Alder Community High School

Tameside, United Kingdom

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

About Alder Community High School

Welcome to Alder Community High School.  We are a community and we want all students to thrive in a happy, safe, supportive, yet challenging learning environment.  Central to our positive ethos are core values of tolerance, respect for others and a clear understanding of rights and responsibilities in equal measure, along with hard work and high expectations.

We are in relentless pursuit of excellence, and in doing so, achieve high academic success whilst building resilience and fostering a love of learning, so that all students fulfil their potential.   Our students will receive the highest quality of teaching and we will invest in our staff to realise the vision.  Our staff and their wellbeing are important and without them, our students could not flourish.

Students are at the centre of everything we do and increasing their life chances is our primary goal.  We want our students to leave Alder as well-rounded human beings, work/college ready and able to take their place in society to contribute, enjoy life and be able to improve their own lives and the lives of others.

Alder Community High School can guarantee all of our staff:

  • High levels of support and challenge to maximise performance;
  • Personalised CPD;
  • A comprehensive package of support for NQTs, including subject and professional mentoring;
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment where every member of staff is valued and makes a significant contribution to the school community;
  • Working with honest, aspirational students, who are full of character and have great potential.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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Address: Mottram Old Road, Gee-Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 5NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 368 5132
What people say about us

The senior staff are approachable. The Headteacher is genuine, kind and really cares about his staff. The school has a real welcoming community feel from staff and students. Parents are engaged and involved. Staff wellbeing is genuinely considered to be important.

- Jenna Holland, Assistant CL of Maths

With it being a smaller school, something I’ve noticed is staff wellbeing, support and friendliness. It's almost a family style ethos.

- Sarah McGladdery, CL of Maths

Alder is a great place to work. The atmosphere when walking in is both welcoming and supportive. The students are friendly and hardworking and are some of the best in the borough. The charity work in school is amazing and that’s all down to the hard work and generosity of all the staff and students. It’s the best place to work.

- Lynn Crawford, Teacher of Art
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