Selston High School
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
About Selston High School
WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER
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.
We are an 11-16 school with 874 pupils, Selston High School is proud of its excellent reputation locally as a safe, caring school with high standards and expectations. This is reflected in the number of students applying to come here, where for the last two years we have been oversubscribed.
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.
The school’s aim is for every student to achieve their full potential and enjoy the experience of attending Selston High School. The school understands the importance of GCSE examination success for our students’ future life choices but we are also aware of our duty to prepare young people to go out into the world as good citizens, with good mental health who can make a positive contribution to their communities and the future.
We 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.
At our Ofsted Inspection in April 2019, the school was again graded 'Good' in all areas. We will not rest on our 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. In the last OFSTED inspection, inspectors noted that, “Pupils are polite and courteous to each other. Mutual respect between pupils and staff is clearly evident. There is a convivial atmosphere during social times and a calm learning environment throughout lessons. Pupils feel safe, well cared for and supported in school.”
All staff at Selston are fully supported to develop professionally. Our in-house and Trust 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. As OFSTED noted “Staff morale is high and the school continues to improve.”
The standard of teaching and of support is high at Selston High School. Sustaining these standards is my number one priority.
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 choices of Selston students and who can fit the friendly, hard-working and ambitious profile of the staff already here.
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.
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.
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 DBS disclosure with a child barred list check, receipt of 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.
The school's child protection policy can be located at: www.Selston.ttct.co.uk/our-school/policies.
The Trust's policy on the employment of ex-offenders can be located at: www.ttct.co.uk/our-trust/policies.
The Two Counties Trust takes the wellbeing and health of employees seriously. We have a range of support mechanisms and benefits available to employees and the Trust has signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
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
We exist to provide our students with opportunities and experiences to enhance their life choices, making a positive contribution to the world we share. Collectively we serve our communities by educating and preparing our students for the next steps in their lives.
Leaders across the Trust are fully committed to striving for excellence in all that we do. We understand that families trust us each day with their most prized possession i.e their child, and we all are here to serve the students in our care.
Our values are:
Ambition: We maximise our potential through striving for excellence.
Teamwork: We give 100% effort, displaying kindness and humility for the benefit of all.
Honesty: We are respectfully open about our successes and areas for growth.
Over the next few years, we will be working relentlessly on achieving our vision of ensuring:
- All schools are at least good within three years of joining the Trust, and most schools to be judged outstanding.
- That those students who are at risk of underachieving make at least the same progress as all students nationally.
- That we are consistently in the top 20 highest performing MATs nationally for student outcomes.
- The Trust of choice for students, families, and staff.
Why should you join us?
We are an ambitious Trust with a strong reputation. We have nine secondary schools, over 10,500 students and 1,500 employees.
There are many reasons to choose The Two Counties Trust as a great place to start or continue your career. We recognise the importance of a happy, healthy, rewarded and well motivated workforce and as such we have developed our HR strategy to invest in our employees.
We are fully committed to supporting your career and personal development through a range of routes both within schools and across the Trust and we offer extensive professional development for all employees. As well as offering first-rate professional development opportunities, many of our pay rates for teachers and leadership roles are above the national pay scales, and for support staff, we use the NJC scale.
We understand that benefits are an important part of your remuneration package, and as such there are an array of benefits that are accessible to you as an employee of The Two Counties Trust.
We hope you will join us in an environment where you can work with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals to develop your skills, practice and experience.
What we seek from you:
- A commitment to our 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:
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.