Support Staff Vacancies

Lead Teaching Assistant: Cover
HOURS: 37
People Director
HOURS: 37 Hours
IT Senior Technician
HOURS: 37

Lead Teaching Assistant: Cover

HOURS: 37 DEADLINE 19 Apr 24

Salary: Band 5 £22,207 - £23,767
(full time equivalent £24,362 - £26,073)
Hours: 37 hours per week/41 weeks
(term time plus 2 weeks)
Start date: September 2024 or as soon as possible
Closing date: Midday Friday 19th April 2024
Interviews held: As soon as possible after closing date

Thank you for your interest in working here at Admiral Lord Nelson School. 98% of staff would recommend working at Admiral Lord Nelson School to a colleague looking for a new position. (February 2023 survey).

Please find details of the post together with information about our school!

Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we wish to extend our Student Support team.  You will be working closely with the Assistant Headteacher: Inclusivity to deliver lessons to classes in the absence of their usual teacher. This role is for those that enjoy a challenge, working with students and doing something different every day. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.

We will expect you to have a genuine passion for your own professional development and be a practitioner who quickly builds positive relationships with students. This role is for someone who can support to students, so they are empowered to successfully manage their own learning beyond lessons.

A great way to start in education is by starting as a teaching assistant. Full training is provided with lots of opportunities for development and progress. These roles are often a springboard to teaching should you consider this to be your professional development avenue. In addition, this is a great opportunity to shape young people’s futures, receive immense job satisfaction in a highly rewarding career, invest in your future and gain experience at Admiral Lord Nelson School.

Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff is motivated by the positive difference they will make to the personal development and the futures of our young people of Portsmouth.  It was formed when Admiral Lord Nelson School became a converter academy in April 2014 and sponsored Trafalgar School, which is now our thriving partner Secondary School in Portsmouth.

We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, we have a deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations.

You will be joining a well-established, innovative team, who enjoy working together, supporting each other to provide and assist teachers in the preparation and delivery of the curriculum.

Sharing good practice is commonplace amongst all teams in our school and our professional learning programme will give you the chance to support colleagues across the school as they really think about how best to build relationships with students and with each other, focusing on restorative practice and further developing our core values of high expectations, inclusivity and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on helping great support staff become the best they can be no matter where they are in their career and as a Lead Teaching Assistant you will play a role in the development of staff within the team and across the school at all stages of their careers.

If you are ambitious and looking to take the next step, we will invest in your development and offer rapid career progression. 

The Salterns Academy Trust and Admiral Lord Nelson 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 will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

**Please note an online search will be conducted at the shortlisting stage**

Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If you are interested in joining our amazing team of staff, we’d love to hear from you. Informal visits from those who are interested in finding out more about the role are welcomed.  We look forward to discussing what unique skills you could bring to the role and how we could help support you in the next steps of your career.

Admiral Lord Nelson School Employee Benefits:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
  • Employer contribution to the Local Government or Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to sign up to the bike2work scheme
  • Free parking

To apply please complete the application form that can be found on the school website Vacancies • Admiral Lord Nelson School (alns.co.uk) by midday on Friday 19th April 2024. Candidates should send their completed application along with a covering letter to [email protected]

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Admiral Lord Nelson School is a learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes.  We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.

Admiral Lord Nelson School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Key Purposes:

  • To provide cover.
  • To deliver lessons to classes in the absence of their usual subject teacher.
  • To assist teachers in their preparation and delivery of the curriculum.
  • To provide administrative support across the curriculum.
  • To deliver Learning Development and Accelerated Reader lessons.
  • To provide support to students so they are empowered to successfully manage their own learning beyond lessons.
  • To be a tutor and play an active role in the establishment of their House ethos.
  • To promote restorative practice at every opportunity, in meetings and communications, with parents, students and colleagues, to maintain the strong, inclusive ethos of the school.

Accountabilities:

Cover/Supervision

  1. To register and record student attendance in lessons.
  2. To instruct students regarding the work left by their subject teacher.
  3. To provide students with the necessary resources for their learning.
  4. To actively teach students throughout the lessons, supporting them so they are able to make effective progress.
  5. To ensure orderly entry and exit of classrooms.
  6. To ensure a calm and purposeful atmosphere for working in the classroom.
  7. To manage resources effectively and ensure classrooms and activity areas are left tidy and ready for the next lesson.
  8. To follow school systems and procedures on behaviour management.
  9. To liaise with subject teachers about cover work and student response.
  10. When directed by the Headteacher, to lead teaching for classes (including planning and assessment) in the long term absence of a teacher from their subject specialist area.
  11. To cover the duties of Teaching Assistants and Student Support Assistants when directed to by the Cover Manager.

