New Uniform Proposals
At Highsted Grammar School we pride ourselves on each and every one of our students being easily recognised as part of our community, through our school uniform. We believe, however, that now is the right time to make some changes going forward. Although the consultation period has now closed, you can still read about the proposed changes and see the photographs by downloading the information here. Parents and students will be informed about the outcome of the consultation in due course.
School of Witchcraft & Wizardry: World Book Day 2017
This week at Highsted we are celebrating World Book Day 2017 across the school through various events and activities. To read more about our activities, please follow this link.
PE Clubs for Everyone!
To download this term's extra-curricular PE programme for lunchtime and after-school clubs, please follow the link.
Highsted Achieves Safety Accolade
The school is pleased to announce its success in achieving the ‘School Safety Award.’ To read more about how we prioitise the safety of all who are connected with our school, please click here.
Entry to Sixth Form September 2017
If you are a more able student thinking about next year's Sixth Form opportunities but were unable to attend our recent Information Evening, please telephone to arrange a visit to the school where you can look around and meet current students.
For further information about how you could succeed in the Highsted Sixth Form and what provision you might expect, please follow this link.
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.
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As a result of ongoing development, exciting opportunities arise from time to time for experienced or newly qualified teachers and support staff at our highly successful girls' grammar school....
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Support staff posts
Senior IT Technician - 37 hours per week full time. Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 7 (£21,297 - £24,230 per annum.)
Flexible and enthusiastic individual required to work at this outstanding girls' grammar school. The successful candidate will support ICT facilities within the school, providing support for staff and pupils in the delivery of the curriculum. He/she will maintain the ICT suite and all IT equipment, and contribute directly to the development of skills and resources relating to ICT in the school. Experience of working with young people would be an advantage but specific training will be given to the successful candidate.
Please follow this link for further information about this post.
To obtain further information about any of the following vacancies, please follow this link.
Subject Leader (Chemistry) - M/UPS + TLR 2c. Recruitment incentive may be available with this post for a suitable candidate.
Required from April or September 2017, exceptional teacher to play a key role in the development of Science at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level and the desire to lead a winning team of experienced teachers and support staff are essential. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be required.
Two Teachers of Science - M/UPS.
Required from September 2017, two full-time teachers of Science, with an emphasis on Chemistry and/or Physics, at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. Science is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level and the desire to join a winning team are essential. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be an advantage.
Teacher of Computer Science - M/UPR.
Required from September 2017, an exceptional teacher contribute to the development of Computer Science at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach elements of the subject to A-level and the desire to join a winning team are essential. A significant contribution to the school’s wide enrichment programme would be expected.
Full-time Teacher of English - M/UPR.
Required from September 2017, 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.
Teacher of Mathematics - M/UPR. A TLR opportunity is available for experienced candidates.
Required from September 2017, an exceptional teacher of Mathematics to contribute to the development 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 would be an advantage and the desire to join a winning team is essential.
Please follow this link for further information about these posts.
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
Important message for young people and parents/carers
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for information, advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button on the top right of our website.
If you are an adult stakeholder and require further information, advice or wish to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.