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Your Career at Hatch End

“Students thrive in this school.” Ofsted


Hatch End High School is a high performing, happy and thriving comprehensive school in the London Borough of Harrow. Our school ethos, We CARE: Co-operation, Ambition, Respect, Excellence, underpins everything we do, and we are looking for staff to join our dynamic team who share our values and want to make a difference to the lives of the students at Hatch End. We believe that personalised CPD lies at the heart of every successful school and at Hatch End High School we will ensure you receive a bespoke package CPD and career development opportunities. We are an active member of the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance, which means that staff have access to more than thirty professional development courses in the local area. This includes part-funded Masters Programmes with Saint Mary’s University; the nationally accredited National Award for Middle Leadership; subject specific training courses and bespoke coaching and mentoring, to name but a few. Our in-house training provision is also vast and staff at Hatch End High School can take part in a variety of Professional Development activities, including carrying out action-centred research, live coaching and working towards professional qualifications.

Hatch End High School has extensive experience in Initial Teacher Training, being the first school in Harrow to be welcomed onto the nationally renowned Teach First programme. Every year we welcome a cohort of the highest calibre university graduates to train across many different subjects in our outstanding curriculum. More recently, we have also played a key role in the Schools Direct Programme as part of the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance. Hatch End High School provides a happy, safe and calm learning environment. We have an excellent, well-qualified, enthusiastic and stable staff. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, Hatch End High School is an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development. Many staff have stayed for years, testament to the strong sense of camaraderie and mutual support, but we recognise the importance of balancing this with welcoming new, equally enthusiastic, staff to ensure we grow as a professional community. We encourage all prospective candidates to come and visit us to appreciate our very special working environment and we very much look forward to meeting you.

Sue Maguire Headteacher

Meet the staff making a difference at Hatch End I started my teaching career at Hatch End High School as a newly qualified teacher in 2008, teaching Psychology at Key Stage 5 as well as Religion and Ethics at Key Stages 3 and 4. I moved from Derby after completing my PGCE and I quickly realised that Harrow is an excellent borough to work in. The range of professional development courses on offer was second to none. During my time at Hatch End, I have been offered countless opportunities to engage in my own professional development and work on a variety of different projects and initiatives to raise student outcomes. These include: overseeing the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education /Citizenship Programme in the Sixth Form, followed by successfully securing the role of Head of Citizenship in 2010.

In 2012, I was promoted to the Head of Faculty for Social Sciences as well as having whole school responsibility for ‘Student Voice’. I have benefited from the range of training courses provided by the Harrow Teaching School Alliance, such as the Aspiring Senior Leadership Programme, and I am currently on the Aspiring Deputy Head Programme. I am part of the Future Leaders network, which is an external organisation that develops leaders in schools – Hatch End has supported me throughout this course. Since September 2015, I have been working as an Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for raising standards and interventions. I am fully aligned with the school’s inclusive values and am glad to be part of the excellent staff body serving our community. My long term career goals are to continue to develop vital experience as a senior leader and then perhaps to be a Headteacher! What I like most about Hatch End is working with our high performing staff and students and being in a school with a strong inclusive culture that believes everybody can achieve, no matter what!

David Rowan Robinson Assistant Headteacher

Developing our Staff Personalised CPD lies at the heart of every effective school and at Hatch End you will have access to a wide range of CPD and training courses. Opportunities to lead at every stage

Regardless of your position, we put great emphasis on distributed leadership and offer staff a number of opportunities to lead at every stage of their career. From NQTs leading teaching and learning briefings, to middle leaders undertaking SLT secondments, there are opportunities for everyone.

Bespoke, in-house training

We value the importance of continual professional development and as such we dedicate a significant amount of time to CPD each year. We have five days of dedicated training each year and always aim to make these days as bespoke as possible. This is always underpinned by the most up to date research and findings. We have weekly teaching learning briefings, where staff are encouraged to share best practice and constantly improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Professional Qualifications

We encourage our staff to gain professional qualifications to deepen their knowledge and expertise, leading to greater outcomes for our students. At Hatch End, we offer part-funded Masters qualifications through St Mary’s University, and are happy to contribute towards other qualifications such as NAML and NPQH.

Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance

Hatch End High School is proud to play a key role in the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance. The Alliance offers a number of high quality training courses, including: - National Award for Middle Leadership - Mindfulness - Aspiring to Senior Leadership - Aspiring to Deputy Headship - Ready for Curriculum Middle leadership - Ready for Pastoral Middle leadership

Established Initial Teacher Training Programme

Hatch End High School has extensive experience in Initial Teacher Training, being the first school in Harrow to be welcomed onto the nationally renowned Teach First programme. We also train graduates through a number of other training routes, such as Schools Direct and TES Straight to Teaching. Our initial teacher training programme has been praised by a number of external agencies and universities. We guarantee to support and challenge trainees to become effective and confident practitioners.

Career Development

We value the importance of career development and, as such, each member of staff has a career coach who can guide them through their future career choices and offer advice and expertise about to reach the next stage of their career. This support can include help with letters of application and interview advice.

Meet the staff making a difference at Hatch End My Journey at Hatch End began in 2014 when I joined the school as an IT & Computing teacher having spent a large part of my teaching career in a West-London Grammar School as assistant Head of ICT. The school has provided many opportunities for me to develop professionally. In 2015, I took on the role of Head of BTEC in IT and Computing. Following a successful year, this role extended to Head of BTEC Applied Science. I am now the BTEC Quality Assurance Nominee and More Able Co-ordinator for the whole school. Since being at Hatch End, I have benefited from the huge range of Professional Development Programmes that the schools offers. This consists of regular and varied training days as well as plenty of opportunities to increase subject expertise.

The school has been extremely supportive in enabling me to further my academic qualifications. I am currently completing an MA in Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education and, this summer, I will be completing a module of my Masters at Berkeley in California! Hatch End has always been a pioneering school and they are always seeking new ways of developing their staff. My long term goal is to continue to develop my skills in leadership and hopefully move into senior leadership. What I like most about Hatch End is being part of an innovative and forward thinking community.

Neeraj Sharma BTEC Quality Assurance Nominee and More Able Co-ordinator

Meet the staff making a difference at Hatch End I first joined Hatch End High School as an associate staff member in 2004, having been educated locally in Harrow. The school has really invested in me as an individual and encouraged me to develop professionally. When I first joined the school, I was mentored by a number of staff and my skills and confidence developed quickly. The school has allowed me access to high quality training which has helped me to develop in my role. It has also supported me through a number of external courses leading to professional qualifications. The school made sure it understood my career aspirations and when they discovered I had an interest in becoming a school Business Manager, Hatch End supported me to achieve my professional qualification that will help me to achieve my goal.

My current role as Head of Student Services is really varied and has enabled me to develop a number of different skills. I am heavily involved in Year 6 transition, and I enjoy going into our local primary schools and developing relationships with the students before they join us. I also line manage a number of associate staff, so developing my leadership skills has been a personal priority over the last year. I am incredibly proud of the team I manage; they are higly skilled, exceptionally dedicated and a pleasure to work with. What I like most about Hatch End is the number of opportunities it has given me to develop. I feel really valued as a member of the associate staff team.

Chris Firth Head of Student Services

How we support you to make a difference in education We value the commitment made by our staff, so we ensure that all our staff are supported by offering the following benefits: Opportunity to work with a diverse and friendly workforce

Wellbeing programme for all staff - including yoga and pilates

Dedicated staff working areas

Regular staff socials throughout the year

Complimentary tea and coffee Flexible working opportunities including part-time or job sharing iPads for all teaching and classroom-based staff Child Care Vouchers Free eye tests Teacher Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme Multi million pound refurbishment and rebuild On-site nursery Cycle to Work Scheme Free parking Prayer Room and space for religious observance

A team effort.....

Meet the staff making a difference at Hatch End I joined Hatch End in September 2014, straight from Cardiff University and relocated to London to teach Religious Education and History through the Teach First programme.

