Textiles Teacher Required

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by Rob Martlew

Textiles Teacher
Permanent full-time contract
Required for September 2019

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher of Design and Technology to join our successful Technology Department and to teach Textiles across Key Stages 3 and 4. This position is suitable for either a Newly Qualified Teacher or a more experienced colleague wishing to broaden their experience.

The Technology department is supportive and vibrant. We currently offer Textiles, Resistant Materials and Food at Key Stage 3, incorporating some Systems and Control. GCSE options in Textiles, Timbers and Food Preparation & Nutrition are popular choices. The department is well resourced and staff teach in their own specialist rooms. We are now part of the Synergy Multi-Academy Trust and therefore have strong links with the Technology department at Reepham High School and College.

You will receive high quality support and CPD and will be encouraged to develop enquiry that will improve your pedagogy. We aim to develop our staff so that they can move rapidly into leadership positions. If you would like to be part of our future, working with an employer who will listen to you, challenge and support your decision making, as well as provide you with a wealth of resources to fulfil this fantastic opportunity, your application will be welcomed.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If appointed, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with child protection policies and practices. You will also need to provide two satisfactory references.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, please contact Rhonda Taylor-Balls, Headteacher’s PA, to arrange.

Textiles Teacher – Application pack

Synergy Teaching Application Form

Ofsted report PDF Final

GCSE Exam Period

Posted on: February 14th, 2019 by Rob Martlew

GCSE Exam Period Contingency Period

The summer written exam period will run from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019. However for the summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” period has been set by the examination awarding bodies. This contingency period for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations”. The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The contingency period lasts until Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam up to and including Wednesday 26 June 2019. This is not a school/college decision and applies to all candidates in all schools.

Parent Info

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Parent Info is a free website and newsfeed for parents and carers. Its newsfeed function enables schools and family-focused organisations to host and share expert advice and information through their own websites.

Parent Info aims to raise parents’ confidence in digital parenting skills and help them to make informed decisions about addressing the risks their children face. To date, Parent Info has commissioned content from over 40 organisations specialising in topics such as sex, relationships, online safety, body image, peer pressure, radicalisation, extremism and mental health.

Parent Info is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command and Parent Zone, the leading provider of information, training and support, making the internet work for families.

Please follow link for more information Parent Info


The Brilliant Club in Paris

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

In July, two of our students were invited to attend a conference in Paris. The two students, Poppy Henson and Amelia Platt, had been chosen because of their outstanding work produced though Litcham’s ‘Brilliant Club’. Through the conference at the Universite Diderot Paris they met and worked with academics from several European and American universities, all focusing on the work of American nineteenth century poets and artists – some fairly obscure but certainly worth rediscovering. The conference particularly re-examined the work of the artist May Alcott Neirike, the younger sister of Louisa May Alcott who wrote the classic novel ‘Little Women’.

Among many opportunities for both girls resulting from this conference, Amelia was asked to write a piece for the September edition of the prestigious American publication ‘US Studies Online’ and this link will allow you to see the excellent article she wrote http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/conference-review-recovering-may-alcott-nierikers-life-and-work-universite-paris-diderot/

Open Evening

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Open Evening

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 from 6.30pm

Invitation to parents, carers and Year 6 pupils

September 2019 Intake

We offer exceptionally strong academic outcomes, placing us amongst the best schools in the region. We have excellent facilities, and provide outstanding opportunities
in a caring and nurturing environment.

An opportunity to meet our Headteacher, staff and pupils and to learn about the work of the school.

We are a GOOD school…
“care and support for pupils are outstanding”
Ofsted 2015