Thank you for your interest in The Highfield School.  I would like to take the opportunity to provide you with a little more information that you may find useful.

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 enrichment programme.

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.  

Lucy Miles
Headteacher
September 2020

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.

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Leadership Vacancies

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Leadership Application

If you have any problems accessing the application form, please email: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk

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.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Teaching Vacancies



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.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Support Staff Vacancies

REPROGRAPHICS TECHNICIAN
Permanent 
Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days
Part time - 12 Hours Per Week
H3  – £20,829 per annum pro rata depending on experience
£5,753 actual salary
Required ASAP

We require an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated Reprographics Technician to join our support staff team.  

This is an exciting opportunity which will allow the successful candidate to not only provide an efficient reprographics service for the school but also express their creative flair, developing displays and exhibitions throughout the school.  

The Highfield School is an ambitious 11-18 comprehensive school, where all are encouraged to achieve their full potential. We have an excellent reputation both academically and pastorally, and we firmly believe that all our students are entitled to a curriculum that is innovative, relevant and accessible for all.  Whilst there is a great emphasis on English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages, this is balanced by the promotion of, and dedication to, the arts and creativity both in our taught and wider curricular offer.  This is very much reflected in the large number of students opting to take a wide range of technology and art subjects at both GCSE and A-Level.

This role offers excellent CPD, development opportunities, wonderful learners and the opportunity to play a key role in an excellent school.  If you feel that you have the qualities and commitment to fulfil this role, then we would welcome your application.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.  

For further details please visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk  
E-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk or contact Lisa Dear, Assistant to the School Business Manager, The Highfield School, Tel: 01462 620 500

Closing date: Tuesday 26th July 2022 - midday
Interview date:  Friday 29th July 2022

Reprographics Technician Job Description
Reprographics Technician Person Specification
Support Staff Application Form
 


BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Permanent Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days
Monday – Friday 8.30am – variable (37hours per week) with a 30 minute unpaid break
H4 £14,083 - £14,934 actual salary
Immediate Start


We require an enthusiastic, positive, motivated and proactive person to take the role of The Highfield School’s Behaviour Support Assistant. Working as part of the Pastoral Team, the prime focus of the role will include mentoring & supporting students in the Reflection Hub, so the ability to work alone is essential.

You will be a person who believes that children need clear and firm boundaries and discipline to ensure that they are supported in becoming responsible young adults. You will also be resilient and have an ability to help students reflect on their behaviour. You will have a commitment to the inclusive and cooperative ethos of The Highfield School and to the academic achievement of all students, regardless of their ability or background.

The role will also involve some pastoral administration work, including leading on the management of the school’s centralised detention and behaviour system through Class Charts. A working knowledge of this is therefore highly desirable, although training will be provided. You will have excellent communication skills, good ICT skills, including Excel and able to work as part of a team.

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

For further details please visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk or e-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk or contact Lisa Dear, Assistant to School Business Manager on 01462 620500
Closing date: Wednesday 7th September 2022 - midday
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed

Behaviour Support Assistant Job Description
Behaviour Support Assistant Person Specification
Support Staff Application Form


LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHING ASSISTANT
Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days
30 Hours Per Week
Hours of work Monday – Friday 08:25 - 15:25
H3 – Actual Salary £13,811
Required ASAP


We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly effective, caring Learning Support Teaching Assistant to join The Highfield School. 

As a Learning Support Teaching Assistant you will be required to support a range of students across the curriculum. You will also be required to carry out a range of duties (including some personal care needs) that enable students with a range of special educational needs to fully access standard and differentiated curriculum activities.

The successful candidate will benefit from:
An inclusive and caring ethos
A committed and dedicated staffing team
A well-resourced school
A commitment to Continuing Professional Development
Experience is desirable but is not essential as bespoke training will be provided.  We welcome all applicants, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

For further details please visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk

E-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk or contact Hollie Wells, SENCo, The Highfield School, Tel: 01462 620500

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

Closing date:  TBC
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed

LSTA Job Description
LSTA Person Specification
Support Staff Application Form

If you have any problems accessing the application form, please email: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk

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.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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