In addition, I have recently taken on the role of Head of History, which has enabled me to shape both the new GCSE and A-level specifications for a whole new generation.

Working at Hatch End has allowed me to continuously develop as a teacher. The support I received during my training year was outstanding. I had a skilled mentor who both supported and challenged me and the initial teacher training sessions run by the school meant that I developed my skills confidently and rapidly.

I am currently completing the ‘Aspiring to Pastoral Middle Leadership’ programme, as part of the HCTSA, which I hope will help me to achieve my long-term goals of becoming a Head of Year, and then onto a Senior Leadership position.

The school has also supported me to take on new challenges and, since joining Hatch End, I have been actively involved in developing the Raising Aspirations Programme, incorporating well being into the initiative. This ensures all our students have the highest expectations and set themselves no limits!

What I like most about Hatch End is the students. Students at Hatch End are very considerate of staff and their peers, flourishing into unique individuals, who are because of us, able to pursue their personal ambitions.

Camella Ervin Head of History

An Enviable Location Appealing Local Area

Local Regeneration Projects

The school is a ten minute walk from Hatch End’s main high street, with a range of eclectic restaurants, shops and bars.

Harrow is entering an exciting phase of regeneration, with a number of new developments being built in the local area. The developments will include new housing, business opportunities and leisure facilities.

Harrow itself is home to a number of beautiful parks, with one fifth of the Borough made up of parkland and open spaces. Five parks in Harrow have been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Flag’ status. Harrow offers a number of high performing primary and secondary schools – 91% of schools in the area are Good or Outstanding. This makes Harrow one of the highest achieving boroughs in the country. Harrow is an affordable place to rent and live. The average rent for a one bedroom flat, for example, is 18% below the London average. Great Transport Links Headstone Lane Overground station is a 3-minute walk from the school with direct links to Euston (35 minutes) and Watford Junction (15 minutes). Harrow has good bus links and the school is served directly by a number of routes to nearby tube lines. There is easy access to the Bakerloo line from Harrow and Wealdstone and Metropolitan Line from Harrow-on-the-Hill. By car, Harrow is easily commutable from Wembley, Ruislip, Watford, Hemel Hemsptead and Barnet.

The new developments are part of Harrow Council’s £1.75 billion ‘Heart of Harrow’ regeneration drive for the area, which aims to transform the town centre and deliver 5,000 new homes. A number of the new housing developments will offer affordable flats and houses through the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

Meet the staff making a difference at Hatch End I joined Hatch End as Head of the Design and Technology Faculty in 2012, having joined the Teach First training programme in 2009 and then training at a school in Ealing. As a new Head of Department, I was closely supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, who provided invaluable encouragement and helped me to develop essential leadership skills and strategies that enabled me to raise attainment in my department. After completing my Masters in Educational Leadership, I decided that developing and improving teaching and learning in schools via first class training and support would become the focus of my career. At Hatch End High School, I was given the opportunity to deliver whole-school professional development and train beginner teachers in the role of Professional Mentor.

As part of the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance, I was able to complete an ‘Aspiring to Senior Leadership’ course, which prepared me when applying for and undertaking a senior strategic post and Hatch End High School, and supported my aspirations to progress further by offering me a year’s secondment to their own Senior Team. This secondment enabled me to develop as a leader outside of my department and although the role was challenging, I was fully supported and in June 2016 I was absolutely delighted to be offered a permanent post in the school I absolutely love. What I like most about Hatch End is the opportunities for professional development. The school really values CPD and does all it can to develop its staff.

Pip Bower Assistant Headteacher

Getting to us Nearest Overground station •

Headstone Lane (0.3km)

Nearest London Underground stations Bakerloo Line

Harrow and Wealdstone (2km) Metropolitan Line

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Pinner (2.1 km) North Harrow (2.3 km)

Other Overground stations nearby • • •

Bushey (5.9 km) Watford High Street (7.4km) Watford Junction (9 km)

Local bus routes H14, H18, H12, 182

Hatch End

HIGH SCHOOL Headstone Lane, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 6NR Telephone: 020 8428 4330 Email:

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