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

There are currently no leadership vacancies

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

TEACHER OF SCIENCE
MPS/UPS/ECT
Permanent Full Time
Required from September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Science to join our thriving Science department. 

The successful applicant will be passionate about teaching and committed to supporting students in achieving their very best across Key Stages 3 - 5.  Teaching high quality lessons and a focus on high standards and engagement is vital to the role as we are committed to excellent outcomes for all our young people as well as providing wider curriculum opportunities that support our students’ holistic education.

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 a promotion of, and dedication to, the arts and creativity both in our taught and wider curricular offer.

The development of teaching and learning at The Highfield School, is driven by a desire to understand how students learn and led by evidence-based practice and access to high quality CPD. In addition, our innovative approach to the use of new technologies ensures that our students acquire the skills and confidence needed to be the leaders of the future, in a diverse and competitive world. 

This role offers excellent CPD, career development opportunities, wonderful learners and the opportunity to play a central role in an excellent school. If you feel that you have the qualities and commitment to play that role, then we welcome your application.
We welcome applications from UPS/MPS/ECTs.  

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.  Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details please contact
Lisa Dear, Assistant to the School Business Manager via e-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk
or visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk    
Closing date:    10am - Tuesday 21st June 2022
Interviews:       as soon as possible thereafter


Class Teacher Person Specification
Head of Year Job Description
Head of Year Person Specification
Teaching Staff Application Form

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


TEACHER OF ENGLISH
Full Time/Part Time considered
MPS/UPS/ECT
Temporary Maternity Cover for up to 1 year
Required from September 2022

We require an enthusiastic, motivated teacher of English to join our innovative and progressive department.   You will have high professional standards and be committed to delivering a quality education in English for all ages and abilities.  

The successful applicant will be a confident, outstanding practitioner who is passionate about the subject, able to teach across the key stages and contribute to the department. You will have a genuine belief in young people and their ability to succeed and work 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 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 welcome applications from UPS/MPS. 

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.

For further details please contact Lisa Dear, Assistant to the School Business Manager via e-mail: vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk or visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk.    
Closing date:  Tuesday 21st June 2022 - 10.30am
Interview dates to be confirmed shortly thereafter

Class Teacher Job Description
Class Teacher Person Specification
Teaching 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.

Support Staff Vacancies

 

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:  3rd June 2022
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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