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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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

Head of Geography
MPS/UPS + TLR2B Permanent, Full Time.
Required for April or September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher of geography who is either a current departmental lead or someone looking for the next step on their career path. The role is to lead both geography across all three key stages.  
 

The candidate must be an outstanding geography classroom practitioner who is ready to lead others to make an impact and continue to raise standards across the department. You should have a proven track record of improving standards as a teacher and at department level. 
 

You will be teaching high quality lessons across the key stages as well as leading and supporting your colleagues effectively, in a highly successful department, to achieve our shared school vision of excellence, aspiration and opportunity for all our young people.

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 Co-operative 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.
 

For further details and/or to arrange a tour of the school, please contact: 

Lisa Dear, Assistant to the School Business Manager: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk

or visit our website: www.highfield.herts.sch.uk 

Closing date: 24th January 2022 - Midday

Interviews to be held on 28th January 2022

 

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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

 

COVER SUPERVISOR
30 hours per week term time + 5 Inset days 
Fixed term to end Summer Term 2022 in first instance
Salary H6 [Actual Salary £16,471 per annum] 
Required end February 2022

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join our team to cover short-term teacher absence. You should enjoy working with young people, be well organised, with strong communication and inter-personal skills. The successful applicant will deliver effective, engaging lessons to students based on lesson plans and materials provided by absent classroom teachers.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering teaching as a profession as it will give an insight.

The Highfield School is an oversubscribed community school that is ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management. Very good teaching and effective learning is a strength in the school and there is a genuine and shared commitment to ongoing professional development.   

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 SBM, 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: 23rd February 2022
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed

 

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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: ongoing 31st March 2022
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed

 

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SCHOOL CLEANER
3.20pm-6.00pm
Monday – Friday Term Time Only
Hourly rate of pay is £9.00
Required as soon as possible

 

We are looking for a reliable and thorough cleaner to join our friendly cleaning team.
The successful candidate(s) should show a commitment to maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the school and take pride in their work. They should have the ability and confidence to work on their own as well as part of a team.

Previous experience of working in a non-domestic environment would be desirable. 

Previous applicants need not apply. Full references will be required.


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 School Business Manager, 
tel: 01462 620500 
Interviews TBC


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SITE ASSISTANT
Fixed Term Contract to July 2022 in first instance
Salary H3 [Actual salary: £11,896 per annum]
22.5 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year
1.30pm -6.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 2.00pm – 7.00pm Weds.
Required ASAP

 

We are looking to appoint a flexible, committed and reliable site assistant to join our site team taking pride in the general maintenance, security and upkeep of our school site.

The successful candidate will be motivated and practical; you will have a sound, demonstrable knowledge of general building maintenance; good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships with staff.  There will be an element of lifting and carrying in the role, previous experience of working in a school and basic computer skills would be an advantage, however full training will be given. 

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.

For more information visit www.highfield.herts.sch.uk 
or e-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk
Interviews to be held on: To be confirmed

 

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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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