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Spalding High School is an 11-18 grammar school for girls with a co-educational sixth form. There are currently 957 on roll with 239 in the sixth form. Pupils come from throughout South Holland as well as from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough. There are 64 teaching staff and 38 support staff.

Our core purpose is that of teaching and learning. We are fortunate enough to benefit from a highly-motivated and engaged student body, supportive parents, committed and experienced staff and a supportive governing body. Relationships are positive and productive. Our students are grateful to you for your commitment to their progress and the passion you have for your subject. This makes teaching at the High School both a pleasure and a privilege. As a staff body we work collaboratively and supportively. Continuing professional development and shared best practice are important to us; we look to grow staff professionally in terms of their subject knowledge, classroom pedagogy and leadership potential.

We are proud of our happy, caring, purposeful and well disciplined environment. Incidents of poor behaviour or disruption are rare. Our pastoral and academic structures and systems are very well developed and embedded throughout the school. Staff seeking to join the High School should understand that our students can be very demanding. They demand engaging and stimulating lessons, our interaction and attention and they demand a passion and knowledge for our subject. It is this level of ambition that makes them such a wonderful student body to teach. Our examination results regularly place us as one of the highest ranking state schools in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands at both GCSE and A Level and we routinely appear in the Times Top 200 list. Our achievements led to an invitation by the “Good Schools Guide” and since 2015 we have appeared on their list too.

Spalding High School boasts a very pleasant site and enjoys good facilities, including a fitness suite which staff are entitled to use. The School was originally founded in 1920 and we are looking forward to our impending centenary. In 1986 we moved from a split site to our current site on Stonegate. We have continued to expand in both numbers and buildings and we have seen tremendous changes; the outdoor swimming pool has come and gone, whilst the sports hall, the languages block, technology block, sixth form common room, the John Williams Performing Arts Block and the Millennium Block, as well as extensions to the science department, library and staff room, have all contributed to better facilities for our staff and students.

We have a large number of support staff who fulfil many duties across the school with many roles involving considerable contact with staff, students, parents, school visitors and outside agencies. With the substantial number of visitors to School, the safety of staff and students is paramount and, consequently, security awareness is a constant feature. The School takes the safety of its members very seriously, and all appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Spalding High School is an extremely happy and successful place to work; thank you for your interest in joining our team.
For further information about the school, or for an informal visit, please contact the
Headmistress’ PA, Mrs Jayne Knight
Spalding High School is a “no smoking” school.

 

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER


Full time: 37 hours per week/52 weeks per annum


GLEA Grade 8 (£28,672 - £32,234) Start date: May 2021


The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic School Business Manager. The successful candidate will work closely with the Headmistress and Senior Team to set and implement the strategic financial plans of the School. You will be appropriately qualified ideally, with a School Business Manager qualification or similar and have experience in a school setting or similar. This position requires experience of line management and performance appraisal of staff. There is a need to be a team player who is able to multi task effectively, motivate others and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. Confidentiality, integrity and a dedication to ensuring our “Outstanding” School continues to make the best use of resources available forms an important part of our expectations of our School Business Manager. This is a varied role that encompasses all areas of school management therefore, experience, knowledge and understanding of school financial management or similar is imperative.


Spalding High School is an 11 – 18 academically selective community girls’ grammar school with boys in the sixth form and has an excellent reputation within the local community and region. We are a popular, happy and successful school with strong support from governors, parents, students and a dedicated and highly experienced team of staff. Our examination results regularly place us as one of the highest-ranking state schools in Lincolnshire and we regularly feature on the Times Top 200 list. Students come from throughout South Holland as well as from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough.


We are a progressive school with an innovative curriculum and a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme. Our commitment to developing the whole person prepares students well for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in the rapidly changing world in which they live. Personal development from childhood to adulthood is also of great importance to us. Our students grow into independent, articulate young women (and young men in the Sixth Form) who take responsibility for their lives and make decisions about their futures in an informed and intelligent way. We are proud of our excellent pastoral care and guidance that ensures that no student is lost in the crowd.


We are looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will want to join us in taking this happy and highly achieving school to the next stage of its development.


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, employment references and medical clearance.


Closing date: 12 Noon March 15th
For further information including an application pack, please contact: Mrs Jayne Knight, Headmistress’ PA jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk


We would be happy to have an informal conversation with any potential candidates to discuss the role in more detail. Please email jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk or contact the school 01775 722110


Completed applications to be returned to Mrs J Knight Headmistress’ PA (CV’s are not accepted)