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
[Chemistry Lead TLR 2b]
MPS/UPS
Permanent Full Time
Required from April/September 2023

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Science to join our thriving Science department. To be considered for Head of Year, you will need to demonstrate an excellent ability to teach and the energy, passion and character to lead the staff and students in their year group to be successful both in and out of the classroom.

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 quality 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.  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 or to arrange a tour 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 -  Wednesday 16th November 
Interviews to be confirmed as soon as possible thereafter.


Science Teacher Job Description
Science Teacher Person Specification
Teaching Application Form 

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 2023 in first instance
Salary H6 [Actual Salary £17,542 per annum] 
Required asap

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 and the experience required.

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: ongoing
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed


Cover Supervisor Job Description
Cover Supervisor 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:  Ongoing
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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