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.

Teaching Vacancies

Teacher of PE & Dance (Girls)
Temporary Maternity Cover for up to 1 year
MPS/UPS
Required from January 2021

We are looking to appoint a temporary, enthusiastic Teacher of Girl’s PE and Dance to cover maternity leave from January 2021 for up to 1 year.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner teaching high quality lessons and support students of mixed ability levels.  You should build and maintain strong positive relationships with students focussing on motivating students in achieving their very best across the key stages.   

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy and thriving department, you will be expected to actively contribute to delivering a range of extracurricular activities.  If you believe you can make a difference through high quality teaching and learning then we would like to hear from you.

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
Closing date:  Monday 2nd November, 12 noon
Interviews to be held on:  Wednesday 4th November

Class teacher job description
Class 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

EXAM INVIGILATOR
Ad hoc, term time only
£9.00 per hour
Required from November 2020

We are looking for individuals to assist in the supervision of students taking exams including supporting those with special arrangements.  You must be available during busy exam periods, November, February, May and June.  Hours are flexible on a casual basis by agreement.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at this popular 11-18 secondary school.  Candidates need to enjoy working with young people, be well organised and have good communication and inter-personal skills.  Previous experience would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. 

If you require any further information please email vacancy.support@highfield.herts.sch.uk
Closing date:  Tuesday 20th October, 12 noon 
Interviews:  Thursday 22nd October

Exams Invigilator Job Description
Exams Invigilator Person Specification

Support Staff Application Form 

 

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER
M3-4 Grade
Permanent Full Time
Required ASAP

The Governors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated School Business Manager with a sense of drive, ambition and a meticulous attention to detail.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with our forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team to develop the strategic vision to meet our goals.  Involving yourself fully in the life of our school you must be resilient and have the capacity to contribute to all aspects of our work. 

The successful candidate will have a Diploma in School Business Management and experience of leadership and management in areas including HR, finance, administration, health and safety and GDPR.   You will be solution focused with excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to present both written and verbal information to the Senior Leadership Team and Governors.

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
Closing date:  Monday 2nd November, 12 noon
Interviews to be held on: Monday 9th November

School Business Manager Job Description
School Business Manager Person Specification
Support Staff 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.

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