Our People

Everyone who works at Little Lever is part of a team whose purpose is to ‘help every person achieve things they never thought they could’. Everyone has their part to play and every part is important and valued. We recognise that people make the biggest difference to helping us achieve our core purpose!

Meet The Team

  • Trustees

    Chair of Trust: Karina Carter (Safeguarding / HR)

    Vice Chair of Trust: Sally McFarlane (Leadership & Management / SEND)

    Edward Mellor (Finance)

    Paul Hodgkinson (Personal Development / Disadvantaged Students / Life Chances / Behaviour & Attitudes)

    Jane Thompson (Quality of Education)

    Parent Trustee: Jane Jones (Quality of Education)

    Parent Trustee: Paul Philbin (Health & Safety)

    Staff Trustee: Mike Isherwood

    Judith Twentyman (Community)

    Kristian Halliwell

    Anthony Connell

  • Senior Leaders

    Principal: Mr D Mckeon

     

    Vice Principals: Ms R Naylor (Deep Learning), Mr P Davies (Deep Support)

         

    Assistant Vice Principals: Mr S Cordwell (Deep Learning/Support), Ms M Moore (Deep Learning)

         

    Associate Senior Leaders: Mr M Isherwood (Deep Support/Data), Ms H Fowler (Deep Learning), Mr I Rowlinson (Pupil Premium Champion)

    Designated Safeguarding Leader / Intervention Leader: Mr A Cook

    Head of Inclusion (SENCo): Mrs C Fernside

  • Subject Teams

    English

    Leader of English: Ms G Hutchinson

    Assistant Leader of English: Ms J Calvert, Literacy Co-ordinator: Ms Henshall Davies, Leader of Character: Mr P Lloyd, Support SENCO: Ms V Coope, Teachers of English: Mr S Reynolds, Ms V Coope, Ms H Crook, Ms A Hughes, Ms J Sofokleous, Lead Coach: Mr D Seddon

    Mathematics

    Leader of Mathematics: Mr M Isherwood

    Assistant Leader of Mathematics: Mr J Barry, Lead Coach: Ms C Stubbs, Leader of Character: Mr D Morris, Teachers of Mathematics: Ms H Brown, Ms A Costello, Mr P Stanley, Ms J Chew, Mr J Wilson

    Science

    Leader of Science: Mr I Rowlinson

    Assistant Leader of Science: Ms S Hargreaves, Lead Coach: Mr C Woodward, Teachers of Science: Ms T Mistry, Ms J Hughes, Mr S Harte, Ms S Craven, Ms J Rawstron, Mr S Devanzo, Ms S Dakri

    Computing

    Leader of Computing, Business & Media: Ms S Farrimond

    Leader of Computing: Mr J Bell

    Teachers of Business & ICT: Ms E Givens, Ms M Moore

    MFL

    Leader of MFL: Ms H Fowler

    Teachers of MFL: Ms J Brown,Ms E Jordan

    Humanities

    Leader of Humanities: Mr M Foulkes

    Leader of RE: Ms S Morris

    Teacher of RE / Intervention Leader: Mr J McHugh,

    Leader of History: Ms L Grellier

    Teacher of Geography / PLB Leader: Mr K Wilson Teacher of Geography: Ms R Sutcliffe, Teachers of History: Ms R Mortimer, Mr M Sale, Mr P Davies, Mr A Cook

    PE

    Leader of Sport, Health and Character: Mr B Chadwick

    Acting Leader of PE / Leader of Careers: Mr M Welch, Leader of Health: Ms J Bannister, Teacher of Girls’ PE: Ms H Ely, Teacher of Boys’ PE: Mr J Roper