Curriculum Support Work

  1. To support the learning of students 1:1 or in small groups providing subject specialist interventions.
  2. Support teachers by contributing to the planning and preparation of resources and lesson plans.
  3. Support teachers in the monitoring and assessment of student progress including the collation of reports.
  4. Support teachers in dealing with student behaviour through liaison and feedback.
  5. Support teachers in the organisation and management of teaching spaces and their resources.
  6. Organisation of resources including ordering, cataloguing and maintenance.
  7. To deliver Learning Development lessons and Accelerated Reader lessons as required.

Whole School Responsibilities

  1. To support students with their learning in the Inclusion Room, taking responsibility for this area when directed by the Cover Manager to provide cover
  2. To contribute to the provision of extracurricular activities as required.
  3. To plan and lead out of hours learning activities, including Independent Learning Club supervision
  4. To share responsibility for delivery and support of holiday provision for those students identified as in need of support as well as supporting during revision days for Year 11 students
  5. To promote restorative practice at every opportunity, in meetings and communications, with parents, students and colleagues, to maintain the strong, inclusive ethos of the school.
  6. To participate in professional learning (including INSET and twilight INSET sessions) and own appraisal meetings, contributing to the identification of own professional development needs and attend relevant meetings.
  7. To participate professionally in own line management meetings, appraisal review meetings and team meetings.
  8. To actively use Restorative Approaches to maintain and build relationships with staff, students and parents.
  9. To participate in the Personal Development curriculum for our students, leading and support events as required.
  10. To be a co-tutor
  11. To invigilate public and internal examinations or provide support for students with exam access arrangements when necessary.
  12. To promote students wellbeing by undertaking supervision of students during breaktimes as timetabled.
  13. To support in the supervision of student transitions, between lessons, during the school day under the direction of Line Manager/Senior Leader.
  14. To establish and maintain positive, professional relationships with students, staff and parents.
  15. To take responsibility for your own wellbeing.
  16. At the discretion of the Executive Headteacher, to undertake other activities from time to time agreed to be consistent with the nature of the role.

This job description is subject to annual review and/or change at other times in response to identified needs.  It is expected that the post holder will undertake additional duties, as required, and in agreement with their line manager, to operate in a flexible environment.

 

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People Director

HOURS: 37 Hours DEADLINE 16 Apr 24

Salary: Band 12 £49,497 - £53,658
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week/52 weeks per year (part time considered for the right candidate)
Start date: April 2024
Closing date: Tuesday 16th April 2024
Interviews held: as soon as possible

Salterns Academy Trust aims to provide an excellent inclusive education for every student in each school within the Trust. The Trust currently operates two oversubscribed schools for students aged 11-16 in the North Island area of Portsmouth. Admiral Lord Nelson School and Trafalgar School, provide excellent, inclusive education for over 2200 students. Both schools are growing, increasing to over 2300 students in the next two years. In addition, the Trust is in the process of expanding and expects to welcome Mayfield School into Salterns Academy Trust this academic year. Mayfield School is an all-through school with 1400 students aged 4-16 on roll that is embarking on a rapid school improvement journey with the Trust’s support.

We are looking to recruit an experienced HR Leader who would be working across the Trust and within our Schools. If you have a passion for HR and how this can be used to improve the life, chances of young people in a fast-paced education setting then we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining our incredible team, we would love to hear from you and we strongly recommend you come and visit our before applying.

Contact

If you have any questions about the role or would like to arrange a tour, please contact Jo Smith 02392 693521

To apply, please complete the application form that can be found on the Salterns Trust website https://salternstrust.co.uk/careers Please submit completed applications to:[email protected]

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.


Downloads:

Job Description - People Director March 2024 (.PDF)

People Director - People Specification (.PDF)

People Director - Advert (.PDF)

IT Senior Technician

HOURS: 37 DEADLINE 26 Apr 24

Salary: Band 6 (£26,073 - £29,777)
Hours: 37 per week/52 weeks per year
Contract: Permanent
Start date: as soon as possible
Closing date: Friday 26th April 2024
Interviews held: as soon as possible after the closing date

As our Senior IT Technician, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our school community through delivery of our IT infrastructure, resolving technical issues, and supporting innovative solutions to enhance learning experiences. Working under the direction of The Salterns Academy Trust Network Manager you will join a team of Technicians delivering front line IT support for students and staff to ensure first class ICT provision across the school. 

If you have relevant experience and  a passion for technology and how this can be used to improve the life-chances of young people in a fast-paced education setting, then we want to hear from you This post may suit someone who would like to complete a degree apprenticeship at the same time.

The Salterns Academy Trust and Admiral Lord Nelson School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks. **Please note an online search will be conducted at the shortlisting stage**

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If you are interested in joining our incredible team, we would love to hear from you and we strongly recommend you come and visit before applying.

