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"We are a learning community which values each individual and aims for excellence in everything we do." Our aim at Sir Jonathan North Community College is to ensure that students achieve the highest possible academic and personal standards whilst gaining a wide breadth of knowledge, experience and skills.  Our rich and varied curriculum enables them to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness.  Sir Jonathan North serves the educational needs of a large and diverse area of south Leicester and is unique as the only multi faith girls’ state school in Leicestershire, educating students aged 11-16 from across the city. The College is consistently over-subscribed.  The student intake is exceptionally diverse in relation to academic ability, social status and cultural heritage reflecting the rich cultural diversity. Over half of our students are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Sir Jonathan North Community College was inspected in October 2013 by Ofsted whose judgement was that the college is ‘outstanding’. Across all subjects the quality of teaching was seen as outstanding with staff having exceptionally high expectations and aspirations for what students can achieve. In December 2016 the College received the World Class Schools award in recognition that it far exceeds the highest Ofsted inspection grade, and has successfully undertaken the rigorous assessment process to demonstrate that it is a class apart.  The Principal was designated as a National Leader of Education and the College gained National Support School Status in March 2016.  The College was designated as an Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship School in March 2013 and as a Centre of Excellence for Young Enterprise in September 2013.  This adds to a wealth of awards including Investors in People (2016) and National Healthy Schools Status (2012).       

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There are approximately 79 teaching staff and 70 part-time and full-time support staff. Eligibility for Free School Meals is 34% (NA 28.2%). The student intake is exceptionally diverse in relation to academic ability, social status and cultural heritage reflecting the rich cultural diversity. Over half of our students are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The College has the following accreditations: Investors in People (2016); Inclusion Quality Mark (2015), Basic Skills Quality Mark (2013), National Healthy Schools Status (2012), Anti Bullying Community Award (2012) and the England Basketball (three star) Award (2004). The College was designated as an Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship School in March 2013 and as a Centre of Excellence for Young Enterprise in September 2013. Sir Jonathan North Community College was inspected in October 2013 by Ofsted whose judgement was that the college is ‘outstanding’ The report comments that: *This outstanding school enables almost all of its students to make rapid progress in their learning. *The quality of teaching is outstanding across all subjects; staff have exceptionally high expectations and aspirations for what students can achieve. *The behaviour of students and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. Students are exceptionally polite and courteous, and feel safe in school. *The curriculum is very well suited to the needs and aspirations of students, who also benefit from a rich programme of very well attended out of school activities, including sports, arts, cultural and subject-related clubs, visits and special events. *Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. *The headteacher is relentless in her drive for high standards…. “She has high expectations and is exacting and uncompromising in her pursuit to build on the school’s successes”. The College Improvement Plan sets our future direction and identifies four goals for: *Students enjoy their learning, achieve their highest possible standards and gain the skills necessary for employment *Students make effective use of the crucial skills of literacy, numeracy and new technologies *Students take responsibility for themselves and their learning and contribute to the College community both individually and collectively *Students demonstrate spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding; adopt safe practices and healthy lifestyles Our current College Improvement Priorities are: *To maintain consistent high quality teaching, learning and assessment ? To maximise student progress *To promote high quality teaching and distributive leadership through College appraisal and Continuing Professional Development provision for all staff *To maintain high quality care, guidance and support *To continue to develop enrichment opportunities and partnerships which have a positive impact on teaching and learning, student progress, personal development and well-being across the College *To achieve “best value” and ensure the best outcomes for students including management of financial resources   

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  • Job Title

    Teacher of Religious Studies

  • Location

    Leicester

  • Posted

    20th November 2020

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    TBC

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    Full Time

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    Required for January 2021 Teacher of Religious Studies Temporary Sir Jonathan North is an outstanding learning community based in the outskirts of Leicester City. Our uniqueness i ...

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    Teacher of Geography

  • Location

    Leicester

  • Posted

    20th November 2020

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    TBC

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Required for January 2021 Teacher of Geography Temporary Sir Jonathan North is an outstanding learning community based in the outskirts of Leicester City. Our uniqueness is as a r ...

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    History Teacher

  • Location

    Leicester

  • Posted

    20th November 2020

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    TBC

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Required for January 2021 Teacher of History Temporary Sir Jonathan North is an outstanding learning community based in the outskirts of Leicester City. Our uniqueness is as a res ...

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A Career at Sir Jonathan North Community College We recognise that our strengths originate from the people who help us to achieve success. Sir Jonathan North Community College is keen to welcome colleagues who share our passion for engaging students in learning and inspiring them to achieve. We are a successful College with a constant focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning and a determination to sustain this by building on our previous successes. If you are a committed and forward-thinking person who shares our passion for students and education, then this is the College for you. If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now! To view the school website please click here.  

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