    Art

    Leader of Art: Ms B Sulek

    Teachers of Art: Ms A Shaw, Mr S Cordwell

    Technology

    Leader of Technology: Ms L Ward

    Teachers of Technology: Ms A Hopkinson, Mr M Atkins, Mr C Lambert

    Performing Arts

    Leader of Performing Arts: Mr R Poole

    Teacher of Music: Mr M Cornish, Leader of Drama: Ms M Higgins

    PSHCE

    Leader of PSHCE: Ms L Ward

  • Support Staff

    Learning Leaders

    Learning Leader Manager (Year 7, 8 & 9 including Transition): Ms S Leigh

    Year 8 & 9 Leader: Mr M Beaumont, Year 10 & 11 Leaders: Ms T Hills, Ms S Guy

    SEND, PLB & Inclusion

    Head of Inclusion (SENCo): Ms C Fernside

    Support SENCO: Ms V Coope

    TA4 Emot & Mental: Ms J May, TA4 Internal Isolation / Key Worker: Mr J Chamberlain, TA4 PLB Supervisor / Key Worker: Ms K Atherton-MacAuley, Ms H Thompson, TA4 Nurture: Ms K Wilson, TA3 EAL / INA: Ms K Patel, TA3: Ms V Glover, Ms A Kelly, Attendance / Key Worker: Ms L Rothwell

    TA2: Mr A Campbell, Ms S Beaumont, Ms L Grimes, Ms E Preston, Ms O Hall, Ms N Fletcher, Ms S Barlow,, Ms A Farthing, Ms A Marothi, Ms D Ainsworth, Ms G Goodwill, Ms C Jackson, Ms Y Razavi, Ms A Williams

    Cover Supervisors: Ms K Calderbank, Ms Z Aji

    Business & Administration

    Operations Director: Mr J Adamopoulos

    PA to the Principal and Secretary to the Trust: Ms M Kelly

    Data & Examinations Manager: Mr P Beal

    Finance Manager: Ms N Harrison

    Finance Assistant: Ms S Buckley (Tue-Thur-Fri)

    Administrator / Reception: Ms K Hill (3 days), Ms R Hayward (2 days)

    Office Manager: Ms J Rothwell

    Systems Manager: Ms J Lord

    HR Officer: Ms J Ogden

    Attendance & Welfare Leader: Ms M Richardson

    Attendance / Key Worker: Ms L Rothwell

    Administrator (Volunteer): Ms B Pearson

     

    IT Technicians

    IT Manager: Mr S Kay, IT Technician: Mr P Whittaker

    Site & Sports Centre

    Site Manager: Mr P Donnelly, Assistant Site Manager: Mr C Smethurst, Mr A Turner, Sports Centre Manager: Mr J Noble, Sports Centre Assistant: Ms S Brown

    Technicians

    Technology Technician: Ms J Blight, Laboratory Technician: Ms S Taylor-Jones, Food Technology Technician: Ms D Rothwell

     

Staff Well-being

  • Well-being Credits

    Every member of the Little Lever Team receives three two-hour Well-being Credits each year.  These can be used whenever staff want to use them and can be used for a range of things.  Many staff will use them to see their children’s nativity play or sports day or finish early on a Friday to enjoy a long weekend away with their family or friends.

  • No Meetings After School

    We organise our curriculum intelligently so we maximise the time we spend in school.  Our teachers have no meetings after school.  We want teachers to spend their time designing great lessons, delivering great lessons, assessing students work and giving feedback in the most impactful way.  This is all we want them to concentrate on!

    Leaders do have meetings after school but this is an essential part of evaluating the impact of our strategies and adjusting these to ensure they have the desired impact on students’ learning.

  • No Duties for Teaching Staff

    We ensure that before and after school duties as well as lunch time duties are done by Leaders in the school.  Again, we want teachers to concentrate on teaching and this alone!  We operate a split lunch and a split break during the school day. Teachers may at times be asked to complete a Break time duty.

  • Directed Time

    We use directed time for one simple thing… so we have maximum impact in helping every person achieve things they never thought they could.  We cut out any none essential work that detracts from our core purpose and regularly review our practices to ensure we do this.  As a result, Directed Time at Little Lever is typically 100 hours less than the recommended time stated in the Standard Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.  Our aim is to work as efficiently as we can with the sole aim of achieving our core purpose.

  • Collaborative Planning

    We close the school early on a Wednesday at 2.15pm to allow subject teams to meet together to collaboratively plan the curriculum and monitor and evaluate the impact of their teaching practices on students’ learning.

Work With Us

I am delighted that you are interested in joining the team at Little Lever.

