Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for expressing an interest in this key vacancy at our college. The College has been serving the community since 1950 and continues to be a Good school after last being inspected in May 2019, where Leadership and Management were judged as outstanding.
We are not a College that is driven by OFSTED and whether we are GOOD or OUTSTANDING. We are increasingly moving towards the forefront of educational excellence because we are providing the best educational experience possible for the children in our care. This is extremely difficult in a climate of ever increasing accountability and diminishing resources. However, I sincerely believe that if we continue to lead this community by staying true to our values then it is possible and achieving such a fantastic report in May 2019 shows that it can be done.
We are very clear that the gender, background, colour, poverty, wealth or social status of a child should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of pupils. As a result, our P8 score for 2018 was 0.25, which placed us in the top 25% of schools nationally. Our P8 score for 2019 places us in the top 15% of schools nationally, with a score of 0.40. Our intention is to be in the top 5% over the next 12 months.
We have spent a considerable amount of time with staff and students looking at our mission statement:
“We want every child to be the best they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.”
This is underpinned by our three core values:
Aspiration – Be the best you can be
Commitment – Do what it takes for as long as it takes
Success- Be ready to take on the world
We have removed lesson observations from the appraisal process and linked it to professional development, thus creating an environment of trust and support. Currently staff are entitled to ‘visits’ and entitled to a professional
dialogue to improve their practice. That is a risk we have taken but it is aimed at creating a learning community where teachers can teach and learners can learn without fear.
If you have a love for science and experience of creating that love amongst students from inner city areas, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date for all applications is Monday 28th October 2019 at 3pm, interviews will take place on Thursday 31st October 2019.
Should you wish to visit the school prior to applying please contact email@example.com to book an appointment.
Mr F Adam