Queen Ethelburga’s is set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, on the Thorpe Underwood Estate. Staff work as one team – whether they are directly teaching or supporting students as part of the school and pastoral teams, or as part of our estates team making sure that the campus works as it should – to create a vibrant learning and living environment in which every student can thrive. We aspire to excellence, have high expectations of ourselves and others, and take pride in everything we do. We aim to nurture resilient, confident, and independent lifelong learners. The Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Standard is ‘To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have’.
To ensure that the Collegiate and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the Collegiate and the role develops. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the Collegiate need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be required to attend inset training days throughout the year, these are notified well in advance and may occur at the beginning or end of a holiday period, these are included in your salary.
Values and Practice
- Monitoring the progress of children and taking appropriate action
- Having high expectations of all children
- Treating children with respect and consideration
- Developing children as learners
- Promoting positive values, attitudes and behaviours
- Evaluating the learning of children
- Employing a range of agreed school strategies to promote good behaviour and establish a purposeful learning environment.
Planning Expectations and Targets
- Setting challenging learning objectives with success criteria
- Using the Early Years Curriculum to plan activities which allow opportunities for child-initiated and adult-led learning
- Selecting and preparing resources, with the help of support staff where appropriate
- Using agreed school planning system for all subject areas
- Planning opportunities for children to learn in out of school contexts.
Monitoring and Assessment
- Using agreed school monitoring and assessment strategies to observe, evaluate and record the progress of children
- Assessing the progress of children within relevant assessment framework
- Identifying and supporting children who are failing to achieve their potential
- Keep up-to-date records of your key children’s progress which can be shared with parents.
- Managing learning opportunities
- Building successful relationships with children and parents.
- Establishing a purposeful learning environment
- Interesting and motivating children
- Promoting active and independent learning
- Differentiating activities so as to meet the learning needs of the children
- Accounting for the variance in interest, experience and achievement to help children make progress
- Organising and managing learning time effectively
- Be fully aware of and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Collegiate
- Participate in open days to promote the Kindergarten and staff meetings.
Support for the Collegiate
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
- Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
- Be aware of and support difference and ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
- On rare occasions attend school evening activities
- Carry out duties on a rota basis
- Participate in training and other learning activities as required
- Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
- Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
- Competitive salaries, with a range of flexible hours to suit
- 10% discount on Kindergarten fees (aged 3 months to 3 years
- 25% discount on all summer / holiday courses.
- Significant discount on school fees from age 3 to 18.
- Free private staff gym, separate to the students with state of the art equipment.
- Free, secure onsite parking
- Free flu jabs offered through our medical centre
- Staff community social events including bonfire and fireworks, Christmas ball, summer family fun day etc.
- 24/7 Employee Assistant Programme
- Training and Development Opportunities
- Increased holiday entitlement for staff with long service
- Long service awards
- Discount on King’s Theatre productions – external events
- Enhanced paternity / maternity pay, including new baby book
- Refer a friend scheme – We believe that staff are our greatest and most valuable asset, and this scheme involves and financially rewards our staff for referring like-minded candidates who join our school community.
QE is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its pupils and staff. Applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and undergo the relevant DBS checks for their role.
Any personal information you share with us on your application form will be used solely for recruitment purposes. Your details will be held for up to 6 months and destroyed after this time.
Any questions on individual roles or the recruitment process can be sent to the HR department on email@example.com
We receive high volumes of applications, due to this if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application, unfortunately on this occasion your application will not have been successful.