Selston High School

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Location: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Selston High School

'Inspire Success'

Thank you for your interest in applying for a post at Selston High School. I am pleased that you wish to find out more about our school and in these few words I would like to give you a clear sense of our vision and priorities.

First and foremost, Selston is a great place to work. Students and staff share high expectations of each other and we enjoy good relationships with parents who support the school’s aims. Our mission statement is very clear; ‘To inspire every member of the school community to achieve their full potential and enjoy the experience.’

As the Headteacher I take great pride in the positive attitude and respectful behaviour of Selston students. They work hard, look smart, support each other and actively try to do well in all of their subjects. They are proud of the school and enjoy school.

These attitudes are the hard won gains of a collective drive to set and maintain high standards across all areas of school life. We are determined to maintain these standards and further develop the culture of the school. We want students and staff to feel happy and motivated, working hard together every day to improve their skills and knowledge.

As a small school (NOR 797) we take marketing very seriously and there is no better way of spreading the good name of the school than happy and successful students and a motivated staff keen to improve further. As examination outcomes over time continue to improve the school is becoming increasingly popular and as a result our finances look healthy for the foreseeable future.

All staff at Selston are fully supported to develop professionally. Our in-house CPD programme is a particular strength. Each member of staff is encouraged and expected to tap into the array of professional development opportunities on offer.

The standard of teaching and of support is high at Selston High School. Sustaining these standards is my number one priority. From this, all good things follow.

To develop and improve the school further we need to recruit the best staff at every opportunity. We are looking for people who are committed to improving the life chances of Selston students and who can fit the friendly, hard-working and ambitious profile of the staff already here. Of course, each new member of staff will also bring something new and add to the deep pool of talent at the school.

If you haven’t already, I would recommend that you visit the school and see us in action. We are always happy to meet prospective applicants and to talk openly and honestly about the school and the post on offer.

At our Ofsted Inspection in April 2019, the school was again graded 'Good'.  We will not rest on laurels but work tirelessly to provide the very best education for our students in order that they leave school with the confidence and ambition to take their place in the world as productive citizens.

Selston High School is a great school to work in and will become even better as we continue to build towards a happy and ambitious future. We look forward to receiving your application.

Paul Halcro


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

It is an offence to apply for a role if candidates are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children. A copy of the Trust's policy on the employment of ex-offenders can be found here A copy of the school's child protection policy can be found here:

We are a Disability Confident Employer and as such we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

The Two Counties Trust

Who we are

The school is a member of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust is a family of schools with a common ethos and values who share collective goals. We have a united passion to transform the lives of children and young people in our local community by achieving the very best we can for every student in our schools. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all, enabling our students to gain confidence, raise their aspirations and become well prepared for adult life.

Why should you join us?

We are a large and growing Trust, which currently employs over 1,200 colleagues. We support career and professional development through structured CPD, secondments to other schools within the Trust (including promotion opportunities), and we foster sharing of good practice through a range of subject specialist groups across our schools. These opportunities to develop your career exist within a culture that values your contribution and enables you to achieve your personal goals whilst improving the educational experience and life choices of our students.

When joining any of our schools, you will receive a structured induction, and if you are an NQT, you can expect a programme of professional advice and support to help you successfully complete the NQT year.

We offer you:

- A competitive salary and benefits package including pensions, generous holiday provisions and ancillary benefits. Our pay scales for Allowances, UPR and Leadership are above the national pay scales;

- An environment where you will be working with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals;

- The chance to develop your skills, practice and experience through a range of opportunities with one or more of our schools.

We recognise that supporting and enabling your career development is important. As such, we have developed a framework called Career Pathways to provide a personal development structure to support aspiring, new and experienced teachers to take the next steps in their career development. To find out more please go to: The Two Counties Trust Career Pathways

What we seek from you:

- A commitment to our ethos and values;

- A passion to deliver the best education you can for every child or young person, making a positive difference;

- The energy to act as a role model and a source of inspiration for our students.

Where we are

We are a growing Trust with a strong reputation. Our schools are located in the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and our current schools are Ashfield School, Frederick Gent School, Friesland School, Heritage High School, The Manor Academy, Selston High School, Springwell Community College, Swanwick Hall School and Wilsthorpe School .

To find out more about us, please go to The Two Counties Trust website.

We hope we will be welcoming you to our Trust in the near future.

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Address: Chapel Road, Selston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 810321
What people say about us

The one thing I really like about my job is… “Being trusted to teach without excessive scrutiny. I believe that being trusted as a professional is empowering for teachers and will result in the best teaching practice”.

- Quote from the Employee Survey 2019

The one thing I really like about my job is… “The way I am allowed to develop as a practitioner whilst supporting the development of my peers”.

- Quote from the Employee Survey 2019

The one thing I really like about my job is… “The school has a positive working environment. Every day there are different challenges and positive experiences”.

- Quote from the Employee Survey 2019