Thank you for your interest in Jobs with Ashcroft High School.
We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school with just over 1230 students. We were judged to be good with outstanding leadership management by Ofsted in October 2013. Our students come from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds; this diversity creates an interesting range of exciting opportunities and educational challenges.
The school’s work is based on the values expressed in our school motto:
- A learning community
- Driven by high expectations
- Respect for all
As a member of the Ashcroft Family, you will be joining a community that highly values people and their personal growth, on both an academic and social level. The school is on a journey to move from good with outstanding leadership and management to outstanding (i.e: outstanding in all areas of provision), as we are determined to provide all Ashcroft students with an education second to none.
Ashcroft High School is a dynamic and progressive place to teach. We have good support from our governors and a strong relationship with parents. The focus on further improvement revolves around the school’s main purpose of raising student attainment through:
- High quality teaching and learning
- High standards of behaviour for learning
- High quality, professional relationships
- Developing a growth mind-set in staff, students and parents
Ashcroft High School students learn best when they are engaged in active learning, both within and outside the classroom. If your teaching style is ‘chalk and talk’ then our school is not for you.
Our students respond very well to teachers who take firm control of the lesson and create a positive learning environment, adhere to the school’s behaviour strategy consistently, command respect and show them respect, challenge them intellectually, and demand nothing less than their very best in terms of work and behaviour.
Ashcroft High School is a great place to be a student and a member of staff. Staff have to work extremely hard to achieve the outstanding outcomes that they currently do achieve for our students. You will be working with committed colleagues who see teaching as a vocation rather than simply a way to pay the mortgage.
You will also be richly rewarded for your commitment to our students by their sparky engagement with their own learning and their recognition that you are making a difference to their life chances by your high quality teaching. In short, our students demand much of us, but give a great deal back.
The school has come to the end of a major rebuilding programme, which has provided us with modern, vibrant learning spaces in all subjects, a new theatre, and a cafe for adult use.
At Ashcroft High School we are looking for talented teachers who are able to make a strong contribution to the faculty and to the school as a whole. This is an excellent school to begin your teaching career at, and in which to take your first step into middle leadership or to extend your leadership experience via a focus on whole-school improvement.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to discovering how you could contribute to the Ashcroft Family’s journey to excellence.