Swanwick Hall School

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Swanwick Hall School

Located in the town of Alfreton, Derbyshire, Swanwick High School is a co-educational secondary academy. With around 1200 students in total, aged 11-18, the school is larger than the average secondary school of its type. Covering a diverse catchment area, the school makes some use to off-site provision in order to allow students to cover vocational courses. In 2016, Swanwick Hall School converted to academy status, becoming a member of the Two Counties Trust, a small multi-academy trust responsible for six other secondary schools in the local area. 


Mr Jonathan Fawcett

Values and Vision

Swanwick Hall School works hard to provide a strong and well-taught curriculum for its students, covering a broad range of both academic and vocational subjects. Older students at the school in Key Stage 4 and sixth form are encouraged to help support younger students as they get used to their new school, which helps to create a sense of community around the school. Older students are also given a clear idea of their options upon leaving school and staff work hard to further the personal development of pupils as well as their academic skills.


“The headteacher, senior and subject leaders and governors share high expectations and an unswerving commitment to ensure that every student achieves their goals, whatever their circumstances. As a result, the school has made significant improvements since the last inspection. Teaching is typically good and some is outstanding. Leaders have taken positive action to improve the quality of teaching and all staff are ambitious to make it even better.”

The full report into Swanwick Hall School can be found here.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

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

The school is a member of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust is a family of schools with a common ethos and values who share collective goals. We have a united passion to transform the lives of children and young people in our local community by achieving the very best we can for every student in our schools. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all, enabling our students to gain confidence, raise their aspirations and become well prepared for adult life.

Why should you join us?

We are a large and growing Trust, which currently employs over 1,200 colleagues. We support career and professional development through structured CPD, secondments to other schools within the Trust (including promotion opportunities), and we foster sharing of good practice through a range of subject specialist groups across our schools. These opportunities to develop your career exist within a culture that values your contribution and enables you to achieve your personal goals whilst improving the educational experience and life choices of our students.

When joining any of our schools, you will receive a structured induction, and if you are an NQT, you can expect a programme of professional advice and support to help you successfully complete the NQT year.

We offer you:

- A competitive salary and benefits package including pensions, generous holiday provisions and ancillary benefits. Our pay scales for Allowances, UPR and Leadership are above the national pay scales;

- An environment where you will be working with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals;

- The chance to develop your skills, practice and experience through a range of opportunities with one or more of our schools. 

What we seek from you:

- A commitment to our ethos and 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

We are a growing Trust with a strong reputation. 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, 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.

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Address: Derby Road, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 602106
Positions available at Swanwick Hall School