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

Welcome to Selston High School, a member of The Two Counties Trust

There are many reasons to choose our school, and the Trust, as a great place to start or develop your career. We recognise the importance of happy, rewarded, and motivated employees and as such we have developed our HR and Professional Learning strategies to invest in people.

We are fully committed to supporting your career and professional growth through a range of routes both within the school, externally, and across the Trust, offering extensive professional learning for all employees.

We have removed appraisal and appraisal related progression, recognising the limitations and changed the focus from proving to improving through professional growth which is focused on individual ambitions, enabling everyone to get a little bit better all the time.

We are committed to your welfare as an employee and alongside our own wellbeing and workload management arrangements we have signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. If you need additional support on a range of matters, an Employee Assistance Programme is available to you from day one of employment.

We offer highly competitive pay, including some points above national rate, an array of employee benefits including extensive high street retail discounts, gym membership and discounted healthcare.

There are an array of centralised systems which are designed to save you time and avoid duplication of effort, these are based on the work of experts across the Trust, meaning that your time can be focused where you need it to be.

We hope you will join us in a great environment where you can work with a team of dedicated and like-minded professionals.

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 employees 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 employees at Selston are fully supported to develop professionally. Our in-house and Trust professional learning programme is a particular strength. All employees are encouraged and expected to tap into the array of 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 people 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 employees 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. I look forward to receiving your application.

David Broomhead

The Two Counties Trust

With secondary schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we are an ambitious Trust with a strong reputation. We have nine secondary schools, over 11,000 students and 1,500 employees.

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.

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our Trust in the near future


Please note that it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children.

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 children's barred list check, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

In accordance with the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted as part of due diligence on shortlisted candidates to identify incidents or issues that may have happened, and which are publicly available online, which we may need to explore with shortlisted candidates.

The school's child protection policy can be located at:

The Trust's policy on the employment of ex-offenders can be located at:

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.

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Address: Chapel Road, Selston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 810321
Positions available at Selston High School