South Charnwood is a high-achieving Leicestershire Secondary School which formerly admitted pupils aged 10 – 14. From September 2014, it started to change its age range to 11-16 by admitting Year 10 pupils for the first time. The school was thoroughly prepared for this development and approached this challenge with confidence and excitement. In September 2015, the change to 11-16 was complete and in 2016 the school had Year 11 pupils for the first time. The school delivered impressive GCSE results that year which showed excellent attainment and progress.
The school is situated in the pleasant rural area of North West Leicestershire on the edge of Charnwood Forest. The nearest community is Thornton village, about 1 mile away. At roughly the same distance is Junction 22 of the M1, while Coalville is 5 miles away.
The school employs approximately 45 teaching staff along with 14 full or part time Learning Support Assistants and Teaching Assistants. There are 11 clerical and technical staff members including the Business Manager who is part of the Senior Leadership Team.
The well-motivated staff team at the school is a mixture of youth and experience ranging from recently qualified teachers to those who have been here longer than they care to remember! The middle leaders are a pro-active and dynamic group who contribute greatly to the success of the school.
Our most recent inspection was in June 2019 and the report described South Charnwood High School as a ‘Good school’ and described both the Quality of teaching, learning and assessment and the Outcomes our pupils achieve as ‘Outstanding.’
About the Role
Required, as soon as possible, an enthusiastic and committed person to become part of the ELSA team in this 11-16 Secondary school.
Grade: 6/ 7. Actual salary £9,436 - £9,458 depending on experience
Contract: (Part time, permanent ) 20 hours pw, plus 3 teacher days.
- To support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties to enable them to effectively access the curriculum.
- To support and encourage a learning environment throughout the school which allows children to acquire and develop emotional literacy skills.
- To support children to make progress in learning through the delivery of specific interventions.
The closing date for applications is 9.00am, Tuesday 28th September 2021. Interview date is to be confirmed. Should you have not heard from us by Friday 8th October 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Please see documents attached for additional information.
‘South Charnwood High School – Committed to Safeguarding Children and Young People’