Gateshead, United Kingdom
About Grace College
Grace College is an 11-19 secondary school serving nearly 1200 students in central Gateshead. The school is committed to creating an outstanding learning community where students excel in their academic, cultural, co-curricular and personal lives. The Academy joined the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in April 2019 as the fifth school providing a holistic education focused on developing character in and beyond the classroom. ESF seeks to: provide and support schools in which students and staff have the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best; encourage personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework and create and sustain educational environments where everyone is equally valued.
Our schools are committed to assisting economic regeneration and prosperity in the north-east, and to improve the quality of community life through our work with young people. We aspire to impart wisdom to the next generation by educating young men and women in a school culture which prioritises the pursuit of knowledge and the development of character. We serve communities of students, staff and parents who hold many different religious and ideological positions who unite around our core beliefs and core values, which are underpinned by our Christian ethos.
We value academic excellence, but we hold personal best to be of far greater importance. It is our experience that by developing a strong work ethic, holding a growth rather than fixed mind-set, and being provided with outstanding tuition, students may go on to achieve considerably more than they might have imagined possible. We seek to be intentional about character education, our aim being that our students will, in the future, become servant-hearted leaders. Students starting here encounter consistent rules, role models and traditions, which help them feel part of the Academy community and to begin to take responsibility for others. As students grow older we expect more of them and in the Sixth Form expect our students to take on at least one formal leadership role in the Academy as well as beginning to serve in the wider community.
Our hope is that all students leave the academy as well-rounded, qualified individuals who are able to articulate a viewpoint and back it up with substantial knowledge and understanding. Students are encouraged to achieve academic excellence to access first-rate employment opportunities or to gain access to outstanding universities across the country.
Grace College provides opportunities for colleagues to collaborate and develop professionally with others across ESF and in particular with colleagues at Emmanuel College, Gateshead. We are committed to an extensive, high quality programme of professional development and to opportunities for career progression. Working within ESF provides an ideal opportunity for ambitious educators who aspire to future senior leadership and will benefit from input through our National Teaching School designation.
If you share our passion for excellence and would like to find out more then please contact us to make arrangements to visit the school.
We look forward to hearing from you.