Thank you for researching the opportunities we have available here at Poynton High School and the TRUE Learning Partnership. Our school, and the schools we work with, are truly great schools, full of inspirational young people and exceptionally talented staff. As Head Teacher I am proud to have such a supportive, expert and engaged staff team and I hope that you will wish to move forward with an application and look to join us in due course.
Our staff support our students in an extra-ordinary amount of ways and at the heart of this lies our House System. Every member of staff and every student is in one of our four Houses and we have an extensive programme of House activities on offer; from House water polo to House fishing, from House general knowledge to House dragons den; as well as the traditional football, rugby, lacrosse, athletics, basketball, etc.
Poynton High School is a very calm and purposeful learning environment and our students are exceptionally engaged in their learning and the life of their school. I am a passionate believer in the welfare of our staff as without you, without your great talents supporting our students, we will never transform our students lives and empower them to be the best they possibly can be.
Associate Assistant Headteacher: SENDCO
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic leader with the vision and passion to be the strategic lead on SEND provision and arrangements to support SEND students.
Our school has served the families of Poynton, Disley, Adlington and surrounding areas since 1972 and we lie at the heart of this community’s learning needs. We pride ourselves on our vision as a school which serves our whole community and which works in partnership with our colleagues in other schools. We have approximately 1450 students in Years 7 to 13 and offer a wide range of A levels in our successful Sixth Form.
Our staff support our students in an extraordinary range of ways and at the heart of this lies our House System. Every member of staff and every student is in one of our four Houses and we have an extensive programme of House Activities on offer; from House Water Polo to House Fishing, from House General Knowledge to House Dragons’ Den; as well as the traditional football, rugby, lacrosse, athletics, basketball, etc.
The school motto is INSPIRE ACHIEVE CELEBRATE and we apply that to every element of school life. Our role as staff is to ensure that we inspire every student to achieve the best they possibly can in everything they do, whether that be academic, sporting, cultural or in the community and at the heart of our culture is a celebration of that achievement. We hope that as a prospective member of staff you will share our mission to “inspire and empower all within our learning community to fulfil their individual potential and ambitions so that all are able to be active and successful citizens in our global society”.
Our students and our staff are our greatest resource and we were very pleased that Ofsted formally recognised this in our most recent inspection, saying that our “teachers know their pupils well. This allows them to use their subject expertise to question pupils very effectively to extend their learning and check understanding, knowledge and skill development.”
Poynton High School is a very calm and purposeful learning environment and our students are exceptionally engaged in their learning and the life of their school. “most pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning by their interest and enthusiasm in class and their participation in a wide range of enrichment activities. Pupils are generally confident and feel well cared for. They are proud of their school (Ofsted Dec 2015).”
I would encourage you to visit our website (www.phs.cheshire.sch.uk) to get a better understanding of life here at Poynton High and if you have any questions that you would like to ask please do not hesitate to contact me directly on email@example.com. I very much hope that you want to join our team and I look forward to receiving an application from you in due course. Good luck!
Key information regarding the application process
Further details - please contact the HR team via firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply – please submit a completed teacher application form which is available from the school website www.phs.cheshire.sch.uk. Additionally please submit a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4, font 11.
Please send any completed applications to email@example.com
Closing date for applications - Monday 9th October 2023 at 10am
Interviews - will take place during w/c 16th October 2023