trust and to support the maintenance and development of the Trust’s ICT resources. The successful applicant will be organised and have excellent communication skills. They will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will assist the Network Manager to ensure ICT resources are maintained effectively, and they will work with students, staff and visitors to ensure access to these resources.

Ofsted has praised our school for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer our pupils. We are committed to enabling all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and mindset, so that they can take their next steps with confidence. Our aim is that every child will grow into a happy, fulfilled and successful adult.  Therefore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding our children it is a requirement that all staff undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process.  We reserve the right to change or amend this advert at any time.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 April 2024

If you require any further information please contact us by email: recruitment@qehs.net or via telephone 01434 610362.

 

  • Learning Support Assistant, based at Queen Elizabeth High School
  • Permanent Contract
  • Support Staff contract, Band 3.
  • Maximum 28hr per week – working hours 8:50-3:20.
  • Various contracts available at 3/4/5 days per week
  • Pro rata salary based on 28hrs a week across 5 days is £15,187per annum
  • Start Date – as soon as possible

We are seeking committed and passionate Learning Support Assistants to help provide academic, social and emotional support across all areas of the curriculum at Queen Elizabeth High School. We are looking for enthusiastic people who place student success and strong relationships at the heart of what they do.

Working under the direction of the Assistant SENDCo for our special educational needs department, you will be at the forefront of the high schools SEND provision. You will work with colleagues, students, and their parents/carers to build strong, positive relationships to enable all students to fulfil their potential. You will be ambitious for the success of all students and will establish an environment where high expectations and targeted support are fully embedded.

The successful applicant will access a supportive induction and training package. We welcome applications from all underrepresented groups and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

We are a large and flourishing high school set in the historical market town of Hexham and are co-located with Hexham Middle School as part of Hadrian Learning Trust. In September 2021, we moved into brand new school buildings with state-of-the-art learning facilities. We cherish the strong partnerships that exist between students, parents/carers, staff, and the local community making this a successful, friendly, and welcoming school. Students at QEHS have an eagerness to learn and achieve very well academically. We pride ourselves on the care we give the children at QEHS.

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 reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

If you require any further information please contact us by email: recruitment@qehs.net or via telephone 01434 610362.

  • Organistation – Queen Elizabeth High School, part of Hadrian Learning Trust
  • Job Title – Rowing Coach (reporting to the QEHS Rowing Club Leader)
  • Salary – To be discussed at Interview and dependent on experience.  Commensurate with coaching pay rates.
  • Location – Hexham
  • Contract type – Casual

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.  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.  Eitherway, 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.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact the Club Leader, Pamela Walton, via pwalton@qehs.net or recruitment@qehs.net.

You can find out more details in the Job Description and Person Specification in the link below:

If you would like to apply for the post, then please submit a cover letter and completed application form, to recruitment@qehs.net .

Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any time, and subsequent offers of employment will be made conditional upon satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks including the completion of a satisfactory DBS check through school. 

Hadrian Learning Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and adopts recruitment procedures that promote their safety and well-being.

Salary Band 3 (SCP 5-6)

Pro-rata Salary £20,276-20,616  per annum based upon working 37 hours per week (term time plus 5 days) permanent contract

We are a high performing Multi Academy Trust looking to grow and develop talented individuals that wish to specialise in the operations side of our Academy.  We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed people to work as part of our busy Science technician team.  Your role would be to coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and provide assistance, advice and expertise in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum. The key duties and responsibilities in this role are:

  • Preparing resources and assembling apparatus for class practical and clearing away after use including the collecting, checking, and returning of equipment to stores
  • Setting up practical demonstrations in laboratories
  • Trialling experiments
  • Giving technical advice to teachers
  • Keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and current procedures and practices through continuing professional development
  • Ensuring the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances, and responding to actual or potential hazards.
  • Ensuring the safe storage of equipment, chemicals and materials including checking stock, keeping records, general cleaning, repair, maintenance and testing of equipment

The successful candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for Science.
  • The ability to identify work priorities and efficiently manage own workload.
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude.
  • Strong practical and organisational skills.
  • Initiative to work independently but also work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn.

In return we can offer you:

  • A supportive and talented staff team
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • A great working environment in a new school building
  • A wellbeing package for all of our staff
  • Gym membership

Ofsted has praised our school for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer our pupils. We are committed to enabling all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and mindset, so that they can take their next steps with confidence. Our aim is that every child will grow into a happy, fulfilled and successful adult.  Therefore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding our children it is a requirement that all staff undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process.  We reserve the right to change or amend this advert at any time.

Please see the job description for more details.

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit an application form and cover letter to recruitment@qehs.net.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th March 2024

If you require any further information please contact us by email: recruitment@qehs.net or via telephone 01434 610362.