English Teacher (maternity cover)

School: Chantry Middle School

FIXED TERM CONTRACT 1.0 fte for 1 year.

‘Pupils are proud of their school and participate enthusiastically in a range of clubs and activities. They behave well in lessons and around the school’  (OFSTED 2014)

Applications are invited for the above post to start in September 2017, for 1 year. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced English teacher to join our strong English team and to play a key role in supporting its ongoing development. The successful applicant will be able to teach English across the middle school age range including both KS2 & KS3.

Chantry is a large middle school with over 520 students from Years 5 – 8, situated in the town of Morpeth in Northumberland. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive and truly comprehensive school built on traditional principles and with very high standards. Our purpose is to show each individual that they matter and will be valued for their contribution to the world in which they live. We provide learning and enriching experiences to inspire, motivate, stretch and meet the needs of all learners.

The school is part of the Three Rivers Learning Trust, with Newminster Middle School and The King Edward VI High School. Whilst the schools are separate with their own unique identity, there is one engaged and supportive Board of Directors, to whom each school reports.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Click here to visit the Chantry Middle School website for more information.

Closing date is Wednesday 10th May at 12 noon
Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May
Interviews are scheduled to take place on week beginning 15th May

Art Teacher

School: Chantry Middle School

PERMANENT CONTRACT 0.4 fte (main scale or upper pay scale).  

‘Pupils are proud of their school and participate enthusiastically in a range of clubs and activities. They behave well in lessons and around the school’  (OFSTED 2014)

Applications are invited for the above post to start in September 2017.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Art teacher to join our Creative Arts team and to play a key role in supporting its ongoing development. The successful applicant will be able to teach art across the middle school age range including both Key Stage 2 and 3.

Chantry is a large middle school with over 520 students from Years 5 – 8, situated in the town of Morpeth in Northumberland. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive and truly comprehensive school built on traditional principles and with very high standards. Our purpose is to show each individual that they matter and will be valued for their contribution to the world in which they live. We provide learning and enriching experiences to inspire, motivate, stretch and meet the needs of all learners.

The school is part of the Three Rivers Learning Trust, with Newminster Middle School and The King Edward VI High School. Whilst the schools are separate with their own unique identity, there is one engaged and supportive Board of Directors, to whom each school reports.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Click here to visit the Chantry Middle School website for more information.

Closing date is Wednesday 10th May at 12 noon
Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May
Interviews are scheduled to take place week beginning 15th May

 

Teacher of Year 5

School: Chantry Middle School

PERMANENT CONTRACT 1.0 fte (main scale or upper pay scale).

‘Pupils are proud of their school and participate enthusiastically in a range of clubs and activities. They behave well in lessons and around the school’ (OFSTED 2014)

Applications are invited for the above post to start in September 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced teacher to join our strong team and to play a key role in supporting its ongoing development. The successful applicant will be able to teach a variety of subjects across Year 5 and are asked to state which subjects they could offer at Key Stage 3.

Chantry is a large middle school with over 520 students from Years 5 – 8, situated in the town of Morpeth in Northumberland. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive and truly comprehensive school built on traditional principles and with very high standards. Our purpose is to show each individual that they matter and will be valued for their contribution to the world in which they live. We provide learning and enriching experiences to inspire, motivate, stretch and meet the needs of all learners.

The school is part of the Three Rivers Learning Trust, with Newminster Middle School and The King Edward VI High School. Whilst the schools are separate with their own unique identity, there is one engaged and supportive Board of Directors, to whom each school reports.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Click here to visit the Chantry Middle School website for more information.

Closing date is Wednesday 10th May at 12 noon
Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May
Interviews are scheduled to take place week beginning 15th May

Lateral Art Competition

IMG_6061Congratulations to Ruaridh Lang, Y11 GCSE Art & Design, for winning the junior section of the Lateral Art Competition with his pencil study, “Drawing of a boy”.

Ruaridh’s drawing demonstrated an exceptional level of skill and conveyed a real sense of dialogue and emotion for the subject of the portrait. The theme for the competition was ‘Black and White’.

March Competition Results

How do you revise?

356px-Simple_questionmark.svgFrequently, revising is described as a concoction of reading and highlighting notes, with perhaps some exam questions answered for good measure.

It is important to realise that everyone learns differently. To maximise your revision success you should find out how you learn best at brainbox.co.uk.

Once you know, don’t get too hung upon what type of learner you are but consider how you might use this information to maximise your learning. For example, if you have inclination towards being an auditory learner, a dictaphone may be useful to record information to replay before you fall asleep.

Visit getrevising.co.uk for more ideas.

 

KEVI Awarded IAG Gold

IAGWe are extremely proud to have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award, that recognises our commitment and practice in preparing our students for life beyond school. The award acknowledges the vision and ethos of the Learning Trust as a whole, with specific recognition of the work King Edward’s have developed over the past three years.

Paul Carvin, Chair of The Three Rivers Learning Trust said “The Gold Status Award is wonderful news for the school. It reflects the huge amount of effort and dedication that the staff at the school have put into ensuring that all students get outstanding information, advice and guidance about their future careers. The Three Rivers Learning Trust, of which King Edward’s is a part, places a very high regard on ensuring that students are really well prepared for life when they leave formal learning and venture into the world of work. It is important that the school works with a range of employers and other partners to give students the best possible support as they move into employment – this award show that we do just that. I would like to congratulate colleagues at King Edwards for the excellent work that they do. They should be really delighted with the Award”.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

18619684This week’s book recommendation is from Ms Spraggon who recommends ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’.

One of my favourite books is The Time Traveler’s Wife. It’s a unique story of love across time, exploring the lengths to which two people will go to in order to be together.

Henry has a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel uncontrollably and his wife Clare has to cope with the unexplained disappearances.

Although the author wrote it as a metaphor for her failed relationships I believe it is still a hopeful book with a positive message.

Year 9 and 10 Netball success

The Y9 netball team recently won the Northumberland U14 Netball League. This win completes a fantastic season for the squad which saw more than 30 girls represent KEVI at netball. Congratulations girls! Netball practice resumes in September – existing and new players welcome.

The Y10 Netball team have won the U15 Northumberland Netball League, which means they have ‘done the double’ after winning the U15 Northumberland Netball Tournament earlier in the season. There has been great commitment and team spirit from the squad which is made up of 16 girls. Congratulations to you all!

Simon Love

SimonYear of leaving? 

2009

Current Job

Private Client Tax Advisor

Favourite subject in school and why?

I loved Maths – I liked how each question is black and white, right or wrong, applying logic throughout. I know Maths isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but it certainly was mine!

What have you done since leaving KEVI?

I went on to study Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. After graduating, I joined KPMG as a Private Client Tax Advisor, helping wealthy individuals to comply with their tax obligations. I started out working in London but I’m now based in Bristol. I also became a Chartered Accountant as part of my role.

What has been your biggest achievement in life and how did your experience at KEVI help you to achieve other successes?

I feel that my biggest achievement was coming out of university with a first class degree – I struggled with the work in my first couple of years as it was a big step up from A-levels in terms of difficulty and volume. The extra-curricular activities I participated in at school have helped a lot with a number of skills useful in many aspects of life, for example time management and leadership.

What one piece of advice would you give to current students?

Stick at it and work hard throughout school. School is a complicated and busy time of life but good discipline and work ethic developed in your school years will follow you through to whatever you decide to do afterwards, whether that be further study or the world of work. That’s not to say you can’t have fun though!

What’s your next big goal?

Keep working hard at my job and progress up the career ladder.