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Year 7 Admissions Consultation September 2017

Governors are currently consulting with parents, other admission authorities and the local authority on changes to our admission arrangements for September 2017. The changes involve the inclusion of a Highsted Grammar School optional test, the addition of Pupil Premium as part of the oversubscription criteria and some alteration to wording for clarity. Please click here to view the consultation document. The consultation began on 11 December 2015 and runs to 29 January 2016. 

If you would like to contribute a response, please follow the link.

Severe Weather

In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies that may result in school closure, information will be posted on the Kent County Council website: www.kent.gov.uk/winter

Information will also be broadcast by BBC Radio Kent (96.7 / 104.2 fm), Heart FM (103.1 / 102.8 fm) and KMFM (Medway) (107.9 / 100.4 fm). You can also check http://www.kmfm.co.uk/ (Medway area) or http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent. Please note that if such weather seems imminent, further details will be issued at that time.

In these circumstances, the school website will be updated as soon as possible. Please watch this space for specific instructions or information relating to school activities.

New Vacancies
Teacher of English (M/UPR): from September 2016....

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The Origin of Success
Highsted's a cappella choir, The Origin, recently had the exciting experience of taking part in the Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Foundation Glee Club Challenge....

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STEM challenges for budding scientists
Excited Year 7 students at Highsted Grammar School had the opportunity on 26 January to take part in a series of enrichment and enhancement activities run by STEM Ambassadors from Canterbury Christ Church University....

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Teacher of English (M/UPR)

Required from September, a dynamic, innovative and creative teacher of English to develop further the excellence of the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level is essential. There is scope for the successful candidate to teach related subjects in Media and Film Studies at A-level.

Required from September, a dynamic, innovative and creative teacher of English to develop further the excellence of the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level is essential. There is scope for the successful candidate to teach related subjects in Media and Film Studies at A-level. Significant contribution to the school’s wide enrichment programme would be expected. 
Applications are invited from creative and ambitious colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement

Please follow this link for further details.

Learning Resource Manager

32.5 hours weekly, term time only.

(Highsted Academy Band 4: £16,634 to £17,476 pro rata)

Flexible and enthusiastic individual required to work at this outstanding girls' grammar school. The successful candidate will manage and develop the school’s Learning Resource Centre, including ordering/control of book stock and other electronic resources. A love of learning and books is essential.

Please follow this link for further details.

Caretaker

37 hours weekly, term-time plus staff development days.

(Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 2: £13,937-£14,952 pro rata.) Additional paid overtime and holiday cover or occasional work to cover sickness, holidays etc will also be required.

Flexible and practical individual required to work within a small friendly team at this outstanding girls' grammar school. Normal hours: 12.00 to 8.00pm Monday to Thursday; and 12.30 to 8.00pm Friday.

Please follow this link for further details. 

Highsted Grammar School

Welcome to Highsted Grammar School. Highsted is a happy and cohesive community and an environment which liberates young women to take the risks and embrace the challenges that will prepare them for their future roles and responsibilities as leaders in tomorrow’s society.

Our success is as a consequence of striking a fine balance between tradition and innovation. Our values are traditional ones and we offer an unashamedly academic curriculum. We are keenly aware, however, that we are preparing our students for a working life none of us can yet anticipate.  Our focus, therefore, is on developing the skills, attributes and habits of mind that will equip our young women as life-long learners. Our aim is to launch them into the world as self-starters, focused but flexible, armed with the courage to grasp opportunities and the resilience and humour to negotiate setbacks along the way. 

We encourage and support our students in exploring their own potential, nurturing existing talents and interests and discovering new ones along the way.  To ensure we enable each and every girl to fulfil her potential, an emphasis is placed on personalisation, on proactive mentoring and on pastoral care. Our students will embark upon adult life conscious of their worth, ambitious for their futures and aware that they are lucky indeed to have been educated here. 

Highsted is a very special school. If you want to see how special, you are warmly invited to pay us a visit. 

Anne Kelly, Headteacher

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