We are extremely proud of our school. It is a special place to learn and work and, at Cams Hill, it is definitely the people that make the place: pupils, staff; parents and carers. All staff are part of a culture of trust, autonomy, parity, respect and are regularly recognised for their contributions. All staff complete annual performance management reviews with the opportunity to receive progression through the pay scale and the potential to receive remuneration for exceptional performance.
Cams Hill School recognises the benefits derived from investing in our staff, and there are a number of additional benefits available to all staff:
- Teachers Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Professional development opportunities
- Free parking for all staff
- Access to School Dining with Chef Manager
- Childcare vouchers if already part of the scheme
- Annual Flu Jabs offered via the onsite welfare team, free
- Assistance towards eye tests and glasses
For teaching staff we are able to offer the following:
- 0.68 average contact ratio for teaching which is far lower than national average. Our teachers have more time to plan, prepare and evaluate their teaching
- Average class size of 23.7 so teachers have greater ability to build relationships with smaller classes
- An evidence informed approach to assessment, marking and feedback which supports pupil learning and manageable workload for teachers
- A programme of Continued Professional Learning designed to develop teachers at every stage of their career
- Performance management targets which are not based on pupil performance data
- Departmental work/ staff rooms in many subject areas
- IT equipment – laptops, ipads for all teachers
- Interactive whiteboards installed in all classrooms
If you would like to be part of a school which develops pupils to be positive contributors to society, and which values its staff, we would very much like to hear from you.
QUALIFYING IN SEPTEMBER 2022?
Starting your ECT adventure in September 2022? Join our innovative and creative team at Cams Hill School and start one of the most rewarding professional journeys you’ll undertake.
We’re looking for the best ECTs to join a school where pupils are inspired, proud, happy, and thrive. Cams Hill staff nurture pupils to make great progress, and are prepared as responsible, kind, resilient citizens for life beyond education. We fully believe that memorable schooling is central to our success and our teachers are at the heart of this journey, always going “above and beyond”.
We would like to invite trainee teachers who share our ethos to contact Cams Hill School to discuss potential vacancies for the next academic year. We are keen to recruit the best teachers and we welcome early conversations with those interested in joining a high attaining, dynamic environment. We offer you superb CPL to complete your ECT induction, fully supported by trained mentors who are committed to ensuring your success at the start of your teaching career. We are particularly interested to hear from those training to teach English.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise an informal discussion with Mrs Jenny Lawrence, Assistant Headteacher. If you’d like to complete a speculative application form, please click the ‘Teaching Application Form’ link on the vacancies page of the website and return your form to email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Mrs Gwennan Harrison-Jones.
Salary: Voluntary. £0 per annum
Hours: 4-year term of office, Hours vary
Cams Hill School are recruiting Governors to join an enthusiastic, committed Board of Governors. School Governors are volunteers who are responsible for governing a school and directing how it is managed and run.
The role includes:
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the school
- The board creates robust accountability for executive leaders through rigorous analysis of performance data and financial information.
- Setting the school’s vision and values, and the strategy for achieving this vision
- The school’s vision will centre on pupil progress and achievement. Working with senior leaders, the board sets strategic objectives to help the school reach its goals.
- Ensuring the school’s financial success and probity
- Governors are responsible for ensuring that the school operates with regularity, propriety and value for money, using only the resources it has available.
The role responsibilities include:
- Develop the schools vision and strategy
- Establish a culture of high educational standards, which promotes staff and pupil wellbeing
- Ensure all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
- Monitor provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities
- Monitor educational performance of the school, using a range of data sources
- Ensure stakeholders (parents, pupils, staff and the local community) are informed and consulted as appropriate
- Approve the budget for the school
- Monitor and evaluate the school’s financial performance
- Approve and review school policies, and hold staff to account for their implementation
- Ensure the school is compliant with legal requirements, including that all statutory policies and documents are in place
- Carry out the appointment and performance management of the Headteacher
- Monitor and evaluate the school’s staffing structure
- Monitor health and safety in the school
Skills and experience
Essential for all Governors:
- Critical listening and the ability to ask effective questions
- Strategic thinking
- Excellent communication
- Problem solving and analysis
Desirable – one or more of the following:
- Understanding of data
- Finance and/or accounting knowledge
- HR experience
- Knowledge of education
- Leadership and management
- Risk management
- Legal expertise
- Marketing and communications
The time commitment for the Governor role will vary. There are six Full Governing Body meetings held per year which are attended by all Governors. These meetings are normally held on weekday evenings and last between 1 – 3 hours; however, this may vary as required.
Governors also sit on a committee focused on an area they have knowledge of, or are particularly interested in. Cams Hill School has three committees including; Resources Committee, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and Pastoral Committee. You will be allocated to one committee which will meet six times a year.
You will be expected to prepare for meetings including reading papers and preparing questions for senior leaders.
You will also be expected to undertake any training required to enable you to discharge your role effectively.
Governors are also expected to visit the school while it is open to pupils and prepare reports on the findings of their visits.
The Governor role is voluntary and is unpaid; however, some expenses can be claimed.
If you would like to apply, please download the Governor Application pack on our website www.camshill.com.
Mrs Abby Elliott, Clerk to Governors, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01392 231641
Cams Hill School
Following shortlisting, applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and one other Governor.
