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Vacancies / Recruitment

Staff Vacancies

High Well is a special school for seventy pupils aged between 9-16 years with an Education, Health and Care Plan for Profound/Severe Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH).   At High Well we aim to prepare every pupil for a positive future.  Our core purpose is to develop our pupils’ academic, social and emotional skills so that each pupil leaves us ready and equipped for further education, employment or training, knows how to keep themselves safe, and is able to contribute to society.

Many of our pupils come to us having experienced disruption to their school life, often from an early age.   At High Well we aim to provide stability and consistency for both pupils and parents/carers in order to overcome barriers to learning through supporting and teaching our pupils how to manage and regulate their emotions and feelings.  Thorough and robust assessment ensures that we identify what each pupil already knows and where there are any gaps in their learning/development.  This allows us to plan to meet individual pupils’ needs and ensure that every pupil makes good or better progress.

We have a fantastic staff team with a range of expertise who are committed to our ethos of Preparing for Positive Futures, and work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for each pupil.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the school if you require further information or visit our High Well School website by visiting: https://www.highwellschool.org.uk.  The school application form, job description and associated documents are attached to this advert.

Our website aims to give you a taster of what High Well is about as well as a range of useful information, including our social media tweets, latest OFSTED report, handy tips to support you in fully completing your application form and much more!

For all recruitment enquiries please contact Michael Davis, HR Manager by emailing HRManager@highwell.org.uk or calling school on 01924 572100.

 

Please note that applications by a CV alone will not be adequate

You can view our TES Employer page here. 
 

Key Stage 2 Lead Teacher

Key Stage 2 Lead Teacher 

Please see the application form at the bottom of this page.

Key Stage 2 Lead Teacher

Post title

KS2 Lead – Permanent and Full Time (0.8 FTE can be considered)

Location

High Well School Rookhill Road Pontefract West Yorkshire WF8 2DD

Salary & Grade

MPR1 (£25,714) – UPR 3 (£41,604) + TLR2a £2,873 + SEN 1 £2,270

Hours (please indicate if term time)

Full Time (Start date is in line with STPCD resignation points.  Therefore, the start date is 1st September 2022 but we would consider an earlier start date)

Post Reference Number

 KS2 Teacher

Applications are encouraged from ambitious KS2 Teachers who share our vision and belief that all children have the ability to achieve great success. We require highly committed educationalists who believe passionately about making a difference to the life of every student and who do so with integrity, humility and relentless positivity.  Our primary aim is to appoint a high quality, enthusiastic KS2 Lead who can hit the ground running and continue to develop our growing KS2 provision.

If you have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of young people and want to join a team of highly dedicated staff, then we would love to hear from you – Read On!

About us…

High Well School is a Special School which caters for a minimum of seventy 10-16-year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan for severe and profound social, emotional and mental health needs as well as other learning difficulties. The School meets the needs of some of Wakefield’s most complex and vulnerable young people. We are a growing school having recently extended our offer to include primary provision from September 2021.

Our team endeavours to provide a nurturing environment with personalised support and specialist teaching to enable all pupils to re-engage in learning, develop their social and emotional skills and leave with not only appropriate qualifications but the skills required to succeed in life after school. This is reflected in our vision of ‘Preparing for Positive Futures’.

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a talented and committed teacher with a track record of excellent outcomes for pupils, who can plan and deliver an engaging and personalised curriculum as a class teacher in KS2. The successful candidate will enjoy team work and have experience of working collaboratively with a range of staff and other professionals. The school follows Nurture Group Principles and is seeking to appoint a candidate who can create a safe classroom environment where pupils’ social, emotional and learning needs are met.  The school welcomes applications from experienced primary, middle or secondary teachers from mainstream or special schools, who are able to teach across a range of subjects including Maths, English, Humanities and PSHE.  Applications will be considered from outstanding NQTs who want to work somewhere amazing!

If you are successful in your application, you will join a good school on its journey to its next level of development.  There are no two days the same at High Well School where every day is exciting and where you will be utilising the excellent support systems in place. Class sizes in KS2 are restricted to eight pupils, with highly talented and experienced teaching assistant support for every group to ensure pupils develop secure relationships with staff and enable personalised planning and delivery. 

The school offers a bespoke and comprehensive induction package for new staff followed up with outstanding CPD and a genuine interest in your health and wellbeing.  The successful candidate would benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support our staff in all aspects of school life.

OFSTED told us that we are ‘Good school’ with effective and focused leadership which was great, but we wanted you to hear from our team!  In our recent staff engagement survey staff told us that High Well is ‘a great place to work’ with an ‘open door policy for all leadership team members’ and a ‘responsive staff support and a commitment to also help staff achieve their goals!’.

The successful candidate will be joining a school that offers many other personal benefits including:

  • A subsidised Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Close, convenient links to the M62, A1 and M1 links to Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford, Barnsley & Wakefield 
  • A talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team and dedicated Governing Body
  • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • Access to wellbeing platforms and an on-site responsive HR service

If you like the idea of working with a talented school team, we would strongly encourage an onsite or virtual visit by calling 01924 572100 and asking to speak to the HR Manager or by emailing: HRManager@highwell.org.uk

Prospective applicants should note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and teacher status checks, satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list check, two satisfactory references and evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Closing date:     18th May 2022 at 9.00 am   

Shortlisting:       ASAP     

Interview date:   ASAP

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.  Therefore, the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please click below for the job description.

 

 

Attendance Officer Vacancy

Please see the application form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

Supply Kitchen Assistant Vacancy

High Well School are looking to recruit a Zero Hours Catering Assistant to join our school team and provide cover for all kitchen staff absence.

Please click on the links below to find out more.  

Please see the application form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

High Well School Governor Vacancies

We welcome new Governors to join our Governing Body at High Well School.  If you are interested, please contact HRManager@highwell.org.uk

Term of office as a governor will last for 4 years and during this time, you’ll be there to help the school be the best it can be for our pupils.

As a new governor, it can feel a bit overwhelming when you first start, but rest assured, you are not expected to know everything right away.  To help, we have an induction pack to help you get up to speed, plus we will assign you a mentor who’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have. 

As a governing body our job is to make sure:

  • Everything our school does is aligned with our school’s vision, ethos, and strategy
  • We hold the school leaders to account, and
  • We monitor the school’s finances

To fulfil these functions, we meet regularly as a board during the year (6 times per academic year) as a full governing body.

Committees (Standards and Resources) also meet before main Governing Body meetings.  It is the most enjoyable and interesting way to be involved as a governor, and where you can have the greatest impact.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at High Well School, we recommend you:

  • Ask your workplace about time off for governor duties (if applicable) as governors are allowed paid release time for public duties.
  • Read the Governance Handbook from the Department for Education (DfE) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook
  • Read the school’s latest Ofsted report and development action plan (to view, please click on the Ofsted tab on this website)
  • Read the school’s policies (to view, please click on the Policies tab on this website)
  • Familiarise yourself with the school by looking at our website
  • Research recent news items on school governance and education

 

For further information, please contact HRManager@highwell.org.uk or contact the school on T. 01924 572100 and ask to speak to the HR Manager or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Thank you!