Thank you very much for taking the time to consider the post of full time, Subject Leader for Business/Enterprise at Hadley Learning Community.
HLC is a high-performing 11-16 Academy that is proud to a part of the newly formed Learning Community Trust. The school is situated in Hadley, just 5 minutes from the M54 and situated within the Telford and Wrekin Authority. HLC has been open since 2006 and is blessed with the most amazing facilities which provide you with the most amazing teaching environment.
Our school is very popular and well regarded; it is over-subscribed at entry with agreed plans to increase the PAN for 2019/20. Our amazing students have the benefits of working in a school that has a happy, caring and purposeful environment. The School’s mission is for every child to fulfil their potential and our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives.
Hadley Learning Community is strongly committed to ensuring that all of the young people in our care make excellent academic progress and we take great pride in our progress measures. For example, for the last 5 years, HLC has been placed in the top 100 schools nationally for progress and last year achieved a progress 8 of +0.7. We are especially proud of our academic achievements in Business; the school significantly exceeds national in terms of progress and attainment. In a school with a significant number of students in the low/mid ability band this progress is simply outstanding and testament to the hardworking, dedicated staff.
Business is a valued and key subject within our school. It is the most popular Key Stage 4 option and a range of courses have been delivered to secure academic success. A vital part of the Business course has been its links with industry and the enrichment opportunities it offers. Our Enterprise programme is one of the most successful parts of our school and 2018 was an incredibly successful year for all of our entries. It has become a tradition of our school to develop enterprise within our young people.
We set very high expectations of our performance and seek to be the best we can be for our students and staff. It was no surprise in our most recent Ofsted that we achieved an overall effectiveness grade of ‘good’, should we be inspected today I would expect the school to be judged as outstanding. To achieve and sustain this, we need to ensure that our learners make good or outstanding progress in all subjects through outstanding teaching and learning.
We feel our school ethos is truly unique. Mutual respect and very clear expectations regarding effort, progress and behaviour are key to our success. Students get on exceptionally well with each other at HLC and with the staff, who take a huge pride in working here. Achievement in all forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual are equally valued. We are especially proud of our sporting and performing arts achievements where we participate and are successful in local and national competitions.
Our wide curriculum gives scope for students to express preferences and enhance their abilities. They revel in the wide range of opportunities we offer them: foreign exchanges to develop their languages; a huge range of trips that enhance their curriculum understanding; development visits to support our link school in Pakistan; Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and so on. All of these activities widen our learners’ life experiences. The overwhelming majority of our students continue their studies at post 16 level at local colleges.