This post is offered subject to the terms and conditions laid down by Cams Hill School. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other pre-appointment checks. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Location: Cams Hill School
Salary: £4.30 an hour
Hours: 37 hours per week, term time
To apply for this apprenticeship, please follow this link: https://apprenticeships.highbury.ac.uk/vacancies/2403/teaching-assistant-level-3.html
This role is subject to a successful DBS check that the employer will provide
Cams Hill School is a mainstream secondary school catering for pupils aged 11-16 (approx. 1200 pupils) with a broad and balanced curriculum, a traditional culture of academic rigour and a programme of phenomenal co-curricular opportunities for all pupils.
We develop highly qualified, confident, resilient pupils based around four key principles. We work hard to:
• Inspire all pupils, providing challenging, engaging, enjoyable learning experiences, maximising progress, achievement, attainment, and enjoyment.
• Nurture and care for all our pupils. We provide high quality advice, guidance, and support along with personalised care. All our pupils feel valued and are therefore enabled to achieve to their potential.
We ensure each and every pupil is given opportunities to;
• Achieve to the highest possible standards. They are given a strong academic foundation and develop skills and attributes to go far in life beyond Cams Hill. We are very proud that our pupils leave us as confident, resilient, lifelong learners;
• Excel above and beyond. At Cams Hill School there are no limits. We strive to stretch and challenge all and actively encourage them to aim high; to make mistakes, overcome obstacles and learn, with our support and guidance, to bounce back.
The role will mainly involve supporting pupils with SEN in their lessons. It may also involve small group, or one-to-one work outside the classroom.
This role is ideal if you are looking for a career within the Education Sector, whether as a teaching assistant or as a “stepping stone” to become a fully qualified teacher.
To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for specified periods of time.
Each Curriculum Linked Teaching Assistant will be linked to a specific curriculum area as defined by SENDCo and Curriculum Leader, this may be subject to review and change.
There will be training and support that will give you the skills and confidence to carry out the following:
• To implement agreed work programmes with individual pupils/groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas.
• To assist the teacher in the whole planning, teaching and assessment cycle.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
• Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
• To work with groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning.
• Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
• To implement all policies and practices in line with the ethos of the school.
• Interact on a professional level with all colleagues and establish and maintain good working relationships which will promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise pupils’ achievement.
• Assist with the planning of focussed learning activities.
Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
• Promote excellent pupil behaviour.
• Administer routine tests and invigilate exams where necessary.
• Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, printing, money, administer coursework etc.
• To relate well to children and adults
• Work in a team in order to achieve successful outcomes for learners
• Plan own workload
• Use own initiative to improve areas of practice
• Good numeracy/literacy skills
Effective use of ICT to support learning
• Convey information clearly and accurately
• Work effectively as part of a team
• Awareness of the importance of confidentiality
• Good written and oral skills for report writing, maintaining pupil records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues
• Physical and emotional resilience and reliability under pressure
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
• A “can do” attitude”
• Commitment to working to a high standard to support educational excellence for our pupils
• Relate well to pupils, parents/carers, staff and other professionals
GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both
Due to the nature of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills/equivalent results will not be considered.
What does the programme include?
The Level 3 Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include:
• Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.
This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.
What attendance is required?
This may involve some training in the evenings and during the school holidays.
Learning and assessment
Apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. In addition, they will need to complete a portfolio of evidence to support the professional discussion.
The end point assessment (EPA) must be completed within a 3 month period after the apprentice has met the EPA gateway requirements.
The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:
• Practical observation with questions & answers
• Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.
Performance in the EPA will determine the apprenticeship grade of distinction, pass or fail.
Portsmouth College and Highbury College have merged to become the City of Portsmouth College. This apprenticeship will be registered under the Highbury College apprenticeship banner, with teaching and learning support from Portsmouth College.
Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, Cams Hill School would like to offer you a full time job.
Location: Cams Hill School
Salary: Grade C £18,933 - £19,941 FTE, Actual Salary £16,238 - £17,103 per annum
Hours: Full-Time hours, 37 hours, 39 weeks a year (Term time only, part time considered)
Application Deadline: 06-06-2022
We are looking to appoint an able, skilled and versatile technician with a passion for D&T to join our thriving team.
The role involves supporting teachers to deliver an inspiring curriculum where pupils flourish and make exceptional progress by helping with the preparation of materials and teaching areas for practical lessons, supporting lessons. displaying work, maintaining departmental equipment and ordering and maintaining stock levels. It is a busy work environment so a calm demeanor is also essential for this role.
Successful applicants will be highly motivated, energetic and dedicated, with the ability to take initiative and a willingness to get involved. Willingness to work with pupils in enrichment activities is also highly valued.
Do you have an interest in design and technology?
Are you a flexible, resilient team player?
Do you have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills?
If you have answered yes to the questions above and would like to apply, please download an application pack from the Staff Vacancies page on our website: www.camshill.com.
Applications are invited at your earliest convenience; immediate interviews may be arranged upon receipt of suitable applications.
Closing date: Midday, Monday 06 June 2022
Start date: Thursday 01 September 2022
Contact Details – e-mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01329 231641
Headteacher: Gwennan Harrison-Jones
Shearwater Avenue, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8AH
11-16 Mixed Comprehensive