The Laurus Trust - Unashamedly Academic
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”
In the Laurus Trust, we firmly believe that Drama learning plays a significant role in developing students academically and culturally – and ultimately in helping them to open the door to the future of their choice. The Cornerstone of Culture, Creativity & Rhetoric underlines our commitment to developing in our students an appreciation and understanding of the value of the Arts in all senses.
We are looking for an individual who:
- Has excellent and demonstrable subject knowledge and can deliver high quality teaching and learning across all key stages
- Inspires students to strive for excellence and is committed to our ethos that we do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure that all students achieve their potential
Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) is the founder school of the Laurus Trust. In the 2019 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 3% of schools nationally with a figure of +0.75. A training school for thirteen years and a Teaching School for a further six, CHHS is home to the Altius Alliance centre of excellence providing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) for teachers of students aged 11-16, judged Outstanding in 2017.
The Laurus Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England.
The vision of the Trust is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them. We are unashamedly academic. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends. In 2018/19 our average Teacher turnover rate for Secondary schools was 3.26%, which falls way below the National Average of 15%.
All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. CHHS was judged Outstanding in every single category by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015. CHHS ranked as the 15th non-denominational comprehensive school nationwide in the annual Times Parent Power Survey 2019. This year CHHS is one of the top ten most sought after schools in Greater Manchester with more than 40% of all GCSEs awarded at Grade 7 or above, whilst an impressive 69% scored grades 9-5 in English and Maths. Grade 5 or above is considered the government’s gold standard at GCSE level.
Our students’ behaviour is faultless (Ofsted 2015).
At the heart of our success at Laurus is the passionate belief in the importance of professional learning for all our staff. A rich diet of research informed pedagogy ensures that our teachers are at the cutting edge of their practice. To support this we financially support masters and doctoral level study alongside the NPQ suite of qualifications.
If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time for learning and development as we expand and open new schools in the Trust, then we would like to hear from you.
To apply, complete the application form below by clicking ‘Quick Apply’ (CVs are not accepted).
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 20th January 2020
The Laurus Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.