Teacher of Food Technology and Textiles, Hertfordshire

Closing date:

The Highfield SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic teacher to join our successful Art, Design and Technology Faculty. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Food Technology and Textiles, will be passionate about these subjects and will strive to support students in achieving their very best across the Key Stages.
Ideally the candidate will also be open to teaching across other subjects within the Faculty if required. Teaching high quality lessons with a focus on high standards and engagement is vital to the role as we are committed to excellent outcomes for our young people.

Our thriving Art, Design and Technology Faculty has excellent facilities within our newly built school and has a high take up across our range of subjects at both GCSE and A Level.

The Highfield School is an oversubscribed ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management. You will be joining a professional, supportive team that is committed to our Cooperative Values and the wellbeing and CPD of staff. Our students are at the heart of everything we do and we encourage each of them to aim to achieve their full potential. If you believe you can make a difference through high quality teaching and learning then we would like to hear from you.

We positively welcome applications from NQTs. All new staff and NQTs are invited to attend induction training in their first term. For further details please contact: Tracy King, HR and Senior Finance Manager, The Highfield School, Highfield, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3QA or visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk el: 01462 620500 E-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk.

Closing date: Friday 19th January 2018, 12 noon.
Interviews asap after the closing date.

The Highfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date: 19/01/2018 12:00:00
Interview date: As soon as possible thereafter

The ethos of our school is characterised by a friendly, caring atmosphere of mutual respect. We are genuinely committed to ensuring that each student fulfils his or her potential - academically as well as personally and socially. We place great emphasis on active and independent learning. Standards and expectations are high and our students are happy and well motivated. Students’ attitudes towards school are very good. In addition, we extend and enrich our curriculum with a wide range of out of class activities and an exciting programme of field study visits for each year group. We are a Co-operative school and work in close collaboration with the other secondary school in Letchworth to provide a broader sixth form curriculum as well as opportunities for lower years to work more collaboratively. We are delighted in the increased popularity and success of The Highfield School. At GCSE our Value Added and now Progress 8 are significantly above the national average even though our cohorts are below national average in terms of their ability profile. Our A-Level results continue to be strong with all subject areas delivering national average or better value added. In fact, in 2012 (the last year for which national figures are available) we sent a greater proportion of students to University and more specifically to Russell Group universities than any other school in North Hertfordshire. Highfield is an openly managed school where staff development is an essential feature. Opportunities are provided for contributing to whole school development planning and performance management helps identify individual targets for professional growth. The Highfield staff are an excellent team who work well together to provide excellent opportunities for students to develop to the full. Our focus is on effective learning and teaching and staff work collaboratively to share good practice. Recent significant improvements at KS3, GCSE and A level indicate the impact of our work. We have a commitment to sharing good practice in developing leaders, monitoring support, personalised learning and practitioner research. The Highfield School having been completely rebuilt, enjoys an attractive location in a pleasant residential area of Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City. The town of Letchworth is conveniently situated for access to the A1(M) and has fast train services to London and Cambridge. The school has recently undergone a complete rebuild and provides accommodation for around 1100 students, including approximately 180 in the Sixth Form. The number of students eligible for free school meals and the proportion of students with SEN are just below the national average. 22% of our roll are from an ethnic minority background. We are part of the newly formed North Herts Teaching Alliance with the benefits that working across a group of schools brings for our CPD programme. If you would like further details concerning the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. The full Ofsted report from the inspection in May 2017 can be found on our web site www.highfield.herts.school.uk along with an outline of our development plan.

Ian Morris Headteacher September 2017

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

Letchworth Garden City
01462 620500

Job location

More about The Highfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Highfield, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462 620500