Current Support Staff Vacancies

“Pupils are 'polite' and 'feel safe and cared for'. They cite 'excellent relationships' with teachers.”

Ofsted 2018 - Current rating: Good

 

"...Heathcote School and Science College were also above average, performing 0.18 better than others with similar results."

Waltham Forest Guardian, 15th February 2018

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is built on and for the school to become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential. In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.

 

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas: 

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

Please see below for details of job opportunities with us at Heathcote School. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Heather Fleetwood in the School Main Office.

 

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and therefore candidates may be invited for interview before the specified date below. Heathcote School & Science College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. Successful candidates for any post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

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Teaching Assistants required for casual contracts

£11.50 per hour

 

Heathcote School is currently seeking to recruit Teaching Assistants to join a new team of casual staff.  We are specifically looking to enlist enthusiastic and talented TA’s to cover for absence or short term support within the school when the need arises.

We would like to hear from TA’s that are experienced to work within our school, or candidates that are seeking to gain experience within a TA role.  We are seeking to recruit appropriate casual staff who may want to return to employment having had a break, or who may only be available on certain days of the week.

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential.  In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.

 

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

 

The successful candidates will be those that understand the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those pupils requiring support.  You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of teachers and leaders, Teaching Assistants and HI Communicators. 

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

 Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Monday 26th August 2020 at 9am

 

Please note:  applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

 

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Communication Support Worker (for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Pupils)

Scale 6 pt 18 to 21 (Actual salary for Term Time only £14,287 to £15,073)

21.6 hours per week (3 days), term time only (Part-time)

Commencing September 2020

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment.

 

The School Improvement Plan (2019-21) focuses on six key areas:

  • Pupils are proud of Heathcote and self-regulate their behaviour both in and out of school creating a calm and orderly environment. These high standards are supported by robust structures, staff and pupil leadership and increased parental support to ensure exceptional behaviour, high levels of understanding and respect for all and highly positive attitudes
  • High quality CPD and line management enables Middle Leaders to be highly visible, develop a coherent vision and challenge and support staff to meet the highest possible standards in all areas
  • The broad and balanced curriculum is reviewed and developed to ensure we have the right intent, impact and implementation for our Heathcote learners at all levels; it is understood by all and ambitiously delivered to ensure all pupils achieve highly
  • Both in and out of class, tutoring, learning and teaching, work-related learning and other opportunities - including the pupil passport  - are exciting, engaging and allow unique opportunities for all learners ensuring Heathcote provides extensive cultural capital
  • Robust monitoring and leadership of attendance enable pupils and their families to take responsibility for school attendance leading to attendance levels above the national average for all groups of pupils.
  • The financial deficit is reduced in line with robust targets by ensuring the best deployment of physical and human resources

 

We are looking to recruit a part-time Communication Support Worker to work alongside our Teacher of the Deaf and our mainstream teachers to provide communication and learning support to deaf pupils at Heathcote secondary school in classes and other school activities e.g. school trips, assemblies, productions, parents’ evenings, meetings etc.

Heathcote Deaf Support Department (DSD) is a specialist department in the school that has space for up to 13 deaf learners. At Heathcote deaf students spend most of their time in mainstream lessons with their hearing peers. Our students receive an individual package of in-class support from specialist staff and can use up to date technologies in order to access their lessons. Our students are also able to have specialist small group or one-one teaching in the department. We aim to create a ‘family’, friendly environment in the department and the deaf students know that this is their quiet, safe space that they can come to whenever they need help or support. In a large mainstream school this can be very important for some learners. The students come before school to collect radio aids and to get support with their hearing aids or cochlear implants. Students can come to lunchtime friendship clubs and after school to homework club.

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

 Job Description/Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Wednesday 26th August 2020 9am

Indicative date for interviews: TBC

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

 

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Engagement Support Officer

Scale 4, point 7 – 11 (£19,570 to £21,015 actual salary)

36 hours per week, term time only 45.6 weeks (Fixed Term 1 Year)

Commencing September 2020

 

We are looking to recruit a qualified and talented member of staff to our school and OAK provision programme as Engagement Support Officer.  The role will be supporting pupils with significant Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) issues that are specifically referred to the programme to help them reach their potential and focus on learning.  This is an exciting time to join the school as we are launching a brand new provision in partnership with the Local Authority to support pupils, not just within Heathcote, but also the wider borough.  Pupils that join the programme will be supported for 12 weeks with the aim to support them to be reintroduced to mainstream education with improved mental health and wellbeing to enable them to learn to their fullest and achieve their full potential.  The provision will be run from a designated area within the new building we have on site whilst still being connected with all the resources available within the main school.  You will support the aims and objectives of the school and engagement, learning and achievement of targeted pupils by working with them and their parents/carers individually and in groups. As part of the role you will be required to build good relationships with partners, such as parents and agencies and the referring school to ensure that support is in place and the pupil’s attendance improves longer term.

The successful candidate will have proven experience managing and mentoring pupils with SEMH issues within secondary schools, and an awareness of the range of strategies available to address the differing SEMH issues which exist in the mixed ability classroom, focusing on ensuring barriers to learning can be removed and they can make better progress in school. The role is a fixed term post for one year initially but we hope this will continue further subject to funding.

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment.

 

Ofsted (September 2018)

“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”

“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”

 

Our Values:

Encourage

We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.

Challenge

We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.

Succeed

We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.

 

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit.   We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information.

Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.  Due to these unprecedented times, we will make a decision about how to manage the selection process in liaison with shortlisted parties.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 1st September 2020 at 9am

Interviews to be held on: TBC

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  Please also note due to this being a new provision the JD is currently subject to evaluation and therefore may be subject to changes.

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

 

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