**SCHOOL UPDATE ON RECRUITMENT (25.03.2020)**
Dear all prospective candidates,
In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, we would like all prospective candidates to know that we are still recruiting for the positions on our website (and TES/WSCC) and will be following our shortlisting procedure as before; the main difference of course is that we will not conduct face to face interviews. Instead we owe thanks to advances in technology which enables us to carry out virtual interviews through a compatible pathway with shortlisted candidates.
With that being said - we look forward to receiving your application and wish you and your family good health at this challenging time.
Nat Nicol and Noel Kennedy
To view our most recent films please click on the following links:
'A Transformational School'
Steyning Grammar School is a unique comprehensive school, with 2250 students on roll (425+ are in the Sixth Form College), set in the beautiful South Downs countryside. The campus spreads across three sites: Shooting Field, Steyning (KS4-5), Church Street, Steyning (KS3) and Rock Road, Storrington (KS3). We are a day and residential school, with a boarding provision based at the Church Street campus and a thriving Sixth Form College based at the Shooting Field campus.
We have embedded traditions of excellence in academic progress and the development of learning character in every student. These outcomes are due to high quality teaching and learning, supported by a deep and well planned CPD offer. We are proud to be a Teaching School and are a founding school of the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to staff development - whether you are at the beginning of your career or developing your teaching and leadership pathways.
We are proud to be revolutionary in our approaches; these range from a focus on KS3 Mastery through mixed attainment teaching, to the teaching of Learning Character or the determined spotlight on progress rather than attainment.
Our staff are impressive and inspirational practitioners and leaders, with a strong team ethic. Many travel into school from Brighton and Hove and surrounding towns, with a culture of informal car-shares where needed.
Our students are fantastic – polite, confident and eager to learn, preparing for their exciting futures. Ofsted (March 2017) rated our school ‘Good with Outstanding features’; quoting us as having “an aspirational culture” where “teachers have high expectations and design stimulating lessons”.
View our student’s experience of being a part of our ‘ Steyning Family’ at:
https://youtu.be/rkxXFayGy04 - main school
https://youtu.be/5cJlgoUWfx0 - 6th form
https://youtu.be/wAT_GkN5ihs - Boarding
Ofsted (2018) rated our Boarding provision ‘Outstanding’ stating “student welfare is the beating heart of the school” where “students make exceptional progress. They develop social and independent skills as well as academic success”
We are very proud of our school and welcome any visits or questions to share our vision and practice.
We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. We will contact you again, only, if your name appears on the short list and apologise in advance for not confirming back to you if you have not been shortlisted.
Please note, because of the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred lists check. This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.
You will be requested therefore to complete an on-line application at a later date. The evidence that will be required confirming your identity and eligibility to work in the UK in order to complete the disclosure, will be explained in due course.
Please be aware that following a Governor review, we are currently in consultation to convert to Academy status with Bohunt Education Trust from September 2020; if you wish to discuss our possible conversion please do not hesitate to confidentially contact our Co-Headteacher Mr Noel Kennedy.
If you are interested in training to teach please visit the train to teach website for advice. Click Here.