We have an opportunity for a Medical Officer to join our Multi-Academy Trust in Feltham and to work at Springwest Academy which is one of the schools in the Trust.
The role of Medical Officer is always busy and challenging. You will make a difference to the lives of young people every day. We are looking for a conscientious individual with a child centered approach to support the health and well-being of all students to enable them to fully participate in learning.
Your main duties will include:
Responding to the day to day health and first aid needs of students;
Leading on whole-school first aid provision;
Supporting students with medical needs such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or mental health concerns;
Being responsible for administering prescribed drugs which are necessary to be taken by students during the school day, ensuring that parental consent is obtained and recorded;
Working collaboratively with the outside agencies including educational psychologists and counsellors;
Working with the Designated and Deputy Safeguarding Leads in the context of prioritising the safeguarding and welfare of children;
The timely maintenance and updating of electronic student medical records.
What we would like from you:
To be a qualified first aider who is 3 day first aid trained;
A nursing qualification is desirable but not essential;
Previous school experience is desirable but not essential;
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, especially with children;
Self-awareness with the ability to be both confident and calm under pressure;
The ability to engage confidently with students, parents, colleagues and outside agencies.
Here at Springwest Academy, part of Tudor Park Education Trust, we’re always seeking to better our best. We strive to provide outstanding teaching and abundant opportunities in a wonderfully diverse and compassionate community. We lead by example, providing the inspiration and encouragement needed to nurture fledgling aspirations, confidence and motivation. There is a culture of working together with an "At Springwest we…" approach to everything we do. Students can focus on making strong progress in a safe and happy environment because they know this is how we do it here. Our recent Section 8 Ofsted inspection (Jan 2018) confirmed that we are on our journey to outstanding.
As an employer, we are committed to equal opportunities and promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff. We will invest in your training and career development and will support you in qualifying as a teacher if you decide that is the career path for you.
Springwest Academy is located on a large green site less than 30 minutes from Waterloo and only 7 minutes’ walk from Feltham station. With easy access to the M3 and M4 we are also well located for staff looking to live outside of central London.
If this sounds like the job for you then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Penny Davies by telephone on 0208 831 3007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information you need.
Contract start date: Mid to end September 2021
Application closing date: 12:00pm on Thursday 16th September 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be held according to application
Salary: Scale 5 of the NJC Support Staff Pay Scale (£21,333)
Hours: 36 hours a week (5 days) - 39 weeks per year (term time only)
Contract type: Full-time
Contract term: Permanent
Early finish every Friday.
Cycle to work scheme.
Free annual flu jabs.
Interest-free annual season ticket loan up to £3,000 to cover the cost of public travel between home and the workplace.
‘Finder’s fee’ recruitment programme.
On-site day nursery and a preschool (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) offering discount to our staff.
The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme is available to all eligible Trust employees.
Employee Assistance Programme offering free & confidential counselling as well as general advice including financial.
Tudor Park Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake online safeguarding training and all positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Two references will be sought for every candidate that is called for interview.
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Our culture is one of aspiration, progression and innovation.
We think differently: take our school day as an example. Our later start of 9:20am for students allows our staff time to plan in the morning, whilst they are fresh. It also responds to the adolescent brain, which is more alert later in the morning.
We offer genuine support and guidance to our staff at all stages of their career, after all, you are our most important resource. This may be through informal conversations with colleagues or the Teaching and Learning team, learning walks or discussions with your line manager.
We hold the highest aspirations for staff and students alike. Support is given to increase your impact through high quality and well planned professional development.
You know the difference a great education can make to a child's future and are determined that their socio-economic background will not dictate this.
You believe that establishing strong relationships with students supports their personal development and preparedness to learn.
You work collaboratively and understand that we achieve more working together.
You have a relentless focus on the development of your practice and welcome coaching and support.
Beatrice, English Teacher
Being an NQT at Springwest Academy has been an enriching experience; I feel like my voice is heard and my teaching philosophy valued, not only during department meetings but CPD too. I truly feel that this school is progressive and is open to exploring new, research based teaching strategies. This has really improved my professional development. Most importantly, there is, and has been since I arrived as a trainee, a comfortable, trusting and positive atmosphere throughout the school with excellent teachers which has made my time here.
Jennie, Science Teacher
The most positive aspect of my job has been the relationships that I have been able to build with the students, who are diverse and engaging. The senior management have been very flexible and understanding of my need for a home life balance and have supported me so that I have always been able to ‘be there’ for my own family.