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Northgate High School seeks proofreaders

Northgate High School
Image caption The role at Northgate High School pays £14 an hour

A school in Ipswich is looking to recruit proofreaders to check for mistakes in teachers' reports.

Northgate High School said the role would include correcting "spelling mistakes, poor or missing punctuation, incorrect capitalisation" and improving "poor grammar".

The role at the local authority school pays £14 an hour.

Headteacher David Hutton said the work indicates the "high level of professionalism" at the school.

An advert for the role said the school was looking to recruit a team "to check and amend the electronic reports to ensure that they are well written and complete before being released to parents".

The job will also include helping staff whose reports need "extensive correcting by giving them feedback on their report writing and tactfully suggesting strategies to help them improve".

Each successful candidate would be required for 15-20 days a year, according to the advert, but the school would not comment on how many people they were looking for.

Mr Hutton said: "Our examination results year-on-year demonstrate Northgate employs very high-calibre teaching staff.

"Between them they produce literally thousands of well-written comments each year that keep parents informed about the progress of their children.

"Making a final quality check prior to publication merely indicates the high level of professionalism we strive to achieve."

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