Newbury Hall is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Safeguarding is a priority with arrangements in place to ensure learners feel and are safe on school premises and during off-site activities. The learner experience and individual achievement are paramount and safeguarding initiatives are developed to impact positively upon this. The school ensures safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and revisiting policies, procedures and associated arrangements.
The school provides a safe physical environment for its learners and staff, ensuring that campuses and premises are of a good standard. Health & Safety arrangements are in place to ensure adherence to current legislation and guidance.
Newbury Hall operates rigorous safer recruitment and induction procedures designed to emphasise the school’s commitment to the safeguarding of its learners and staff. The procedures include interrogating application forms for gaps in education and work histories to be explained at interview, questioning at interview stage by a panel including members with safer recruitment qualifications, verifying qualifications, acquiring references, performing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, checking barred lists and acquiring other overseas police records checks. It is a condition of employment that all staff train to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities. Staff are expected to attend internal and external training and awareness sessions covering safeguarding issues throughout their induction and ongoing employment.
The school has a designated safeguarding lead and policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and other safeguarding issues, together with recording and monitoring processes. The proprietor and the senior leadership team will continue to keep abreast of developments in this area and implement arrangements to continually improve the safety and awareness of its learners and staff.
Newbury Hall’s policies for safeguarding, safer recruitment, recruitment of ex-offenders, etc can be found at https://newburyhall.me/links/.
Application pack contents (links):
Recruitment and Induction Procedures – Newbury Hall (important – please read)
Job Description – Tutor – Newbury Hall
Person Specification – Tutor – Newbury Hall
Safeguarding Statement – Newbury Hall
Self-Disclosure Form – Newbury Hall
Reference Request Form – Newbury Hall (for information only – we will contact referees directly using the details you provide on your application form below)
Houseparent (part-time, bank, weekend, evenings)
Newbury Hall is currently recruiting a Houseparent to assist with the supervision and care of its students. Newbury Hall is seeking to expand its bank, part-time, evening and weekend staffing provision. Evening or day shifts would be available depending on requirements. Newbury Hall is a flexible employer and willing to work with staff with regard to availability and shift patterns.
Reporting to: Student Services Manager
The post holder will be expected to be supportive of the Student Services Manager in the creation of a happy, safe and stimulating environment, caring for the general health, good discipline and pastoral welfare of the students and the organisation of the Residence and its resources. Above all and in every circumstance, the post holder would be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in their charge.
Prior experience in a similar role – for example summer school teaching, supervisory or residential work – would support a candidate’s application. The candidate would be able to follow the routines established by the SLT to ensure the Residence is a happy, homely safe environment. To ensure the physical and emotional welfare of the students by developing supportive, positive relationships with them. To respect the dignity of each individual, and have regard for the school’s boarding statement and vision. To respect the confidentiality of any information with which you may become acquainted. To supervise meals and ensure dining room is left clean and tidy. To undertake any other reasonable duties requested in the interest of the Residence and School.
This offer would suit an enthusiastic newcomer to houseparenting as much as a more experienced candidate (for example, previous houseparenting or teaching assistant experience). The role can be very demanding and it is crucial that the candidate has a keen interest in working in education with young people in order to be able to meet the day to day challenges of working in a busy, educational environment. Interview discussions will involve opportunities for candidates to describe how they would demonstrate their friendliness and potential for engaging with and inspiring our students; and to explain their interest in helping to educate young people. There will be no written assessment at interview.
Vacancies and Application
To apply online, please see the application pack for each role, and then complete the standardised application form using the link at the bottom of this page. Please note that we cannot accept other CVs or applications.
Newbury Hall will only consider applications offering a complete ten-year work/study history. Any gaps in the online application form will be explored at interview.
For all roles at Newbury Hall we expect candidates to demonstrate an ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Questions will always be asked at interview to assess knowledge of the following key safeguarding documents, which candidates are advised to read in advance:
- KCSIE Part 1 (Keeping Children Safe in Education)
- Staff Code of Conduct – Annex A
- Newbury Hall’s Safeguarding policy
Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS criminal records check and to provide a clean police records check from recent overseas residencies. Please see the DBS’ code of practice for further information; a paper copy is available on request to all those subject to checking.
Our safer recruitment and recruitment of ex-offenders policies can be found here.
Newbury Hall is currently recruiting for teachers for English as a second language and for IGCSE and A-level subjects. Demand from students for different subjects at different levels or for various English courses varies throughout the year and hours are offered in response. If interested, please first look through the documents in the Application Pack above, and then complete the online application using the link at the bottom of this page.
Part Time Domestic/Facilities Assistant.
Newbury Hall is currently recruiting a Part Time Domestic/Facilities person to assist with cleaning and other domestic tasks. Newbury Hall is seeking to expand its bank and part-time staffing provision. Shifts or hours are available subject to current requirements. Newbury Hall is a flexible employer and willing to work with staff with regard to availability and shift patterns.
The post holder will have experience in domestic/facilities work and having done such work in a school environment will be an advantage.
The post holder will report to the Student Services Manager with regard to tasks and duties.
Please complete our online application form:
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