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We are currently looking to recruit the following positions:

Headteacher

We are looking to recruit a Headteacher for September 2022 as our current Headteacher is retiring after many successful years leading an outstanding team dedicated to improving our results, nurturing our staff, and above all, cherishing our children. We’re looking for someone to continue that good work, and bring new ideas to help us further improve. While we prepare our applicant pack we’d be happy to welcome you for a look around our school. Please call our office (01329 663733) to arrange a visit. Alternatively, please revisit the full advert on 14th December 2021 to obtain further details on our school and the role. Details on how to apply will be in the advert when it goes live via the Hampshire Education Vacancy page. The closing date will be 10/01/2022 at 12:00 and interviews will take place on 01/02/2022 and 02/02/2022.

 

Senior Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

We are currently seeking a senior lunchtime supervisory assistant to join our happy school who can confidently and effectively lead a team of Midday Supervisors to ensure the safety, welfare and good conduct of children during the lunchtime period. they will also support the development of the Midday Supervisors team from induction through to their performance management.

We are seeking a professional individual who

  • Can deploy the Supervisory Assistants to ensure effective supervision of all pupils during the lunchtime break;
  • Can encourage good behaviour and to deal with any problems arising from unruly behaviour or other breaches of the school’s disciplinary/behaviour rules, reporting serious issues to senior members of staff;
  • Can ensure that there is appropriate cover at all times;
  • Can assist with the recruitment, induction and training of new Supervisory Assistants;
  • Can encourage pupils to eat in a socially acceptable manner and to behave sensibly and quietly in the dining area ensuring that spillages are cleared up and that tables are clean and clear.
  • Can lead and support the supervisory assistants to encourage children to play and/or interact with each other safely and sociably
  • To provide welfare support to the children in the school. This may include:
    1. Reporting all sick and injured children to the medical room;
    2. Ensuring that the accident book is completed
    3. Undertaking minor first aid duties (if trained)
    4. Assisting children with personal hygiene.

We can offer you

  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • An individual induction programme

Further details on the role and application process is available on the Hampshire Education Vacancy page. Please note the closing date is 13/12/2021 at 12:00, with a view to starting in the position on 4th January 2022.

 

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

We are currently seeking a lunchtime supervisory assistant to join our happy school. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and keen to support the school community. There may also be opportunities to support children with specific medical and learning needs for the right candidate. This would be a good introduction for someone looking to move into the role of a Learning Support Assistant.

Duties will include

  • Supervising children in the lunch hall (or if eating in their classrooms) and when playing outside on the playground, play areas and field
  • Supervising and engaging with children on the playground. Encouraging positive play and listening to children
  • Administrating simple first aid (training will be given to the right applicant)
  • Being aware of health and safety to ensure a safe environment for all

The successful applicant will need to:

  • Be part of a team, communicate positively with children and other adults
  • Enjoy working with children and small teams of adults
  • A good time keeper
  • Support children whilst they eat their lunch and promoting healthy eating
  • Be reliable and consistent in promoting good behaviour and the values of the school
  • Ensure the safety and welfare of children at all time

Further details on the role and application process is available on the Hampshire Education Vacancy page. Please note the closing date is 03/12/2021 at 17:00, with a view to starting in the position in January 2022.

 

Co-opted Governor 

We are looking for a committed individual to join Crofton Hammond Infant School’s Governing Board as a Co-opted Governor.

The Role

We currently have a vacancy in the co-opted governor category and would welcome applications from people with the following skills, experience and interests:

  • Previous experience in the School sector, ideally as a Head or Deputy Head Teacher.
  • Current links to the local community/communities (Stubbington, Hill Head, Lee-on-Solent).
  • Commitment and interest in our children’s future and improving educational outcomes.
  • Inquisitiveness to read paperwork, analyse and question.
  • The ability to assimilate information, make judgements and take decisions.
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to work as a team.
  • Time (Governors are suggested to commit about 20 to 30 hours per term, often in the evenings).

The following skills and experience would be beneficial but are not essential:

  • Experience of being a governor/trustee in another school or being a board member in another sector.
  • Awareness of the key aspects of national education policy and education locally.
  • Experience of financial planning, monitoring, decision making and compliance in the school sector.
  • Experience of human resource (HR) policy and processes in the school sector.
  • Experience of inspection and oversight in the school sector.

The Role of a Governor

Being a school governor is a very rewarding role. You will be helping the school and pupils, and have the opportunity to give something back to the community. The role may also provide you with new skills and experience, which can be transferable elsewhere. The Governing Board of our school is made up of parent, staff, local authority and co-opted governors. The Board operates at a strategic level and is not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. Governing bodies have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body and all decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

As a governor you will attend meetings and be prepared to ask questions, after having read the associated paperwork, and visited the school. You will be expected to attend training and will probably also have a special responsibility assigned to you, for example Development and Training, Safeguarding or Health and Safety. Activities can include:

  • Prior reading of paperwork and the preparation of questions before meetings
  • Attendance at whole governing body and committee meetings
  • Reviewing and approving the school’s budget
  • Reviewing and approving policies
  • Visits to the school (Our Headteacher hosts Governor “Learning Walks” where we are shown the school in action and focus on a particular are of the curriculum)
  • Special projects
  • Staff recruitment

No one governor is expected to know it all. The strength of a governing body lies in its ability to attract and rely upon members from a wide variety of backgrounds, share out the duties amongst its members, and be able to take decisions as a group. You will be provided with training and support in order to help you fulfil your duties and responsibilities.

Governors normally serve for a term of office lasting four years.

The Recruitment Process

The recruitment process initially requires you to complete this application form prior to Friday 31st December 2021. The next stage is the completion of a skills audit, to allow the Governing board to understand your skill set. The final stage is an interview with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

If you are successful, the Governing Body will provide an induction process for you and you will be assigned a mentor to ease induction. There is also plenty of training available locally covering all aspects of governance.