As a result a recent promotion to Headship and subsequent restructuring, two exciting vacancies are available for committed and talented professionals from September 2014:
Deputy Headteacher - Standards & Innovation (L16-20)
Assistant Headteacher - Key Stage 5 (L10-14)
Teaching Vacancies: September 2014
Due to the ongoing process of school improvement and staff mobility, opportunities have arisen for talented and committed teachers across the school. The unusual chance to combine a management responsibility with these vacancies is available for a suitably experienced candidate, although applications are equally welcome from newly qualified colleagues.
Subject Leader (Chemistry) - M/UPS + TLR 2c. Recruitment incentive available with this post for a suitable candidate.
Teacher of English & related subjects - two posts (M/UPS, with opportunity for TLR 2)
Teacher of Mathematics - (M/UPS, with opportunity for TLR 2)
Teacher of Science - Chemistry and/or Physics (M/UPS, with opportunity for TLR 2)
Over-55 Fellowship Concert
Once again the school was delighted to play host to the annual Over-55 Fellowship Concert. Please follow this link for our report of the 2014 event.
Independent Appeals 2014
Please follow this link for further information and timetable for 2014 Independent Appeals.
Random Acts of Kindness
As one of our central themes for this year, we are consciously seeking to recognise the importance of kindness, not only to those we know and care about, but also to strangers and those less privileged than ourselves. To read about some of the activities which underpin our commitment, please follow this link.
An invitation to join our Sixth Form
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you. If you were unable to attend our recent Open Evening, please telephone to arrange a visit to the school where you can meet our current students and discuss your ambitions with our experienced Sixth Form team.
Further information about how you could succeed in the Highsted Sixth Form and what provision you could expect is available here.
PE CLUBS update
To find out about the range of extra-curricular PE activities for Term 4 and when they take place, 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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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. Click here for details about our forthcoming Sixth Form Open Evening.
Anne Kelly, Headteacher