To apply please complete the application form that can be found on the website www.alns.co.uk and return it together with your letter of application to [email protected] by Midday Friday 26th April 2024.

All applications will be acknowledged and unsuccessful candidates will be notified by post.

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Key Purpose:

To lead and deliver front line IT support for students and staff to ensure consistent ICT delivery across the school.

To enable student’s access to learning by providing technical advice and support in the practical and technical aspects of the curriculum by preparing, maintaining and organising equipment and materials.

Working with the Trust Network Manager to support the strategic plan of the IT development needs and improvement priorities to ensure state of the art IT facilities.

To daily review internet access and device use to ensure effective safeguarding is taking place

To lead the monitoring, technical and maintenance aspects of the Chromebook Lease Scheme.

Administer IT provision to a high standard ensuring that it meets the needs of the school.

 

Accountabilities:

Equipment Support

  1. Ensure that the school’s network runs efficiently providing technical support on hardware and software problems, investigating faults, and liaising with 3rd party support companies as necessary.
  2. Manage the investigation and diagnosis of the IT provision providing first & second line support in network problems, seeking assistance where required.
  3. Ensure new equipment including PCs, mobile devices, classroom touchscreens etc are suitable to meet the needs of the school, offering support and training as required.
  4. Check, set up and install new equipment.
  5. Manage the maintenance of all computer hardware on a regular basis to ensure availability
  6. Participate in discussions with end users to understand their ICT requirements and recommend solutions to meet their needs in terms of hardware and software.
  7. Coordinate the maintenance of school owned and leased 1:1 Chromebooks
  8. Support the network infrastructure, including switches and routers. Install and keep up to date school servers.
  9. Manage, maintain and assist in installation of data cabling and other communication devices
  10. Perform advanced diagnostic procedures on PCs, Chromebooks, peripherals and applications.

Support and Management

  1. Manage and liaise with staff on a daily basis to support the efficient use of IT equipment within the school.
  2. Set support priorities, balancing response to support requests with need to follow planned monitoring and maintenance in the context of staff availability and wider ICT service demands.
  3. Set up new users on networks when required.
  4. Maintain web filtering and add sites that are inappropriate to students to the block list.
  5. Manage and maintain system integrity and security by changing passwords on the system and informing staff of any changes.
  6. Monitor security, patching devices and ensuring data protection compliance.
  7. Install and configure software on the school network servers.
  8. Assist, as directed, in the management of the school network servers and effective use of the Communications Room.
  9. Support digital leaders to be successful in their roles.

Software

  1. Keep abreast of software developments including evaluating and comparing prices and make recommendations on the purchase of new software.
  2. Operate and tailor software to meet the needs of the school.
  3. Maintain software inventory and licensing to ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  4. Manage and troubleshoot software problems
  5. Install network software including stand-alone software, liaising with staff to ensure smooth integration onto all PCs including laptops and Chromebooks for use by students and staff.

Management

  1. Support, implement, monitor and review school procedures for managing and recording installations and configuration changes, with effective documentation
  2. Manage and keep inventory of asset disposal.
  3. Support major developments of the ICT provision and their implementation.
  4. Support and maintain the overall view of the capabilities of the schools ICT service and contribute to continuous improvement to meet future needs.
  5. Maintain an overall view of the capabilities of the schools ICT service and contribute to continuous improvement to meet future needs.
  6.  Liaise with third party maintenance contractors as required.
  7. Undertake safety checks and monitor and report on compliance with Health and Safety regulations.
  8. Review and monitor student’s internet and computer use to ensure effective safeguarding is taking place

Administration

  1. Manage the security marking and assessing of all new equipment in the school
  2. Manage stocks of computer consumables (including printers/toners) re-order levels and order fresh supplies.
  3. Ensure the schools IT licencing is compliant with Trust policies
  4. Maintain system integrity and security by changing passwords on the system and informing staff of any changes.
  5. Maintain school backups, endpoint protection and cybersecurity monitoring in line with Trust policies and procedures
  6. Maintain and update the school website
  7. Manage the maintenance and troubleshooting of the schools IT systems

General

  1. To provide support for students with exam access arrangements when necessary.
  2. To participate in Professional Learning (including INSET and twilight INSET sessions) and Performance Management, contributing to the identification of own self development needs.
  3. To attend staff meetings as published annually in the whole school diary.
  4. To participate professionally in own Line Management meetings.
  5. To promote students wellbeing by undertaking supervision of students during break times as timetabled on a daily basis.
  6. To be a co-tutor and play an active role in promoting school values
  7. To work restoratively with staff, students, families and colleagues to maintain the values of the school
  8. To take responsibility for your own wellbeing.
  9. At the discretion of the Headteacher, to undertake other activities from time to time agreed to be consistent with the nature of the job description.

 

Download application here (.docx)