Support staff vacancies
Friendly and well-presented Receptionist/Clerical Assistant required to work at the school's busy but important interface with pupils and the public. Twenty one hours weekly (Monday to Wednesday), term time only. Further information and an application form are available here.
Practical and competent Caretaker required to work within a small, friendly team during term time. Twenty five hours weekly, plus overtime and occasional work, including cover for sickness, holidays etc. Further information and an application form are available here.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and flexible Learning Mentor required to work directly with KS4 pupils in order to support and enhance achievement. Thirty seven hours weekly, term time only. Further information and an application form are available here.
Eden retains Kent Young Chef Award
Eden Allsworth has, once again, become the senior winner of the Kent Young Chef Award 2013, after an exciting live cook-off at K College in Tonbridge. To read more about this outstanding achievement, follow this link.
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 this term 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.
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