Hastings High School Careers Site Eteach (17436)


Welcome to our careers site. I hope you find it informative.

Hastings is an exceptional school; a school which combines academic excellence with traditional values in a highly caring and supportive community. Our highly committed staff provide a highly effective educational experience with excellent teaching and learning and a rich curriculum. We strive to provide "Care and Excellence for All" by understanding, respecting and providing for each and every young person in our care. Our recent Ofsted inspection highlighted the schools many strengths.

We are just completed an age range change expansion to 11-16. Our first ever year 11 cohort achieved exceptionally high results to place the school within the top 5% of schools nationally. We expect to further improve on these figures year on year. 

We offer a very full programme of extra curricular activities ranging from sports to drama & music and even yoga! We believe that this enrichment programme is an essential part of a rounded education.

Staff development is central to our mission to provide the very best education we can. We have a full CPD programme which includes a thorough induction for new staff and an NQT scheme which has been praised by Ofsted.

If you want to know more about us, please visit our website or contact the school for a tour. We are proud of our school and are always happy to show prospective new staff around. We look forward to meeting you.

Nick Goforth

About Us

Hastings High School opened in 1956 and is an oversubscribed, very high achieving community school within Burbage.  We have recently expanded to become an 11-16 school and our first ever year 11 took their exams in 2017.

Our pupils achieve exceptionally strong results at GCSE level, amongst the best in the county.

“The proportions of pupils who achieved both a standard pass and a strong pass in English and mathematics was considerably higher than the national average in 2017” (Ofsted, 2017).

We are a small, friendly school with a caring atmosphere and we work hard to ensure that every child feels valued and respected.

“Pupils are very well cared for and individuals’ needs are well met.” (Ofsted, 2017).

The behaviour of our pupils is exceptional.

“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Their conduct is excellent, both in lessons and around school. Pupils are polite and welcoming to visitors” (Ofsted, 2017).

We have a broad and varied curriculum which includes

“an extensive extra-curricular programme which ensures that pupils’ experiences are rich and varied.” (Ofsted 2017).

Improving teaching and learning is central to our mission to be the best school we can possibly be. We invest considerable resources in high quality staff development and have strong links with a local Teaching School.

Rigorous analysis of progress data and highly effective intervention systems lie at the heart of our mission to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential. “Pupils’ attainment is significantly higher than the national average in most subjects.” (Ofsted, 2017).

We see ourselves as being at the centre of the local community and have strong links with other local schools. We also strive to maintain excellent relationships with the families of our pupils.

Over 90% of the pupils from our 3 main feeder schools typically choose to come to us in Year 7 which facilitates the building of very strong links with Key Stage 2.

We promote the traditional values of doing one’s best, striving to succeed, the importance of good behaviour and manners and the need to show respect for others.  “..pupils are proud to be members of the school and all are keen to succeed.” (Ofsted, 2017).

Working for Us

The commitment, dedication and expertise of our staff is what makes our school so successful. Staff are very supportive of each other and we are proud of our school. We have a very strong middle and senior leadership team who "lead from the front". We are a staff united by a common goal to provide the very best education that we can. We invest considerable resources in high quality staff development and have strong links with a local Teaching School. This focus has lead to year on year improvements in the quality of our provision.  We offer a particularly strong support package to NQTs through our highly experienced ITT team. We also offer school direct places. If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers 

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