Everything we do at Little Lever operates around our core purpose; ‘To help every person achieve things they never thought they could’

We are very proud to be one of the most improved schools in the country and we feel this is merely the start of more great things to come.  We have great facilities and always want to be at the ‘cutting edge’ of education so we can give our students a truly world class education.  We have a dedicated, friendly and passionate team who are determined to improve the life chances of every child no matter who they are or where they come from.

We want to recruit staff who are keen to work with us to deliver our core purpose and create a world class school.  Little Lever has a great school community, its vibrant, purposeful, caring and an enjoyable place to learn for students and staff.

Continuous professional development is at the heart of what we do and we invest heavily in the learning and development of all staff to support their career and personal development.  Please visit the ‘Our Teaching’ section of the website for more details on this.

Our Teaching page

If you meet the criteria for the post, I hope you will make an application to join us.

In the meantime if you have any queries or would like to visit the school please contact the school on 01204 333300 or email jog@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk to make an appointment.

Thank you

Mr Mckeon

Principal

Please view the current vacancies below…

Vacancy - Design Technology Technician

Design Technology Technician Job Description

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Design Technology Technician Application Form

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Little Lever School, part of the Lever Academy Trust combines a high quality learning and teaching environment with a caring and supportive ethos. We ensure every student is known and feels valued and expect the best from everyone, every day.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Design Technician to provide practical support, cleaning and routine maintenance and paperwork in the Technology and Art Departments. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance these already highly successful teams, as we aim to be outstanding in all we do. The post is available for a September 2020 start.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Pay scale range – Grade C SCP 4 – 6

£10567.84 – £10995.12 actual salary on term time plus one week, 25 hours a week

Permanent contract starting September 2020

The school maintain high expectations and staff receive good training. Students have positive attitudes towards their learning and behave with consideration and respect for others. We constantly strive to build on the work we already do to enhance the opportunities and experiences we provide our students. Moving forward, Lever Academy Trust believe collaborative and developmental approaches help enhance the pedagogical skills of our staff and in turn improve the outcomes and achievements of our students are fundamental to sustaining success.

We recognise the people that work within the Lever Academy Trust are the decisive element in helping all our students to achieve great things.  We expect the very best from everyone every day and are focused on people.  We want our students to achieve the very best outcomes and develop the character traits of resilience, resourcefulness and respect so they are ready to be successful in local, national and international environments.

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and it expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application forms and further details are available to download from the tabs above. Completed applications should be returned to the Principal, Mr D Mckeon via HR jog@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk

Due to the current closure of school. this vacancy will remain open until 6th July 2020 when shortlisting and interviews will be arranged depending on the schools operational status.

Vacancy - TA2 SEND

TA2 SEND Job Description

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TA2 SEND Application Form

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Little Lever School, part of the Lever Academy Trust combines a high quality learning and teaching environment with a caring and supportive ethos. We ensure every student is known and feels valued and expect the best from everyone, every day.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, passionate Teaching Assistant to join our enthusiastic team. The post is available for a September 2020 start.

TEACHING ASSISTANT LEVEL 2 – SEND

Grade D SCP (6 – 11) Actual salary £11,729 – £12,950 plus an SNA of £788.66

26.67 Hours over 5 days – Term Time plus 5 days

Required until July 2021 in the first instance

The post holder will be a member of the School’s Inclusion Team working under the supervision and direction/guidance of the Head of Inclusion (SENCO). You will be required to work in a variety of ways to ensure that students with additional needs are fully included in the life of the learning community and have equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. As a Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Implement structured learning programmes for students with an EHCP and other students within the Inclusion Department
  • Provide support for a range of teaching and learning activities in school
  • Provide support for individual students and groups of students in specific areas of the curriculum or during transitions

We recognise the people that work within the Lever Academy Trust are the decisive element in helping all our students to achieve great things.  We expect the very best from everyone every day and are focused on people.  We want our students to achieve the very best outcomes and develop the character traits of resilience, resourcefulness and respect so they are ready to be successful in local, national and international environments.

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and it expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application forms and further details are available to download from the tabs above. Completed applications should be addressed to Mr D Mckeon, Principal and sent to HR at jog@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk

Closing date for applications & shortlisting: 9.00am, Monday 6th July 2020

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 6th July 2020